To broaden participation in ASM’s popular online-based professional development programs for educators, the ASM Education Board launched a new webinar series, ASM M(icro)OOCs in summer 2014. Due to high demand for this inaugural offering, ASM has made all recordings and materials for the summer series available online to the public. More information on the topics covered can be found here: http://bit.ly/moocs2014wn
Graduate student or postdoc interested in teaching? Apply now for this 5-month, online training opportunity. Deadline - Sept 12
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is offering a 5-month development opportunity to help prepare doctoral-trained individuals for science teaching positions at a variety of non-doctoral institutions. Fellows in the program take part in a highly focused training experience that combines in-depth webinars, pre- and post-webinar assignments, structured mentoring, and a community of practice. The experience is designed to help fellows deepen their understanding and strengthen their skills for science teaching positions at community colleges, minority-serving institutions, regional or state colleges, and primary undergraduate institutes. The experience is fast-paced, intense, interactive, and presents practical examples in microbiology education.
Description & Eligibility requirements here: http://facultyprograms.org/index.php/stf-program/2014-2015-program-description
The ASM seeks applications from advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and early career scientists for the 2014 ASM Turning Science into a Company workshop. The workshop will be held at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC September 26 and 27, 2014. For more information, please visit: ASM Turning Science into a Company.
The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is now accepting manuscripts for a new thematic module about teaching ethics in science for its December issue. Guest editors for this special section include: Dr. Michael Zigmond, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Beth Fischer, University of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Frederick Grinnell, University of Texas Southwestern. Manuscripts could fit into any of JMBE's sections.
More information and author guidelines are here: http://jmbe.asm.org/index.php/jmbe/announcement/view/28
The May Issue of the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is now available. In this issue, the new Editor-in-Chief describes the Editorial Board’s 5-year plan for the journal. Editors are specifically seeking papers on teaching science ethics for a special section in the December 2014 issue. If you are thinking of publishing, the recently updated JMBE website provides step-by-step author guidelines, video tutorials, a manuscript diagnosis tool, and a brand new “JMBE Profiles” interview series to highlight Editorial Board members and authors. A unique feature of the JMBE editorial process is to provide extensive feedback, guidance, and support for authors from submission through publication – take advantage of these resources and let us help you showcase your education research and innovations!