- Published on Thursday, 25 March 2010 02:26
QUBES HappeningsView all
April 01–December 31
Are you interested in incorporating more real data into your undergraduate courses? Natural History Collections have been digitizing their holdings and making them available online, creating a vast resource for biodiversity data that educators can access!
Apply now to join the 2017 “Resources for Collections-Based Undergraduate Education” Faculty Mentoring Network. Participants will be introduced to new materials and modules that address fundamental biological principles using real biodiversity collections data. Accepted applicants will participate in virtual sessions, a two-day workshop (held on May 24-25, 2017, in Gainesville, Florida), and continue to collaborate and receive mentoring online as they customize and implement activities in their own classrooms.
This opportunity is part of a collaboration among iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis), Kurator, AIM-UP! (Advancing Integration of Museum into Undergraduate Programs), and
BLUE (Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education).
For more information and to apply visit http://qubeshub.org/groups/nhc_fmn.
July 18, 2016–May 01, 2017
SimBio invites applications for a Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) focused on using SimBio’s SimUText Ecology™ as a platform to incorporate more active learning into ecology classrooms. Because students typically complete SimBio chapters before class instructors can focus class time on student-centered activities that build on what students learned at home.
Contact: Alison Hale
January 02–May 15
The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education Synthesis (QUBES) Project and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) are inviting applications for two upcoming Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMNs). These online communities are professional development opportunities where participants work collaboratively to discover new teaching materials, pedagogical techniques, and quantitative content.
All faculty are welcome. We are actively seeking participation from faculty teaching at all undergraduate levels at diverse institution types and serving diverse student populations, including non-science majors.
Benefits to Participants in Both Networks
- Support for further development of pedagogical material focused on bringing research data into the biology/ecology classroom
- Access to peer mentors on lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two weeks
- Recognition as an ESA Education Scholar upon completion of all network requirements.
The Spring 2017 ESA Data Discovery FMN is seeking applicants who are interested in adapting existing Teaching Issues in Ecology and Evolution (TIEE) modules for use in their Spring 2017 courses. Faculty participants will implement two selected modules with a focus on providing students with the quantitative skillset needed to ‘scale up’ to large ecological datasets. This FMN will begin in January and run through the Spring semester. For more information on the selected modules and to apply, please visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/datadiscovery_2017. Applications are due by November 28th.
Questions? Contact Gaby Hamerlinck at email@example.com.
The new DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom FMN is seeking applicants who have experience in bringing data-driven activities into the introductory biology or ecology classroom and are interested in further refining their own teaching modules or developing new ones. Our data partners include DryadLab and the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). As a group, participants in this network will work towards developing polished teaching resources suitable for submission as a teaching data set to a special issue of TIEE. Please visit the Data Incubator Group QUBES website for more details and to apply (https://qubeshub.org/groups/dig). Applications are due by December 2nd.
Questions? Contact Kaitlin Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristine Grayson at email@example.com.
There is a webinar for more information on both Faculty Mentoring Networks on November 10, 2016 at 4:00pm EST. Register for the webinar by November 7 at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9007215025525936644.
As part of the Math Attitudes and Anxiety Faculty Mentoring Network, Dr. Carrie Eaton of Unity College will be giving a webinar on metacognition interventions to reduce math anxiety in your students. Her webinar will introduce participants to metacognitive interventions to help students reflect on their perception of the utility of mathematics and their attitudes towards math.
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2pm EST (1pm Central/12pm MT/11am PST)
QUBES Blog View all
Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed
NYT, Oct 29, 2016
David Krip, Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley
This article gives an overview of several easy interventions that make a difference in students' success by increasing their sense of identity and resilience.
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in quantitative ecology to support a collaborative project involving investigators Mike McCoy at East Carolina University (http://mikemccoylab.weebly.com/), James Vonesh at Virginia Commonwealth University (http://wp.vcu.edu/voneshlab/), Ben Bolker at McMaster University (http://ms.mcmaster.ca/~bolker/), and Jeremy Wojdak at Radford University (http://www.radford.edu/~jmwojdak/).
This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with the option of renewing for 1 - 2 additional years. The project integrates theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate the importance of predator diversity for food web dynamics and ecosystem function with a focus on a riverine rock pool system.