Biology Scholars - Teaching with Data. Announcing Two New Faculty Mentoring Networks
We are pleased to announce that QUBES is partnering with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars to offer a new hybrid program called Biology Scholars - Teaching with Data.
Over the last 10 years more than 270 faculty have participated in the highly effective ASM Biology Scholars programs. The scholars work in cohorts as part of a year long residency focusing on different aspects of their teaching scholarship including: assessment, research, and publishing. The goal of the Biology Scholars program is to foster leadership and create communities of practice around effective educational practices. You can learn more about the ASM Biology Scholars here.
You might be thinking, that sounds a lot like what QUBES has set out to do with Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMN). In fact, the FMN emphasis on cohorts of faculty working on shared scholarly projects over relatively long periods of time borrows heavily from the ASM Biology Scholars model.
So naturally we have decided to team up and offer a new hybrid program Biology Scholars - Teaching with Data (BSTD). To kick off the collaboration we are now accepting applications for participation in two new BSTD Faculty Mentoring Networks focusing on:
- Course Based Undergraduate Research
kick off meeting in Boston on June 15-16, applications due April 11, 2016.
- Quantitative Skills for Microbiology Students
kick off meeting in Bethesda on July 20-21, applications due May 16, 2016.
Each of these programs requires participation in the face to face kick off meeting and a long term commitment to work as part of a team. Please see the Course Based Undergraduate Research and Quantitative Skills for Microbiology Students pages for additional information, applications, and contact information for questions.