Kem Saichaie is the Associate Director of the Center for Educational Effectiveness at the University of California, Davis. He leads the Learning and Teaching Support unit. He works with faculty across disciplines, and campus-wide, to integrate evidence-based practices into traditional, hybrid, and online classrooms.
Additionally, Saichaie is leading the strategic instructional development and assessment initiatives associated with active learning classrooms at UC Davis. Saichaie led similar efforts as the Director of Educational Technology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass). He has been involved with the faculty development and assessment efforts related to ALCs at the University of Minnesota and the University of Iowa, and also taught courses in ALCs at UMass and Iowa. Saichaie has published in a number of venues including The Journal of Higher Education, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Medical Teacher, New Directions in Teaching and Learning (Learning Spaces volume), New Directions in Institutional Research, and EDUCAUSE’s Seeking Evidence of Impact series. Saichaie earned a PhD Higher Educational and Student Affairs from the University of Iowa in 2011.