Teaching and Learning

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.

Introduction to Data Science Pedagogy for Graduate Students

April 11, 2019, 2:00pm
Tailored to graduate students, this workshop provides an introduction to data science teaching tools and pedagogy. Learn about developing Jupyter Notebooks for your classes and teaching on a cloud-based JupyterHub.
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Data Science Modules Exposition

February 21, 2019, 2:00pm
Join us for an illustration of the types of course materials being developed for Data Science pedagogy for a variety of classes, including introductory, intermediate and advanced courses, and American Cultures classes.
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Data Science Workshops

Learn data science concepts, pedagogical methods, and technical tools, and get help integrating them into your teaching, whether it's creating a stand-alone data science connector course or incorporating a module into an existing course. This series of workshops focuses on different related topics of interest.

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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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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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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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.