Registration is Closed for 2023.
Check back for another great faculty development series in 2024!This course is co-sponsored by SABER (Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research) and ASM.
Assessments and course syllabi are 2 of the most student-facing course components, and, if designed well, create great opportunities for learning. This series provides participants with the opportunity to learn about current assessment techniques/topics important to undergraduate STEM educators, share ideas and engage in dialogue with colleagues. Sessions will include a brief overview of a topic, an interactive portion for participants to get feedback on their ideas and a summary/de-brief of the topic.
Webinar Series Learning Goals
After the completion of the webinar series, participants will be able to:
- Consider how to adjust assessments in light of new technologies, like artificial intelligence.
- Weigh the benefits and difficulties of alternative assessment approaches for students, such as ungrading.
- Use concept inventories to assess student conceptual learning.
- Build a syllabus as a means to direct your assessments.
- Use principles of inclusive teaching to design more effective assessments for undergraduate biology.
- Feel more confident to prepare formative and summative assessments.
How will you learn in this series?
- Seven 60-minute interactive webinars presented by active researchers in the field. Webinars are recorded for later viewing in case of conflicts.
- Participate in live activities and Q&A sessions with presenters.
- Complete pre-webinar assignments.
- Engage in weekly small group mentoring discussions with other course participants.
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Heidi Mannetter, Drake University.
- James McNab, Drake University.
- Clayton Mitchell, Drake University.
- Christopher Porter, Drake University.
- Anne Spain, Director, Office of Teaching and Learning, Bridgewater State University.
University of North Georgia
Concept inventories can be used to assess an activity, course or curriculum. In this session, we will highlight existing concept inventories, describe best practices for concept inventory implementation and discuss potential uses for concept inventory data.
Iowa State University
Kingsborough Community College
Florida International University
EligibilityFaculty (at any career stage) and postdocs interested in undergraduate teaching careers, who satisfy these prerequisites:
Prior to registration, participants should be able to...
- Distinguish student-centered teaching from instructor-centered teaching.
- Use Backward Design or other evidence-based framework for designing biology courses.
- List characteristics of effective learning experiences.
- Use learning outcomes to align summative assessments with active learning activities.
- Membership to ASM and/or SABER is not required, but members of both organizations are eligible for a member discount. Membership status will be verified during the application process.
- If you are a member of SABER, prior to registering, email proof of current membership to email@example.com for the discount.
- Use your existing ASM account or create a new, free ASM account.
- All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.
- All registrants will be given access to recordings of all webinars through December 31, 2023.
Course Cost: $375
Course Cost: $475