SEISMIC Upcoming Events

“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

The research presented in this seminar investigates the politicized, racialized, and gendered dimensions of the presumably “objective” disciplines of STEM. This work uses critical discourse analysis and case studies to better understand how Black immigrant women use their cultural epistemologies to attain undergraduate degrees in engineering. The research presented will use a qualitative approach, involving 40 interviews with undergraduate engineering students of a large public university in the southwestern United States.

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Intervening for Equity: SEISMIC Course-Level Interventions

December 1 - 3, 2020


  • Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020: Backchannel Project - Presenter: Perry Samson (9 am PT/ 12 pm ET) and Access to Practice Project - Presenter: Vanessa Woods (11 am PT / 2 pm ET)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020: Office Hours Project - Presenter: Lalo Gonzalez (10 am PT / 1 pm ET) and CLUE: Contextual Linkaging Project - Presenter: Perry Samson (12 pm PT / 3 pm ET)
  • Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020: Belonging Project - Presenters: Kevin Binning & Sehoya Cotner (10 am PT / 1 pm ET)

This virtual event is spread out over three days to give participants the opportunity to visit with each of our different projects. 5 of our Experiments Working Group projects will be presenting, each for 1 hour. You’ll get the chance to learn about how our different projects address some of the equity and inclusion challenges students commonly face in introductory STEM courses and what it takes from you to actually run these experiments in your courses. There will also be time for you to ask questions directly of the project leads. You can attend as few or as many of the project sessions as you are interested in. Please register here to attend any of the sessions and get the Zoom links.

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SAVE THE DATE: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference (SoLT Conference)

December 3 - 4, 2020 at 9:00 am - 1:30 pm daily 

Join us for The 5th Annual UC Davis Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference, hosted by the Center for Educational Effectiveness. This conference is dedicated to celebrating and sharing the work of UC Davis’ growing community of scholarly educators. Together we will share research, ideas, practices and resources for evidence-supported teaching innovation at our university. This year's conference will feature research talks and posters, resource room sessions, panels, and keynote presentation. The themes for this year's conference include: Student Engagement, Equity and Inclusion, Assessment/Alternative Assessment, Flexibility and Innovation, and What We’re Learning from Remote Instruction. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Save the date for The 5th Annual UC Davis Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference, hosted by the Center for Educational Effectiveness. Learn more here. ( )

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