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BioSkills Guide

Author(s): Alexa Clemmons1, Jerry Timbrook2, Jon Herron1, Alison Crowe1

1. University of Washington 2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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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.

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Version 1.0 - published on 13 Jun 2019 doi:10.25334/Q4FT92 - cite this Last public release: 5.0


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 500 college biology faculty from a range of institution types, biology subdisciplines, and course levels.

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