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Dominique Ingato is a Ph.D. candidate in the BioTherapeutics Engineering Laboratory (BioTEL) and was a Pedagogical Fellow (PF) during the 2015-2016 academic year. Her primary research focuses on the development of cell-derived nano-carriers for biocompatible, targeted cancer therapy. She is also interested in engineering education and has researched the design of problem-based learning modules for[…]

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Division of Teaching & Learning Faculty Liaisons Program

The Division of Teaching & Learning Faculty Liaisons Program began in Winter 2016.  A group of select faculty serve as representatives of their departments and Schools on matters related to teaching.  Liaisons: …attend quarterly meetings with the Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation  and the Teaching & Learning Research Center; …help promote DTEI & TLRC[…]

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Effective Peer Review of Teaching

Effective peer review should be a supportive activity, used both formatively and summatively. Peer review allows instructors to self-assess their courses and class interactions in order to help them meet their personal and departmental goals for effective teaching, and to see their instruction through another colleague’s perspective. Another hallmark of  peer review is agreed-upon measures and protocols.  Ideally, these criteria are established collaboratively by the department’s or School’s[…]

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New Assistant Director at CEI

We are excited to announce Dr. Danny Mann as the new Assistant Director for Graduate Student Instructional Development at the Center for Engaged Instruction. Danny earned his Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCI. In graduate school, he was awarded a Pedagogical Fellowship from the CEI, beginning his career in educational[…]

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Previous Recipients of Celebration of Teaching Awards 1997-2015

LAST NAME: FIRST NAME: DEPT. SCHOOL: AWARD: YEAR: AICHER Rebecca Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Biological Sciences Most Promising Future Faculty Member 2009 ARASASINGHAM Ramesh Chemistry Physical Sciences Instructional Technology Innovation 2008 ARASASINGHAM Ramesh Chemistry Physical Sciences Lecturer of the Year 2006 ARASASINGHAM Ramesh Chemistry Physical Sciences Dean’s Honoree 2003 ARVO James Computer Science DBSICS Dean’s[…]

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Programs and Services

The DTEI offers several ongoing opportunities for instructors, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows to enhance teaching and learning: Advanced Pedagogy Seminars for Future Faculty Topics include: research on how adults learn; paradigm shifts in higher education pedagogy; evidenced-based practices; designing instruction (lesson and course development); creating an inclusive learning environment; using instructional tools and resources; and integrating active and collaborative learning[…]

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Research on Student Learning

If we were to survey most university instructors on the important components of teaching, we might get a result like this one: The important components of teaching are clearly a good instructor, good content, and good students. And if we asked instructors to indicate where they put their focus, we would get different answers. Some focus on[…]

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Pedagogical Fellows

Pedagogical Fellows are a group of productive apprentice scholars who also have a keen interest in providing superlative instruction in their roles as Teaching Assistants. Fellows are selected through a competitive process based on their teaching evaluations, letters of recommendation, and demonstrated interest in pedagogy. They commit to additional course work and other training in[…]

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TA Professional Development Program

About the Program Started in 1989, TAPDP was one of the first discipline-specific, active learning-based programs in the UC system. Most of the training centers around a common set of goals. Since TA duties can vary across disciplines, however, the training you receive will be tailored to the duties and responsibilities expected by your department or[…]

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