2013 ASM Faculty Programs Calendar

2013 Calendar of Professional Development Opportunities



Professional Development Resources from ASM


Conferences & Institutes


Blending science and education, the conference showcases prominent researchers, scholars, curriculum leaders, textbook publishers and funding agencies.

May 16–19, 2013 | Denver, CO

2013 Deadlines
January 1 - Conference Registration Opens
February 1 - Abstract Submission Deadline
February 8 - Travel Award Deadline
February 15 - Microbrew Submission Deadline
March 15 - Discount Registration Deadline


ASM/NSF Biology Scholars Program

Residency programs for faculty at all stages in their scholarly journey.

Assessment Residency: Measuring Student Learning
Participants examine the role of learning objectives in course design and explore a wide range of techniques and tools that effectively assess student learning.

Institute: June 12–15, 2013 | Washington, DC

Research Residency: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Participants trained in effective teaching strategies develop the skills to create, design, and implement studies to inquire about learning science.

Institute: July 17–20, 2013 | Washington, DC

Transitions Residency: From Science Education Research to Publication
Participants evaluate the results of their classroom learning research, share preliminary results, and prepare for publication.

Institute: June 2426, 2013 | Washington, DC

Application deadline: February 1, 2013





Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

Freely available peer-reviewed publication addressing education issues and practices.


  - Promoting good pedagogy

  - Research, tips, perspectives, and reviews

  - Two peer-reviewed issues per year

  - Online, searchable and FREE

Submission deadlines: July 1 and December 1


MicrobeLibrary Collections

Freely available peer-reviewed resources for microbial science teachers created by, for, and with the community.

Visual Media Briefs
Short communications with digital media

Gallery Collection
Image collection around a theme

Laboratory Protocol Collection
Standard laboratory tests and procedures

Submission deadlines: July 1 and December 1

Coming in 2013:

Critical Thinking Question Bank
Database of multiple choice questions

Submission deadline: October 1



Curriculum Resources

ASM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology

Representing a 12-month study by an ASM Task Force, this curriculum aligns with the 2011 Vision
and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action
report and identifies the six overarching concepts that ensure a foundational understanding in microbiological topics deemed to be of lasting importance.

Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories
ASM needs your help!  Guidelines first draft debuted at the 2012 ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators and ASM General Meeting.  The new version is now available for comments.  The deadline for comments is October 15th.

K-12 Outreach Activities
The collection of activities is meant to illustrate the incorporation of the microbial world in the K-12 community either through science courses or through community-based events and programs.  The activities come from classroom teachers and microbiologists.  All activities have been reviewed by the ASM Committee on K-12 Outreach for scientific and educational content, active learning and engagement, alignment with the National Science Education Standards, and clarity of accompanying instructions. 





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