Friday, March 27, 2015

Dr. Surmacz goes back to school!

Dr. Cindy Surmacz completed the Life Science Teaching Resource Community Vision and Change Scholars Program. The goal of this 8-week online program sponsored by the American Physiological Society and the National Science Foundation is to introduce undergraduate biology faculty to new initiatives in biology education. Program participants explore the core concepts and competencies set forth in the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education Report developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation and learn how these principles may be applied in the classroom. The program provides access to thousands of peer-reviewed digital teaching resources from the Life Science Teaching Resource Community that focus on active and applied learning. Look out for some new ideas  in Concepts in Biology 1!