2018-2019 SERG Meetings

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September 4, 2018

Topic: Postponed due to threat from Hurricane Gordon.

September 20, 2018

Topic: Exploring Topics for Future SERG Meetings

Participants in this SERG meeting explored topics potential topics to be explored in Fall 2018 semester. A deeper exploration into an integrated science curriculum was chosen.

October 2, 2018

Topic: An Integrated First-year Science Curriculum at Xavier

Participants in this SERG meeting reviewed various models of integrated science curricula.

Resources:

Integrated Science Curricula Programs (PDF)

A Literature Review of Science and Mathematics Integration (PDF)

TLU Integrated Science Degree (PDF)

ISC Master Syllabus 2015 (PDF)

Syllabus ISL I (2011) (PDF)

Syllabus ISL II (2013) (PDF)

Syllabus ISL III (2012) (PDF)

October 18, 2018

Topic: An Integrated Science Curriculum at Xavier

Participants in this SERG meeting will discuss and brainstorm what a first- and/or second-year integrated science curriculum would look like at Xavier.

Resources:

Summary Integrated Introductory Science Course (PDF)

February 4, 2019

Topic: Combating Stereotype Threat Among our Students

Participants in this SERG meeting will discuss and brainstorm what a first- and/or second-year integrated science curriculum would look like at Xavier.

Resources:

Women_self-affirmation (PDF)

Writing_Intervention_Stereotype_Threat (PDF)

February 21, 2019

Topic: Is Your Course Experiencing a Mid-semester Slump?

Participants in this SERG meeting will discuss some techniques to deal with the loss of motivation and momentum that sometimes comes during the mid-point of a course.

Resources:

See tips from the Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning for dealing with a mid-semester slump. "Overcoming Midsemester Slump"