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1 Role of Professional Societies in Undergraduate Biology Education: Scholarly Teaching and Scholarship of Teaching Amy Chang Education Director American Society for Microbiology Washington, DC

2 Learning Goals Identify unique roles of professional societies Understand editorial differences between innovative curriculum activity and science education research article Describe the relationship between teaching excellence, scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

3 National Dissemination and National Networks Portal for biological sciences >10,000 peer reviewed resources 11 societies and centers National Science Digital Library

4 Curriculum Collection – innovative, active learning, assessment data –Cell structure and function, genetics, evolution and diversity, microbes in humans, microbes in environment 500 images, animations, videos 2500 resources for undergraduate $25 subscription estore.asm.org UN: CCLI2008 PW: free October 31, 2008

5 Networks Why? Access to –Information –Experts –Communities How? Speaker, presenter Reviewer Advisor

6 Legitimacy Peer review Validate your work Visibility

7 Peer Review: Criteria for Curriculum Innovation Content – learning goals/objectives, context, safety Process – innovative, active, investigative Instruction – clear, complete, cohesive Evaluation – plans, field-tested

8 Legitimacy: Peer Review Education Journals

9 Peer Review: Criteria for Publishing in JMBE Worthwhile – significance Coherence – question-methods aligned Competence – research embedded in theory Openness – inclusiveness Ethics – IRB’s, acknowledgements Credibility – Data/interpretation support/refute hypothesis

10 Validation, Visibility Scholars Program Bioscied Network (BEN) Scholars Program – leaders in biology education digital libraries Biology Scholars Program – leaders in undergraduate biology education reform Faculty for the 21 st Century PKAL faculty leaders for undergraduate reform National NSF Awardees

11 Advocacy Policies Models Experts Guidelines

12 Advocacy: Scholarly Teaching and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholarly teaching is what every one of us should be engaged in every day that we are in a classroom, in our office with students, tutoring, lecturing, conducting discussions, all the roles we play pedagogically.... But it is only when we step back and reflect systematically on the teaching we have done, in a form that can be publicly reviewed and built upon by our peers, that we have moved from scholarly teaching to the scholarship of teaching Lee Schulman, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

13 Teaching Excellence= Best approaches in teaching, tutoring, discussing, mentoring students; investigative Scholarship of Teaching and Learning= Scholarly teaching + reflection + community property Scholarly Teaching= Teaching excellence+ clear goals and expectations+ evaluations+ assessment Advocacy: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)

14 Biology Scholars Program Goal: Develop faculty expertise in evidenced-based science education reform Three components –Research – practices SoTL (July 15-18, 2009) –Writing - publishing science education research) (January 7-10, 2009) –Leadership - undergraduate reform Applications required; multiyear residency 7 life sciences professional society and Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching

15 Role of Professional Societies National Dissemination and Networks Legitimacy – Peer Review Validation, Visibility Advocacy – Policies and Practices

16 Questions? Amy Chang UN: CCLI2008 PW: free Expires: October 31, 2008


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