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Developing Collaborative Solution to Teaching Challenges

Authors: Eleanor Vandegrift, Christine M. Andrews, Beth Beason-Abmayr, Andrew Moiseff, Marvin H. O’Neal III, Debra B. Pires, Steven Robinow, Tamara J. Brenner

Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal


Undergraduates' Experiences with Online and in-Person Courses Provide Opportunities for Improving Student-Centered Biology Laboratory Instruction

Authors: Sarvary, M. A., Castelli, F. R., Asgari, M. (2022).

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 23(1).


A Modified CREATE Intervention Improves Student Cognitive and Affective Outcomes in an Upper-Division Genetics Course.

Lo, S. M., Luu, T. B., & Tran, J. (2020).

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 21(1).


Initial implementation of active learning strategies in large, lecture STEM courses: lessons learned from a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary STEM faculty development program

Borda, E., Schumacher, E., Hanley, D., Geary, E., Warren, S., Ipsen, C., & Stredicke, L. (2020). 

International Journal of STEM Education, 7(1), 4.


The Tyranny of Content :“Content Coverage” as a Barrier to Evidence-Based Teaching Approaches and Ways to Overcome It

Petersen, C. I., Baepler, P., Beitz, A., Ching, P., Gorman, K. S., Neudauer, C. L., ... & Wingert, D. (2020). 

CBE—Life Sciences Education, 19(2), ar17.


2019 ​

Supports: A Key Factor in Faculty Implementation of Evidence-Based Teaching.

Bathgate, M. E., Aragón, O. R., Cavanagh, A. J., Frederick, J., & Graham, M. J. (2019).  

CBE Life Sciences Education, 18(2), ar22–ar22.


Perceived supports and evidence-based teaching in college STEM

Bathgate, Meghan E., Aragón, O. R., Cavanagh, A. J., Waterhouse, J. K., Frederick, J., & Graham, M. J. (2019).

International Journal of STEM Education, 6(1), 11.

Applying Graph Theory to Examine the Dynamics of Student Discussions in Small-Group Learning

Chai, A., Le, J. P., Lee, A. S., & Lo, S. M. (2019).

CBE—Life Sciences Education, 18(2), ar29.



Anatomy of STEM teaching in North American universities

M. Stains, J. Harshman, M. K. Barker, S. V. Chasteen, R. Cole, et al.

Science, Vol. 359, Issue 6383, pp. 1468-1470


Preparing Graduate Student Teaching Assistants in the Sciences: An Intensive Workshop Focused on Active Learning
Julie A. Roden, Susanne Jakob, Casey Roehrig, and Tamara J. Brenner

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2018 Mar 12. doi: 10.1002/bmb.21120.



Toward a more diverse research community models of success: a forward-looking group of colleges and universities are demonstrating effective ways to educate underrepresented minorities for careers in science and engineering
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Peter H. Henderson
Issues in Science and Technology, 33(3)

Colorblind and multicultural ideologies are associated with faculty adoption of inclusive teaching practices
Oriana R. Aragón, John F. Dovidio, Mark J. Graham
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 10(3), 201-215.



Perceptions of Active Learning between Faculty and Undergraduates: Differing Views among Departments

Lorelei E. Patrick, Leigh Anne Howell, William Wischusen
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 17(3), 55-63

A 'Scientific Diversity' Intervention to Reduce Gender Bias in a Sample of Life Scientists
Corinne A. Moss-Racusin, Jojanneke van der Toorn, John F. Dovidio, Victoria L. Brescoll, Mark J. Graham, Jo Handelsman
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 15(3), ar29

Student Buy-In to Active Learning in a College Science Course
Andrew J. Cavanagh, Oriana R. Aragón, Xinnian Chen, Brian A. Couch, Mary F. Durham, Aiyana Bobrownicki, David I. Hanauer, Mark J. Graham
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 15(4) ar76

Learning and Doing: An Interview with Bill Wood
W. B. Wood
Genetics, 203(2), 631-633



