ASM is seeking advisers to inform the Education Board on two separate issues: employer needs for workforce-ready students from undergraduate microbial sciences programs across the bioscience industries in agricultural, environmental, and the pharmaceutical sciences, and the issue of microbiology being reduced in or eliminated from some nursing curricula, particularly at two-year colleges. Task Committees are being formed, with an initial commitment to ASM for six months from January - June 2017 via online meetings, surveys, and email correspondence. No travel obligation is expected at this time. Learn more about each Task Committee below.
|Committee Name||Time Commitment||Expectations||Learn More|
|Workforce Task Committee||6 months (January - June 2017)||Advise ASM on alignment between the undergraduate microbial sciences curriculum and entry level industry-specific needs.||Learn more and apply|
|Microbiology in the Nursing Curriculum Task Committee||6 months (January - June 2017)||Help to author guidelines and prepare a toolkit for institutions (particularly two-year colleges) facing the issue of microbiology being reduced in or eliminated from some nursing curricula.||Learn more and apply|