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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196430/aligning-practice-to-policies-changing-the-culture-to-recognize-and-reward-teaching-at-research-universities
#1
Michael Dennin, Zachary D Schultz, Andrew Feig, Noah Finkelstein, Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, Michael Hildreth, Adam K Leibovich, James D Martin, Mark B Moldwin, Diane K O'Dowd, Lynmarie A Posey, Tobin L Smith, Emily R Miller
Recent calls for improvement in undergraduate education within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines are hampered by the methods used to evaluate teaching effectiveness. Faculty members at research universities are commonly assessed and promoted mainly on the basis of research success. To improve the quality of undergraduate teaching across all disciplines, not only STEM fields, requires creating an environment wherein continuous improvement of teaching is valued, assessed, and rewarded at various stages of a faculty member's career...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196429/engaging-undergraduate-biology-students-in-scientific-modeling-analysis-of-group-interactions-sense-making-and-justification
#2
Andrea M-K Bierema, Christina V Schwarz, Jon R Stoltzfus
National calls for improving science education (e.g., Vision and Change) emphasize the need to learn disciplinary core ideas through scientific practices. To address this need, we engaged small groups of students in developing diagrammatic models within two (one large-enrollment and one medium-enrollment) undergraduate introductory biology courses. During these activities, students developed scientific models of biological phenomena such as enhanced growth in genetically modified fish. To investigate whether undergraduate students productively engaged in scientific practices during these modeling activities, we recorded groups of students as they developed models and examined three characteristics: how students 1) interacted with one another, 2) made sense of phenomena, and 3) justified their ideas...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196428/measurement-instrument-for-scientific-teaching-mist-a-tool-to-measure-the-frequencies-of-research-based-teaching-practices-in-undergraduate-science-courses
#3
Mary F Durham, Jennifer K Knight, Brian A Couch
The Scientific Teaching (ST) pedagogical framework provides various approaches for science instructors to teach in a way that more closely emulates how science is practiced by actively and inclusively engaging students in their own learning and by making instructional decisions based on student performance data. Fully understanding the impact of ST requires having mechanisms to quantify its implementation. While many useful instruments exist to document teaching practices, these instruments only partially align with the range of practices specified by ST, as described in a recently published taxonomy...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196427/development-of-a-biological-science-quantitative-reasoning-exam-biosquare
#4
Liz Stanhope, Laura Ziegler, Tabassum Haque, Laura Le, Marcelo Vinces, Gregory K Davis, Andrew Zieffler, Peter Brodfuehrer, Marion Preest, Jason M Belitsky, Charles Umbanhowar, Paul J Overvoorde
Multiple reports highlight the increasingly quantitative nature of biological research and the need to innovate means to ensure that students acquire quantitative skills. We present a tool to support such innovation. The Biological Science Quantitative Reasoning Exam (BioSQuaRE) is an assessment instrument designed to measure the quantitative skills of undergraduate students within a biological context. The instrument was developed by an interdisciplinary team of educators and aligns with skills included in national reports such as BIO2010, Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians, and Vision and Change Undergraduate biology educators also confirmed the importance of items included in the instrument...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196426/a-model-for-postdoctoral-education-that-promotes-minority-and-majority-success-in-the-biomedical-sciences
#5
Arri Eisen, Douglas C Eaton
How does the United States maintain the highest-quality research and teaching in its professional science workforce and ensure that those in this workforce are effectively trained and representative of national demographics? In the pathway to science careers, the postdoctoral stage is formative, providing the experiences that define the independent work of one's first faculty position. It is also a stage in which underrepresented minorities (URMs) disproportionately lose interest in pursuing academic careers in science and, models suggest, a point at which interventions to increase proportions of URMs in such careers could be most effective...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196425/providing-social-support-for-underrepresented-racial-and-ethnic-minority-phd-students-in-the-biomedical-sciences-a-career-coaching-model
#6
Simon N Williams, Bhoomi K Thakore, Richard McGee
