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Akkaraju, Shylaja

ShylajaDr. Shylaja Akkaraju is a Professor of Biology at Bronx Community College. She specializes in pedagogy with a focus on threshold concept, cognitive load, growth mindset, and mastery learning theories as they apply to students learning biology. She was a contributing author of a major Human Anatomy & Physiology textbook, published by McGraw Hill publishers in 2008. Her work appears in the Journal of Effective Teaching, the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, The Double Helix, and Assess@CUNY. She has served as an assessment fellow for BCC since 2010. Dr. Akkaraju has also co-run a year-long faculty development workshop for new faculty in which she stresses the importance of assessment for student-centered learning at the classroom level. Currently she is working on two projects: examining the role of online oral exams as benchmark and summative assessments and the importance of low stakes writing in empowering learners to adopt healthy food habits.

https://uncw.edu/jet/articles/vol14_2/wolf.pdf
https://assessatcuny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2020/09/pedagogical-love-during-the-age-of-the-pandemic-formative-assessments-to-the-rescue/
https://academicworks.cuny.edu/bx_pubs/63/
https://jethe.org/index.php/jethe/article/view/14/5
https://jethe.org/index.php/jethe/article/view/51/21
https://uncw.edu/jet/articles/vol16_3/akkaraju.pdf
https://wac.colostate.edu/docs/double-helix/v3/akkaraju.pdf
https://youtu.be/Yvma56yBL-8

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