Professional development

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Tue, Dec 8 2020

EvaluateUR-CURE is a method for evaluating course-based undergraduate research experiences -- CUREs. EvaluateUR-CURE is a modification of EvaluateUR, an assessment method developed for independent student research experiences. In common with EvaluateUR, EvaluateUR-CURE has about a dozen student outcome categories, each defined by several outcome components. In order to assess student progress, each component is scored both by the student researcher and his or her faculty mentor using a five-point scale and accompanying rubric.

EvaluateUR-CURE is currently in development and ... Read more

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Fri, Dec 4 2020 to Sat, Dec 5 2020

This biomanufacturing workshop is the first of 2 sessions. In this session, curriculum experts and industry representatives will present an overview of biomanufacturing with a focus on bacterial systems, online resources, and the basic skills biomanufacturing students should know.

Workshop times :

Friday, Dec. 4th 10:00 am - 3:30 pm Central time

Saturday, Dec. 5th 10:00 am - 3:45 pm Central time

The second session will be held in spring 2021 and will include topics such as bioprocessing, different types of cells, and lean ... Read more

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Fri, Nov 6 2020 to Sat, Nov 7 2020

Join other leaders in biology at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) annual conference , VIRTUAL this year. Since its establishment in 1938, the National Association of Biology Teachers has been the recognized "leader in life science education." Thousands of educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the globe; keep up with trends and developments in the field; and grow professionally. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks and register for the same high- ... Read more

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Mon, Jun 29 2020 to Tue, Jun 30 2020

DARE (Data Analysis Research Experience) is an NSF-funded workshop will train faculty in best practices for quantitative reasoning instruction. Attendees will return home and be able to serve as leaders on their home campus for a hands-on approach to quantitative reasoning skills.

The workshop is designed to show faculty how to infuse data analysis into their course instruction and their training focuses largely on showcasing survey research activity that makes use of Google forms and spreadsheets. Faculty is welcomed from a wide range of disciplines, such as sociology, psychology, ... Read more
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Wed, Jul 8 2020 to Thu, Jul 9 2020

The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is driven by, for, and with the community! Microbiology and biology educators gather to learn best practices and classroom strategies, hear biology education research updates, and meet new colleagues who teach the same classes. Join us and come learn from your peers and network with like-minded educators.

Plan now to contribute to ASMCUE by submitting a proposal for a concurrent education session, workshop, education research poster, short tips & tools talk ("microbrew"), or dissemination station! ... Read more

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Todd Smith
The Alamo