Scientific Teaching: Defining a Taxonomy of Observable Practices
Brian A. Couch, Tanya L. Brown, Tyler J. Schelpat, Mark J. Graham, Jennifer K. Knight
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 14(1), ar9

The Science of Teaching Science
M. Mitchell Waldrop
Nature, vol. 523, 272-274

The Greatest Learning Return on Your Pedagogical Investment: Alignment, Assessment or In-Class Instruction?
Emily A. Holt, Craig Young, Jared Keetch, Skylar Larsen, Brayden Mollner
Plos One, 10(9): e0137446

Transforming Graduate Training in STEM Education
Sierra M. Love Stowell, Amber C. Churchill, Amanda K. Hund, Katharine C. Kelsey, Miranda D. Redmond, Sarah A. Seiter, Nichole N. Barger
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 96(2),  317-323

Breaking the Cycle: Future Faculty Begin Teaching with Learner-Centered Strategies after Professional Development
Diane Ebert-May, Terry L. Derting, Timothy P. Henkel, Jessica Middlemis Maher, Jennifer L. Momsen, Bryan Arnold, Heather A. Passmore
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education

Helmsley Charitable Trust supports STEM education at Yale



Student-generated reading questions: Diagnosing student thinking with diverse formative assessments

Erika G. Offerdahl, Lisa. Montplaisir
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42(1), 29-38


Pilot workshop about STEM teaching with a twist

Linda Weiford

Washington State University News



Scientific Teaching Targeting Faculty from Diverse Institutions
Christopher S. Gregg, Jo Dale Ales, Steven M. Pomarico, E. William Wischusen, Joseph F. Siebenaller
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 12(3), 383-393


Developing Capacities for Teaching Responsible Science in the MENA Region: Refashioning Scientific Dialogue
National Research Council, The World Academy of Sciences, National Academies Press


Handbook of Research on Science Education Volume II

Sandra K. Abell, Ken Appleton, Deborah L. Hanuscin

Researchers from Louisiana State University Describe Findings in Life Science Research
Life Science Weekly


Increasing Persistence of College Students in STEM
Mark J. Graham, Jennifer Frederick, Angela Byars-Winston, Anne-Barrie Hunter, Jo Handelsman
Science, 341(6153), 1455-1456

Training TAs in scientific teaching for the human physiology and anatomy laboratory
Xinnian Chen, Kristen Kimball, Jennifer Frederick, Mark J. Graham
Advances in Physiology Education, 37(4), 436-439



Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering
National Research Council, NaSusan R. Singer and Natalie R. Nielsen and Heidi A. Schweingruber, National Academies Press


Research in the Life Sciences with Dual Use Potential: An International Faculty Development Project on Education About the Responsible Conduct of Science

National Research Council, The National Academies Press

Enhancing Minority Student Retention and Academic Performance
Fleming, Jacqueline, Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012

Facilitating Innovation in Science Education through Assessment Reform
David I. Hanauer, Cynthia Bauerle, Liberal Education, 98(3)


Barriers to Faculty Pedagogical Change: Lack of Training, Time, Incentives, and...Tensions with Professional Identity?
Sara E. Brownell, Kimberly D. Tanner
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 11(4), 339-346



Evers prof awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship
New York Beacon, 18(36)

What We Say is Not What We Do: Effective Evaluation of Faculty Professional Development Programs
Diane Ebert-May, Terry L. Derting, Janet Hodder, Jennifer L. Momsen, Tammy M. Long, Sarah, E. Jardeleza
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 61(7), 550-558

Evolutionary Medicine and the Medical School Curriculum: Meeting Students Along Their Paths to Medical School
Jay B. Labov

Evolution: Education and Outreach,  4(4), 561-566

Perceptions of Strengths and Deficiencies: Disconnects between Graduate Students and Prospective Employers
Marshall D. Sundberg, Patricia DeAngelis, Kayri Havens, Kent Holsinger, Kathryn Kennedy, Andrea T. Kramer, Rachel Muir, Peggy Olwell, Kristina Schierenbeck, Larry Stritch, Barbara Zorn-Arnold
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 61(2), 133-138

