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Evidence-based best practices for summative assessments in online or blended STEM learning environments

September 15, 2020
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Dear Education Committee, While I have taught introductory cell and molecular biology for many years, this fall will be the…

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Office Hours with the Education Committee – February 2020

February 21, 2020

How does learning change your brain? Dear Education Committee, Scientists often say that “learning is a biological process,” but I…

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Learning about Your Students’ Learning

September 6, 2019
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Dear Education Committee, I teach an intro course and an upper division developmental biology course, so my student populations are…

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Laptops or No Laptops in Class? It’s Complicated

January 2, 2019

Dear Education Committee, I’m considering a no-laptop policy in my class because I notice that students get distracted when they…

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Office Hours With the Education Committee – June 2018

June 15, 2018

Dear Educator,I’m a trainee at a research university. I like doing research, but I have enjoyed my experiences teaching students…

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Taking the Terror out of Random Call

September 11, 2017
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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How to Know What Your Students Know before It's Too Late

May 10, 2017
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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