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Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. Judith A. Verbeke, Acting Division Director Division of Biological Infrastructure Biological Sciences Directorate National Science Foundation February 19, 2011 – AAAS Report Launch . Goals and Strategies for Change. Coursework.

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Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education

Judith A. Verbeke, Acting Division Director

Division of Biological Infrastructure

Biological Sciences Directorate

National Science Foundation

February 19, 2011 – AAAS Report Launch


Goals and Strategies for Change

Coursework

Goals for Students

Beyond Coursework

Institutional Change


Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education

  • What is the BIO/NSF goal?

  • What is the BIO/NSF role?

  • What outcomes do we want?

    • Increase scientific/biological literacy

    • Support teaching that aligns with what we know about how students learn

  • What are appropriate metrics?

    • Students show gains in scientific literacy

    • Students show increased interest in exploring careers in science

    • Students show an increased interest in teaching science

    • Non-majors show an increased interest in other STEM learning opportunities

  • Continue ongoing partnership with DUE/EHR


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