Two-year colleges have dedicated full and part-time biology faculty who teach the science they love to students from diverse backgrounds, varied preparation and educational goals, and many who are new to the higher education experience. Unfortunately, many of these students, while intelligent, driven and capable, fail to succeed. Education research has generated a vast amount of information about best practices for overcoming the barriers these students face. However few community college faculty are trained in teaching and fewer have the time to keep up with the education research.
CC-BIOME is an effort to improve student success by providing biology faculty a community to share awareness of, and ability to effectively use resources shown to increase student success.
Once you have joined, go to the Forums section and introduce yourself and meet other dedicated two-year faculty.
Contact Dan Ward (dan.ward [at] bioquest.org) to learn how CCBIOME can help you share the news.