Beyond Foundations: Developing as a Master Advisor
UE’s Brett McFarlane, Executive Director for Academic Advising, teamed up with Vice Provost & Dean Carolyn Thomas to write “Advocating for Academic Advising,” Chapter 11 in Beyond Foundations: Developing as a Master Advisor, coming out from Jossey-Bass in October 2016. The chapter draws on Thomas and McFarlane’s work over the past two years to make academic advising a campus priority, and implement a number of practices that benefit our students. McFarlane came to campus in 2014 to serve as the first campuswide Executive Director of Academic Advising, and has worked with advisors, faculty, and administrators to implement new advising technology, standards and best practices, and professional development pathways to build communication and collaboration among the colleges on advising issues. “Experienced academic advisors, equipped with an effective toolset and united in approach, can serve as transformational campus change agents for advising excellence,” said McFarlane.
A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice
Kem Saichaie, Associate Director for Learning and Teaching Support in the Center for Educational Effectiveness, is co-author of this essential guide which provides an introduction to and brief history of, and practical guidance on how to use active learning classrooms. Active learning classrooms offer rich new environments for leaning, but faculty must know how to use them well and build on their special features. This book synthesizes the research on active learning to support instructors in using these new spaces to their full potential.
Journals & Press
- The international scientific journal Nature features the Educational Effectiveness Hub's Ribbon Tool in University learning: Improve undergraduate science education, an article promoting evidence-based teaching practices.
- EEHub's Marco Molinaro and Chris Pagliarulo published in iAMSTEM: Increasing STEM student Success at UC–Davis the AAC&U publication Peer Review.
- Vice Provost & Dean Carolyn Thomas urges instructors to approach teaching with the evidence-based rigor of research in Don’t Divide Teaching and Research - Chronicle of Higher Education
- iAMSTEM's innovative approaches to teaching large-enrollment STEM classes are featured in the New York Times: Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science