CEA shares results of its assessments and collaborations through peer-reviewed publications and in reports to various stakeholders across campus.

Publications

Shapiro, C., Ayon, C., Moberg‐Parker, J., Levis‐Fitzgerald, M., & Sanders, E. R. (2013). Strategies for Using Peer‐assisted Learning Effectively in an Undergraduate Bioinformatics Course. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 41(1), 24-33.

Toven-Lindsey, B., Levis-Fitzgerald, M. Barber, P.H. & Hasson, T. (2015) Increasing Persistence in Undergraduate Science Majors: A Model for Institutional Support of Underrepresented Students. CBE Life Sciences Education, 14(2), ar12. doi: 10.1187/cbe.14-05-0082.

Shapiro, C., Moberg-Parker, J., Toma, S., Ayon, C., Zimmerman, H., Roth-Johnson, E. A., Hancock, S. P., Levis-Fitzgerald, M. & Sanders, E. R. (2015). Comparing the impact of course-based and apprentice-based research experiences in a life science laboratory curriculum. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 16(2), 186-197.

Soh, M., Roth-Johnson, L., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., Rowat, A. (2015). Interactive taste tests enhance student learning. Journal of College Science Teaching, 45(1).

Sanders, E. R., Moberg-Parker, J., Hirsch, A. M., Lee, P. Y., Shapiro, C., Toma, S., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2016) Transforming Laboratory Education in the Life Sciences. Microbe, 11(2), 69-74.

Whang-Sayson, H., Daniel, J. C., & Russell, A. A. (2017). A Serendipitous Benefit of a Teaching-Exploration Program at a Large Public University: Creating a STEM Workforce That Supports Teachers and Public Education. Journal of College Science Teaching47(1), 24.

Lee, C. J., Toven-Lindsey, B., Shapiro, C., Soh, M., Mazrouee, S., Levis-Fitzgerald, M. & Sanders, E. R. (under review – CBE-Life Science Education). Error discovery learning boosts student engagement, learning outcomes, and retention in a bioinformatics course.

Presentations and Posters

Hasson, T., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., and Toven-Lindsey, B. (2013). Designing a Comprehensive STEM Program Assessment. Presentation given June 2013 at the annual Association for Institutional Research (AIR) conference, Long Beach, CA.

Sanders, E. R., Pires, D., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., Shapiro, C., and Ayon, C. (2013). Using Outcomes Data to Integrate Evolution and Other Threads Across the Curriculum. Presentation given November 2013 at the annual Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) STEM Education conference, San Diego, CA.

Toven-Lindsey, B., Soh, M., Shapiro, C., & Marc Levis-Fitzgerald (2014). Bringing Lab Research to the Classroom: Three Models of Assessing Student Learning in Innovative Science Curricula. Poster presented May 2014 at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Orlando, FL.

Moberg-Parker, J., Pires, D., Shapiro, C., Levis-Fitzgerald, M. & Sanders, E. R. (2014). Outcome-Based Method to Assess Student Learning over Different Time-Scales. Presentation given May 2014 at the Association of Microbiology (ASM) Conference for Undergraduate Educators (CUE), Boston, MA.

Whang, H., Toven-Lindsey, B., Soh, M., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2014). Promoting learning and persistence of URM students in STEM through dynamic assessment frameworks. Presentation given June 2014 at the annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Professionals (NASPA) Assessment and Persistence Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Toven-Lindsey, B., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., and Hasson, T. Assessing and Improving Persistence of Underrepresented Minority Student in Science. Presentation given November 2014 at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) annual Transforming STEM Higher Education conference, Atlanta, GA.

Shapiro, C., Toven-Lindsey, B., Zimmerman, H., Soh, M., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2015). Active learning in STEM: Assessment of student learning and pedagogy. Poster presented May 2015 at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Denver, CO.

Whang. H., Toven-Lindsey, B., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2015). Promoting URM student persistence in STEM through dynamic assessment. Poster presented May 2015 at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Denver, CO.

Toven-Lindsey, B., Soh, M., Whang, H., Shapiro, C., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2015). Examining the role and impact of mentoring on the persistence and retention of URM students. Presentation given June 2015 at the annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Professionals (NASPA) Assessment and Persistence Conference, Boston, MA.

Sanders, E.R., Lee, C. J., Shapiro, C., Toven-Lindsey, B., Soh, M., Whang Sayson, H., Moberg Parker, J., Toma, S., Ayon, C., Zimmerman, H., Roth-Johnson, E. A., Hancock, S. P., Mazrouee, S., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2016). Promoting Active Learning in STEM. Poster presented February 2016 at the Southern California (SoCal) Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) conference, Irvine, CA.

