UCF PER is “Notable”
The Chini Physics Education Research group earned our first Physics Education Research Notable Paper designation in 2017, and we continued to earn this designation in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Congrats, team!
- 2020: “Practicing physicists’ knowledge about disability: Development of the Disability and Physics Careers Survey (DPCS)”, Erin Scanlon, Daniel Oleynik, and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Citation: “This paper is notable in promoting access for people with disabilities — which requires understanding the non-obvious obstacles — and presenting a strong example of survey design and improvement.”
- 2019: “Attending to Emotion in a Metaphor for Success in Physics with Poetic Analysis,” Brian Zamarripa Roman, Amy Vary Schwandes, and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Citation: “For research topic and methodology that are novel in PER, empathetic involvement of participants in research, and a well written and researched account of all that.”
- 2018: “Ability profiles: A framework for conceptualizing dimensions of ability,” Erin M. Scanlon and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Citation: “For developing a well-grounded framework for examining how particular curricula privilege or disadvantage students with abilities across a multidimensional spectrum.”
- 2018: “Success is a puzzle: Sorting out the pieces with metaphor analysis,” Brian Zamarripa Roman and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Citation: “For robustly applying metaphor analysis to how women in physics conceptualize success in physics to arrive at insightful findings and for deliberately engaging study participants in interpretive, analytical work.”
- 2017: “Differences between the SCALE-UP model and instructors’ perceptions of implementation,” Brian Zamarripa Roman, Constance M. Doty, Matthew Wilcox, Noel Klinger, Jarrad W. T. Pond, Joshua S. Von Korff, and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Citation: “For their exploratory work with well-supported conclusions on the under-investigated issue of how faculty feel they enact research-based instructional strategies and why they alter them. A good example of how preliminary analysis can be done well for the PERC proceedings.”
Jackie actually updated the website…
This website has been neglected since 2017… parenting apparently takes time! Funding, Publication and People updates between 2017 and 2021 are noted on their respective pages but likely won’t be added here.
Paper on Learning Profiles in Studio Physics Published
Jarrad Pond’s paper on identifying learning profiles in algebra-based studio physics was published in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
Brian Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Brian Zamarripa Roman was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his proposed research on gender in physics! Read more here!
Paper on GTA Buy-in Published & Selected as an Editors’ Suggestion
Our exploration of GTA Buy-in to reformed instruction was published in Physical Review Physics Education Research and selected as an Editors’ Suggestion! Congratulations to Matthew Wilcox for his first first author publication!
TeachLivE Research Featured on APS Physics
Our work with the Learning Assistants and TeachLivE was featured on the APS news site Physics.
TeachLivE Work Featured on New Scientist
Dr. Chini and the TeachLivE simulator were highlighted by New Scientist.
Paper on Learning Assistants Using TeachLivE Simulator Published!
Our paper on Learning Assistants Practicing pedagogical skills in the mixed reality classroom simulator TeachLivE was published in the Focused Collection on Preparing and Supporting University Educators in Physical Review- Physics Education Research.