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Broadening participation through academic interventions on your campus

Presenters: Matthew Jackson, Dustin Thoman, Christina Curti, Garam Lee, and Jeanette Zambrano

 

Abstract:
Classroom activities that encourage students to connect the relevance (i.e. utility value) of course materials to their lives has been empirically shown to increase student motivation and learning in STEM courses. These findings are especially robust for students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. However, without fidelity to the implementation outlined in research paradigms, these utility value interventions display reduced effectiveness. This workshop will outline the procedures to implement, as well as those to avoid, in order to maximize the benefit to STEM students. Attending this utility value intervention workshop will empower STEM faculty and administrators with an additional tool to maximize the achievement of diverse student populations. The workshop will include a presentation reviewing successful and unsuccessful intervention strategies, followed by a small group session where attendees can develop implementation strategies that are tailored to their home institution, with the assistance of the organizers.

 

Time & Location:
2017 Southern California PKAL Regional Network Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
University of California San Diego | March 25, 2017

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July 22nd, 2017

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March 17th, 2017

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