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InTeGrate Faculty Mentoring Network
Spring 2018

**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! **

Are you interested in adopting interdisciplinary modules that address sustainability and climate change into your classroom? Apply now to join us for the Spring 2018 InTeGrate/QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN).

Participants in this FMN will focus on how to use data-driven modules designed by the InTeGrate Project in undergraduate life science courses. Accepted applicants will participate in biweekly virtual sessions (including the late January 2018 kick-off event) and then continue to collaborate and receive mentoring online as they customize and implement activities in their own classrooms.

Description: InTeGrate (http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/) is joining forces with QUBES (http://qubeshub.org) to work with biology faculty who are interested in field testing existing interdisciplinary curriculum modules that focus on sustainability and climate change. The InTeGrate modules were developed by interdisciplinary teams of faculty from diverse higher educational settings. All modules address Earth-related grand challenges that face society and are designed to develop student ability to address interdisciplinary problems related to sustainability. The InTeGrate suite of high-quality, hands-on, data-driven educational modules is suitable for use in a variety of undergraduate classrooms. Participating teachers will be encouraged to mix and match parts of modules and customize them for use in their classrooms.

Dates & Location: The virtual kick-off workshop will take place in mid-January (day and time TBD and will be scheduled with the accepted participants). The FMN will continue online to support the customization and implementation of activities in your course during the Spring 2018 semester.  Interested participants are encouraged to share their results at discipline-specific conferences and/or at the Earth Educators Rendezvous in Lawrence, KS in July 2018.

Commitment and Benefits of Participation:
To qualify, participants must be willing to incorporate InTeGrate materials  into at least three 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.
*Support for further development of pedagogical material focused on bringing data into the classroom
*Access to peer mentors on lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two weeks for the length of the FMN
*Certificate of completion sent to the participant’s Provost/VP upon completion of all network requirements

More Information and Questions:
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Deb Rook at deb.rook@bioquest.org  or Jennifer Hanselman at jhanselman@westfield.ma.edu