Attend BIOQUEST (funding available) and bring data to your classroom
The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education Synthesis (QUBES) Project and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) are inviting applications for an upcoming Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). FMNs are professional development opportunities through online communities where participants work collaboratively to discover new teaching materials, pedagogical techniques, and quantitative content.
The DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom FMN is seeking applicants who have experience in bringing data-driven activities into the introductory biology or ecology classroom, and are interested in exploring, adapting, and implementing new teaching modules using authentic research data. Participants in this network will develop adaptations of dataset teaching resources for their classroom. These will posted on QUBES as derivative open educational resources publications, with associated commentary on EcoEdDL. The original resources selected for this network were recently published in a special issue of ESA’s Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE). This FMN is part of the DIG project to build collaborative spaces for teaching with quantitative data (funded by an NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN) Incubator Grant DBI 1730122).
FMN participants will meet in person at the BioQUEST/QUBES Summer Workshop June 18-23 at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. Funding for the conference registration, dorm housing, and food will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Attending the summer workshop is required for participation in this FMN.
The FMN will continue working together on development, implementation, and publication of adaptations during Fall 2018 through virtual meetings. Please visit the Data Incubator Group FMN website for more details and to apply.
Due April 13th. All faculty are welcome. We encourage participation from faculty at diverse institution types and serving diverse student populations.
Contact Kaitlin Bonner (kbonner "at" sjfc.edu) or Raisa Hernández Pacheco (rhernan2 "@" richmond.edu).