March 30, 2020

Trauma-Informed Learning Webinar:

In times of uncertainty we look to our leaders–at home, at school, and at work.  Even when we know they don’t necessarily have solutions, we look to them for guidance and reassurance that things are going to be okay.  Our students, especially those who are less privileged, are going to look at their professors for that reassurance and comfort.  While we can't guarantee them that all will be ok, we can remind them that what they are experiencing (fear, anxiety, trauma) is typical and offer them guidance and help them connect to things that ground them

But how do hold out students’ hearts when ours are aching?  How do help them ease their anxiety when we ourselves are probably feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about the future?  How do we help them find a learning sanctuary—to keep learning and growing?

This free webinar is designed for educators who are interested in learning how they can talk with their students a...

March 30, 2020

In partnership with Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) meeting, CourseSource is hosting a Writing Studio Short Course starting with dinner on Tuesday, July 21st and going through lunch on Thursday, July 23rd in Minneapolis, MN. We understand that things are difficult right now and travel situations are hard to predict. We will make informed decisions about meeting in person as we get closer to the date. For now, we want to go ahead with the application process so that we can move forward with providing this opportunity, potentially online if needed. 

We acknowledge that many of you needed to quickly switch to online education this spring.  CourseSource is supportive of your efforts and hopes that you will consider sharing your innovative ideas through future publications.

About CourseSource

CourseSource is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes tested, evidence-based undergraduate activities for life sciences. The articles...

*Due to the novel coronavirus’s impact on faculty and institutional activities, we’ve extended the application deadline for the IAspire Leadership Academy to May 1*

We are pleased to announce that the NSF-funded Aspire Alliance’s IAspire Leadership Academy is accepting applications for the second cohort of fellows. The program’s purpose is to elevate the preparedness of academic leaders from underrepresented groups so they can aspire to and succeed in more senior leadership roles. This program offers fellowships to individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups currently in formal or non-formal leadership roles in STEM higher education at both two and four year institutions. We hope you’ll be able to share this opportunity with colleagues who have been involved with SIST.

IAspire Leadership Fellows will gain critical leadership skills across numerous competencies. They will have opportunities to learn how to lead more effectively in increasingly complex environments and build con...

December 6, 2019

The following three NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Sites are currently recruiting undergraduate fellows for nine-week mentored opportunities to design and conduct research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning. Notification of selection: Mid-Spring, 2020.

1. University of Georgia: Undergraduate Biology Education Research Version 3 (UBERV3) combines life science and education faculty mentors in projects aimed at developing fellows knowledge and skills in biology education research, encouraging undergraduates to pursue doctoral study of biology teaching and learning, expanding the diversity of the talent pool in biology education research, and contributing to the development of theory and knowledge about biology education in ways that can inform biology instruction. 2020 program dates: Monday, May 18 – Saturday July 18, 2020. Stipends of $4500 plus $500 for food. On-campus housing provided free!
Application deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020

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