Research Now

These meetings bring together faculty members interested in discussing current research in the area of teaching and learning in higher education. Each meeting will feature a new research article that addresses a current topic or issue in this area. All faculty are welcome to attend and propose articles for discussion. Discussions can be led by faculty or your colleagues at CATLR. Should you have a specific article that you would like to discuss, please email Director Dr. Cigdem Talgar at

Upcoming Research Now Schedule

Registration is preferred. Click an event title to read more and to register for that session.

Title Date Time Theme Description
How Can We Promote Critical Thinking in Online Discussion Boards? 2/26/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Online

At this session, we’ll discuss a study (Belcher et al., 2015) that investigated faculty behaviors in online discussion boards and their impact on students’ critical thinking abilities.

How Can Learning Science Inform STEM Education? 3/25/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM STEM

At this session, we’ll discuss an article (Henderson, Mestre, & Slakey, 2015) that analyzes learning science and its implications for STEM instruction.

Why Is There No Evidence to Support Learning Styles Theories? 4/8/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Teaching Essentials

At this session, we’ll discuss an article (Willingham et al., 2015) detailing the rising popularity of learning styles theories, which suggest that individuals learn in different ways.