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Professional Development Opportunities:

Developing Interdisciplinary Resources for Math and Biology

Are you interested in developing open education resources to introduce quantitative skills in a life sciences classroom AND provide life science context and data in a mathematics classroom? Apply now to join a 2024 Spring QB@CC Incubator!

Participants in incubators will focus on developing modules with a strong focus on quantitative skills that can be used in both undergraduate life science and mathematics courses. Accepted applicants will work in groups that include math and biology faculty, select a mutually interesting quantitative biology topic, and collaborate to develop educational modules appropriate for use in their own classrooms. Teams of math and biology faculty are encouraged to apply. Team applicants may stay together or join different groups to work on their module for the semester. Participants will have weekly virtual sessions to collaborate with and support others in the incubator group.

Click here to learn more and apply for a Spring 2024 Incubator!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications now due December 15, 2023.

 

Math and Biology: A Correlation Made in Heaven

Are you a biology instructor who wants to incorporate more linear regression into your course? Are you a math instructor looking for authentic biological contexts to use in a course that covers linear regression? That’s where the QB@CC Fall 2023 Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) comes in! We know that biology and statistics go hand and hand but incorporating mathematics into your biology course or biology into your mathematics course can be a challenge on your own. As a member of the FMN, you will implement one or two linear regression-focused QB@CC modules into one of your courses this Fall with the support of your fellow FMN participants and two faculty mentors.

Participants in this FMN will focus on how to use data-driven modules in undergraduate mathematics courses. Accepted applicants will customize and implement newly designed biology educational modules from a wide range of topics. While doing this, they will participate in biweekly virtual sessions to collaborate with and support others in the network and receive mentoring.

Click here to learn more and apply for the Spring 2024 Faculty Mentoring Network!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications now due December 15, 2023.


On September 20, 2023, NABT and QB@CC came together to share a workshop webinar, you can see it here:

Teaching Modules from QB@CC: Tools to Improve Biology Student’s Quantitative Skills

Joseph Esquibel, Jillian Marie Miller, Jennifer Glee Buntz, Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Sarah Prescott

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NABT and QB@CC hosted a special webinar to explore the QB@CC OER entitled Sizes, Scales, and Specialization.
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The QB@CC project is pleased to announce new opportunities to participate in developing and using quantitative biology modules.  Community college mathematics, statistics, and life sciences faculty are invited to apply for an Incubator or the Faculty Mentoring Network.  Incubators are a wonderful way to develop an educational module with colleagues with a little logistical support from a facilitator.  Incubator modules are published as OERs, providing the authors with a citation as well as a new resource.  Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMNs) are for faculty who would like to implement new quantitative biology modules in their classrooms.  FMN participants work with a mentor and a peer community to learn more about teaching quantitative skills as they implement modules in their classrooms.  Learn more about these opportunities here!


Check out our STEM showcase Videos!
3 minute video that gives an overview of the program and include various testimonials from many participants.

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