CAMSEE encourages collaborations on education across disciplines. We welcome individuals (faculty, students, and staff) who seek collaborators on new ideas or wish to contribute to existing projects. Current CAMSEE projects include:
Learning community on laboratory courses
Contact: Stacey Brydges, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faculty across science disciplines share, explore, and discuss ideas about introductory laboratory courses, with the focus of engaging all students in authentic research experiences early in their undergraduate careers.
Professional development for instructional assistants
Contact: Mia Minnes, Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty and staff across engineering, mathematics, science, and social science disciplines collaborate on professional development for instructional assistants, with an emphasis on evidence-based learning and teaching practices.
UC San Diego Academy for transfer students
Contact: Jeff Remmel, Mathematics
The Academy is intended for incoming transfer students. It is a five-week, fully residential program where students earn eight units of credit in the major. The academic program primarily consists of gateway courses that are not typically offered at community colleges.
I-SAIL Pilot Study: Large Classroom Configurations
Contact: Stanley Lo, Division of Biological Sciences
Does the frequency of interactions with faculty and teaching assistants (TAs) affect grades? Several STEM instructors are piloting classroom configuration where rows of seats are left empty to allow faulty and TAs the flexibility to walk around the room and reach students no matter where they are seated in large lecture classrooms. The hypothesis is that student learning will improve if they have more access to instructional staff.