June 2020

Price and Ferrare: Comparing Modes of Instruction with Instructor Beliefs

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IAS faculty members Becca Price and Joe Ferrare, along with Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published an article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Ferrare) describes how college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses are taught, and how the instructors’ teaching styles correspond to their beliefs about the way students learn. The paper concludes ...

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Virtual Charter Schools Negatively Impact Students

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A new paper co-authored by IAS faculty member Joseph Ferrare finds that for-profit virtual charter schools have a strong, negative impact on student learning in math and English/Language Arts. The study, which was recently published in the journal Educational Researcher, was a collaboration with colleagues from the University of Notre Dame and University of Kentucky. In the study ...

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IAS Faculty Receive Scholarship, Research and Creative Practice Awards

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UW Bothell has announced the first Scholarship, Research and Creative Practice awards. These awards represent a total investment of $284,000 to advance faculty research and creative practice. The program is intended to support UW Bothell faculty in all disciplines who are starting new projects or relaunching current projects in new directions that have the potential for internal UW and/or external funding. Out of the fifteen one-year seed grants awarded, six were awarded to IAS faculty:

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Jed Murr receives grant for Black Arts Northwest project

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IAS faculty member Jed Murr has received a UW Bothell Scholarship, Research and Creative Practice Seed Grant for his project, Black Arts Northwest, Phase One. The grant will enable the creation of a publicly accessible, interactive online digital history platform dedicated to preserving and sharing the story of a Black Power mural created in Seattle in the early 1970s in relation to the rich history, culture, and politics of Black Seattle. The digital platform constitutes ...

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Letter of Solidarity to our Black Students

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Dear IAS students,

We first want to apologize for our delay in getting this message to you. Please do not take our silence as inaction on our part.

From the first ship bringing enslaved people in 1619, to the Colfax, Louisiana massacre in 1873, to the burning of Tulsa this week in 1921, to the police murder of Amadou Diallo in New York in 1999, to Ferguson in 2014, and so many more, state violence with impunity against Black people is everywhere in US history. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd,Tony McCade, David McAtee. There are so many more names before these that should also be named out loud, exemplifying the Call to Action initiated by the Black students at the Seattle campus, the change.org petition signed by students, faculty, and staff throughout the UW, and the ongoing pain of the Black community, our Black students, our Black faculty, and our Black staff. ...

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