GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education
The next time this course will be offered is Fall 2019.
Biomedical scientists are trained during graduate school and postdoctoral studies to be researchers. However, those who pursue academic career tracks are also expected to teach, and are often not well prepared for this faculty assignment. This elective course provides an overview of educational issues faced by biomedical scientists teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level. The goal of the course is to familiarize biomedical science graduate students interested in pursuing academic career tracks with techniques that are the most relevant for beginning teachers, e.g., teaching skills & strategies and the underlying theory of learning and teaching. The course will use a variety of teaching formats modeling teaching behaviors, and will provide practical guidelines for a variety of teaching skills. Will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00-2:00 pm (room CG-72A). Link to draft syllabus
This course is not part of the certificate series described above, and is ideal for students who would like an overview of key teaching principles. For more in-depth study and experience, please consider taking the courses described above.
The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is kicking off a new certificate program this fall called Passport to Great Teaching! Earn “travel miles” by participating in workshops, conferences, faculty learning communities and much more. Receive badges after traveling 400 miles in a specific category and your certificate after traveling 1,000 miles. This program is available to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.
Sample Topics: Be sure to check out the full list at the Events and Workshops page!
Aligning Assessments to Objectives
Design & Facilitation of Online Discussions
Technology to Captivate Students
Getting Hired: Navigating the Academic Job Market
Flipping Your Classroom With Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Best Practices for Group Work in E-Learning