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Professional Development

Elevate your scientific teaching and learning: discover faculty development programs and thriving communities of practice in STEM Education. 


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Faculty Development Programs

Programs for Faculty Interested in Professional Growth around Teaching and Learning

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars Program

Program aimed at empowering biology educators to become leaders and work in communities of practice


Helmsley Postdoctoral Teaching Scholars at Yale University

Program designed for postdoctoral fellows to implement innovative teaching methods in the classroom using instructional technology and evidence-based teaching methods. Scholars also plan and facilitate Summer Institutes to train faculty in evidence-based teaching.


Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA)

Offer fellowships that integrate research and teaching experiences for postdocs


Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching (Regional and Mobile)

Multi-day workshops designed to empower university faculty, staff, and future faculty to transform STEM teaching and learning through evidence-based practices

Communities of Practice

STEM Teaching and Learning Communities

Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network

A network designed to increase evidence-based active learning in the classroom through sustained mentorship, professional development, and shared resources.

Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE)

Non-profit organization with a major aim of fostering department-level reform in biology education.



Network to connect individuals working on course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in biology.


Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

Network that provides resources for preparing future STEM faculty including online courses and more.

Flipped Learning Community

Learning community for those interested in flipping the classroom. Faculty can join the College-level Flipper community.


Science Case Network

Network with a major goal of expanding awareness and usage of case studies and problem-based learning.


Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER)

Community working to use hypothesis driven research to change undergraduate biology education.

Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)
Organization designed to advance undergraduate statistics education through a variety of resources, professional development programs, outreach opportunities, and research activities.

On the Cutting Edge

Professional development program that supports geoscience faculty with collected resources.

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)

A project that supports the POGIL teaching method, which is designed to improve education using a student-centered approach in an inquiry-based, group environment.

Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES)

Website of resources for educators in quantitative biology.

Science Eduction for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER)

Project designed to improve science education through real world problems and by extending its impact from the classroom to community and society.


Online resources for physics and astronomy students, researchers and educators.

Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists (IONiC): Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (VIPEr)

Community of practice in Inorganic Chemical education.

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