Foundational Course Initiative Seminar Series

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The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching is talking to administrators, faculty, staff and students across the University about foundational courses. Our goal is to inform the Foundational Course Initiative and to advance teaching and learning in foundational courses at the University of Michigan.

The Foundational Course Initiative Seminar Series features high-profile speakers who have extensive experience leading the transformation of foundational courses to incorporate innovative technologies, research-based pedagogies, systematic assessment strategies, and novel approaches to supporting the success of diverse students at scale.

Event Short Description
FCI Seminar Series - Creativity and Imagination are Foundational: EECS 183 and PoliSci 101
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In this session, Mary Lou Dorf (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, EECS) and Mika LaVaque-Manty (Political Science) will share their experience with large courses in two very different fields that both tap into student creativity and imagination. They found that their...

FCI Seminar Series - Student Commitment to STEM Education Reforms: Results from Evaluation of the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching
Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In this session, Mark Graham, a research scientist in STEM education at Yale University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will present results from the NSF-sponsored evaluation of the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching. The Summer Institutes were founded in...