Important Dates

Session Proposal Submissions Close:
January 10, 2019

Poster Abstracts Open:
January 3, 2019

Microbrew Submissions Open: 
January 3, 2019 

Travel Award Applications Open: 
February 1, 2019

Registration Open: 
March 15, 2019


Program Committee Chair
Jaclyn Madden, MS

Program Committee Vice-Chair
Nancy Boury, Ph.D.

Program Committee


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Present at ASMCUE

ASMCUE is shaped by attendees. No matter your professional level, you can share teaching strategies, connect with colleagues, and contribute to the ASMCUE program. The 2019 ASMCUE Planning Committee welcomes proposals for pre-conference workshops and education sessions. Explore the unique presentation types below.

Session Types
Submission Process
Review Criteria and Guidelines
Commercial Products and Services
Dispositions

Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 10, at 11:59 p.m. PST

Authors should take note of review criteria and guidelines prior to submitting a proposal. Please note that all presenters are responsible for conference registration fees, travel, and hotel expenses. Questions about the submission and review processes can be directed to asmcue@asmusa.org.

 

Presentation Description

Important dates*

Pre-Conference Workshop 4-hour workshops where attendees develop new skills and put them to practice Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Education Session A 45-min interactive session where presenters build awareness or help attendees develop new skills Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Poster 60-min poster sessions highlight educational research which assesses the impact on student learning Opens: Thursday, January 3, 2019 
Deadline:Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Microbrew 15-min microbrews (10 min presentation, 5 min Q&A) center on ideas about best practices for teaching sub-disciplines of biological sciences Opens: Thursday, January 3, 2019 
Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop
4-hour workshops where attendees develop new skills and put them to practice
Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Education Session
A 45-min interactive session where presenters build awareness or help attendees develop new skills
Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Poster
60-min poster sessions highlight educational research which assesses the impact on student learning
Opens: Thursday, January 3, 2019 
Deadline:Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Microbrew
15-min microbrews (10 min presentation, 5 min Q&A) center on ideas about best practices for teaching sub-disciplines of biological sciences
Opens: Thursday, January 3, 2019 
Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

 

  *All deadlines are slated for at 11:59 p.m. PST

Session Types

Pre-Conference Workshop (4 hours)

ASMCUE pre-conference workshops provide hands-on, active learning experiences for participants to enhance understanding of a new topic or to practice a new skill that is of current importance in the biology education community.  After introducing the concept or skill, the workshop will provide opportunities for small group or one-on-one feedback, mentoring, and instruction, allowing participants to delve more deeply into the topic while addressing their unique questions and needs.  These highly interactive sessions provide opportunities for:

  • Instruction, practice, and problem solving
  • Extended time for networking, collaboration, or one-on-one consultations
  • Professional development related to the acquisition or practice of a specific skill (e.g. case studies, active learning, TBL)

Note: Workshops are four hours and are scheduled before the opening session.  Additional fee is required. Presenters are not charged the workshop fee, but are expected to pay the conference fee if attending the full conference. Workshops must have 20 registrants at a minimum to be held.

Read about the submission process.


Education Sessions (45 minutes)

Education sessions are opportunities to introduce attendees to innovative and relevant strategies for undergraduate biology education by building awareness and understanding of new vocabulary, concepts, and ways of thinking.  Topics could include, but are not limited to: (a) innovative teaching techniques or strategies; (b) effective assessment tools or concept inventories; (c) lecture or laboratory course reform; (d) discipline-based educational research; (e) metacognition and effective learning; or (f) equity, diversity, and inclusivity in biology education.

Proposals introducing novel strategies or innovative approaches to more “tried and true” techniques are encouraged. Proposals must include a description of evidence and/or data that has been collected to support the effectiveness of the approach to improving student learning or achieving student learning outcomes. In addition, the sessions require active learning experiences… (e.g., discussions, group activities, clicker questions) to enhance attendee engagement and model evidence-driven learning strategies. For those interested in presenting 2 sessions around a single topic, participants should submit two proposals (i.e., Part 1 and Part 2).  Sessions are scheduled throughout ASMCUE.

Read about the submission process.


Submission Process

Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PST

Key Application Components

  • ASMCUE attendee learning outcomes and engagement plan.
  • Context of strategy, student learning outcomes, and evidence/data that supports effectiveness
  • Keywords and core concepts
  • Session description and lead presenter biography for program

Notes

  • Education sessions may include 2 additional presenters and pre-conference workshops may include 3 additional presenters.
  • “Attendee” refers to the ASMCUE session attendee, and “student” refers to individuals that attendees teach at their home institutions/organizations. “Strategy” refers to the concept, skill, task, approach, or method of learning or instruction that is being described in the session.
  • Applicants can save progress on their application and return to complete at a later time.

SUBMIT PROPOSAL


Review Criteria and Guidelines

All submissions are reviewed by the Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance & Quality
  • Value for Attendees
  • Strategy Context, Description & Evidence of Effectiveness

Each criterion will be scored from 1 (criteria is not met) to 5 (criteria is exceeded). Competitive proposals are well organized, present the strategy and evidence clearly, and detail a plan to engage attendees during the session/workshop.

The Committee reserves the right to contact authors for more information and to transfer submissions, if warranted, to another presentation format within the Conference program.

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Commercial Products and Services

A proposal must discuss any commercial product or service, name the product, and disclose any potential conflicts of interest. Proposals that promote a specific commercial product or service for purchase will be recommended for the ASMCUE Exhibit and Sponsorship Program.


Dispositions

The primary contact will receive a disposition by mid-February.

 

 

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