Center for Teaching and Learning

Advances in Higher Education Research Seminar

This seminar series highlights original research in college-level learning and instruction. Multidisciplinary in scope, each seminar addresses the broad themes of our work as instructors, including the cognitive processes by which students learn, and the classroom context in which they do so.

All seminars are free and open to the public. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and opportunities for discussion.

Autumn quarter seminars

Elli Theobald, research scientist, UW Department of Biology

Mind the gap: Active learning in undergraduate STEM classes narrows achievement gaps for historically underrepresented students

Speaker: Elli Theobald

Tuesday, Oct. 8
2:30-3:20 p.m., OUG 220

Dr. Elli Theobald is a research scientist in the Department of Biology’s Biology Education Research Group (BERG). Before joining BERG, she worked as a middle school and high school teacher, earned her PhD in ecology, and then transitioned to discipline-based education research as a postdoc. Dr. Theobald’s research revolves around how to be a better teacher, and how to narrow achievement gaps for under-represented stud

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