Presentation on theme: "BIO/EHR Working Group on Undergraduate Education J. Ellis Bell (BIO) Penny Firth (BIO co-chair) Emily Leichtman (BIO) Linda Slakey (EHR co-chair) Judy."— Presentation transcript:
BIO/EHR Working Group on Undergraduate Education J. Ellis Bell (BIO) Penny Firth (BIO co-chair) Emily Leichtman (BIO) Linda Slakey (EHR co-chair) Judy Skog (BIO) Dan Udovic (EHR) Terry Woodin (EHR) Progress Report for Joint BIO–EHR Advisory Committee Meeting 19 April 2007 Ernest Manewal
Key issues include, but are not limited to: 1.Critical skills and knowledge expected of graduates – majors and non-majors 2.Restructuring biology education and the UG biology curricula for todays students 3.Effective learning and teaching approaches and materials 4.Integration of research opportunities 5.Highlighting relevance of advances in the field to life and work 6.Increasing accessibility for all Sandy Eastoak
After the Fall Joint BIO-EHR AC Meeting: Continued discussions between BIO and EHR on possible joint activities. EHR-sponsored workshop on Concept Inventories held March 07. Report forthcoming. Began planning for several activities.
Activities being planned include: Informal conversations to frame next steps and identify potential individuals/groups to be involved in a formal workshop. Formal workshop: Vision and Change meeting – a jointly-sponsored meeting of key scholars and educators. NRC study – to build on and complement the BIO 2010 report (2003) and the NRC study on the Conceptual Basis of Biology (expected 2007) RTCN – Research and Teaching Coordination Networks. New grant opportunities focused on research, education, and practice. David Stoecklein
Research and Teaching Coordination Networks (RTCN) Steering Committee Meetings Vision and Change Meeting NRC Study BIO 2010 Conceptual Basis of Biology (include research, education, and practice) (Members empowered to select others for meetings and to increase buy-in) Help ID Steering Cmte members Informal Conversations BIO AC role in developing questions to guide conversations & identifying Steering Cmte members BIO AC comments on this plan? Society reps BIO research experts Ed experts
Questions that might be used to guide informal conversations: What are the core concepts? How do we enable the design of a curriculum around these concepts? How should faculty be prepared? Are the strategies different for bio majors, science majors, general education? Russell W. Porter