Articles by: mmahavon

Making a Large Class Small

Alessandra C. Martini, Ph.D, UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders There’s a unique set of challenges that can reduce student learning and exhaust faculty members teaching large-enrollment courses. Among so many people, it is easy for students to feel anonymous, disengage, and obtain a less favorable grade. Within […]

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In with the Good and Out with the Bad: Promoting Healthy Stress in Class

Alicia Hoffman, Department of Chemistry Stress is correlated with both improved and diminished academic achievement. Students are successful when there is a drive to attain high standards, but too much stress negatively impacts learning and memory and increases underachievement, dropout rates, and depression.1,2 Therefore, maintaining a balance between too stressful and […]

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Making Lab Spaces More Accessible to the Variety of Students We Serve

Amy Christiansen, Department of Chemistry Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a way to make instruction accessible to students with disabilities (SwD) and different learning preferences. UDL strives to make instruction inclusive by providing diverse curriculum delivery formats and building accommodations into curriculum design. UDL is a well-established technique for making […]

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UCI hosts STEM Education Research Conference: SABER West

UCI hosts STEM Education Research Conference: SABER West

On January 19-20, 2019, the UCI Student Center will be full of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who are interested in maximizing student success in some of the hardest courses on any college campus. SABER West is an education research conference focused on improving undergraduate learning in STEM (science, technology, […]

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Inside All Fun at #IAmFirst

Inside All Fun at #IAmFirst

“Let’s have a party. Let’s start strong. Let’s start by celebrating the first-gen identity!” said Professor Anita Casavantes Bradford. That is what #IAamFirst was all about — beginning the year by showing first-gen students that they were not alone. #IAmFirst day was an opportunity to show incoming freshman that a […]

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$200 dollar Million Gift Raises the Bar For UCI

$200 dollar Million Gift Raises the Bar For UCI

“The greatest wealth is health” and UCI has just been given a historic amount of health indeed with a $200 million dollar donation towards the brand-new Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. Through this donation, Susan and Henry Samueli will enable pioneering reforms in the pursuit of integrative […]

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