Featured Resources
New Website from Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion -- Resources Available on Stereotype Threat, Implicit Bias, and Classroom Climate
Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion recently shared that  the new EDI website is now live at equity.ucla.edu.  Within the "Educational Materials" menu item are some great resources on stereotype threat, implicit bias, and classroom climate. In particular, there are a few videos of Jerry Kang speaking about implicit bias, which provide an excellent introduction and review of these important topics. Please check out these great resources and the new EDI website!

If you missed this from our last newsletter - it is a really great resource!
Best Practices for Clickers (10 minute video clip)
Regardless of your experience using clickers, this is a wonderful resource to help you employ best practices for using clickers to engage students, make class more active and learner-centered, and gather real-time feedback on student learning during lecture:

"Using Clickers Effectively" Evidence-based clicker practice in the Biology classroom. University of Washington. Dr. Scott Freeman Biology 180 

    Upcoming Events
    CEILS Journal Club for STEM Education Research 
    Fridays from 2:00 – 3:00 PM   Location:  1100 TSLB 

    Enjoy your summer -
    J ournal Club will resume in Fall 2016!

    Teaching and Learning National Institute: Using Evidence for Improvement
    July 31 - August 3, 2016, Evergreen State College
    Problem-Based Learning (PBL) 2016 International Conference:
    Problem-Based Learning and Active Learning Methodologies
     September 8-10, 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop:
    A pre-conference event of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference
    October 9-10, 2016 , Omaha, Nebraska
    International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research (BEERS)  
    October 14-16, 2016, College of Charleston, North Carolina
    80th Annual Meeting of the  Southern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (SCASM)
    October 28-29, 2016, Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, CA

    International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research (BEERS)
     October 14-16, 2016, College of Charleston, North Carolina
    2016 Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education: Implications for 21st-Century Society
    November 3-5, 2016 , Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Massachusetts
    2017 General Education and Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning
    February 23-25, 2017, Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona
    Learn more and register online.

    J ohn N. Gardner Institute 2017 Annual Gateway Course Experience Conference
    February 26-28, 2017 , The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

    2017 Diversity, Learning and Student Success
    March 16-18, 2017, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Florida
    Calculus I Factors Women Out of STEM Degrees
    Published in US News | STEM Solutions

    Researchers who found that Calculus I pushes 1.5 times as many women as men out STEM majors suggest that women's confidence in their ability matters more in their decision to switch than their demonstrated ability.
    Focused Collection: Preparing and Supporting University Physics Educators

    This article features a special collection highlighting the current state of the field of physics education research as it relates to preparing and supporting physics educators at colleges and universities.

    Discussing underrepresentation as a means to facilitating female students’ physics identity development
    Article published in Physical Review Physics Education Research

    The authors of this article test five factors commonly proposed to positively impact the female students' choice of a career in physical science. Of these five factors, they find that the only one to have a positive effect was the explicit discussion of the underrepresentation of women in physics. Further study of this factor finds that it creates opportunity for students' preconceptions of the world of science on a professional and educational level to change, and thus facilitates the development of a female students' physics identity.
    Defining Conceptual Understanding in General Chemistry
    Article published in the Journal of Chemical Education

    The definition of what is considered "conceptual understanding" may differ from educator to educator. In this study, the authors have amassed the definitions from thousands of instructors to identify a consensus articulation of what conceptual understanding is.
    Can they succeed? Exploring at-risk students' study habits in college general chemistry
    Article published in
    Chemistry Education Research and Practice

    The study explores the relationship between quality of study and frequency of study and the role the two play in an at-risk students' academic performance. The results offer a path for these students to succeed in General chemistry, and the methodology offers a potential avenue for evaluating future efforts to improve student success.

    CIRTL MOOCS - Ongoing

    This online course prepares science, technology, engineering, and mathematics instructors to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers.  While this course is currently in progress, you can view course materials at any time. 

    “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is an open, online course designed to provide future STEM faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them.  The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM faculty to be effective teachers, thus improving the learning experience for the thousands of students they will teach. While not currently running with facilitation, the course materials are available for review at any time. 

