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    Nov
    8
    Fri
    Renee Cole – Hugo Rossi Lecture @ TBBC 4630
    Nov 8 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

    “Enhancing learning by promoting and assessing more than content knowledge”

    Renee Cole
    University of Iowa

    • Friday, November 8
    • 10:45am-12pm in TBBC 4630

    Skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving are frequently cited as intended learning outcomes for STEM degree programs. While these skills, sometimes referred to as workplace or process skills, are highly valued, they are rarely explicitly assessed in the classroom. Assessment serves two purposes: (1) it provides a measure of achievement, and (2) it facilitates learning. The types of assessment used by an instructor also telegraphs to students what is valued in a course. However, in many instances, the lack of alignment between instructional methods and assessment detracts from the added value of engaged student learning environments. This NSF IUSE project focuses on the development and implementation of rubrics that facilitate providing feedback to students and informing the instructor as to the effectiveness of their instructional strategies in supporting process skill development. Implementation of the rubrics provides a means to better align intended outcomes with instructional activities and supports adoption of evidence-based active learning strategies that foster skill development in addition to content knowledge.

     

    This presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and the Center for Science & Mathematics Education.

    For more information, visit https://csme.utah.edu/events/upcoming-hugo-rossi-lectures/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nov
    11
    Mon
    MSSST Student Final Project Presentations @ Gauss Haus 1462
    Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    On Monday, November 11, two students in the Master of Science for Secondary School Teachers (MSSST) program will give their final project presentations. Presentations are open to the public and will take place in Gauss Haus 1462:

    • 5:00-6:00pm – Michael Martin: “Isotopic Analysis of Lead in Tree Rings”
    • 6:00-7:00pm – Austin Gillespie: “Predicting Ionization Pathways in Water Clusters, (H2O)+n=2-6+, Through Computational Dynamics Simulations”

     

    Nov
    14
    Thu
    CSME Exchange @ INSCC 345
    Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    The November CSME Exchange will feature faculty from both the U and Salt Lake Community College as they discuss their experiences in the UPSTEM Faculty Fellows program and how it has impacted their teaching and perspectives on creating inclusive environments for STEM students.  Come learn about what this faculty learning community is doing to catalyze change at the U and how you can become a part of next year’s cohort.

    • Thursday, 11/14
    • 12:30-1:30pm in INSCC 345
    • Lunch will be provided!

    The CSME Exchange provides an informal opportunity to discuss current issues in undergraduate education. Exchange discussions explore best practices, current challenges, and cross-departmental coordination and collaboration. Faculty, instructors, staff, post-docs and graduate students from all departments are welcome to participate. For information about other CSME Exchanges, click here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nov
    15
    Fri
    LA Student Application Deadline
    Nov 15 all-day

    Student applications for the Spring 2020 Learning Assistant (LA) program are due November 15. Applications will be available starting October 15.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nov
    22
    Fri
    LA Tea Time @ CSC 206
    Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    All current Learning Assistants are invited to check in and support each other in semi-facilitated problem solving discussions – with treats!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec
    5
    Thu
    CSME Exchange @ INSCC 345
    Dec 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Visit https://csme.utah.edu/events/csme-exchange/ for more information

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec
    6
    Fri
    Internship Symposium @ INSCC 345
    Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

    Contact internships@csme.utah.edu for more information.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jan
    6
    Mon
    Mandatory orientation for Spring 2020 LAs @ TBD
    Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Students accepted into the Spring 2020 Learning Assistant program will be required to attend this orientation event. For more information, contact us.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jan
    14
    Tue
    Kara Jackson – Hugo Rossi Lecture @ SAEC auditorium (1151)
    Jan 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Jan
    16
    Thu
    CSME Exchange @ INSCC 345
    Jan 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Visit https://csme.utah.edu/events/csme-exchange/ for more information