BERD Faculty Instructional Development Learning Communities and Extended Workshops Designed and Facilitated


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Workshops


“Assessing Student Learning,” 1.5-hour workshop, Invited Presenter and Consultant for Faculty Team Projects, National Science Foundation Funded Inquiry Laboratory Workshop for College Biology Faculty, Annually Summer 2012, 2011, and 2010; Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA


“Active Learning and Assessment in the College Classroom,” two 3-hour workshops, Invited Presenter, National Association of Biology Laboratory Educators (ABLE) Meeting, October 2011, Las Cruces, NM


“Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies: How Do We Know There is Learning?” 90-min. interactive seminar, and “Active Learning Models for Teaching Undergraduate Science Courses,” 2.5-hour workshop, Invited Keynote Presenter, Morehouse College Strategies to Assess Student Learning Faculty Development Event, April 2010, Atlanta, GA


“Active Learning in the College Classroom,” two 3-hour workshops, Invited Keynote Presenter, Regional Association of Biology Laboratory Educators (ABLE) Meeting, January 2010, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD


“Active Learning in First Year Courses,” 3-hour workshops, Invited Workshop Facilitator, New Faculty Orientation, Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, Bowling Green State University, OH


“Active Learning for Community College Faculty,” one week residential workshop (40 hours) for Michigan Life Sciences Community College Faculty, Designed and Directed Program, and Lead Workshop Facilitator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Community College Faculty Workshop for Active Learning Summer 2009, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI



Evidence-Based/Scientific Teaching Learning Communities


“Active Learning Teaching Strategies,” year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops, Designed curriculum, facilitated sessions, provided leadership and resources, assessed impact (resulted in two significant research publications, see below), University of Michigan Life Sciences Faculty Learning Communities, Three years: 2004/5, 2007/8, 2009/10 with NSF and HHMI grant support, Ann Arbor, MI


“Developing Life Sciences Faculty Expertise in Interactive Engagement Teaching and Assessment Strategies,” year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops, Designed curriculum, facilitated sessions, provided leadership and resources, assessed impact (resulted in two significant research publications, see below), BGSU Life Sciences Faculty Learning Community

Four years: 2005/6, 2006/7, 2007/8, 2008/9, Bowling Green State University, OH


“Developing Natural Sciences Faculty Expertise in Interactive Engagement Teaching and Assessment Strategies,” year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops, Designed curriculum, facilitated sessions, provided leadership and resources, assessed impact (resulted in two significant research publications, see below), BGSU Natural Sciences Faculty Learning Community, Three years: 2006/7, 2007/8, 2008/9, Bowling Green State University, OH


“Developing Future Faculty Expertise in Interactive Engagement Teaching and Assessment Strategies,” year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops, Designed curriculum, facilitated sessions, provided leadership and resources, assessed impact (contributed to two significant research publications, see below), BGSU Science Graduate Student Learning Community, One year: 2005/6, Bowling Green State University, OH


“Innovative Teaching Group Learning Community,” anticipated year long, biweekly, 90-min. workshops and out reach activities, co-designer and co-facilitator, 2012/13, Bowling Green State University, OH



BERD Conference Presentations and Seminars

“Assessing Student Development of Scientific Thinking Skills using the EDAT and ADAT: The Experimental Design and Analysis of Data Ability Tests,” Invited talk, Experimental Biology Meeting, April 2013, Boston, MA

“Assessing Students’ Understanding and Acceptance of Evolution,” Invited seminar speaker, Undergraduate Science Education Seminar Series at MSU, January 2013, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

“Assessing Understanding of the Process of Evolution Reveals Gaps in Student Comprehension of the Connection with DNA,” Invited talk, Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) Conference, October 2012, Sheboygan, WI

“Assessing Gaps in Students’ Science Reasoning Skills Using the Experimental Design and Analysis of Data Ability Tests (EDAT and ADAT),” Invited poster, Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) Conference, October 2012, Sheboygan, WI

