Scientific Teaching

Scientific Teaching for Graduate & Postdoc Students

Scientific Teaching Fellows Program

A year-long program for graduate students and postdocs in the biosciences or connected fields. Through training and practical teaching experience, Fellows learn about and develop innovative and effective ways to teach science.

| grad & postdoc |


WI Program for Scientific Teaching

A professional development program for graduate students and postdocs designed to improve teaching and mentoring in science.

| grad & postdoc |

Scientific Teaching for TAs – INTEGSCI 605

The goal of this course is to arm Teaching Assistants with survival skills in scientific teaching through theory, practice, and learning community. We will work together to learn the core themes of scientific teaching (active learning, assessment, and diversity) and apply them, in real time, to the courses in which the TAs are concurrently teaching. This course is open to graduate students only.

| grad, credits 1 |

College Science Teaching – INTEGSCI 650

Covers the fundamentals of learning theory and practical strategies for teaching science courses, while also developing community around this shared experience. The cohort will work together to learn the core themes of scientific teaching (active learning, assessment, and diversity) in theory so that they can make informed decisions about their teaching in the future. This course is required for Scientific Teaching Fellows program participants.

| grad, credits 1 |

Instructional Materials Design for College Science Teaching – INTEGSCI 750

Designed to provide a practical application of pedagogical knowledge through the development of instructional materials for use in a university science education context. The process will be based around cohorts of participants working together to identify learning objectives, and create evidence-based assessments and learning experiences to target those objectives. This course is required for Scientific Teaching Fellows program participants.

| grad, credits 1 |

Mentored Practicum in College Science Teaching – INTEGSCI 850

Continues the development of graduate student’s skills in teaching and learning college science courses by providing a mentored, independent teaching experience. Participants will have the opportunity to see how theories of learning and teaching play out in real instructional settings by implementing instructional activities and then evaluating the outcomes of those activities on the basis of student artifacts. A particular emphasis will be placed on participants creating an inclusive learning environment for teaching diverse student populations. The course also provides participants with frameworks for teaching and managing their own courses, should they pursue academic positions after graduate school. This course is required for Scientific Teaching Fellows Program participants. This course is required for Scientific Teaching Fellows program participants.

| grad, credits 1 |