Research and Scholarship

Turning ideas into reality takes investment. CEE has funds to support the develop of hybrid courses, instructional enhancement and innovative teaching. Many of our current projects are supported by external grants from organizations including the American Association of UniversitiesHelmsley Charitable Trust, and the National Science Foundation. Our job is to make sure your ideas are collaboratively enhanced, the right team is assembled, and the appropriate funds secured. Let’s talk!

CEE staff are active researchers and scholars. Below is a list of recent presentations, publications, and posters by CEE staff members.

Presentations

Saichaie, K. & Theisen, C. H. (2015, November). Welcome, now go teach: Reflections on scaling GTA orientation. Interactive session at the Annual Meeting for the Professional and Organizational Development Conference, San Francisco, CA.
TAGS: TA Training, Program Development

Theisen, C. H., Paul, C., Roseler, K. (2015, November). SPOTing Effective Teaching: Promoting Critical Reflection Using an Observation Tool. Interactive session at the Annual Meeting for the Professional and Organizational Development Conference, San Francisco, CA.
TAGSfaculty development

Guzman-Alvarez. A., Allen, G., Molinaro, M., Larsen, D. (October, 2015). Implementing and Assessing the Efficacy of Open Access Hyperlibrary Textbook Resource. To be presented at the Open Access Conference, San Jose, CA.
TAGS: Chemistry Education, OER, Analytics

Becker, E.Pagliarulo, C., Easlon, E. (2015, August). Practice and Feedback, Transforming Undergraduate Education through Evidence-based Training of Graduate Teaching Assistants. Presentation at the Society for Advancement of Biology Education Researchers, Minneapolis, MN.
TAGS: TA Training, Active Learning, Analytics

Saichaie, K., Peterson, C.I., Brooks, D.C., Baepler, P., Walker, J.D., (2015, August). Connecting Research to Practice: Social Context and Student Resistance. Paper session at the 2015 National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms, Minneapolis, MN 
TAGS: Learning Spaces, Collaborative Learning

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Publications

Baepler, P., Walker, J.D., Brooks, D.C., Saichaie, K., & Peterson, C.I. (2016). Active learning classrooms: History, research, and practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
TAGS: Active Learning, Learning Spaces, Faculty Development

Allen, G., Guzman-Alvarez, A., Molinaro, M., & Larsen, D. (2015, January). "Assessing the Impact and Efficacy of the Open-Access ChemWiki Textbook Project." Educause Learning Initiative Brief.
TAGS: Chemistry Education, OER, Analytics

Guzman-Alvarez, A., Diaz, R., Smith, A., & Molinaro, M. (2014, June). Now You SeeIt, Now You Don’t: Using SeeIt to Compare Stacked Dotplots to Boxplots. American Statistical Association Statistics Education Web.
TAGS: Statistics, Data Visualization

Saichaie, K., & Morphew, C.C. (2014). What college and university websites reveal about the purposes of higher education. Journal of Higher Education 85(4), 499-530.
TAGS: Educational Value; Organizational Identity; Discourse Analysis

Smith, A., Molinaro, M., Lee, A., & Guzman-Alvarez, A. (2014, November). Thinking with Data: Students Use Authentic Data to Form Evidence-Based Conclusions and Think like a Scientist. The Science Teacher, 81(8), 58.
TAGS: K-12, Statistics, Data Visualization

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Posters

Peterson, C.I., Baepler, P., Walker, J.D., Brooks, D.C., & Saichaie, K., (2015, August). A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classrooms: History, Research, and Practice. Poster presented at the 2015 National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms, Minneapolis, MN.
TAGS: Active Learning, Learning Spaces, Faculty Development

Guzman-Alvarez, A., Corbacho, A., Martin, S., Falk Smith, & A, Molinaro, M. (2015, June). Easing the Shock: Ipamproving first generation transfer student success in their transition to a 4-year institution. Presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Vancouver, BC.
TAGS: Transfer Students, Higher Education, First Generation

Falk Smith, A., Guzman-Alvarez, A., & Molinaro, M. (2015, June). Understanding the Curve: Implications of Norm-Referenced Grading in Large Introductory Science Courses. Poster Presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Vancouver, BC.
TAGS: Curve Grading, Higher Education

Uvarov, C. A. ; Guzman-Alvarez, A.; Falk-Smith, A.; Allen, G.; Gamage, R. A.; Steinwachs, M.; Becker, E.; Pagliarulo, C.; Molinaro, M. (2015, June). You Can’t Change What You Can’t Measure: Measuring Teaching Practices and Student Learning to Promote Improvement in Introductory Science Classes. Poster Presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Vancouver, BC.
TAGS: Teaching Practices, Higher Education, Introductory Science Courses

Gamage, R., Uvarov, C., Guzman-Alvarez, A., Allen, G., Pagliarulo, C., & Molinaro, M. (2015, March). Flipping General Chemistry via a Highly Structured Teaching Pedagogy: Initial Findings. Poster Presented at the 249th American Chemical Society Meeting, Boulder, CO.
TAGS: Chemistry Education, Higher Education

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