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1 Vision & Change in Biology Undergraduate Education Penelope Firth and Linda Slakey National Science Foundation Starting the Conversation

2 NSF BIO-EHR Working Group charge: 1.Examine and address key issues in biology undergraduate education 2.Recommend strategy and actions

3 Deborah Allen, EHR Peter Arzberger, BIO Dondra Bailey, BIO J. Ellis Bell, BIO Celeste Carter, EHR Mary Chamberlin, BIO James Collins, BIO LaJoyce Debro, BIO Penelope Firth, BIO Linnea Fletcher, EHR Catherine Fry, EHR Elizabeth Gaige, BIO Brian Gates, EHR Richard Inouye, BIO Gera Jochum, BIO Liz Lawrence, BIO Emily Leichtman, BIO Dan Litynski, EHR Wesley Lumpkin, EHR Rick McCourt, BIO Al Savitzky, BIO Judy Skog, BIO Linda Slakey, EHR Jessica Slater, EHR Dan Udovic, EHR Terry Woodin, EHR Kasey Yturralde, BIO NSF BIO/EHR Working Group

4 Strategy developed by BIO-EHR Working Group: 1.Conversations – listen for shared vision and the changes needed to achieve it 2.Big Conference – crystallize initiative and partnerships 3.Report – articulate the vision, synthesize previous efforts; recommend changes needed & roles; address sustainability 4.Implementation – make investments; implement commitments; improve communication; leverage feedback loops Approved by a joint meeting of the BIO Advisory Committee and the EHR Advisory Committee in November 2006

5 NSF supported regional conversations during – AAAS facilitation: 211 participants from… community colleges, PUIs, MSIs, major R1 universities, museums, science centers, education organizations, other federal agencies, National Academies, field stations, professional societies… 2008 San Francisco Denver Chicago Boston Atlanta Washington Image created with Google Maps

6 Botanical Society of America (BSA) Ecological Society of America (ESA) Genetics Society of America (GSA) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) National Academies National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS) American Physiological Society (APS) American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) American Society for Microbiology (ASM) American Society for Plant Biologists (ASPB) Biophysical Society Professional societies & organizations represented at conversations 2008 Photo: Kathy Yturralde

7 We listened to other inputs during : AIBS Biology Education Summit (May 2008) HHMI Invitational Summit on Undergraduate Biology: The Role of Disciplinary Societies (Nov 2008) NSF Advisory Committee meetings Biological Sciences Education & Human Resources Environmental Research & Education NRC reports National Science Board reports NSF merit review panel meetings Professional society meetings

8 231 student participants from 13 institutions. Convened by participants from the regional conversations. Some students are HERE! Mini-conversations during 2009 with undergraduate majors and non-majors to gauge importance of issues to students, discuss potential approaches: 2008 Image created with Google Maps MAJOR Biology – 43% Other STEM – 31% Humanities – 15% Arts – 3% Undecided – 9%

9 We heard elements of an emerging shared vision Broad Career Horizons Experiential Learning Concept Literacy

10 We heard repeated calls for change Broad Career Horizons Experiential Learning Concept Literacy Institutions Curriculum Tools & Networks Reward systems Faculty Development Critical thinking & Communication

11 Planning for Vision & Change Conference

12 Chairs Carol A. Brewer – Univ of Montana Alan I. Leshner – AAAS Members Peter J. Bruns - HHMI Ingrid C. Burke - Univ of Wyoming Alan P. Covich – Univ of Georgia Lynn W. Enquist – Princeton Neuroscience Inst Louis J. Gross - Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville Felicia Keesing - Bard College Jay B. Labov – NAS National Research Council Thomas Pollard –Yale Univ Mary Poss – Pennsylvania State Univ Muriel E. Poston – Skidmore College Robert S. Seville – Univ of Wyoming Daniel Udovic - Univ of Oregon Thomas A. Woolsey – Washington Univ St. Louis Maria Elena Zavala - California State Univ Northridge THANK YOU to the Steering Committee

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