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2017 HHMI BioInteractive and QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network

Summer/Fall 2017
 

HHMI BioInteractive and the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis project (QUBES; https://qubeshub.org) are pleased to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity from June 2017 –  January 2018 for faculty interested in improving student quantitative skills in biology. Faculty participants focus on providing students with a more comprehensive quantitative skillset by implementing selected HHMI BioInteractive materials in their introductory biology courses and will draft a supplementary activity. For more information on the selected materials click here.

QUBES (qubeshub.org) is an NSF-funded virtual center that supports collaboration to promote quantitative biology education at the undergraduate level.

Dates and Location:
This Faculty Mentoring Network will run from June 2017 - January 2018. Participants will meet online to support the customization and implementation of activities in your course during the Fall 2017 semester. All participants must be able to attend the BioQUEST Summer Workshop in East Lansing, MI from July 23-28, 2017. Accepted participants will have their registration and housing covered to attend the Summer Workshop, but will be responsible for their own travel to and from the workshop. More information regarding the Summer Workshop can be found here: www.qubeshub.org/groups/summer2017.

Commitment:
To qualify, participants must be willing to incorporate the following into their Introductory Biology course during the Fall 2017 semester (more detailed information can be found here)

  1. either the Spreadsheet Data Analysis Tutorials or the Math and Statistics Guide,
  2. either a Scientists at Work short video or a Data Point and
  3. a draft supplementary activity focused on student quantitative skills.

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. Participants must be able to attend the entire BioQUEST Summer Workshop (July 23-28, 2017).

Benefits of participation:

  • Access ready-to-use teaching materials. Participants will incorporate selected HHMI BioInteractive materials in Fall 2017 classes (more information about the materials can be found here)
  • Access to peer mentors on lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two-three weeks


More Information and Questions:
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Csikari (csikarim@hhmi.org) or Kristine Grayson (kgrayson@richmond.edu).