The BioSkills Guide comprises program- and course-level learning outcomes that elaborate what general biology majors should be able to do by the time they graduate.
To excel in modern STEM careers, biology majors need training in a range of transferrable skills, yet skills training is often a relatively underdeveloped facet of the undergraduate curriculum. To address this discrepancy, we have elaborated the core competency framework from Vision and Change into measurable learning outcomes which can be more easily interpreted and implemented by faculty. The resulting resource, called the BioSkills Guide, was developed and then validated using input from over 600 college biology faculty from a range of institution types, biology subdisciplines, and course levels.
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Manuscript on the development and national validation of the BioSkills Guide is available at: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.11.902882v1
For additional information and links to related resources, visit the BioSkills group page.
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