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Galapagos Biology

This is a collection of Galapagos centric biology information. 

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Sam S Donovan

Communicating Science Resources

Communication is among the 21st Century skills our students will need to succeed in their careers. The importance of communicating scientific information within and beyond the classroom has only been heightened by the pandemic. Students can practice communicating scientific ideas with their peers through poster sessions, presentations and other means, which reinforces content knowledge while developing communication skills. These skills can also be applied to communicating outside the classroom (i.e. public presentations, outreach, social media, crowdsourcing).

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Hayley Orndorf

Interdisciplinarity Resources

A complete scientific worldview relies upon interdisciplinary scientific practices. For example, in addition to the clear connections with chemistry and physics, biology has become increasingly quantitative and data intensive, making statistics, programming, and data science an integral part of biology practice.

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Hayley Orndorf

Authentic assignments

This file has examples of many kinds of authentic assignments including webpages, public service announcements and env. impact statements and many more

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Pat Marsteller

Bioskills document

This is a helpful document for thinking about objectives

https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/cbe.19-11-0259

 

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Pat Marsteller

Cases for Social Justice to adapt

This is a list of places and cases to explore

Native cases site http://nativecases.evergreen.edu/ Breathing Easy About New Air Pollution Standards A town meeting is the backdrop for a role-playing case about ground-level ozone air pollution. The case consists of a flier and scripts drawn from ... On a Clear Day You Can See Forever In this case study, developed for an introductory environmental studies course, students grapple with the issue of air pollution, specifically the ... Plant Transpiration This flipped case study is formatted as a PowerPoint presentation that uses group experimentation to encourage active learning in a large science c ... https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/collection/results.html?keywords2=social+justice&submit=Search SNPs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, and That's What People Are Made Of In this case on genome privacy, students work together to research one of six assigned lobbying groups’ views in this area and then present t ... Streams of Coal or Streams of Death? Mary Beth was raised in Western Pennsylvania, an area where thousands of abandoned coal mines have led to extensive contamination of streams and a ... Studying Racial Bias Students evaluate a research proposal to determine if it is consistent with ethical principles and federal guidelines for conducting research with ... The Big Bad Wolf or Symbol of the American Wilderness? Students enrolled in natural resource programs typically have classroom experience in science-based curricula with little exposure as to how to app ... The Case of a Tropical Disease and its Treatment This case study highlights the epidemiological and socioeconomic factors associated with a disease which plagues thousands of people in Central and ... The Case of Desiree's Baby This case is based on Kate Chopin’s short story “Desiree’s Baby,” a tragic tale of race and gender in antebellum Louisiana ... The Case of the Jamaican Fisherman Designed for a first- or second-semester Anatomy & Physiology course, this directed case study involves a 48-year-old Jamaican fisherman who su ... The Case of the Two-Faced Data This case study on Simpson's paradox is a fictionalized account of a famous case of alleged gender discrimination at University of California at Be ... The Deforestation of the Amazon In this case study, students examine tropical deforestation in the Amazon from the perspective of three dominant stakeholders in the region: a peas ... The Demise of the Forest People In this case study, the complexity of the Malaysian palm oil industry is examined through the perspective of various stakeholders, namely, villager ... The Ecological Footprint Dilemma Is it better to have a new parking lot on campus or use that space to develop a community garden? This is the issue presented in this "clicker cas ... The Flint Water Crisis The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, provides a compelling context for understanding the importance of each of the major classes of chemical reacti ... The Galapagos Using problem-based learning and role-playing, students analyze the geological origins of the Galapagos Islands, their colonization, species forma ... The Great Patagonia Land Grab This PowerPoint case (~2.4 MB) was developed for an undergraduate, non-majors course in conservation biology. It explores the controversy surroundi ... The Klamath Basin Water Crisis In this case study, students examine global water shortage problems in the context of the current Klamath Basin water crisis. Two main perspectives ... The Moon Landings This discussion-based, modular case study provides students an opportunity to examine historical, political, and social issues that impact scientis ... The Mystery of the Blue Death This historical case study describes the story of John Snow’s discovery of water-borne transmission of cholera in 19th-century London. Design ... The Sad But True Case of Earl Washington In 1983, Earl Washington "confessed" to a violent crime that he did not commit and was sentenced to death row. After spending seventeen years in pr ... The Unfortunate Nurse Dengue (pronounced "deng-ee") is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, usually Aedes aegypti. It is common in ... The Wealth of Water Many students take the availability of water for granted. This case study, which focuses on the Cochabamba water revolt in Bolivia, is designed to ... To Spray or Not to Spray In this case study, students grapple with the complex issues surrounding the use of DDT to control malaria in the developing world. In their examin ... Two Peas in a Pod Based on an actual event, this case study focuses on some of the problems associated with reproductive technologies. It tells the story of the "Jon ... Under the Knife and Completely Aware This case study is based on a newspaper article about the suicide of Sherman Sizemore shortly after he underwent an exploratory laparotomy (abdomin ... What’s in Your Water? This directed case study uses a fictionalized story about a family that has recently moved to the Washington DC area and is confronted with a situa ... Going for Gold This case study introduces students to the true story of Caster Semenya, an outstanding female mid-distance runner from South Africa. Caster ... Golden Rice In this intimate debate case, students consider whether to support the development and use of Golden Rice as a means to alleviate vitamin A deficie ... Hyperinflation This case study uses the Zimbabwean experience with hyperinflation to give students an opportunity to apply a variety of economic concepts to a rea ... Josie In this interdisciplinary case, students meet Josie, the main character, who suffers from a variety of symptoms. Students must grapple with the con ... Keeping to the Straight and Narrow This case study tells the story of a group of ten men, recently released from federal penitentiaries, who are housed in a residential reentry cente ... Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself This case study relates the actual experiences of a woman with breast cancer as she shares her experiences through a series of blog posts at variou ... Local vs. Foreign Tragedy This case study challenges students to understand and apply a set of concepts from the domain of social psychology to an inflammatory article that ... MDR Tuberculosis In this case study on multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis, students consider ways in which to preserve health as a human right without subjecti ... Moving to Higher Ground: Ecosystems, Economics and Equity in the Floodplain Healthy river systems serve a wide variety of functions, including recreation, crop production, and navigation. Effective floodplain management req ... Niños Desaparecidos: A Case Study about Genetics and Human Rights This case study is based on the identification of 50 children who were displaced during Argentina’s Dirty War of the 1970s, subjected to DNA ... No Matter If You’re Black or White Human populations have adapted to varying intensities of sunlight with varying tones of skin coloration. The balanced interplay between melanin con ... Of Silt and Ancient Voices This case explores the complex and multifaceted resource management issues that arose when traditional Zuni Indian land and water use practices wer ... Oil in the Amazon In this case study, students participate in a game in which they assume the roles of various stakeholders in a proposed oil and gas proje ... Pharmacogenetics: Using Genetics to Treat Disease This case study investigates the applications of genetics to medicine by exploring one of the first examples of a pharmacogenetic test to enter mai ... Return of the Whoop! This interrupted case study outlines the history of pertussis or whooping cough, a disease that in the early 1900s claimed the lives of more people ... Revolt on the Tuberculosis Ward Monique is a 30-year-old Haitian woman with advanced pulmonary tuberculosis who has been transferred from a tuberculosis sanatorium to a large gene ... Selecting the Perfect Baby This dilemma case is based on the true story of Jack and Lisa Nash, whose daughter Molly was born with a rare genetic disorder, Fanconi anemia. By ... Keyword Search Records returned 63 “All Sorts of People” This historical case study is based upon events surrounding the deadly 1721 smallpox epidemic in Boston. It recounts the story of Cotton Mather, hi ... A Simple Plan This case study introduces students to Dr. E.L. Trudeau, who performed a seminal early experiment validating the germ theory of infection. Part I i ... A Struggle for Power in China: The Three Gorges Dam The Three Gorges Dam in China is one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams, providing energy for millions of people. However, the dam's constru ... All That Glitters May Not Be Gold In this decision case, a congressional staffer must weigh a number of competing concerns and issues, including popular reactions to genetically mod ... Am I a Girl, or a Boy? A baby is born with ambiguous genitalia to parents from the Dominican Republic and is determined to be a female based on general appearance. ... Antibiotic Resistance in a Russian Prison In this case study, students will have the opportunity to model the spread of tuberculosis and development of antibiotic resistance in a hypothetic ... Artificial Sanity Using the story of death row inmate Charles Singleton, who developed paranoid schizophrenia while in prison awaiting execution, this case study exp ... Bad Blood The ethics of human experimentation are explored in this case about the infamous syphilis studies performed at the Tuskegee Institute from the 1930 ... Buzz Off! This case study was written to teach students about malaria, an infectious disease transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquitoes that thr ... Cauldron of Democracy This case study explores the controversy surrounding Yellowstone bison (Bison bison) and the relationship between wildlife management and ... Chemical Eric Can't See This autobiographical case study presents the story of Eric as he learns that he has a genetic eye disease, which progresses to the point that he b ... Closing the Gap In this problem-based learning/role playing case, students apply their knowledge of the biology of HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapy to developin ... Cooling Off a Warming Planet This role-playing case on climate change policy is designed to engage student groups in parallel discussions on policy instruments and packages for ... Dengue in the Landscape This interrupted case engages students in issues contributing to the increase of dengue fever in Jamaica. The overall goal of the case is to make c ... Dire Straights This case study is a fictional account of a romantic interlude in which a secret concerning the gender history of one of the characters is revealed ... Do I Belong in STEM? The STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields have traditiona ... Ecotourism: Who Benefits? The main objective of this case is to have students critically examine the costs and the benefits associated with ecotourism, a form of touri ... Everyone Knows Girls Are Bad at Math, Right?! This case study explores the biology and culture of sex and gender, and focuses on the science and pseudoscience that surrounds this topic, especia ... Exploring Unintentional Racism This case study is designed to help students explore their attitudes about race and examine the complexity of racism. It also has been used to teac ... Family, Culture, Medicine This four-part problem-based learning case examines cultural conflicts between Western medicine and non-Western traditional healing practices. Stud ... Farmville Future? Life has changed for the rural residents of Farmville County since the arrival of four concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs); the air has ... Frankenfoods? This discussion case, in which a university research laboratory is vandalized by environmental activists opposed to genetic engineering, focuses on ... https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-social-justice-issues-facing-the-world.html https://case.hks.harvard.edu/race-and-social-justice-case-collection/

