Balancing teaching and research at puis
Download
1 / 23

balancing teaching and research at puis - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 207 Views
  • Uploaded on

Balancing Teaching and Research at PUIs. Mary M. Allen Wellesley College.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'balancing teaching and research at puis' - Ava


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Balancing teaching and research at puis l.jpg

Balancing Teaching and Research at PUIs

Mary M. Allen

Wellesley College


Slide2 l.jpg

“We operate on the principle that undergraduate research is not only the essential component of good teaching and effective learning, but also that research with undergraduate students is in itself the purest form of teaching”

James Gentile in Academic Excellence”

M.P. Doyle, Editor, Research Corporation,

2000.


Not research vs teaching l.jpg
Not research vs teaching is not only the essential component of good teaching and effective learning, but also that research with undergraduate students is in itself the purest form of teaching”

  • Do research as part of teaching

    • in research lab -- one on one independent research

    • in class lab

  • The dichotomy need not exist

    • complement rather than conflict


Why complement l.jpg
Why complement? is not only the essential component of good teaching and effective learning, but also that research with undergraduate students is in itself the purest form of teaching”

  • Active scholars show students that they are part of a broad intellectual community

  • An enormous amount of teaching goes on during research


A definition of undergraduate research l.jpg

A Definition of Undergraduate Research is not only the essential component of good teaching and effective learning, but also that research with undergraduate students is in itself the purest form of teaching”

“Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.”

CUR April Dialogue, 1997


Benefits of ug research l.jpg
Benefits of UG Research is not only the essential component of good teaching and effective learning, but also that research with undergraduate students is in itself the purest form of teaching”

  • Creation of new knowledge

  • Potential for enhanced learning and intellectual development for students

  • Productive research program for faculty

    • Peer-reviewed publication

    • Grants

    • Conference presentations


Most important factors leading women to careers in science l.jpg

Most important factors leading women to careers in science is not only the essential component of good teaching and effective learning, but also that research with undergraduate students is in itself the purest form of teaching”

A mentor

An undergraduate research experience

Pathways for Women in the Sciences

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation study


Slide8 l.jpg

Important components and outcomes of an undergraduate education

The ability to:

To think logically

To communicate in both written and oral form

To analyze, evaluate and synthesize information

To make informed judgments

To collaborate on a team effort

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching


Develop a research supportive curriculum l.jpg

Develop a research-supportive curriculum education

Teach skills need for successful participation in a research project

Provide time and opportunities for students to carry out research

Integrate research and research-like experiences throughout

Engage students early in undergraduate research


Time is the crucial problem l.jpg
Time is the crucial problem education

  • Teaching load and course preparation

  • Preparation supervision

  • Office hours

  • Time for independent research students

    • Individual time

    • Group meetings -- learn from each other

  • College service


Some strategies to get research done l.jpg

Some strategies to get research done education

Involve undergraduates in research and design projects carefully

Start students in the summer

Try not to take only one student

Pair up experienced and inexperienced students on same project

Give each student her own subproject so each can feel ownership



More strategies to get research done l.jpg

More strategies to get research done education

Collaborate -- other disciplines and other institutions


Slide17 l.jpg

Wingard, L.L, Miller, S.R., Sellker, J.M.L., Stenn, E., Allen, M.M. and Wood, A. M. 2002. Cyanophycin production in a phycoerythrin-containing marine Synechococcus strain of unusual phylogenetic affinity. App. Envir. Microbiol. 68:1772-1777.

Kolodny, N.H.,*Bauer, D, *Bryce, K, *Klucevsek, K., *Lane, A., *Medeiros, L., *Mercer, W., *Moin, S., *Park, D., *Petersen, J., *Wright, J., *Yuen, C., Wolfson, A.J., and Allen, M.M. 2006. Effect of nitrogen source on cyanophycin synthesis in Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6308. J. Bacteriol. 188:934-940.

*Stewart, T.J., Yau, J-H, Allen, M.M., Brabander, D.J., and Flynn, N.T. Impacts of calcium-alginate density on equilibrium and kinetics of lead(II) sorption onto hydrogel beads. 2009. Colloid Polym Sci. In Press. (published on-line, 19 June 2009).


More strategies to get research done18 l.jpg

More strategies to get research done Allen, M.M. and Wood, A. M. 2002. Cyanophycin production in a phycoerythrin-containing marine

Try immediately for internal/INBRE research funds

Write research grants for external funding

have colleagues review

don’t get bummed out by rejection

Revise and resubmit

Think about Postdoc or RA funding


Cur institute beginning a research program at a pui l.jpg
CUR Institute -- beginning a research program at a PUI Allen, M.M. and Wood, A. M. 2002. Cyanophycin production in a phycoerythrin-containing marine

  • mentor student researchers and develop and use their research skills

  • time management - balancing teaching, research and service activities

  • develop and select research projects appropriate for undergraduates


Cur institute beginning a research program at a pui20 l.jpg
CUR Institute -- beginning a research program at a PUI Allen, M.M. and Wood, A. M. 2002. Cyanophycin production in a phycoerythrin-containing marine

  • adapt to an undergraduate research environment vs. that of graduate school

  • link research to the classroom and

  • develop grantsmanship skills related to gaining external and institutional research support


Slide21 l.jpg

Have fun together Allen, M.M. and Wood, A. M. 2002. Cyanophycin production in a phycoerythrin-containing marine


Some sources of information l.jpg
Some sources of information Allen, M.M. and Wood, A. M. 2002. Cyanophycin production in a phycoerythrin-containing marine

  • CUR (www.cur.org)

  • Lopatto, D. 2004. What undergraduate research can tell us on research on learning. Project Kaleidoscope, Vol. IV: What works, what matters, and what lasts. http://www.pkal.org/documents/Vol4WhatUndergradResearchCanTellUs.cfm

  • Lopatto, D. 2007. Undergraduate research experiences support science career decisions and active learning. CBE-- Life Sciences Education 6:297-306.

  • Vicens, Q and Bourne, P.E. 2009. Ten simple rules to combine teaching and research. PLoS Computational Biology 5(4):e1000358.


ad