Toven-Lindsey, B., Shapiro, C., Whang Sayson, H., and Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2016). The Role of Undergraduate STEM Research Experiences in Academic Success. Presentation given February 2016 at the annual Understanding Interventions (UI) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Youssef, G., Ainsworth, E. A., Whang, H., Shapiro, C., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., & Chang, J. (2016) Comprehensive Research Experience for Undergraduates. Poster presented June 2016 at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Scuric, Z., Choe, R., Eshkol, E., Arndt, A., Barnes, G., Cruser, S., Shapiro, C., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., & Crosbie-Watson, R. H. (2016). Transforming a Traditional Classroom into an Engaging Online Course with Asynchronous and Synchronous Networking as Pedagogical Tools to Advance Constructivist Learning. Poster presented June 2016 at the Annual Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s Annual Connect Conference in Orlando, FL.

Salomon, D., Glassman, J., Lee, S., Reiley, A., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., Shapiro, C., & Romero, R. (2016). Embedded peer inquiry specialists: A gateway to information literacy. Presentation given June 2016 at the annual Creating Knowledge Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Whang Sayson, H., Shapiro, C., Soh, M., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2016). Examining Faculty Satisfaction and Students’ Academic Outcomes. Presentation given June 2016 at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, New Orleans, LA.

Soh, M., Toven-Lindsey, B., Whang Sayson, H., Shapiro, C., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2016). How Diverse Academic and Social Learning Environments Shape Undergraduate Success and Engagement. Presentation given June 2016 at the annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Professionals (NASPA) Assessment and Persistence Conference, Portland, OR.

Moberg Parker, J., Goodwin, E., Shapiro, C., Tabarez, L., Sanders, E. R., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2016). CREATE-ing Scientific Narratives to Improve Critical Thinking and Communication Skills. Poster presented July 2016 at the Association of Microbiology (ASM) Conference for Undergraduate Educators (CUE), Bethesda, MD.

Barber-Choi, J.K., Soh, M., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., Pires, D., Barber, P.H. (2016). Increasing STEM Persistence of Minority Life Science Students by Bridging the Excitement Gap: A Preliminary Report. Paper presented at the Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education (EnFUSE) Symposium, Washington, DC.

Sanders, E. R. & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2016) Transforming STEM laboratory education: A scalable framework for designing authentic undergraduate research experiences. Presentation given at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Conference. Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice, Washington, DC.

Toven-Lindsey, B., Lee, C. J., Sanders, E. R., Shapiro, C., Soh, M., Mazrouee, S & Levis-Fitzgerald, M., (2016). The BD2K Concept Inventory Hackathon: a QCB Platform for Fusing Learning and Real-world Problem Solving. Poster presentation given November 2016 at the annual Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) STEM Education conference, Boston, MA.

Salomon, D., Shapiro, C. Levis-Fitzgerald, M., Pho, A., & Friscia, A. (2017). Embedded peer inquiry specialists: A gateway to information literacy for undergraduate students. Poster presented February 2017 at the annual Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) General Education and Assessment conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Salomon, D., Shapiro, C., Buck, R., Pho, A., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2017). Embedded peer specialists: One institution’s successful strategy to scale information literacy services. Paper presented March 2017 at the annual Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) conference, Baltimore, MD.

Sellami, N., Toven-Lindsey, B., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., Barber, P.H., & Hasson, T. (2017). Increasing research engagement and entry into a PhD program: Evaluation of PEERS, a STEM retention initiative for underrepresented undergraduates at UCLA. Presented March 2017 at the annual Understanding Interventions (UI) Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Whang Sayson, H., Shapiro, C. & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2017). Who shops around? Exploring STEM course shopping patterns and outcomes. Presented June 2017 at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, Washington D.C.

Sanders, E. Levis-Fitzgerald, M., Shapiro, C., & Sork, V. (2017, November). Engaging faculty in student success workshops promoting equity and inclusion in STEM classrooms. Presentation given at the annual Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) STEM Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Shaked, S., Toven-Lindsey, B., Whang Sayson, H., Shapiro, C., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., & Sanders, E. (2017). Undergraduate STEM students learn more and fail less with active learning strategies. Poster presented November 3, 2017 at the annual Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) STEM Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Kennison, R., Shapiro, C., Gregg, J., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., & Sanders, E. (2017). A career development intervention to improve persistence of STEM life science majors at large universities. Poster presented November 3, 2017 at the annual Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) STEM Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Kennison, R., Shapiro, C., Gregg, J., Levis-Fitzgerald, M., & Sanders, E. (2018). Career exploration in the life sciences: An innovative course to increase retention of undergraduate life science majors and persistence in STEM careers. Poster presented January 13, 2018 at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) West Annual Conference, Irvine, CA.

Moberg Parker, J., Goodwin, E., Shapiro, C., Tabarez, L., Sanders, E. R., & Levis-Fitzgerald, M. (2018). CREATE-ing scientific narratives to improve critical thinking and communication skills. Poster presented January 14, 2018 at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) West Annual Conference, Irvine, CA.

Undergraduate Students Conducting Research in the Life Sciences: Opportunities for Connected Learning (no citation)