CRLT-engin

photo of poster fair crowdOver the years, the field of engineering education research has been developing in exciting ways. At U-M, the importance of this growing field is being emphasized by offering a Certificate in Engineering Education Research and the hiring of engineering education research (EER) faculty members appointed in traditional engineering departments. Currently, there are four core EER faculty members in engineering (Shanna Daly, Mechanical Engineering; Cindy Finelli, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Aileen Huang-Saad, Biomedical Engineering; and Joi-Lynn Mondisa, Industrial and Operations Engineering) and a fifth core EER faculty member who has a courtesy appointment in engineering (Lisa Lattuca, Higher Education).

In this evolving field, scholars apply the methods of educational and social science research to address a range of issues pertaining to teaching and learning in engineering. The findings can help educators in any field think about effective teaching strategies (both in and beyond the classroom), ways to increase diversity in the field, or broader policy issues, for instance. Read more »

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Research shows that when students worry about fulfilling a negative stereotype related to certain social identities, it can hurt their learning (a phenomenon known as stereotype threat). Research also shows that an instructor’s beliefs about their own and their students’ intelligence and ability impact the classroom environment. In this interactive session, participants will reflect on instructor and student social identities and learn about strategies for mitigating stereotype threat and encouraging a growth mindset for students in their classes. 

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Event Information
Dates: 
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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In this session, participants will discuss ways to enhance communication with students to make teaching more effective and beneficial. Topics include: diverse learning preferences, issues of miscommunication, and maintaining professional interactions. Through case studies and by sharing personal experiences, participants will discuss strategies to manage communication.

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Event Information
Dates: 
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Presenter(s): 
CRLT in Engineering
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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Participants will discuss ways to enhance communication with students to make teaching more effective. Topics include: diverse learning preferences, miscommunication, and maintaining professional interactions. Participants will also discuss strategies to manage communication.

 For GSIs, IAs, and postdoctoral fellows only.

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Event Information
Dates: 
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Presenter(s): 
CRLT in Engineering
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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Participants will discuss ways to make office hours most beneficial to students and identify strategies for dealing with common challenges. Using role-play and case studies, participants will brainstorm how to teach effectively during office hours and handle puzzling situations they may encounter.

For GSIs, IAs, and postdoctoral fellows only.

 

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Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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