Facilitating an Inclusive Institutional Environment: Evidence-Based Lessons from the Biology Scholars Program Longitudinal Study

April 8, 2019, 11:45am

What lessons can we glean from the longitudinal Gift it Forward study of the Biology Scholars Program that can inform UC Berkeley’s efforts to provide fair treatment, opportunity, and advancement for all? In this workshop Dr. Mica Estrada will describe evidence-based recommendations that can be applied in mentorship, classrooms, advising and to maintaining an inclusive institutional environment in which all students thrive.

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Teaching Dialogues

Teaching Dialogues are a regular series of campus-wide discussions on pressing topics related to teaching and learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

Improving Outcomes for Underrepresented Students in STEM through Mentoring

February 22, 2019, 11:45am

The Biology Scholars Program (BSP) and current BSP students will present mentoring strategies used in research, teaching, and advising to effectively support STEM student success, especially those from historically underrepresented groups. Lunch will be provided.

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Advising Strategies to Enlarge and Diversify the Pool of Successful Undergraduates in STEM: Lessons from a Biology Scholars Program (BSP) Course

November 15, 2018, 12:00pm
In this interactive workshop, BSP Director/co-Founder, John Matsui will first discuss BSP’s approach to advising its members and then work with you to identify how to adapt and adopt this approach to advise all students beyond the program, especially those from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM.
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Effective Strategies for Retaining Low-Income and First-to-College Students in STEM: Lessons from a Biology Scholars Program (BSP) Course

September 20, 2018, 12:00pm

Many intended majors leave STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines in their first year of college, discouraged by their experiences in lower division pre-requisite courses. How can we better understand this phenomenon and create interventions to encourage students, particularly from underrepresented and marginalized groups, to continue and be successful? What can we learn from existing campus programs that have proven effective?

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Lessons from the Biology Scholars Program (BSP)

For more than 25 years, the Biology Scholars Program (BSP) has challenged ideas about who can succeed in science, by providing a supportive environment tailored to the needs of students from underresourced communities. The program has produced more than 3,500 biology graduates (80% URM)--many of whom have gone on to advanced study and/or successful careers in STEM-related fields.

2018 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 12, 2018, 11:00am
Join us for our second annual AIS-palooza. Connect with service providers and academic support units from across campus to learn about resources that are available to all UCB instructors and researchers. Schedule a consultation to improve your teaching, learn about exciting new tools to engage students and speed grading, secure your research data, create more inclusive classrooms, and more.
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2018 Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

May 2, 2018, 9:30am
This annual showcase celebrates and highlights excellent teaching on the Berkeley campus. Come be inspired, connect with colleagues, and find out about campus resources to support your pedagogy.
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Designing Equitable Classrooms: A Conversation with Angy Stacy and Team

February 15, 2018, 11:45am
Angy Stacy (Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty and Professor of Chemistry) and her teaching team for Chem 1A will talk about how they have successfully redesigned their general chemistry course to be inclusive, expansive, and responsive to students' needs—leading not only to greater academic success but higher levels of engagement and identification with scientific practice.
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