Improvement in the proportion of underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (URMs) in academic positions has been unsatisfactory. Although this is a complex problem, one key issue is that graduate students often rely on research mentors for career-related support, the effectiveness of which can be variable. We present results from a novel academic career "coaching" intervention, one aim of which was to provide supplementary social support for PhD students, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196424/within-and-beyond-biology-education-research-steps-toward-cross-disciplinary-collaboration
#7
Erin L Dolan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180350/undergraduate-performance-in-solving-ill-defined-biochemistry-problems
#8
Cheryl A Sensibaugh, Nathaniel J Madrid, Hye-Jeong Choi, William L Anderson, Marcy P Osgood
With growing interest in promoting skills related to the scientific process, we studied performance in solving ill-defined problems demonstrated by graduating biochemistry majors at a public, minority-serving university. As adoption of techniques for facilitating the attainment of higher-order learning objectives broadens, so too does the need to appropriately measure and understand student performance. We extended previous validation of the Individual Problem Solving Assessment (IPSA) and administered multiple versions of the IPSA across two semesters of biochemistry courses...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180349/recent-research-in-science-teaching-and-learning
#9
Sarah L Eddy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167225/a-call-to-use-cultural-competence-when-teaching-evolution-to-religious-college-students-introducing-religious-cultural-competence-in-evolution-education-reccee
#10
M Elizabeth Barnes, Sara E Brownell
Low acceptance of evolution among undergraduate students is common and is best predicted by religious beliefs. Decreasing students' perceived conflict between religion and evolution could increase their acceptance of evolution. However, college biology instructors may struggle with trying to decrease students' perceived conflict between religion and evolution because of differences in the religious cultures and beliefs of instructors and students. Although a large percentage of undergraduate students in evolution courses are religious, most instructors teaching evolution are not...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167224/implementation-of-a-learning-assistant-program-improves-student-performance-on-higher-order-assessments
#11
Nadia Sellami, Shanna Shaked, Frank A Laski, Kevin M Eagan, Erin R Sanders
Learning assistant (LA) programs have been implemented at a range of institutions, usually as part of a comprehensive curricular transformation accompanied by a pedagogical switch to active learning. While this shift in pedagogy has led to increased student learning gains, the positive effect of LAs has not yet been distinguished from that of active learning. To determine the effect that LAs would have beyond a student-centered instructional modality that integrated active learning, we introduced an LA program into a large-enrollment introductory molecular biology course that had already undergone a pedagogical transformation to a highly structured, flipped (HSF) format...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167223/graduate-training-at-the-interface-of-computational-and-experimental-biology-an-outcome-report-from-a-partnership-of-volunteers-between-a-university-and-a-national-laboratory
#12
Albrecht G von Arnim, Anamika Missra
Leading voices in the biological sciences have called for a transformation in graduate education leading to the PhD degree. One area commonly singled out for growth and innovation is cross-training in computational science. In 1998, the University of Tennessee (UT) founded an intercollegiate graduate program called the UT-ORNL Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology in partnership with the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Here, we report outcome data that attest to the program's effectiveness in graduating computationally enabled biologists for diverse careers...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146667/building-better-bridges-into-stem-a-synthesis-of-25-years-of-literature-on-stem-summer-bridge-programs
#13
Michael Ashley, Katelyn M Cooper, Jacqueline M Cala, Sara E Brownell
Summer bridge programs are designed to help transition students into the college learning environment. Increasingly, bridge programs are being developed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines because of the rigorous content and lower student persistence in college STEM compared with other disciplines. However, to our knowledge, a comprehensive review of STEM summer bridge programs does not exist. To provide a resource for bridge program developers, we conducted a systematic review of the literature on STEM summer bridge programs...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146666/students-in-fully-online-programs-report-more-positive-attitudes-toward-science-than-students-in-traditional-in-person-programs
#14