HHMI Helps Summer Institute Expand to Regional Site
Howard Hughes Medical Institute



Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy

Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States, National Research Council, National Academies Press


Just the Facts? Introductory Undergraduate Biology Courses Focus on Low-Level Cognitive Skills

Jennifer L. Momsen, Tammy M. Long, Sara A. Wyse, Diane Ebert-May

Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 9(4), 435-440



Summer institute to improve university science teaching
Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller, Kerry Brenner, Peter Bruns,  Amy Chang, Diane Ebert-May, Adam P. Fagen, Jim Gentile, Sandra Gossens, Ishrat M. Khan,  Jay B. Labov, Christine Maidl Pribbenow, Tong Susman, Lillian Millard, Robin Wright, Robert T. Yuan, William B. Wood, Jo Handelsman

Science, 324(5926), 470

The need for molecular genetic perspectives in evolutionary education (and vice versa)
James J. Smith, David A. Baum, Andrew Moore

Trends in Genetics, 25(10), 427

Does the Segregation of Evolution in Biology Textbooks and Introductory Courses Reinforce Students’ Faulty Mental Models of Biology and Evolution?
Ross H. Nehm, Therese M. Poole, Mark E. Lyford, Sally G. Hoskins, Laura Carruth, Brent E Ewers, Patricia J. Colberg

Evolution: Education and Outreach, 2(3), 527

Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences
Committee on Education on Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences, National Research Council, National Research Council
National Academies Press


New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution
Committee on a New Biology for the 21st Century, National Research Council

Transforming Agricultural Education for a Changing World
Committee on a Leadership Summit to Effect Change in Teaching and Learning, National Research Council Staff
National Academies Press


Active Learning and Student-centered Pedagogy Improve Student Attitudes and Performance in Introductory Biology
Peter Armbruster, Maya Patel, Erika Johnson, Martha Weiss
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 8(3), 203-213

Jo Handelsman, Interviewed by Laura L. Mays Hoopes

Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 8(3), 165-166



Biology Concept Inventories: Overview, Status, and Next Steps
Charlene D'Avanzo
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 58(11), 1079


Mind the Gap! A model for collaboration between K-12 teachers and graduate student scientists/mathematicians
Julie Nurnberger-Haag, Tracy L. Huziak-Clark,  Stephen J. Van Hook, Lena Ballone-Duran

Teaching and Learning, 23(1), 20

Scientific Teaching in Practice
Sarah Miller, Christine Pfund, Christine Maidl Pribbenow, Jo Handelsman

Science, 322(5906), 1329-1330



Creating a Community of Educators to Improve Undergraduate Biology Student Learning

Susan Musante

American Institute of Biological Sciences, 55(4), 309


Trends in funding science education, 1994–2004

Terry Woodin

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 33(3), 211


Approaches to Biology Teaching and Learning: From a Scholarly Approach to Teaching to the Scholarship of Teaching

Deborah Allen, Kimberly Tanner

Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 4(1), 1-6


Infusing Active Learning into the Large-enrollment Biology Class: Seven Strategies, from the Simple to Complex

Deborah Allen, Kimberly Tanner

Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 4(4), 262-268


Investigative Case-Based Learning: Teaching Scientifically While Connecting Science to Society

Margaret A. Waterman, Ethel D. Stanley

Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education



Scientific Teaching

Jo Handelsman, Diane Ebert-May, Robert Beichner, Peter Bruns, Amy Chang, Robert DeHaan, Jim Gentile, Sarah Lauffer, James Stewart, Shirley M. Tilghman, William B. Wood

Science, 304(5670), 521


“Meeting report: The 2004 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology”
William B. Wood, Jo Handelsman
Cell Biology Life Sciences Education, 3(4), 215

“AIBS members and staff recognized as national academies education fellows and mentors in the life sciences”
American Institute of Biological Sciences, 54(12), 1156

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