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Transforming Student Learning

From the Searle Center

We've published a 10-year evaluation of the Gateway Science Workshop program in Educational Research and Evaluation. And our related study on social comparison in learning groups was recently published in Active Learning in Higher Education.

See Center Director Greg Light's co-authored article on qualitative methods in engineering education research, in the 2014 Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research.

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Learning & Teaching News

Provost announces new online grants

Digital/Online Projects to Enhance Learning 

Provost Dan Linzer and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup request proposals from Northwestern faculty for digital/online projects ... Read more about Innovative Learning Projects

Assessment Forum Draws a Crowd

Nearly 150 faculty, staff, administrators, and students took part in the November 18 “Critical Reflections on Learning” Assessment Forum. This yearly event showcases assessment initiatives at all levels, from individual courses to school-wide programs. Program notes, including materials from Professor Larry Hedges’ keynote presentation, will be available here soon.

Kingsley Leung

Kingsley Leung

Biological Sciences major, concentration in Neurobiology, Class of 2015

On the pre-med track, Leung plans a career in global health. He has served as a mentor in both the Gateway Science Workshop (GSW) program and Academic Mentoring Program (AMP), and was recently honored as AMP’s Mentor of the Year. Leung also serves as general manager for the Treblemakers, an a cappella group on campus.

Clare Forstie

Clare Forstie

Ph.D. candidate, Sociology; member of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Cluster

Forstie's work analyzes the relationship between close friendships, communities, and identities, in particular, gender and sexuality.

In addition to teaching sociology at Northwestern, Forstie developed and taught a college prep course at Evanston Township High School. She has served as a Graduate Assistant for the Searle Center, where she helped lead the Teaching Certificate Program.