Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
I am currently working at SERC as an evaluation and education specialist. In this role, I help to design and implement evaluation of educational projects and conduct research related to the assessment of student learning with the ultimate goal of improving higher education student outcomes and building evaluation capacity.Â
Prior to my current role, I worked at Carleton's TRIO/Student Support Services as the Quantitative Skills Coordinator and as an adviser. I collaborated with students, staff, and faculty to develop research-based strategies and programming to help support TRIO students' success at and beyond Carleton. This work incorporated student support as well as institutional change strategies.
In the past, I have been involved with On the Cutting Edge workshops and website design; the Carleton Interdisciplinary Science & Math Initiative (CISMI), including the broadening access cohorts (FOCUS, CSSF, and CSSI) evaluation; Sustainability Improves Student Learning project management; GeoPRISMS project assistance and evaluation, InTeGrate website and assessment manager, inaugural Earth Educators' Rendezvous project manager, and more.
Website Content Contributions
Teaching Method Module (1)
Engaged Pedagogies part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Engaged Pedagogies
Karl A. Smith, University of Minnesota & Purdue University Kristin O'Connell, SERC, Carleton College Congratulations on considering Engaged Pedagogies for your students! This module provides insights into ...
Conference Presentations (14)
Engaging Students in Quantitative Reasoning through the Use of Large, Publicly Available Data Sets: Project EDDIE Modules part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday Poster Session
Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) aims to strengthen undergraduate students' quantitative reasoning and inquiry through utilizing large, authentic, publicly-available datasets ...
July 2022 Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015
July 2015 Teaching Computation Interest Group
Teaching Geoscience Online
Teaching Geoscience with MATLAB Interest Group
NAGT Webinar Series Interest
MARGINS Teaching Materials Interest Group
GeoPRISMS Interest Community
CE Embedded Assessment
CE National Geoscience Teaching Practices Survey Research Team
SAGE 2YC Cohort 3 Extension Participants
SAGE 2YC Cohort 3
Teach the Earth
Workshop Participant (28 workshops)
July 2020 EvaluatorProject EDDIE Module Development Workshop 2019
October 2019 Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2019 Attendees