CWSEI End-of-Year Event

Monday, April 8, 2013

The NEW Earth Sciences Building (ESB), 2207 Main Mall

Morning session (9:30am - noon, ESB room 1012)

9:30am Carl Wieman:
    Teaching that takes advantage of your science expertise
    Overview of CWSEI activities

10:35am Jackie Stewart:
    Some Surprising Results from Research on Learning

10:50am Natasha Holmes (Graduate Student - Physics & Astronomy):
    New Roles for Teaching Assistants

11:10am Teaching Assistants Panel Discussion
    Hear what TAs have to say about their work with CWSEI transformed courses

Conversation (Noon - 12:30pm, ESB Atrium)

Poster Session (12:30 - 2:30pm, ESB Atrium)

Faculty and Science Teaching & Learning Fellows have put together posters on what’s happening in the Computer Science, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Statistics CWSEI programs.

Multi-Department

Title
Author(s)
Study strategy workshops to enhance student Learning
Ashley Welsh, Laura Weir, Costanza Piccolo, Sandi Merchant, Sara Harris, & Jackie Stewart

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Computer Science

Title
Author(s)
A Plan for Transforming Systems and Database Courses in Computer Science
Donald Acton & Ed Knorr
Introducing Pair Programming in Intermediate C to Non-Specialists
Chris Thompson & Ed Knorr
"Dictionary Wars": An Inverted, Leaderboard-Driven Project for Learning Dictionary Data Structures
Kuba Karpierz, Joel Kitching, Brendan Shillingford, Elizabeth Patitsas, Steven Wolfman
Developing a Formative Assessment of Instruction for the Foundations of Computing Stream
(PowerPoint file)
Steve Wolfman

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Earth and Ocean Sciences

Title/Abstract
Author (s)
Six Years of SEI in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Sara Harris, Francis Jones, & Brett Gilley
Fossils, Facies and Geologic Time; Active Learning Yields More Expert-Like Thinking in a Large Class for Senior Science Students Stuart Sutherland & Francis Jones
Does collaborative testing increase students’ retention of concepts?
Brett Gilley & Bridgette Clarkston

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Life Sciences

Title
Author(s)
Longitudinal Study on the Change in Student Attitudes in the Biology Program
Malin Hansen
Preparing Students for Class: How to get 80% of students to read before class

Mandy Banet & Cynthia Heiner

Comparing post-course retention of conceptual and procedural knowledge in genetics Lisa McDonnell & Pam Kalas

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Mathematics

Title
Author(s)
WeBWorK: An effective online tool for assessment in Mathematics Joseph Lo, Sandi Merchant, & Costanza Piccolo
MAPS - Mathematics Attitudes and Perceptions Survey Joseph Lo, Sandi Merchant, & Warren Code
Teaching Methods Comparison in a Large Introductory Calculus Class Warren Code & Costanza Piccolo
Development and Analysis of a Basic Proof Skills Test Sandra Merchant & Andrew Rechnitzer

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Physics and Astronomy

Title
Author(s)
Productive Engagement with PhET Simulations Ido Roll et al.
Interactions between teaching assistants and students boost engagement in physics labs Jared Stang & Ido Roll
Reflection and evaluation in undergraduate physics labs Natasha Holmes
Physics & Astronomy TA Professional Development Program Jonathan Massey-Allard, Liam Huber, & Sandra Meyers

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Statistics

Title
Author(s)
An Overview of Transformations of Statistics Courses via CWSEI, with highlights on interactive engagement in STAT 300, STAT 302 and STAT 305 Gaitri Yapa & Bruce Dunham

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