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What is XCITE Research?

XCITE research is a mixed-methods research collaborative investigating teaching and learning to inform future directions and enhance the student and faculty experience. XCITE partners and collaborates with UCR faculty and students, local, regional, and national organizational partners, and institutions within and beyond the UC system.

How Can XCITE Support Your Research?

XCITE Research is open to discussing new ways of supporting and collaborating on your teaching-related or user experience research. A sampling includes: 

  • Letters of support for the scholarship of teaching and learning and/or pedagogical research
  • Partnership or collaboration on internal and/or external research grants
  • Graphics or visualization support (subject to recharge rate)
  • Multimedia and/or video support for externally-funded research grants (subject to recharge rate)
  • Proposal or budget planning for course development or teaching-related research projects
  • Research assistance with classroom teaching observation protocols
  • Usability studies or focus groups for course development
 Let's Talk 

XCITE can help you in whatever stage you are today with your research. To get some help, write a detailed email to Cheryl Diermyer, Associate Director of Innovative Teaching and Engagement at cheryl.diermyer@ucr.edu.

Eric Johns is the XCITE Postdoctoral Fellow for Research during 2022-2023. Email him with ideas and questions at eric.johns@email.ucr.edu.

Submit our easy form to request help from XCITE specialists. 


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  • UCR is partnering with Bakersfield College and CSU Sacramento through a California Learning Lab grant on development of a mobile-friendly, introductory calculus course to address equity gaps. The project team is seeking up to three STEM instructors to pilot use of the course in collaboration with the project team, either in the Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 terms.
    • Participating instructors will receive a $1,500 stipend. Instructors may use course components as ancillary resources to supplement their existing curricula. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Samantha Eastman, Sr. LX Designer with XCITE: samantha@ucr.edu
    • Pilot slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Faculty Needs Assessment (ongoing)