Developing Ecology Research Modules for Introductory Lab Courses (FREE but must register)
Thursday, August 13, 2015: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
315, Baltimore Convention Center
Christopher Beck, Emory University
Rachelle M. Spell, Emory University; and
Jennifer R. Ward, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Researchers interested in learning how to incorporate their research into laboratory courses will hear from faculty teams who are developing such experiences. The goal of these efforts is to meet the challenge of both the Vision and Change and the Engage to Excel reports to give all students authentic research experiences through laboratory courses. Reports from faculty who are developing such lab courses will disseminate the critical background and sample development plans so that other faculty can create their own course-based research experiences. Furthermore, feedback from workshop attendees will serve to improve curriculum development plans of the presenting faculty teams.
This workshop is sponsored by the REIL-Biology Network, an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE). We sponsor teams of ecology researchers and educators to create course-based research experiences for introductory laboratory courses. The sponsored participants who attend the full-day workshop will present at this lunch-time workshop. Faculty interested in participating in the REIL-Biology network or applying for future network sponsorship of curriculum development should attend this workshop.