Category Student Affairs

The Most Important Higher Ed Story of 2015

Inside Higher Ed has called last month’s New York Times article highlighting the experimental approaches being taken to improve student success in introductory STEM courses at UC Davis ‘The Most Important Higher Ed Story of 2015.’ Written by Joshua Kim The most important higher education story of 2015 will, ironically, be a story published at […]

Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science

For his article for The New York Times, reporter Richard Pérez-Peña visited UC Davis to observe the experimental approaches being taken to improve student success in introductory STEM courses. He spent the day with Catherine Uvarov, a chemistry instructor at UC Davis who has been working with Hub Director and Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Marco […]

Freshman Student

8 Things Not to Do Freshman Year

Written by Katie Dwyer for HackCollege. Moving to college is a stressful moment—a full transition from life at home to a new academic, social, geographic, and personal reality. For many of us who set out on the stereotypical dorm life college reality, freshman year involves packing up and moving out, in a single moment becoming both […]

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material Walk into any college class and you will likely see most of the students on laptops feverishly typing every word the professor says but Cindi May reports for Scientific American how and why the old school method trumps technology when it comes to taking […]

Scientist looking at images of the brain.

Job Profile – Behavioral Neuroscientist

Behavioral Neuroscientist Basic Job Description: Study the biologic basis for human behavior by conducting laboratory experiments, gathering data from human research participants, performing simple surgical procedures, or conducting experiments on animal subjects. Read more about this field here. Are you interested in the brain and how the brain works? Do you find yourself wondering what causes […]