Dear Summer Institute Participant,
We hope that you have landed on your feet after the meeting and that you are set up to enjoy the rest of your summer. We were thrilled with everyone’s willingness to jump in and work during the meeting and we are excited about all the great ideas that were shared.
This is a quick email to share some important links and information. We will be back in touch from time to time over the rest of the summer and fall. You should always feel free to be in touch with us too.
Many of us had difficulty logging into the QUBESHub because our passwords were not working. We found the bug and it is fixed. If your password is not working simply click the “forgot password” link and reset it (you can even reuse the one you had before if you want to). It should be smooth sailing after that. Sorry about the confusion.
Your Working Groups
We have an exciting collection of 16 Working Groups that you have formed and will work with over the Fall Semester. We have created a page that lists them all so that you can keep tabs on everything that interests you. Each group has a private work space but you can always request access if you want to join another group. Over the next six months we will be sharing updates from each group and eventually everyone will be sharing brief reports on what they accomplished and resources that they have generated. While tackling these ambitious projects will require some of your time and effort, remember that this is your contribution to a collective effort that will be multiplied many times over. If our groups succeed in producing effective teaching materials, you will have 16 new approaches to draw from for your own classes!
Things to note:
Each group has a facilitator(s) and a QUBES liaison. These are the people to reach out to if you need some help.
We will be adding some detail to the “Schedule” page of your group - most importantly, we would like everyone to draft their initial Action Plan by Monday, July 11th.
Resources Available from the SI Website
The SI website is chock full of information from the meeting. Access to some of the materials is restricted so you should log into your QUBESHub account if something appears to be locked. A few highlights include:
If you have additional resources to share please feel free to post them or email them to email@example.com and we will add them.
Research Survey - you should have received an email about the post meeting research survey. We really appreciate your participation in this effort to design and implement effective faculty development programs.
The Quantitative Biology Modeling Research (QBMR) team invites you to collaborate in a research project looking at the current state of modeling in undergraduate biology courses. Description linked here. Bob mentioned this project during his talk. Contact Robert Mayes or Joe Dauer for more information.
Thanks for filling out the “using data” survey for the DryadLab Incubator Group: DIG Data for the Classroom. You can see a summary of the data here.