SABER Annual Meeting 2021

Held virtually the last four Fridays in July

Conference Schedule

Session 1: Friday, July 9, 2021

Session 2: Friday, July 16, 2021

Session 3: Friday, July 23, 2021

Session 4: Friday, July 30, 2021

Annual SABER business meeting: August 6, 2021

Each session will be approximately four hours beginning at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern to 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern. 

Everyone who has completely registered for the meeting as of July 6 should have received an invite to our conference website on Sched. Our Sched site has the whole schedule with links. Contact Jaime Sabel if you have not received this invite.

Register Here!

(Note: Cutoff for same-day registration is 11 am ET. You can still register after that time, but you will not gain access to the schedule in time for that day's events.)

Registration Fees

Registration fees for the 2021 Annual Meeting

  • $50  Tenure/ tenure-track faculty
  • $25  All others
  • Limited fee waivers available (first-come, first-served)

Additional Workshops

DBER Scholars-in-Training Career Panel

Open to Students and Post-Docs

Assess What's Important:

Creating assessments that show how students use their knowledge and how instruction promotes that knowledge.

Workshop registration is integrated into registration for the main meeting.

Bill Wood Graduate Student Talk Award

All graduate students who submitted a short talk abstract will be considered for the Bill Wood Graduate Student Talk Award.

As this award was not given in 2020, multiple awards will be given in 2021. This year all current graduate students and individuals who were graduate students in July 2020 who give a short talk at SABER will be considered for the award

All graduate students who submit an abstract for a short talk as first author are automatically considered for the Bill Wood Award. The Abstract Committee reviews all abstracts submitted and selects those to be presented as short talks at the SABER meeting using the published evaluation criteria. The Bill Wood Award Committee then attends each graduate student first-authored short talk at the meeting and selects the winners. Winners will be presented a monetary award sponsored by Pearson. Thank you Pearson! 

See the rubric for talk evaluations HERE.

Keynote Speakers

Opening keynote: July 9  

Closing the Metacognitive Equity Gap: Research Shows Us How

Dr. Saundra McGuire, Professor (Emerita) of Chemistry and Director (Emerita) of the Center for Academic Success, Louisiana State University, and author of the best-selling books Teach Students How to Learn and Teach Yourself How to Learn

Dr. McGuire will share research-based learning strategies that have proven effective for increasing STEM student success. She will also discuss research on promoting student learning through metacognitive approaches, with a particular lens on improving equity in the classroom. Her work blends cognitive science and learning theory, and these evidence-based approaches will be broadly applicable to all STEM instructors.

Closing keynote: July 30

Dr. Niral Shah, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development, University of Washington

Dr. Shah will discuss his research on race and racism in STEM education, and how instructors can incorporate anti-racist practices in the classroom to improve student outcomes. His work investigates what shapes student identities and participation in the classroom, particularly in mathematics and computer science education.

Abstract Information

The SABER 2021 Annual Meeting will include long talks, short talks, roundtables, posters, and workshops, as in prior years. 

Call for abstracts issued: February 19, 2021

Abstract submission deadline: March 22, 2021

Decisions and feedback posted: May 19, 2021

CourseSource Online Writing Studios

In partnership with the SABER meeting, CourseSource is hosting Online Writing Studios twice this summer: Session 1 July 19-21 from 12-4 pm Eastern each day for participants writing about online and/or in-person lessons; and Session 2 August 16-18 from 12-4 pm Eastern each day for participants writing about online lessons only.

Check out their website for information on eligibility and benefits. Apply online and contact Erin Vinson with questions. Application review will begin on May 24, 2021.


General meeting questions: Contact Jaime Sabel

Abstract questions: Contact Jamie Jensen

Website questions: Contact Liz Bailey or Staci Johnson

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