Seminar Series

All seminars will be held on the indicated date from 3:30-4:30p in Engineering Colloquia Room (EH 2430). In addition to their talk, many of the speakers will also be presenting a workshop, details of which can be found here. If you are interested in speaking with one of our seminar speakers, please contact educationresearch@uci.edu.

2019-20 Seminar Series

Cynthia Finelli

Professor, Schools of Engineering and Education;
Director, Engineering Education Research
University of Michigan

 

Title: Active learning in the classroom: Overcoming barriers and planning for action
Date:
 January 23, 2020
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering Colloquia Room (EH 2430)

Abstract: There is ample evidence about the positive benefits of active learning and other student-centered teaching, yet lecture continues to be the prevailing pedagogy in most undergraduate engineering classrooms. Dr. Finelli is engaged in research to answer questions such as: What barriers inhibit instructor adoption of active learning in undergraduate engineering classes? What are actionable ways to overcome those barriers? Is student resistance to active learning a legitimate concern, and, if so, what can instructors do to lower student resistance? Dr. Finelli will present research findings to answer some of these questions and will identify strategies for participants to apply the research findings to their own teaching.

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Shanna Jaggars

Assistant Vice Provost of Research and Program Assessment
The Ohio State University

Title: Academic Probation and Recovery: Why do so many high-achieving students stumble during their first term at college, and what can we do about it?
Date:
 February 20, 2020
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering Colloquia Room (EH 2430)

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Julie Stanton

Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Biology
University of Georgia

Title: TBD
Date:
 March 12, 2020
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering Colloquia Room (EH 2430)

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Cassandra Hart

Associate Professor, School of Education
University of California, Davis

Title: TBD 
Date:
 April 23, 2020
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering Colloquia Room (EH 2430)

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Laird Kramer

Center Director of STEM Transformation Institute;
Professor of Physics; STEM Transformation Institute
Florida International University

Title: TBD 
Date:
 May 21, 2020
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering Colloquia Room (EH 2430)

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