Blog

End of Quarter Remote Learning Survey

May 28, 2020

We asked undergraduate students about their experiences with remote learning in Spring 2020. We are compiling a report to help instructors and support programs prepare for summer and fall. In the meantime, you can see students’ advice for other students here. Instructors can view some preliminary results at the Know Your Students website.

Fully-online coffee course launched in winter quarter 2019

October 09, 2019

From its roots in Africa to its position as the world’s favorite drink, the story of coffee is rich in history and mythology; it is also a great lesson in biology and ecology, of global climate change, politics, organic and sustainable agriculture, development, trade, and societal impacts. 

Project-Based Learning in the Social Sciences: Reflecting on Problems, Promise, and Pedagogical Content Knowledge - August 2019

August 01, 2019

By: Joe Anistranski, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Human Ecology 

In my first two quarters teaching at UC Davis I was assigned four separate courses, including our three-course lifespan development series (HDE 100A, HDE 100B, HDE100C, HDE 141). These courses served more than 800 students, total. As daunting as that task was, designing and implementing these courses provided a prime opportunity to implement and test evidence-based classroom practices.

Building Faculty Communities of Practice Online

July 09, 2019
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Choi and Dr. Miriam Martin Faculty Development 2.0: Building Communities of Practice Online

Faculty members, Jennifer Choi, Biomedical Engineering, and Miriam Martin, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, have partnered with the Center for Educational Effectiveness to facilitate a hybrid learning community for UC Davis and community college faculty. Choi and Martin serve as facilitators