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ASM M(icro)OOCs: Integrating Teaching & Research

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Series Overview

Funding agencies and faculty have been investigating and supporting the training of undergraduate students through their participation in “authentic research experiences.”  Programs such as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) program and the Small World Initiative (SWI) are becoming well-known training grounds for undergraduates in the microbiological sciences.  These targeted efforts to involve students in research that is accessible and publishable is an effort to increase student understanding of and retention in the sciences.

ASM has organized a four-part webinar series designed to help faculty answer these questions:

  • How does a faculty member integrate their teaching and research responsibilities in an undergraduate setting?
  • How can gains in student understanding and productivity be measured?
  • How can you ensure students behave ethically in conducting and writing about their research?

Attendees can sign up for webinars individually or purchase admission to the entire series. ASM Members receive discounted pricing.

Webinars

MOOC - Webinar Series Bundle

Get access to all four webinars for a special discounted price.
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Students as Research Collaborators

August 26, 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
Jennifer Bennett, Otterbein University
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Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Justify the role of research in undergraduate science education.
  • Design feasible projects for undergraduates.
  • Devise a plan for recruiting, choosing, training, and motivating students.
  • Develop a plan for procuring and managing resources.

How to Instruct & Assess Scientific Thinking

September 23, 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
Stephanie Gardner, Purdue University – Lafayette
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Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast elements of scientific thinking used by practicing scientists to those often taught in undergraduate biology curricula.
  • Identify elements of scientific thinking that can be incorporated into their current courses.
  • Evaluate current cognitive and affective assessments used to assess student scientific thinking
  • Utilize an example teaching unit to develop their own teaching unit with assessment.

Conducting Authentic & Inquiry-Based Research

October 21, 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
Lee Hughes, University of North Texas
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Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Make a convincing case for the benefits of authentic and inquiry based research in the curriculum.
  • Identify resources and training needed and sources for each.
  • Devise an authentic experience for a single course.
  • Create a plan for implementing authentic research within a program.

Publishing: Ethics in RCR

November 18, 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
Rozanne Sandri-Goldin, University of California, Irvine
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Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Justify the need for student RCR training.
  • Plan engaging learning experiences that promote student learning of ethics in RCR (Step 1: how to initially teach students about RCR).
  • Identify mentoring strategies that encourage ongoing conduct of research for students (Step 2: a long term strategy to promote RCR in your lab).
  • Create a plan for implementing authentic research within a program.

Pricing

ASM Members
$25 per webinar
$85 for entire series

Non-Members
$45 per webinar
$165 for entire series

FAQS

I have completed my registration, how do I join the webinar?
Website log-in information and instructions will be emailed a few days before the live event.

I have purchased an individual webinar/entire series and I am unable to join the webinar, what is your refund policy?
Webinars are a live interactive presentation; there is no refund for a missed live event.  However, registered participants will receive the recorded version and slides from the presentations after each webinar.  Please email us at facultyprograms@asmusa.org with the webinar you are unable to attend and we will provide you with the webinar material.

Will the recorded version and presentation slides be freely available in the future? 
No, you must be registered to receive the recorded version and presentation slides.

How do I receive ASM member pricing?
To become a member, visit www.asmscience.org and click "Join Now" in the upper right hand corner and you will received the discounted pricing.

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