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CourseSource is hosting a Writing Studio workshop on Friday, January 17th at the University of California Irvine, just ahead of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) West meeting. We are looking for faculty, graduate students, and postdocs who are interested in attending and getting advice for preparing their manuscripts for publication in CourseSource. Click here for the application and more information.

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting is December 7-11 at the Washington DC Convention Center. Registration is FREE for Community College Instructors! Information is available here.

Save the Date: Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) National Meeting (2020): Let's bring a heightened level of attention to CC BER by having greater community college presence at SABER 2020 in Minneapolis. The conference is July 24-26, 2020. 

SABER West: Another Supportive Place to Attend/Present (2020): SABER West is a regional BER meeting held in Irvine, CA from January 18-19, 2020.  This meeting includes a decent amount of CC attendees and is very practitioner-focused (teacher/instructor focused).  Information is available here.  Abstracts for presentations are due September 20, 2019 and this year they will feature the top-rated CC abstract in one of the plenary sessions

Member News

Oct. 2019: An article by member Mays Imad titled, "Reimagining STEM Education: Beauty, Wonder, and Connection" was published in Liberal Education

Sept. 2019: A research article by member Kristyn VanderWaal Mills titled "Implementation of Open Textbooks in Community and Technical College Biology Courses: The Good, the Bad, and the Data," was published in CBE - Life Sciences Education

Sept. 2019: A research article by members Colin Harrison, Shannon Seidel, Sara Cooper, and Jeff Schinske titled "Investigating Instructor Talk in Novel Contexts: Widespread Use, Unexpected Categories, and an Emergent Sampling" was published in CBE - Life Sciences Education.

Aug. 2019: A manuscript Sheela Vemu and Deb Cole titled, "Histology Personal Trainer: Identifying Tissue Types Using Critical Thinking and Metacognition Prompts" was published in Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.

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