Watch this one-hour workshop to hear how community colleges can respond to the increased student enrollment in introductory statistics courses by integrating modern data science using CourseKata–a free online interactive textbook and in-class lessons.
To explore the reasons students leave Calculus sequences and STEM majors, and shed light on strategies for addressing those barriers, the California Education Learning Lab partnered with Just Equations to synthesize existing research and knowledge from California and beyond.
USC’s Center for Urban Education Syllabus Review Guide
CUE’s online syllabus review guide is intended to help instructors review often taken-for-granted syllabi content through a race-conscious lens and identify areas that can be leveraged to better support students from minoritized racial/ethnic groups.
Active Student Engagement in Online STEM Classes: Approaches and Recommendations (2020)
This paper examines methods of actively engaging students in online university-level STEM courses. It describes a variety of synchronous and asynchronous engagement strategies, cites research supporting their effectiveness, and offers suggestions for maximizing the effectiveness of active engagement regardless of which strategies are adopted to achieve it.
A social-belonging intervention improves STEM outcomes for students who speak English as a second language (2020)
This article investigates the impact of a social-belonging intervention on anticipated changes in belonging, STEM GPA, and proportion of STEM credits obtained in English as a second language (ESL) students’ first semester and first year of college. Results revealed that the intervention increased ESL students’ anticipated sense of belonging and three of the four academic outcomes.
Class Interrupted: Faculty Needs in the Time of COVID-19 (2020)
The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent transition to remote instruction posed unprecedented challenges for the students and faculty of California’s institutions of public higher education. In order to...
Community colleges are finding innovative ways to maintain or increase student engagement during a global health pandemic that has left most switching to online-only formats. Colleges are using virtual events and blending modes of learning and reaching out to students one-on-one to build community in the age of COVID-19.
When the Tide Goes Out: Identifying and Supporting Struggling Students in Online Courses (2020)
This article discusses what instructors can do to support students struggling in online courses, including implementing early check-ups, communicating clearly and frequently, encouraging engagement, building community, providing support and scaffolding, being flexible with deadlines, and allowing re-dos.
Keeping the Promise: A Review of the Master Plan and California’s Higher Education System (2020)
This report summarizes the testimony from the five hearings and highlights the first two years of the Select Committee’s information gathering phase. The report also includes key findings that originated from testimony as well as policy themes.
An initiative of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Learning Lab aims to improve learning outcomes and close equity gaps across California’s public higher education segments, particularly in the STEM disciplines, by leveraging technology tools and the science of human learning to foster student success in online and hybrid course environments.