Education Reports

 

Highlights - ASM/CDC Fellowship Program Celebrates 20 Years
This report highlights the postdoctoral fellows' research, achievements, and accomplishments.

A Comprehensive Report of The ASM Kadner Institute (2001-2012)
This report, developed in 2013, highlights 300+ ASM Kadner Institute participants' achievements and accomplishments since attending the Institute.

Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action
The report published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) urges substantial changes in how biology is taught in colleges and universities. The report acknowledged ASM's contributions to undergraduate education, particularly citing the Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators as a venue that advances the scholarship of teaching and learning in biology, the ASM Biology Scholars Program for its efforts to support faculty with ongoing peer mentoring and a community that catalyzes and sustains faculty efforts to adopt new practices, and the Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences (which the Board established and supported between 1991 and 1998). 


Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Preliminary Reports of Conversations
In 2008, the American association for the Advancement of Science, with support from the National Science Foundation, sponsored a series of conversations with faculty, administrators, students, biological sciences professional societies and other stakeholders including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health on the future of undergraduate biology education. This report is a compilation of participant conversations as they identified main goals for 21st century undergraduate life science curriculum, how the proposed goals translate into desired outcomes, how the curriculum should be designed to achieve the goals, and the best ways to deliver the curriculum. 

Microbe Feature:  Helping Educational Reforms To Succeed in a Microbiology Department by Virginia S. Lee and Michael Hyman
Microbiology and other science departments are reforming how they teach, in part by better engaging students through inquiry-based laboratory exercises and peer instruction.  In 2000, 10 academic departments at North Carolina State University including the Department of Microbiology, began bringing inquiry-guided learning into broader use. Several factors prove crucial when adapting reforms to an undergraduate microbiology curriculum.  Read how one microbiology department changed its practices.

Focus on ASM Fellows (2010 - 2012)
The report highlights undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students' achievements between 2010 and 2012.

Focus on ASM Fellows (2009-2011) - print version
The report highlights undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students' achievements between 2009 and 2011.

Focus on ASM Fellows (2009-2011) - web version
The report highlights undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students' achievements between 2009 and 2011. 

ASM Fellowship Program: Examination Of 30 Years (1980-2010)
The report highlights undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students' achievements between 1980 and 2010. 

ASM Fellowship Program: Examination Of 25 Years (1980-2005)
The report highlights undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students' achievements between 1980 and 2005. 

A Comprehensive Report of The ASM Kadner Institute (2001-2007)
In 2000, the ASM Education Board established the ASM Kadner Institute in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology. The report highlights 100+ participants' achievements and accomplishments. 

ASM Fellowship Report (2008-2009)
Each year the Board publishes an annual report of the ASM fellows from for five fellowship programs for undergraduate through post-doctoral education. The fellowships promote both teaching and research in microbiology. 

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