Active Learning Strategies, Flexible Learning Spaces, Blended/Hybrid/Online Course Design, Educational Research Design

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Kem Saichaie is the Associate Director of Learning and Teaching Support for the Center for Educational Effectiveness. He can help faculty consider research-based practices and innovative approaches to integrating technology in their classroom (virtual, traditional, or both).


  • Active learning pedagogies (e.g., flipped model, collaborative strategies);
  • Learning Spaces (e.g., flexible learning environments, large lecture);
  • Integration of technology in the classroom (e.g., cblended/hybrid/online/traditional);
  • Course design (e.g., learning outcomes, curriculum mapping, evidence-based instructional techniques, assessment methods).
  • Consultation for faculty/instructors in all disciplines for teaching and faculty development.
  • Educational Research (e.g., design, mixed methods, analysis).

UC Davis Teaching:

  • Seminar on College Teaching (EDU 398)

 Teaching Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty – Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • Graduate Affiliated Faculty – Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • Teaching AssistantCollege of Education, University of Iowa.
  • Assistant Professor of Communication – Sterling College, Sterling KS

Technology Experience:

  • Director of Educational Technology  – University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • Academic Technology Consultant – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • Faculty Development Consultant – University of Iowa

Recent Publications

  • Baepler, P., Walker, J.D., Brooks, D.C., Saichaie, K., & Peterson, C.I., (Spring 2016). Active learning classrooms: History, research, and practice. Stylus Publishing.
  • Loes, C.N., An, B.P., Saichaie, K., Pascarella, E.T., (in-press). Does Collaborative Learning Influence Persistence to the Second Year of College? Journal of Higher Education.
  • Saichaie, K., & Morphew, C.C. (2014). What college and university websites reveal about the purposes of higher education. Journal of Higher Education 85(4), 499-530.
  • Saichaie, K. Benson, J.H., & Kumar, A.B. (2014). How we created a targeted teaching tool using blog architecture for anesthesia and critical care education- the a/e anesthesia exchange blog. Medical Teacher, 1-5.