ASCB Newsletter Nov 2013 - page 11

The mission of the Biology Scholars Program is to empower biologists to be leaders in science
education reform and catalyze professional societies to sustain undergraduate education reform. The program goals are
achieved through a continuum of three independent, yet intertwined, residencies. Each residency is a yearlong
commitment comprised of several key training components including two face-to-face meetings, online “homework”
assignments, and specialized peer monitoring.
Assessment Residency: Measuring Student Learning
The Assessment Residency seeks biologists who utilize varied teaching strategies in their classrooms and laboratories and
are motivated to design courses and assessments to maximize student learning. Competitive applicants are individuals
who are asking questions about the purpose of their courses AND the effectiveness of their course assessments.
Training Institute: June 25 - 28, 2014 | Washington, DC
Research Residency: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The Research Residency is the flagship course of the Biology Scholars Program and has eight years of experience training
Scholars in education research. This Residency seeks biologists who have been trained in effective teaching strategies for
biology education and are curious about student learning. Competitive applicants are individuals who are asking
questions about the effectiveness of their teaching approaches.
Training Institute: July 23 - 26, 2014 | Washington, DC
Transitions Residency: From Science Education Research to Publication
The Transitions Residency seeks biologists who are studying learning in classrooms, ready to share their preliminary
results, and ready to evaluate whether their work is ready for publication. Competitive applicants should have initiated
their research, collected preliminary data, conducted preliminary analysis of their data, and possibly presented their work
to colleagues on campus, virtually, or at regional and national meetings. In addition, individuals who have submitted a
biology education research manuscript unsuccessfully are encouraged to apply.
Training Institute: July 23 - 26, 2014 | Washington, DC
Application Deadline for Residencies:
February 1, 2014
Travel grants are available to biology faculty members and postdoctoral fellows.
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