BC Faculty

The Science and Math Institute (SAMI) is committed to supporting our Science Division faculty support student’s sense of belonging in and outside the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) classroom.

SAMI co-leads the Science Division’s Equity Committee

Works-in-Progress (WIP) Series

Our WIP series is a chance for faculty to share a short case study around an equity-issue in our division, and then lead a cross-disciplinary discussion around where to go next with the issue. Past topics include:

  • Collaborative Online Quizzes and Exams to Build Community and Decrease Test Anxiety, Jennie Mayer
  • Race-Conscious Teaching: Striving for Equity in the Classroom, Ilder Betancourt-Lopez
  • Talking about Leaving STEM, Jackie Gapinski and Allison Kang
  • Analyzing Your Own Instructor Data, Dana Vukajlovich
  • Sketchnoting as a Pedagogical Tool, Fatma Serce
  • Decolonization of Information, Elena Maans Lorincz and Roshni Tewari
  • Timely and Warm Feedback: Impact on You and Your Students, Sonya Doucette
  • CidiLabs: Canvas Design Worth Doing, Jessica Wang
  • Division Equity Goals: Where do we focus next?, Jenn Pang and Eric Davis
  • Panel and Discussion on Gender and Sex, Naomi Jones, Jackie Gapinski, Chris Shelley
  • Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives within College Science Curriculum, Claire McKinley and Jessie McAbee

Science Division Book Club

Our Book Club series is a chance for faculty to engage with a topic for an academic year, and brainstorm ways to adapt pedagogy in and outside the classroom. Past books include:

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, by Zaretta Hammond
  • Who’s Asking?: Native Science, Western Science, and Science Education, by Douglas Medin and Megan Bang

Last Updated June 2, 2023