    CIRTL COURSES - Fall 2016

    Teaching with Technology
    Learn how to enhance your STEM teaching with a range of classroom technologies
    Course schedule:  Tuesdays, September 13 through November 22
    Online meeting times: 3-4:30PM ET/2-3:30PM CT/1-2:30PM MT/12-1:30PM PT

    Instructors:  Robert A. Linsenmeier, Northwestern University; and Sabrina Kramer and Stephen M. Roth, University of Maryland

    Creating Assessments and Evaluation Plans
    Learn techniques to help you assess what your students are actually learning
    Course schedule:  TBD
    Online meeting times: TBD

    Instructors:  Mary Besterfield-Sacre and Julie Breckenridge, University of Pittsburgh

    Diversity in the College Classroom: Teaching the STEM Undergraduate
    Develop inclusive teaching practices to support all STEM learners
    Course schedule:  TBD
    Online meeting times: TBD

    Instructors:  TBD
    Professional Development
    Post-Docs & Graduate Students
    Two Great Resources for Learning About Opportunities in Science
    Science.gov has recently created a new pair of web-based portals to help undergraduates and graduate students alike search for Federally-sponsored opportunities in STEM. If you are interested, please see the links below.
    The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database provides the basis for the Career Exploration Tools, a set of assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

    Job Opportunities

    Priority Listing:
    Instructor Needed for EEB 120 (Evolution) Summer Session C
    Summer Session C is Aug 1 - Sept. 9

    Class Meets TR 9:30 - 11:50 Lecture, Discussion Sections TR 1-2:20

    Course description: Introduction to mechanics and processes of evolution, with emphasis on natural selection, population genetics, speciation, evolutionary rates, and patterns of adaptation.

    Seeking lecturer with PhD, although current graduate students who have an M.S. with a faculty sponsor as the instructor of record will also be considered. Current enrollment is approximately 43 students.

    For more information and to apply please contact:
    Asiroh Cham Manager of Academic Services
    Life Science South Administration
    phone: (310) 825-7929

    Additional Opportunities

    Instructor Pool 2016-2017 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    University of California, Los Angeles
    [July 22, then Open Until Filled]
    ► https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02343

    Quarterly Contract Instructor - MIMG XL 6 
    UCLA Extension 
    [Open Until Filled]
    ► http://unexit.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2k9db28nzkp

    Teaching-as-Research Program Coordinator
    CIRTL - Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
    Madison, WI (remote will be considered)
    [Application Deadline: Aug 4, 2016]
    ► http://www.cirtl.net/JobPosting-CIRTL-TARProgramCoordinator

    Associate Director for Instructional Research and Development
    University of California, Davis
    [Application Deadline: July 23, 2016]
    ► https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=314376

    Division Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education
    Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
    National Science Foundation
    [Application Deadline: July 28, 2016]
    ► http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16111/nsf16111.jsp?org=NSF

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics Education
    Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics
    ► https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:107323/

    Associate Director - Center for Teaching and Learning
    New York Institute of Technology
    [Open Until Filled]
    ► http://www.nyit.edu/human_resources/careers/associate_director_centerfor_teaching_and_learning?utm_content=bufferdfb25&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Instructional Consultant focused on Engineering Graduate Student Instructor Development
    Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering
    University of Michigan
    [job keyword: 127588]
    ► http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/  

    STEM Tutoring Program Manager
    Science Learning Center
    University of Michigan
    [job keyword: 128203]
    ► http://umjobs.org/job_detail/128203/tutoring_program_manager

    Associate/ Full Professor in STEM Education
    The College of Education, College of Natural Science, College of Engineering, and the Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University
    [Application Review begins August 1st, 2016]
    ► http://create4stem.msu.edu/job/associate-full-professor-stem-education/4344

    Education Scientific Training Fellow 
    American Society for Microbiology
    [Application Deadline: August 1st, 2016 or until position is filled]
    ► www.asmcareerconnections.org/jobseeker/job/29000337/

    Program Development Specialist
    Learning Resource Centers, Rutgers University
    ► https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/26944

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology Education
    Michigan State University, Plant Biology Department
    [Application Review begins June 20, 2016 and continues until the position is filled]
    ► http://www.cirtl.net/JobPosting-MSU-PostdoctoralResearchFellow

    Director for Educational Effectiveness
    University of Rochester

    Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences | UCLA

    For more information about CEILS events and resources, including a list of STEM education events from previous mailers, please visit the CEILS website at  www.ceils.ucla.edu  or stop by the CEILS office in Hershey Hall (Rooms 122 & 126).

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