Kristin O'Connell

Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carleton College

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. 

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.

Longer bio and example work 

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

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 (6)

A Curricular Audit Process for Faculty Developers of Student-Centered Curricula that Meld Geoscience and Societal Issues part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
We designed and refined a curriculum auditing methodology to support faculty authors preparing materials for the Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future (InTeGrate) project. Authors with ...

Supporting Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Earth for a Sustainable Future with the InTeGrate Website part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
One of the main project goals of InTeGrate, Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future, is to greatly increase the number of undergraduate students that are ready to creatively, effectively, ...

Context matters: Designing data-rich geodesy teaching materials that get used part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
GETSI (Geodesy Tools for Societal Issues) project is developing modules that allow undergraduate students to engage in geodetic data analysis relevant to societally important topics of natural hazards, water ...

Project EDDIE: Supporting Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Using Large Data Sets part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
The increasing availability and wealth of large, environmental datasets creates new opportunities to teach scientific concepts and quantitative reasoning with these data. Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven ...

Nanotechnology in STEM: Incorporating nanotechnology across the geoscience curriculum part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Nanoscience is largely underrepresented in Geoscience research and is almost completely absent in the Geoscience curriculum. However, nanoparticles contribute substantially to energetics and mass balance in all ...

Measuring the Reach and Influence of InTeGrate Materials on Faculty Teaching Practices part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
InTeGrate, Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future, aims to dramatically increase Earth literacy for undergraduate students to better prepare them to address complex societal challenges. To ...


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Central Section

Workshop Participant (15 workshops)

Webinar Participant