Final talk of Spring 2017 CALS Equity and Diversity Lunch and Learn Series – May 10

Members of the CALS community are invited to bring a lunch and join the final talk of the CALS Equity and Diversity Committee’s Spring 2017 Lunch and Learn series on Wednesday, May 10:

“Promoting Success for Underrepresented Groups in Undergraduate STEM Courses”
Judith Harackiewicz, Psychology
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Noon – 1 p.m.
2511 Microbial Sciences Building

It is essential that students perceive value in their academic work. In a series of experimental studies, we have tested the potential of utility-value interventions to close achievement gaps in a gateway college science class. This research contributes to our understanding of value transmission and suggests that faculty can make important contributions to students’ academic performance by focusing on utility value.

Judith Harackiewicz is the Paul Pintrich Professor of Psychology. Her research on motivation and educational interventions has been funded by NSF and NIH.  Her most recent research concerns interventions to promote motivation. She is currently testing motivational interventions in college science courses, working to promote interest and performance in the foundational course that serves as a gateway to biomedical careers.

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