“Factors Influencing Student Learning and Attitudes Towards Group Work,” Invited poster, Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) Conference, October 2012, Sheboygan, WI

“Assessing Students' Comprehension of How Evolution Works: Do they really UNDERSTAND?” Invited talk, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Meeting, July 2012, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

“Assessing Patterns of Scientific Thinking Skills using the EDAT and ADAT: The Experimental Design and Analysis of Data Ability Tests,” Invited poster, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Meeting, July 2012, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

“Factors Influencing Student Performance and Attitudes Towards Group Work in an Introductory Biology Course for Non-Majors,” Invited poster, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Meeting, July 2012, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

“Do they really UNDERSTAND? Assessing Students' Comprehension of How Evolution Works,” Invited talk, National Science Foundation Sponsored Introductory Biology Project Meeting, June 2012, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

“Assessing Science Thinking Skills,” Invited poster, NSF Sponsored Introductory Biology Project Meeting, June 2012, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

“Design and Use of Experimental Design and Analysis of Data Ability Tests to Measure Development of Science Reasoning in Undergraduate Biology Students,” Invited talk, Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Meeting, July 2011, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

“Student Learning: What Biology Education Research Tells Us,” Invited talk, American Society of Microbiology College and University Educators Conference (ASMCUE), June 2011, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

“Promoting Sustainable STEM Education Change Through Faculty Learning Communities,” Invited poster, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL)/AAC&U Network for Academic Renewal Conference: Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices, March 2011, Miami, FL

“Assessing Science Reasoning,” Invited seminar speaker, Eastern Michigan University Biology Department, December 2010, Ypsilanti, MI

“Helping Students Learn to Think: Facilitating Cognitive Development Through Assessing Experimental Design Ability,” Invited talk, Association of College and University Biology Educators Conference (ACUBE), October 2010, Sylvania, OH

“Teaching and Measuring Rational Thinking in the Science Classroom,” Invited talk, Association of College and University Biology Educators Conference (ACUBE), October 2009, Kansas City, MO

“Team-Based Learning in the Introductory Biology Classroom,” Invited talk, Association of College and University Biology Educators Conference (ACUBE), October 2009, Kansas City, MO

“Scientific Teaching and Cupid’s Arrow: Teaching from the Heart and Taking Aim at Student Learning,” Invited seminar speaker, Kent State University Biology Department, February 14, 2009, Kent, OH

“The Experimental Design Ability Test (EDAT): An Assessment Strategy to Probe Critical Thinking,” Invited talk, Association of College and University Biology Educators Conference (ACUBE), October 2008, Hopkinsville, KY

“Science Faculty Learning Communities Promote Scientific Teaching,” Invited talk, Association of College and University Biology Educators Conference (ACUBE), October 2008, Hopkinsville, KY

“Science Faculty Learning Communities Promote Scientific Teaching: The Participant Assessment of Learning Gains Survey (PALG),” Invited talk, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Assessment Institute

September 2008, Indianapolis, IN

“Measurement of the Impact of Instructional Development Programs,” Invited poster, IUPUI Assessment Institute, September 2008, Indianapolis, IN

“Assessing the Impact of Faculty Development Programs on Student Learning: The Participant Assessment of Learning (PAL) Gains Survey,” Invited talk and Selected as one of six 2007 POD Innovation Award Finalists, Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education Conference, October 2007, Pittsburg, PA

“Bringing Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions to Introductory Biology Classrooms,” Invited talk, Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education Conference, October 2007, Pittsburg, PA

“Developing Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions in the Introductory Biology Classroom,” Invited talk, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference, June 2007, Sydney, Australia

“Enabling Interactive Engagement Pedagogy Through Digital Technology,” Invited talk, International Conference on eLiteracy, June 2006, Loughboro, UK

“Talking About Teaching: A Faculty Learning Community Promotes and Supports SoTL,” Invited talk, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference, June 2005, Vancouver, B.C.



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