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Dear ImmunoReach members,

Are you designing your courses for the fall and thinking about integrating immunology concepts – either as a stand-alone module or in an interdisciplinary way - as a topic that integrates with other content in your course? Then please consider taking the following surveys to provide feedback on important concepts and competencies in immunology education.

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Society for Leukocyte Biology-sponsored Immunology Educator Resources series - 2021 

Title: Conceptual Framework for Undergraduate Immunology Education

Description: Join in a discussion about the important concepts for undergraduate immunology education and how they can be used in a classroom to foster conceptual understanding of immunology

When: Friday Sept 10th and it is open to everyone who registers. 

More information and a link to register for free can be found…

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Join this free webinar series featuring discussions with authors from recently published articles in Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education® (JMBE). Come meet other biologists who do discipline-based education research (DBER), become more familiar with study design and interpretation of data of DBER studies and learn how to improve your teaching in the process!  Join us for the fall/winter series one Friday a month at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT from…

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ImmunoReach will be hosting a Faculty Mentoring Network in Spring 2022 (February - June 2022). If you are interested in working and creating something together for our students, then please consider applying. Applications are due by January 3rd, 2022. This opportunity comes with a modest stipend and unlimited support. Please see this link for additional information:

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Inside the Undergraduate Immunology Classroom: Current Practices that Provide a Framework for Curriculum Consensus†

Although immunological research has become increasingly important in recent decades for understanding infectious and immune-mediated diseases, immunological pedagogy at the undergraduate level has lagged behind in reports of evidence-based scholarship. To address the need for a renewed emphasis on immunology education and to describe the current status of undergraduate education in immunology, an online survey of instructors with experience in teaching immunology was conducted. The survey investigated the effects of instructors’ level of teaching experience, target student population, and course components on the emphasis given to certain immunology subtopics in their courses. Instructor teaching experience and current role in teaching influenced the proportion of time allotted to lab techniques, clinical topics, and evolutionary aspects, but type of institution (undergraduate and graduate degree-granting institutions) did not affect course content or emphasis on subtopics. Topics that received the greatest emphasis were the adaptive immune system, the innate immune system, host–pathogen interactions, and molecular mechanisms. Vaccines, hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, and essential immunology techniques were ranked slightly lower, while topics such as evolution, metabolism and antibody purification received the least emphasis. Inclusion of a lab component increased time given to lab-related and clinical topics but did not affect the perceived importance of various scientific competencies. These data describe current curricular practices of instructors who have experience teaching immunology and inform curricular priorities and course design frameworks for undergraduate immunology education.

 

Please find the link to the publication here.

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SLB Immunology Education Webinar Series

Society for Leukocyte Biology-sponsored Immunology Educator Resources series - 2021 

Title: Conceptual Framework for Undergraduate Immunology Education

Description: Join in a discussion about the important concepts for undergraduate immunology education and how they can be used in a classroom to foster conceptual understanding of immunology

When: Friday, Sept 10th and it is open to everyone who registers. 

More information and a link to register for free can be found here: https://slb.mclms.net/en/package/4364/course/9157/view

 

 

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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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Creation of Fundamental Concepts in Immunology for Undergraduate Education

The need to focus on undergraduate immunology education has been strongly recognized and advocated for recently. In response to this need, the Undergraduate Immunology Education Consortium has identified and written several fundamental concepts and example learning outcomes that are aligned with core concepts listed in "Vision and Change for Undergraduate Biology Education" document, AAAS, 2010".

These statements have been revised following feedback from an initial survey and focus groups.  We are in the process of gathering feedback on the revised statements.

Please contact Sumali Pandey (sumali.pandey@mnstate.edu) if you would like to provide feedback on this document or use this document for designing your course.

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