Upcoming Colloquium

Upcoming Brown Bag

Colloquium

Colloquium series will resume in Spring 2019 – check back here for more updates!

Brown Bag Discussions

This session has been rescheduled for January – stay tuned for a date and time!

“Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Leveraging Course Transformation for Broader Curriculum Redesign”

Facilitated by Andrea Greenhoot and Joshua Potter, University of Kansas

Past Colloquia:

December 3rd, 2018: How to be a great embedded expert!

Presenters: Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder and Warren Code, University of British Columbia

In this colloquium we shared our recommendations for embedded experts (faculty and postdocs within departments) in partnering effectively with faculty, and how to get started and get better at this course transformation work. Come share your own challenges and successes, and learn from our conversations and reflections with the dozens of people who have held these sorts of positions!

These recommendations form a significant part of our newly released SEI Handbook, available online at https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/seihandbook/. The SEI Handbook shares the accumulated wisdom of practice in how to effectively implement a model of change based on the SEIs at CU Boulder and UBC: It is divided into three parts in consideration of the three main groups involved in such an initiative: initiative leaders, departmental leaders, and the embedded experts (whom we call discipline-based education specialists, or DBESs).

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


October 30th, 2017: University of Colorado Boulder TRESTLE Scholars

Presenters: Stephanie Chasteen, Research Associate Center for STEM Learning; Jenny Knight, Associate Professor in Biology; Rebecca Ciancanelli, McNeill Academic Coordinator and SASC STEM Coordinator

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


April 24, 2017: Queen’s University Colloquium

Presenters: Bei Cai, Teaching Fellow Department of Physics, Deena Salem, Teaching Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Natalie Simper, Project coordinator


March 27, 2017: KU Physics Highlights (Force Concept Inventories and Classroom Demonstrations)

Presenter: Chris Bruner, Teaching Fellow in the KU Department of Physics and Astronomy

Past Brown Bag Discussion:

June 20th from 12-1 pm central time. Hosted by Deena Salem and Bei Cai, Queen’s University and Molly McVey, University of Kansas

Comparing Approaches by TLF’s to Build Engagement with Faculty for Program Transformation”


May 17th from 1-2 pm central time. Hosted by Wendy Adams, Colorado School of Mines

Assessment Tools: Development and Validation

Click here for a copy of the powerpoint presentation

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


April 25th from 12-1 pm central time. Hosted by Joshua Potter and Molly McVey, University of Kansas

Analyzing Student Learning: Going Beyond Surveys and Learning Objective Exam Performance”

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


March 15th from 12-1 pm central time. Hosted by Marco Molinaro, University of California Davis

Systemic Issues in student outcomes – using data to improve awareness of inequity”

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


February 21st from 12-1 pm central time. Hosted by Amanda Modell, University of California Davis

“Universal Design for learning, diversity and inclusion in education”

Check out this great additional handout of resources provided by the facilitator!

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


January 26th from 12-1 pm central time. Hosted by Drew Vartia and Blair Schneider, University of Kansas

“Incorporating activities that promote diversity and inclusivity into your classroom”

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


November 20th, 2017 from 12-1 pm central time. Hosted by Bei Cai, Queen’s University; Marsha McCartney and Blair Schneider, University of Kansas

“An introduction to classroom observation tools: what are they and how can we use them to promote change?”

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


October 25th, 2017 from 12-1 pm Central time. Hosted by Molly McVey, University of Kansas

Development of a Training Program for Undergraduate Peer Mentors at KU

Couldn’t attend in person? No problem! Click the link above to see a recording of the session.


September 7th, 2017 from 12-1 pm Central time: “Using Action Research to Improve Undergraduate STEM Teaching”

Hosts: Emily Bonner, University of Texas San Antonio


May 1, 2017: Building and Sustaining Intellectual Communities around Teaching

Hosts: Dea Greenhoot, University of Kansas, and George Rehrey, Indiana University Bloomington


April 17, 2017: Designing Educational Innovations for Sustained Adoption

Presenter: Charles Henderson, Professor, Department of Physics and Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University

Facilitator: Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder


April 3, 2017: How can you run productive meetings about course development/transformation?


March 1, 2017: How can you facilitate development of learning goals with a faculty working group?

Facilitators: Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder, and Warren Code, University of British Colombia


December 1, 2016: Faculty Buy-In

Facilitators: Warren Code, University of British Colombia, and Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder


October 11, 2016: Facilitating Change in a Department

Facilitators: Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder, and Warren Code, University of British Colombia

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DUE1525775 (KU), DUE1525331 (CU) and DUE1525345 (UTSA). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.