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Investigating socio-environmental issues with data

A QUBES/SESYNC Faculty Mentoring Network opportunity!

Are you interested in adopting interdisciplinary modules that address quantitative reasoning skills and socio-environmental issues? Apply now to join us for the Spring 2018 SESYNC/QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN).
Participants in this FMN will focus on how to use data-driven modules in undergraduate life science courses. Accepted applicants will customize and implement educational modules, including SESYNC case studies and other published materials. While doing this, they will participate in biweekly virtual sessions (including a mid-January kick-off event at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD) to collaborate with and support others in the network and to receive mentoring.
We are no longer accepting applications for this FMN. If you would like to stay informed of upcoming FMN opportunities, please sign up for the QUBES Newsletter!


Description: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC; is joining forces with QUBES ( to work with biology faculty who are interested in adapting and implementing existing interdisciplinary curriculum modules that focus on sustainability and climate change. The educational modules highlighted in this FMN were developed by interdisciplinary teams of educators from diverse higher educational settings. Participating educators are encouraged to mix and match parts of modules and customize them for use in their classrooms.
Dates & Location: The full day kick-off workshop will take place on January 22nd onsite at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD (travel support is available). The FMN will continue online to support the customization and implementation of activities in your course during the Spring 2018 semester. Travel support may be available for interested participants to share their results at discipline-specific conferences following the conclusion of the FMN.
Commitment and Benefits of Participation: To qualify, participants must be willing to incorporate the selected materials into at least two class periods (or equivalent) in their teaching during the Spring 2018 semester. Participants must also be able to commit ~1 hour per week for working with mentors and collaborating with other participants around the customization and implementation of the teaching materials. Additional time outside of these discussions may be required for independent work on adapting and reviewing modules.
**Access ready-to-use teaching modules. Participants will incorporate at least two of the selected materials in Spring 2018 classes. Selected modules can be found here.
**Online support throughout the process of implementing new materials in your course.  Access to peer mentors on lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two weeks
**Travel support to attend the in-person meeting at SESYNC in mid January 2018
**Certificate of Completion provided upon completion of all network requirements.
More Information and Questions: Additional information about this faculty mentoring network is available at
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gaby Hamerlinck at or Cynthia Wei at