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Jeffrey Olimpo

 
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Jeffrey T. Olimpo
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

The Biology Education Research Group (BERG) at The University of Texas at El Paso is comprised of faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and [under]graduate researchers interested in postsecondary teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines. Specifically, our interests include: a) the impact of small- and large-scale course reform efforts on students' conceptual understanding, attitudes, and motivation in biology; b) professional development for undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants; c) enhancement of students' quantitative literacy and reasoning within the biological sciences; d) novices' affective and psychosocial development in research-driven laboratory courses; and e) responsible and ethical conduct of research education (RECR) in the context of course-based undergraduate research experiences.

KEYWORDS

  1. Discipline-based education research (DBER)
  2. Postsecondary education
  3. Mixed methods research
  4. Curriculum development and evaluation
  5. Undergraduate/graduate teaching assistant professional development

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