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Inclusivity in STEM - the 2018/2019 PSEER Seminar Series

Join us this fall and winter for the 2018/2019 PSEER Seminar Series - Inclusivity in STEM. The seminar series will feature discussions led by students, staff, and faculty on topics spanning the many facets of inclusivity. Speakers will share experiences, research findings, and best practices to developing a more inclusive curriculum and learning environment. 

The schedule of speakers is provided below. All talks will take place in Summerlee Science Complex room 1511 (unless otherwise stated). 

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Understanding Large Undergraduate Classes

The PSEER Speaker Series - Large Scale Successes: Winning Strategies for Big Classes - welcomes Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology. 

We asked Dr. Jacobs how she got involved with studying "Big" classes. This is her response.

When I was trying to figure out how to teach a large undergraduate course, I made a rookie mistake: I tried to think about something that has no definition. My literature reviews were frustrating. Large classes in health sciences had 60 students, in physics over 500, languages 35.

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PSEER Launches Seminar Series

The PSEER Steering Committee is proud to launch the Large Scale Successes: Winning Strategies for Big Classes seminar series that will run October 2017 through May 2018. The monthly talks will focus on research and approaches to education and educational practice relevant to the delivery of education in larger classrooms at the undergraduate level. The talks are open to all students, staff, and faculty interested in improving student engagement and learning opportunities. 

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