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Pat Marsteller

Building Scientific Worldviews

Vision and Change (2011) urged faculty to use overarching concepts to provide a framework for understanding the relevance of narrower details about processes, and in the BIOME Institute this year, we will be focusing on practices and resources that help build scientific worldviews.  

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Hayley Orndorf

Open Educational Practices Resources

More information about open educational resources (OERs) and open educational practices (OEP).

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Hayley Orndorf

Inclusive Teaching Resources

Inclusive teaching practices include a wide range of ideas, including using open education resources and practices, promoting a sense of belonging, and using Universal Design for Learning practices, all of which make the classroom more welcoming and productive for all students. Awareness of the need for inclusive teaching practices has grown during the pandemic. Many of us have been learning more about these practices by reading books, attending webinars, or engaging in community discussions, and some of us have been able to try out these practices in our teaching.

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Hayley Orndorf

Accessibility Resources

Resources for reviewing and improving the accessibility of educational resources. 

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Hayley Orndorf

"SLB Immunology Education Webinar Series: Incorporating COVID-19-stimulated topics in the classroom"

Wednesday May 26th  

2pm EST/1pm CST/11am PST

Organizer: Heather Bruns 

Panelists: Heather Bruns, Suzanne Bohlson, Cristin Gavin

 

Please click on this link (or copy/paste to browser) to register https://slb.mclms.net/en/package/4364/course/9157/view

Join our panelists in a discussion about using COVID-19 as an opportunity to teach scientific literacy, critical analysis, and laboratory techniques while addressing systemic racism in science and healthcare

 

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Heather A Bruns

FMNS- Universal Design for Learning

Some resources on UDL, accessibility, and inclusivity - particularly around teaching remotely.

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Deborah Rook

Keynote Presentation Materials

Articles, materials, and resources associated with keynote presentations.

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Hayley Orndorf

FMNs- Resources for Integrating Quantitative Skills

These are resources for the standard FMN pedagogy week on Integrating Quantitative Skills

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Deborah Rook

SLB Immunology Education Webinar Series: Using activities to enhance engagement, promote learning, and teach immunology

Friday April 9th

2pm EST/1pm CST/11am PST

Organizer: Mallary Wacker

Panelists: Mallary Wacker, Adam Kleinschmit, and William Falkner

Please click on this link (or copy/paste to browser) to register https://slb.mclms.net/en/package/4364/course/9157/view

Join our panelists as they describe activities, games and icebreakers they use to engage students and reinforce concepts in immunology.  Materials for learning activities that are discussed will be provided for those interested in incorporating it into their own classroom.

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Heather A Bruns

Can an undergraduate immunology major answer calls for reform in biology education?

There are few institutions that offer an immunology-intensive major.  You can read about the status of undergraduate immunology education here:

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2019.02446/full

If you are interested in seeing how a comprehensive 4-year undergraduate immunology major could be created, look at this recent article:

https://www.immunohorizons.org/content/4/11/745

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Heather A Bruns

Case Resources

A variety of sources for cases.  

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Kristin Jenkins

Resources to Re-Envision UBE through Future Research

This collection provides various resources to utilize when looking to conduct research related to re-envisioning the culture of undergraduate biology education to better meet the needs and desires of Black students through centering Black culture and Black identity. These resources include but are not limited to: 

- Research Questions to Consider

- Research Methods and Theories to Utilize

- Foundational Work and/or Ideologies 

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Terrell R Morton

Resources to Re-Envision UBE through Teaching and Mentoring

This collection serves as a space to gather and share various resources that currently exist that members of the REC Network use to support and enhance Black students learning, engagement, and retention in undergraduate biology education. Resources can include but are not limited to: 

- Mentoring Practices, Strategies, and Protocols

- Pedagogical Practices, Strategies, and Tools

- Content (e.g., Scientists Spotlights, Bio - Problems that align, etc.). 

 

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Terrell R Morton