Academia

Here’s a list of our courses and programs:

GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

  • 2 credits, Fall 2021
  • Tuesdays, periods 8-9, 3:00-4:55 pm
  • Course Director:  Wayne T. McCormack, PhD

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This course is offered each year during the Fall semester. 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.

For more information, please see: https://mccormacklab.pathology.ufl.edu/teaching/gms-7950-education/

To register for this course, please contact Susan Gardner at sgard@ufl.edu.

Registration is open for two elective graduate course for UF Health students interested in developing professional skills related to research collaboration and to teaching.

GMS 6945, Team Science

Addressing today’s complex research and societal problems requires integration of specialized knowledge bases and cross-disciplinary collaboration. This course offers practical guidance about engaging in Team Science to pursue complex research questions, work effectively with team members, and assess team performance in order to produce high impact research outcomes.

  • 1 credit, Fall 2021
  • Thursdays, period 7, 1:55-2:45 pm
  • Course Director:  Wayne T. McCormack, PhD

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In addition to short lectures and class discussions about team science principles, strategies, and evidence of effectiveness, students will be expected to identify a current research team of their choice that they are involved in, and practice team science strategies during the semester.

For more information, please see:  https://mccormacklab.pathology.ufl.edu/teaching/gms-6945-team-science/

To register for this course, please contact Susan Gardner at sgard@ufl.edu.

New Certificate Program Offered by the UF Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence

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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.

Scroll to the bottom of the Events and Workshops page for a calendar of upcoming events by month, and registration information.  Events are also listed on the GradDev calendar.

Sample Topics:

  • Aligning Assessments to Objectives
  • Design & Facilitation of Online Discussions
  • Effective Feedback
  • 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

Be sure to check the Professional Skills – Teaching link for information about seminars and workshops about building teaching skills!