Dr. Scott Freeman Shares Evidence-Based Teaching Methods for Introductory Science Courses

Dr. Scott Freeman, an NSF-funded biology education researcher and UW Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, shared insights from his research at the School of Molecular Biosciences Seminar Series on September 19th, 2013. Dr. Freeman’s research focuses on enhancing student learning and success in introductory biology courses, using low cost or no cost techniques. He is the […]

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Pilot of Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) at WSU

This Fall, four WSU UCORE science courses are piloting the Science Literacy Concept Inventory (SLCI) to gauge students’ grasp of science literacy. Science literacy, one of WSU’s Seven Learning Goals of the Baccalaureate, refers to an individual’s understanding of scientific concepts as a tool to guide decision-making, participation in civic affairs, economic productivity and global […]

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Diane O’Dowd Visit & Workshop Series

In February 2012, Diane O’Dowd, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and neurobiologist, delivered a keynote address and conducted a series of workshops at WSU about active learning in large classes, teaching in STEM disciplines, mentoring TAs of large classes, and balancing a successful research career with effective and creative teaching. The event was sponsored by […]