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Apply for the 2019 CourseSource Writing Studio Workshop

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Editorial board members for the journal CourseSource (https://www.coursesource.org/) are hosting a Writing Studio workshop starting with dinner on Wednesday, July 24th- lunch on Friday, July 26th in Minneapolis, MN, just ahead of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) meeting.  We are looking for faculty, graduate students, and postdocs who are interested in attending and getting advice for preparing their manuscripts for publication in CourseSource.

If you are selected for the Writing Studio, we will provide travel support including airfare, two nights dormitory lodging at the University of Minnesota, food during the workshop, and light rail transportation to and from the Minneapolis airport/University of Minnesota.  If you wish, you can also stay for the SABER meeting.

About CourseSource

CourseSource is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes tested, evidence-based undergraduate biology activities.  The articles include details in a format, style, and voice that supports replicability.  Publishing activities in CourseSource provides authors with recognition of the creativity, experience, and time needed to develop effective classroom materials, while also supporting the dissemination of evidence-based teaching practices. Authors can list CourseSource articles in the peer-reviewed publication section of their curriculum vitae and use them as evidence for excellence in teaching.

Eligibility

The Writing Studio workshop is open to instructors who teach biology to undergraduate students (including faculty, graduate students, and postdocs) and are planning to publish an activity in CourseSource.  

We are very sorry but due to funding limitations, we can only fund individuals who are currently affiliated with US institutions.

Preference is given to applicants who have taught the activity that they will be working on at the Writing Studio and who have not previously published in CourseSource.

Faculty from community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, and minority-serving institutions (colleges and universities) are encouraged to apply.

Participant Benefits    

If you are selected for the Writing Studio, we will provide travel support including airfare, two nights lodging in a dormitory at the University of Minnesota, food during the workshop (from dinner July 24th --> lunch on July 26th), and light rail transportation to and from the Minneapolis airport/University of Minnesota. If you wish, you can stay for the SABER meeting and use other resources to cover your meeting registration, lodging, food, parking, etc., starting the afternoon of July 26th. 

The Writing Studio will provide time for you to work on your CourseSource manuscript and receive advice and feedback from editorial staff.  We will also connect you with other prospective authors. 

Please fill out the application online at https://umaine.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1MGkcNrpCuz2xEN.  Application review will begin on April 1, 2019.  Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Michelle Smith, Editor-in-Chief, mks274@cornell.edu     

Erin Vinson, Managing Editor, erin.vinson@maine.edu

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