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

    Join us for the next CSME Exchange:

    Integrating the Process of Science into the Introductory Biology Curriculum:
    Successes, Challenges and the Road Ahead

    Naina Phadnis and Josh Steffen (School of Biological Sciences)

    • Thursday, 12/5
    • 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.

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec
    11
    Wed
    Learning Assistant Symposium @ CSC 206
    Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Join us in celebrating the College of Science’s newest Learning Assistants as they present summaries of their powerful learning take-aways from the Fall 2019 Science of Learning course.

    This casual gallery walk is a wonderful opportunity for those who are curious about the program and want to learn more.

    Light refreshments will be served.

     

     

    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

    The Hugo Rossi Lecture Series presents:

     

    Improving mathematics teaching at scale: Centering equity-specific learning demands

    Kara Jackson, University of Washington

    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • 3:30-4:30pm in SAEC 1151 (reception to follow)

     

    Colleagues and I recently partnered for a number of years with several large U.S. districts to investigate and support improvements in mathematics teaching. In doing so, we generated an empirically grounded theory of action for instructional improvement at scale that includes three top-level components: a coherent instructional system for supporting teachers’ improvement of their instructional practices, school leaders’ practices as instructional leaders in mathematics, and educational system leaders’ practices in supporting the development of school-level capacity for instructional improvement. In this talk, I will focus on the importance of ensuring that equity-specific learning demands, including perspectives and practices necessary to support a broad range of students to participate in meaningful mathematical activity, are at the core of a coherent instructional system; and will consider the implications of doing so for the design of professional learning.

     

    Kara Jackson is an associate professor in the University of Washington College of Education. Her work as a mathematics educator is principally concerned with understanding how we can improve mathematics teaching and learning – especially in the middle-grades – to support youth from historically underserved communities to participate substantially in and identify with academically rigorous mathematics. Prior to joining UW, she was an assistant professor of mathematics education at McGill University.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jan
    16
    Thu
    CSME Exchange @ CSC 206
    Jan 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is pleased to present the CSME Exchange, an interactive brown bag discussion for UofU faculty, instructors and staff. The next CSME Exchange is:

    From Sage to Teacher, The Evolution of an Instructor (or Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks)

    Jon Rainier, Department of Chemistry

    • Thursday, January 16
    • CSC 206
    • 12:30-1:30pm
    • 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Jan
    30
    Thu
    Erin Dolan – Hugo Rossi Lecture @ ASB 210
    Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    The Hugo Rossi Lecture Series presents:

     

    Undergraduate Research at Scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?

    Erin Dolan, University of Georgia

    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 4-5pm in ASB 210

     

    National calls to improve undergraduate STEM education have emphasized the importance of undergraduate research experiences. Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences, or CUREs, involve groups of students in addressing research problems or questions in the context of a class, and have been proposed as scalable ways of involving undergraduates in research. This seminar will offer a definition of CUREs, describe what makes them distinctive from other learning experiences, outline the state of knowledge about CURE effectiveness, and highlight results from the Freshman Research Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin as a unique and highly impactful CURE model.

     

    Erin Dolan is a Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education at the University of Georgia. As a graduate student in Neuroscience at University of California San Francisco, she volunteered extensively in K-12 schools, which prompted her to pursue a career in biology education. She teaches introductory biology and biochemistry. Her research group studies science research environments as contexts for undergraduate and graduate students’ psychological and social development within the scientific community. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the biology education journal, CBE – Life Sciences Education.

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Feb
    13
    Thu
    CSME Exchange @ CSC 206
    Feb 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is pleased to present the CSME Exchange, an interactive brown bag discussion for UofU faculty, instructors and staff. The next CSME Exchange is:

    Reflections on Inclusivity in STEM

    Elizabeth Rogers, Associate Instructor of Inclusive Excellence, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

    Join us for an informal opportunity to reflect on the inclusive practices in your course

    • Thursday, February 13
    • CSC 206 from 12:30-1:30pm (lunch 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.

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Feb
    19
    Wed
    Kelly Mack – Hugo Rossi Lecture @ ASB 210
    Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Join us for the next Hugo Rossi lecture, co-sponsored by HHMI UPSTEM:

    That None Shall Perish

    Kelly Mack, Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

    • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    • 4-5pm in ASB 210 (reception at 3:30)

     

    Abstract
    Every fifteen minutes, a student majoring in any of the STEM disciplines either changes his or her major to a non-STEM discipline or withdraws from college altogether (NSF 2019). This troubling phenomenon disproportionately, although not exclusively, affects students of color who now comprise the fastest-growing undergraduate populations in US colleges and universities. Advancing discovery and innovation demands that US institutions of higher education, and the professional organizations that support them, hear and heed the clarion call for greater diversity in STEM. However, wecannot continue to turn to mere workaround strategies that, by themselves, fail to address the root causes of the underrepresentation of diverse students in these disciplines. Rather, we must lean toward a broadening participation agenda that is more daring than accommodating, reflective than prescriptive, and more open- than closed-ended. Dr. Mack’s presentation will focus on the highly acclaimed AAC&U Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) initiative, which is targeted toward empowering STEM faculty to implement culturally responsive teaching strategies in STEM classrooms. These strategies have been shown to not only effectively retain underrepresented students in STEM, but also to significantly improve STEM faculty self-efficacy in proactively addressing the academic needs of diverse students with cultural awareness, consciousness, and sensitivity.

     

     

     

    Dr. Kelly Mack is the Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  In this capacity, Dr. Mack provides leadership for the organization’s mission level commitments to quality and inclusion through the delivery of world class professional development aimed at empowering our nation’s finest STEM faculty to competitively train and educate more STEM students. Prior to joining AAC&U, Dr. Mack was the Senior Program Director for the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program while on loan from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where, as a Professor of Biology, she taught courses in Physiology and Endocrinology for 17 years. 

    Dr. Mack’s holistic approach to STEM reform is grounded in a strategic vision that foregrounds inclusion as an immutable factor for achieving excellence in undergraduate STEM education. Her leadership in STEM reform has led to: significant increases in the capacity of STEM faculty to implement culturally responsive pedagogies, major shifts in the ways in which leadership development for STEM faculty is delivered, and the expansion of both physical and virtual convening platforms for knowledge generation, exchange, and dissemination.

    Recognized as a national thought leader in higher education, Dr. Mack’s work has been highlighted in Diverse Magazine and U.S. News and World Report. Currently, she is an advisor to several institutional transformation initiatives at NSF-funded ADVANCE institutions, as well as other national STEM reform collaboratives. She is also co-founder and chair of the board of the Society of STEM Women of Color, Inc., and has served as member of numerous board and national committees.

    Dr. Mack earned the BS degree in Biology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and, later, the PhD from Howard University in Physiology. She has had extensive training and experience in the area of cancer research with her research efforts focusing primarily on the use of novel antitumor agents in breast tumor cells, as well as the use of bioflavonoids in the regulation of estrogen receptor positive (ER+) and estrogen receptor negative (ER-) breast tumor cell proliferation. Most recently, her research efforts have examined STEM leadership development and the impact of mindfulness on STEM faculty self-efficacy.

     

     

    This event is co-sponsored by HHMI UPSTEM.

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Feb
    21
    Fri
    STEM Transfer Summit for Advisors @ SLCC Taylorsville Campus, Science and Industry Building room 1010 (STEM Learning Resource Center)
    Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 1-3pm Summit

    Open to academic advisors from the U’s College of Science and SLCC’s School of Science, Math and Engineering. For more information, contact upstem@csme.utah.edu