Welcome to CourseSource, an open-access journal of peer-reviewed teaching resources for undergraduate biology and physics
We publish articles that are organized around courses in both biological and physics disciplines, and aligned with learning goals established by professional societies representing those disciplines. Please let us know what you think as you explore the articles and other information in the journal. We welcome your comments, questions, and/or suggestions. You can also follow us @CourseSource on Twitter to receive notifications about newly published articles and announcements! Learn more about CourseSource.
Please note that we are in the process of hiring a new Managing Editor and may be slow to respond to email inquiries and monitor the submission site between May-July. We encourage you to continue submitting your amazing work! Thank you for your patience as we go through this staffing transition.
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Introductory Biology
- Introductory Physics: Algebra-Based
- Introductory Physics: Calculus-Based
- Plant Biology
- Professional Development and Career Planning
- Science Process Skills
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April 14, 2022
Apply for the 2022 BIOME Institute!
Summer session: July 18 - 29, 2022 (first week synchronous, second week asynchronous)
Fall working groups: September 5 - November 18, 2022
BioQUEST is thrilled to announce the 2022 BIOME Institute, a fantastic virtual professional development opportunity for STEM educators to engage with a community of peers to address an educational challenge--with the goal of improving student outcomes. This year’s theme is “Sparking IDEAS: Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, and Accessible Communities in STEM Classrooms.”
The BIOME is a special opportunity to join a fantastic community of educators committed to STEM education reform.
Find more details here, and we hope to see you. Early bird deadline is April 17, with a final deadline of May 10.
April 4, 2022
CourseSource is hosting a Writing Studio workshop starting late afternoon on Tuesday, July 5th and ending at 2 pm Thursday, July 7th in Minneapolis, MN, just ahead of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) 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.
If you are selected for the Writing Studio, we will provide $2000 travel support after the conclusion of the Writing Studio that can be used for travel, lodging, and food. If you wish, you can also stay for the SABER meeting.
CourseSource is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes tested, evidence-based undergraduate biology activities. The articles include details in a format, style, and voice that supports replicability. Publishing activities in CourseSource provides authors with recognition of the creativity, experience, and time needed to develop effective classroom materials, while also supporting the dissemination of evidence-based teaching practices. Authors can list CourseSource articles in the peer-reviewed publication section of their curriculum vitae and use them as evidence for excellence in teaching.
The Writing Studio workshop is open to instructors who teach biology to undergraduate students (including faculty, graduate students, and postdocs) and are planning to publish an activity in CourseSource. We are very sorry but due to funding limitations, we can only fund individuals who are currently affiliated with US institutions. Preference is given to applicants who have taught the activity that they will be working on at the Writing Studio and who have not previously published in CourseSource. Faculty from community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, and minority-serving institutions (colleges and universities) are encouraged to apply.
If you are selected for the Writing Studio, we will provide $2000 in travel support after full participation in the Writing Studio. The Writing Studio will provide time for you to work on your CourseSource manuscript and receive advice and feedback from editorial staff. We will also connect you with other prospective authors.
Please fill out the application online at: https://cornell.ca1.
Jenny Knight, CourseSource Editor-in-Chief, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Smith, CourseSource Advisory Board Member and past Editor-in-Chief, email@example.com