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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.
June 01, 2017–January 31, 2018
HHMI BioInteractive and QUBES are pleased to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity from June 2017-January 2018 for faculty interested in improving student quantitative skills in biology. Faculty participants focus on providing students with a more comprehensive quantitative skillset by implementing selected HHMI BioInteractive materials in their introductory biology courses and will draft a supplementary activity. For more information on the selected modules, visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/hhmibiointeractive2017/materials.
Additional information about this Faculty Mentoring Network is available at https://qubeshub.org/groups/hhmibiointeractive2017. All faculty are welcome. We encourage faculty from minority-serving institutions and primarily undergraduate institutions or community colleges to apply.
For more information, attend our informational webinar on April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm EST. Instructions for registering for the webinar can be found on our QUBES Hub website: https://qubeshub.org/groups/hhmibiointeractive2017/webinar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Kristine Grayson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
January 02–May 15
Are you interested in adopting interdisciplinary modules that address sustainability and climate change? Apply now to join us for the 2017 InTeGrate Faculty Mentoring Network. Participants will focus on how to use data-driven modules designed by the InTeGrate Project in undergraduate biology courses. Accepted applicants will participate in virtual sessions (including the January 2017 kick-off event) and then continue to collaborate and receive mentoring online as they customize and implement activities in their own classrooms. There are no costs to participate and faculty contributing instructor stories about their use of the materials will receive $500 stipends.
Registration: Applications are due November 28, 2016
Contact: Gabriela Hamerlinck