Winter 2017 Newsletter

UCI TLRC
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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/

Upcoming Events:

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.

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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).

Faculty Profile:

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.

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