Group Exams – Improving a Student Favorite

Here are some tips on how to administer a great group exam!

Attempted Summer Productivity

It’s been a while since I’ve posted – so much has been going on! Here is an update on me and an intro to what my next couple posts will be about.

More to Science than the Science: Cultural Components of STEM.

In this blog I’ve talked a lot about what I do in the classroom to provide the best experiences and opportunities for my students to learn. However, I want to take this opportunity to talk about my personal feelings on providing an education for my students outside of the lab or classroom – specifically, educating…

Happy New Year!

2017 is finally here! I’m pretty happy about it…not only do some things certainly need to be left behind, but I have many things to be looking forward to in 2017! As far as this blog, here are some upcoming posts: Using a Group Exam for Assessment¬†– can it be done? Is there a right…

Learning about Learning – AAC&U STEM Conference 2016

Last week the Association of American Colleges and Universities hosted a conference titled, “Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education: Implications for 21st-Century Society” in Boston. It was fantastic! I was joined by a number of faculty from SU, as well as our Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Not only did we learn a lot,…

The Elusive Functional Group Project

First, Updates! Yikes! Half the semester has flown by already! What have I been doing if not writing blog posts? A few things: Teaching, of course. The non-majors biology, turned Neuroscience and Society, course is going really well. We just finished talking about neurotransmitters, how drugs influence behavior and how drug policies in our country…