General, teaching

“History of the future”

I am entering my second year as a tenure track faculty member at a primarily undergraduate university. As a first year faculty member, we had a first year learning community. We (new instructors and faculty) met approximately twice per month, either within our academic college or as a whole, to discuss professional development. For example,… Continue reading “History of the future”

research, teaching

Starting a research lab at a PUI

I work at a primarily undergraduate university (PUI) where teaching is my main focus, but research and service are still important parts of my job. However, at a PUI, the goal of my research is to include undergraduates and use research as a high impact practice. In other words, I try to facilitate my student's… Continue reading Starting a research lab at a PUI

Behavioral Research Course, General, research, teaching

BR Reflection 1

This semester, I'm teaching Behavioral Research (BR) for the first time. BR is a two semester course, so I will have the same cohort of 16 students for two full semesters. The goal of this sequence is for students to design and carry out research studies in pairs. Here is our course syllabus. The students… Continue reading BR Reflection 1