Our two workshops are funded by LCC as Faculty Inquiry Groups (this lets us offer our participants a stipend!). Click the links below for more on each workshop.
- Where: Lane Community College campus (or online)
- When: Fall 2020, 5-10 week series of 1-2 hour workshops
- Who: STEM Faculty at LCC (8 participants per workshop, including the leader)
Workshop 1: Teaching Outside the Box: Implementing active learning strategies to increase student learning, retention, and success in STEM
Many studies have shown active learning methods to improve student learning and success in courses. But how do we put this research into practice? In this workshop, participants will explore active learning methods, metacognition, and science identity formation. We will review the evidence behind these methods, discuss what we already do well, and discuss strategies for implementing new strategies in our classes. At the end, participants will share how they plan to implement one or more of these methods during the Winter term, and how they will measure the success of their implementation.
This is a funded faculty inquiry group with space for more participants who can earn a stipend for participating. To learn more, and sign up for this FIG, please email the workshop convener..
Workshop 2: Toolkit for student success: Developing course-based undergraduate research opportunities across STEM to broaden participation and help all students succeed
Toolkit for student success: Developing course-based undergraduate research opportunities across STEM to broaden participation and help all students succeed.
Course-based undergraduate research improves students' attitude toward science, thereby positively impacting students' academic success. Student success rates are lower for Black, Hispanic, and Native students compared to other demographics, and implementing research experiences can help students to see a place for themselves in STEM courses and careers by providing them with role models and meaningful experiences. This workshop consists of five synchronous meetings over the course of one term, with asynchronous preparation. Participants will discuss the different approaches of implementing course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in science courses, work on implementing/improving their own CURE's in the Winter 2021 term, and share materials a toolkit for other science faculty to use to implement CUREs in the future.
This is a funded faculty inquiry group with space for more participants who can earn a stipend for participating. To learn more, and sign up for this FIG, please email the workshop convener.
- Andrea Goering
- Edgar F. Rosas Alquicira
- Mary Baxter