TEFD Director Gabriela Weaver Awarded Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship to HERS Institute

Congratulations Gabriela!  See press release for more info.

Diversity Lunch Talk Rescheduled

The Diversity Lunch Talk "Creating Inclusive Assignments & Assessments for Diverse Students" has been rescheduled. New date: February 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm Campus Center 168C

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 02, 2018 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group

Savoring Thought: Using Contemplation to Amplify Active Learning in a Writing Class. (Led by Brian Baldi, TEFD). More Contemplative Pedagogy Info.

Monday, March 05, 2018 -
12:30PM to 2:00PM
Teaching from the Margins: Instructors’ Positionality and Classroom Dynamics

Diversity Lunch Talk: Join Kirsten Helmer (TEFD) and Momina Sims (PhD Student, Health Promotion and Policy) for this interactive, interdisciplinary session that will engage participants in an exploration of how they can navigate challenging classroom dynamics, and draw on their marginalized positionalities to enhance inclusiveness in their classrooms.  More “Teaching from the Margins” info.

Thursday, March 08, 2018 -
2:30PM to 4:00PM
Teaching Workshop: Diversity and General Education

Diversity Teaching Workshop:  Join members of the GenEd Council and Dr. Kirsten Helmer (TEFD) to talk about how to best prepare for a successful proposal for a course that will meet the new General Education diversity learning outcomes.  More “Diversity and General Education” info.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -
2:15PM to 3:45PM
Putting Your Teaching Philosophy into Practice

International Scholars Forum: JJoin us to discuss how to teach in ways that feel authentic to who we are AND create the kind of classroom experience that our students need to learn.. More "Putting Your Teaching Philosophy Into Practice" info.

Faculty Profile

David Gross Partners with TEFD to Study Teaching
Professor | Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

“Comparing across three different sections of the same course, we did not find statistically significant differences in individual performance, effort, or team performance depending on whether teams were formed by the instructor, by students, or randomly by the learning management system.”

In collaboration with TEFD’s Mei-Yau Shih and Sarah Pociask, David Gross (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) studied the impact of team formation strategies on student performance and attitudes in one of his team-based courses. They found that instructor-designed teams were more diverse, but that students in these teams performed no better than their peers in self-selected or randomly assigned teams. To find out more, read the full article, which was published in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.