New JMBE Profiles Episode Debuts: Writing for Science Education Journals

JMBE Profiles with Kari Wester is an interview series that highlights the volunteers that comprise the JMBE Editorial Board, the authors who contribute their work, and the education innovations that bring them together. In this second episode of the series, Kari sits down with three science educators - Marcy Kelly of Pace University, Cynthia Miller of University of Louisville, and John Geiser of Western Michigan University - to learn about their writing process, the challenges they face during that writing process, and the support they seek throughout their publishing journey.

Save the Dates! 2015 ASM Faculty Programs Calendar Now Available

Educators – Build your career with ASM Faculty Programs! Learn more about ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators, online professional development opportunities and publications at: http://bit.ly/fpcalendar2015wn

ASM M(icro)OOCs: Free professional development webinars for educators now available!

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

Save the Date! ASMCUE 2015 Heads to Austin, Texas

ASMCUE 2015 will be held May 28-31 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. We are also pleased to announce that José Bowen, President of Goucher College and author of the award-winning book, Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning, will present the opening lecture at ASMCUE 2015. The deadline to submit a session proposal is October 15, 2014 and the abstract deadline is February 2, 2015. Keep an eye on the www.asmcue.org website for additional updates.

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

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