Viranga Perera, Chris Mead, Sanlyn Buxner, David Lopatto, Lev Horodyskyj, Steven Semken, Ariel D Anbar
Following the growth of online, higher-education courses, academic institutions are now offering fully online degree programs. Yet it is not clear how students who enroll in fully online degree programs are similar to those students who enroll in in-person ("traditional") degree programs. Because previous work has shown students' attitudes toward science can affect their performance in a course, it is valuable to ask how attitudes toward science differ between these two populations. We studied students who completed a fully online astrobiology course...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146665/the-relative-effect-of-team-based-learning-on-motivation-and-learning-a-self-determination-theory-perspective
#15
Lucas M Jeno, Arild Raaheim, Sara Madeleine Kristensen, Kjell Daniel Kristensen, Torstein Nielsen Hole, Mildrid J Haugland, Silje Mæland
We investigate the effects of team-based learning (TBL) on motivation and learning in a quasi-experimental study. The study employs a self-determination theory perspective to investigate the motivational effects of implementing TBL in a physiotherapy course in higher education. We adopted a one-group pretest-posttest design. The results show that the students' intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, perceived competence, and perceived autonomy support significantly increased going from lectures to TBL...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146664/the-effects-of-practice-based-training-on-graduate-teaching-assistants-classroom-practices
#16
Erin A Becker, Erin J Easlon, Sarah C Potter, Alberto Guzman-Alvarez, Jensen M Spear, Marc T Facciotti, Michele M Igo, Mitchell Singer, Christopher Pagliarulo
Evidence-based teaching is a highly complex skill, requiring repeated cycles of deliberate practice and feedback to master. Despite existing well-characterized frameworks for practice-based training in K-12 teacher education, the major principles of these frameworks have not yet been transferred to instructor development in higher educational contexts, including training of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). We sought to determine whether a practice-based training program could help GTAs learn and use evidence-based teaching methods in their classrooms...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146663/a-vision-and-change-reform-of-introductory-biology-shifts-faculty-perceptions-and-use-of-active-learning
#17
Anna Jo Auerbach, Elisabeth Schussler
Increasing faculty use of active-learning (AL) pedagogies in college classrooms is a persistent challenge in biology education. A large research-intensive university implemented changes to its biology majors' two-course introductory sequence as outlined by the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education final report. One goal of the curricular reform was to integrate core biological concepts and competencies into the courses using AL pedagogical approaches. The purpose of this study was to observe the instructional practices used by faculty (N = 10) throughout the 3-year process of reform to determine whether the use of AL strategies (including student collaboration) increased, given that it can maximize student learning gains...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054921/enhancing-diversity-in-undergraduate-science-self-efficacy-drives-performance-gains-with-active-learning
#18
Cissy J Ballen, Carl Wieman, Shima Salehi, Jeremy B Searle, Kelly R Zamudio
Efforts to retain underrepresented minority (URM) students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have shown only limited success in higher education, due in part to a persistent achievement gap between students from historically underrepresented and well-represented backgrounds. To test the hypothesis that active learning disproportionately benefits URM students, we quantified the effects of traditional versus active learning on student academic performance, science self-efficacy, and sense of social belonging in a large (more than 250 students) introductory STEM course...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874400/sustaining-cbe-life-sciences-education
#19
Erin L Dolan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821540/investigating-undergraduate-students-use-of-intuitive-reasoning-and-evolutionary-knowledge-in-explanations-of-antibiotic-resistance
#20
Melissa Richard, John D Coley, Kimberly D Tanner
Natural selection is a central concept throughout biology; however, it is a process frequently misunderstood. Bacterial resistance to antibiotic medications provides a contextual example of the relevance of evolutionary theory and is also commonly misunderstood. While research has shed light on student misconceptions of natural selection, minimal study has focused on misconceptions of antibiotic resistance. Additionally, research has focused on the degree to which misconceptions may be based in the complexity of biological information or in pedagogical choices, rather than in deep-seated cognitive patterns...
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