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Grad Student & Postdoc Needs Assessment Survey

May 21, 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to provide your valuable insight!
 

The UC Davis Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) is gathering information to help us determine how we can best support UC Davis graduate students and postdocs in their teaching. The information you provide will inform CEE’s efforts to provide programming that supports effective learning and teaching at UC Davis.

SEISMIC Overview

September 28, 2020
The SEISMIC Collaboration is a collection of educators, researchers, students, student support staff, and more who work in higher education and have seen the persistent problem of inequity and non-inclusion in STEM education. We use a Working Group structure to take advantage of the expertise across SEISMIC and to promote collaborative work in “themes,” rather than by discipline, institution, or title. In this way, our Working Groups are multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, have participants working in a range of roles at their institutions, and are motivated to study a specific area that will contribute to making our intro STEM courses more equitable and inclusive. For more check out: https://www.seismicproject.org/

SEISMIC Recent Events

September 27, 2020
“Black women and belongingness: An interrogation of STEM education as a white, patriarchal space”

November 19th, 2020 at 3 pm EDT

Speakers: Luis Leyva (top) & Nicole Joseph (bottom), Vanderbilt University

SEISMIC Upcoming Events

September 26, 2020
“An exploratory investigation of the experiences of Black immigrant women in undergraduate STEM”

December 1st, 2020 at 3 pm EDT 

Speakers: Meseret Hailu (top) & Brooke Coley (bottom), Arizona State University

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.