Seminar Series

All seminars will be held on the indicated date from 3:30-4:30p in Calit2 3008. 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

Past Seminars

Sylvia Hurtado

Professor of Education
University of California, Los Angeles

Title: Learning from HSIs and Institutions Adopting Inclusive Science and Transformation Practices
Date: November 1, 2018
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Calit2 Room 3008 (directions)

Speaker Website
Presentation Slides

Tessa Andrews

Assistant Professor
University of Georgia

Speaker Website
Teacher knowledge for active-learning instruction in large undergraduate courses
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Calit2, Room 3008 (directions)

Charles Henderson

Professor of Education
Western Michigan University

Title: Good Ideas and Evidence are not Sufficient to Change Teaching Practices
Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Calit2 Room 3008 (directions)

Speaker Website
Presentation Slides

Michal Kurlaender

Professor, Chair of the Graduate Group in Education, and Chancellor’s Fellow
University of California, Davis


Title: My Professor Cares: Experimental Evidence on the Role of Faculty Engagement
 February 14, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Calit2 Room 3008 (directions)

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Pratibha Varma-Nelson

Founding Executive Director
STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute

Seminar: PLTL: A student-faculty partnership for transforming the learning environment

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Calit2 Room 3008 (directions)

Workshop: Peer-Led Team Learning

This workshop will provide an overview of the PLTL model of teaching, construction of appropriate workshop units and training of peer leaders.

Date: March 8, 2019
Time: 11:00 -1:00 pm
: Humanities Gateway 1341 (directions)

Seminar Abstract
Speaker Website

Catherine Berdanier

Faculty Member and Director of the Online Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering program
Pennsylvania State University

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 Strategic Goal-Setting, Accountability, and Time Management for Academic Writing
Thursday, April 11
11-1 p.m.
Engineering Gateway, Room 3161 (map)
Workshop RSVP
Seminar Series:
 Mixed Methods Approaches to Studying Doctoral Engineering Competencies, Career Trajectories, Attrition, and Persistence
Thursday, April 11, 2019
3:30-4:30 p.m.
 Calit2, Room 3008 (map)
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Susan Lord

Professor and Chair of General Engineering
University of San Diego

Date: May 23, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Calit2 Room 3008 (directions)

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