Wanted: Biologists curious about student learning
The Education Department of the American Society for Microbiology is currently soliciting participants for its Biology Scholars Program Research Residency — a year-long virtual residency geared toward helping undergraduate biology faculty understand and apply evidence-based research in biology education. According to the program's website, the purpose of the Research Residency is to develop biologists' understanding of evidence-based research in biology education learning; skills to create, design, and implement an experiment to assess student learning; and community of practice available for consultation and support. The 2010 Research Residency begins with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute, planned for July 14-17 at ASM's headquarters in Washington DC. Applications for the 2010 Biology Scholars Program Research Residency will be accepted until March 1, 2010; space is limited to twenty scholars.