Two Mentoring Programs for the Implementation of Vision and Change

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has been at the forefront of professional scientific societies to respond to the call for undergraduate life science education reform put forward in the Vision and Change document. The ASCB offers two programs that allow participants to develop the student-centered teaching skills necessary for promoting maximum student success through long-term one-on-one mentorship. The Promoting Active Learning and Teaching (PALM) Network is a joint venture among ASCB and several other life science professional societies that focuses on developing active learning strategies for reform of the traditional lecture classroom. The Mentoring in Active Learning and Teaching (MALT) program focuses on mentorships that extend participant research (or other research projects) into course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) that will lead students to experience authentic scientific research.

While both PALM and MALT are dedicated to promoting sustainable reform to undergraduate life science teaching practices, their specific foci in attaining this reform are distinct. Follow the links above to learn more about each program, to sign up as a mentor or mentee in one or both programs, or to explore and apply for potential funding opportunities available to support participation in each initiative.
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