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GMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

This course will be offered via Zoom in Fall 2020.

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.  MEETING DAYS AND TIME TO BE ARRANGED.  Link to draft syllabus

Instructional Media

Monday, July 27, 2020- Sunday, August 2, 2020, Asynchronous

Instructional Media focuses on the creation of effective online lectures. Participants will analyze the benefits of using engaging online lectures in their instruction, as well as the best practices for producing quality videos. Screen reader users will have the best experience with JAWS 16 or later.

Click here for more information and registration: Instructional Media

ASERL Webinar: Inclusive Teaching and Design Practices in Online Learning

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

There is a current growth of online learning in libraries, including online courses, virtual programming, online learning objects, and open educational resources (OER). Another trend to emerge in academia is inclusive teaching. Hockings (2010) defines inclusive teaching as “the ways in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all” (p. 1). The rise of these two trends in libraries shows the need for inclusive and accessible online practices in libraries.

During this webcast, the moderator will engage with questions such as what actions and steps do you take to make your teaching and design practices more inclusive? How is inclusive teaching online or instructional design similar or different to inclusive teaching in-person? Are there specific benefits and difficulties? What are some issues that have arisen in your teaching, online instruction, and design around being inclusive? Resources that can help with inclusive online teaching and design will also be shared.

Click here for more information and registration: Inclusive Teaching and Design Practices

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Passport to Great Teaching Program

The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is launching a new tool to manage the Passport to Great Teaching program, the Passport Portal!  Events listed below are art of this program.  Graduate students and postdocs are welcome to participate!

The Passport Portal will allow you to:

  • View workshops
  • Register for workshops
  • Register for certificates
  • Submit reflections
  • View miles, badges and certificates earned
  • Communicate with other passport participants
  • And much, much more

For more information on the new Passport Portal please visit our Passport to Great Teaching webpage.