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Residency Programs

The mission of the Biology Scholars Program is to empower biologists to be leaders in science education reform and catalyze professional societies to sustain undergraduate education reform.

The strategic goals of the program are to:

Develop leaders in discipline-based research institutionally and in professional societies
Create communities of practice around discipline-based research
Communicate knowledge about discipline-based research institutionally and in professional societies

Program goals are achieved through a continuum of three independent, yet intertwined, yearlong residencies: the Assessment, Research, and Transitions Residencies.

 

“Participating in the Scholars program has been the single most best and most influential decision that I have made in my teaching career. […] There is no value that you can place on knowing other like-minded individuals who are caring, sharing, and willing to help each other to succeed.”

- 2009 Research & 2011 Transitions Scholar

 

 

Assessment Residency: March 2015 – May 2016
» Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
» Measuring Student Learning Institute: June 17-20, 2015 I Washington, DC
» Capstone: Mid-May, 2016 I Location TBD

 

The Assessment Residency seeks biologists who utilize varied teaching strategies in their classrooms and laboratories and are motivated to design courses and assessments to maximize student learning.  Competitive applicants are individuals who are asking questions about the purpose of their courses AND the effectiveness of their course assessments.

The Assessment Residency is a yearlong commitment comprised of several key training components including two face-to-face meetings, online “homework” assignments and specialized peer mentoring.

The goals of the Assessment Residency are to:

Develop measurable learning outcomes for courses or course modules grounded in research on teaching and learning
Implement, integrate, and align assessment strategies with course learning outcomes
Explore opportunities to develop a research study analyzing student learning
Create a community of practitioners to sustain improvements in teaching and learning

 

Research Residency: March 2015 – May 2016
» Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
» Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute: July 22-25, 2015 I Washington, DC
» Capstone: Mid-May 2016 I Location TBD

 

The Research Residency is the flagship course of the Biology Scholars Program and has eight years of experience training Scholars in education research. This Residency seeks biologists who have been trained in effective teaching strategies for biology education and are curious about student learning.  Competitive applicants are individuals who are asking questions about the effectiveness of their teaching approaches.

The Research Residency is a yearlong commitment comprised of several key training components including two face-to-face meetings, online “homework” assignments and specialized peer mentoring.

The goals of the Research Residency are to:

Conduct evidence-based research on issues associated with student learning in biology
Identify collaborators from the social, psychological, and statistical sciences, education, and anthropology
Make research results public through presentations and publications
Create a community of practitioners that inquire about teaching and learning

 

Transitions Residency: March 2015 – May 2016
» Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
» From Science Education Research to Publication Institute: July 22-25, 2015 I Washington, DC

The Transitions Residency seeks biologists who are studying learning in classrooms, ready to share their preliminary results, and ready to evaluate whether their work is ready for publication.  Competitive applicants should have initiated their research, collected preliminary data, conducted preliminary analysis of their data, and possibly presented their work to colleagues on campus, virtually, or at regional and national meetings.  In addition, individuals who have submitted a biology education research manuscript unsuccessfully are encouraged to apply.

The Transitions Residency is a yearlong commitment comprised of several key training components including a face-to-face meeting, online “homework” assignments and specialized peer mentoring.

The goals of the Transitions Residency are to:

Publish research on teaching and learning in biology
Identify collaborators for national and international STEM studies
Create a community of practitioners that contribute to our understanding about teaching and learning