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About the TLRC
The Teaching and Learning Resource Center supports academics at UCI who are interested in research in teaching and learning in higher education:
- External assessment and experimental design for research projects
- Grant writing and collaboration support
- Assistance with research grants with Broader Impacts/ Ed Plan sections
- Statistics help for faculty studying learning in their courses
Learn more about the TLRC at http://tlrc.dtl.uci.edu/
The TLRC has asked several UCI researchers to present their current projects on teaching and learning at UCI:
- Jan 26: Catherine Loudon– Optimizing the number of alternatives provided in multiple choice questions
- Feb 16: Pavan Kadandale– Ongoing project on delayed multiple choice exams
- March 9: Fernando Rodriguez– Student study skills and academic success
Join us at 12pm in 1030 AIRB for these presentations– bring your lunch and a colleague.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
The TLRC sends occasional email announcements of research talks, interesting publications, and relevant grant proposals. Join our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/cwygkH (you can unsubscribe at any time).
Each quarter we will highlight a UCI academic who is active in research in teaching and learning. Read about Dr. Brian Sato from Molecular Biology and Biochemistry here: http://tlrc.dtl.uci.edu/2017/01/09/sato/
What we are reading:
From journal articles to books–Here are some readings you may find interesting.
Yee, A. (2016). The Unwritten Rules Of Engagement: Social Class Differences in Undergraduates’ Academic Strategies. The Journal of Higher Education, 87(6), 831-858. Link: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/634187
In this ethnographic study, the researcher tracked the progress of first-year freshmen at a large campus–half were first-generation, half were not. Both groups worked strenuously to succeed in their classes, but middle-class students were more likely to seek help.
Cavanagh, S. R. (2016). The Spark of Learning. Link: http://wvupressonline.com/node/642
The author brings to bear a wide range of evidence from the study of education, psychology, and neuroscience and provides practical examples of successful classroom activities from a variety of disciplines in secondary and higher education.