CEILS “Scientific Teaching Fellows” are faculty who have pursued professional development opportunities in teaching pedagogy in one or more areas of expertise. We thank them for their dedication to teaching!
The Biology Scholars Program receives funding through a National Science Foundation grant and is managed by the American Society for Microbiology. NSF support validates ASM’s efforts to transform biology education. The Biology Scholars Program seeks to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning. In the past nine years, the Program has prepared more than 200 biologists to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and lead the life science professional societies in new ways of practicing undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the discipline. Acceptance into the Biology Scholars Program is a highly regarded, prestigious honor that will prove to be an incredible learning experience and networking opportunity.
AIBL is a community of college math instructors, math teachers, and supporters of inquiry-based learning. Our philosophy is “big tent IBL.” What this means is that we define IBL broadly, and support the use of a wide range of empirically-validated teaching methods in mathematics courses consistent with courses where students are (a) deeply engaged in rich mathematical tasks, and (b) have ample opportunities to collaborate with peers (where collaboration is defined broadly).
One of the goals of AIBL is to improve undergraduate math education via increasing the use of IBL methods across a wide range of courses and institutional environments. We support instructors interested in teaching IBL courses and support a community interested in adapting IBL to suit specific, local needs of instructors, students, and institutions.
Scientific Teaching Fellows are individuals who have completed a summer institute on scientific teaching. UCLA will begin hosting local summer institutes in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a scientific teaching fellow, please contact CEILS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Scientific Teaching Scholars
2015 Biology Scholars
Jordan Moberg Parker, Biology Scholars Assessment Residency 2014-2015, UCLA Department for Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics.
2016 Inquiry Based Learning Scholars
Will Conley, Department of Mathematics
Jane Shevtsov, DBER Fellow, Life Sciences Core
2016 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows
Tony Friscia, Integrative Biology and Physiology
Jess Gregg, Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences
Rachel Kennison, Division of Undergraduate Education
Francie Mercer, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
2015 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows
Ronnie Choe, Integrative Biology and Physiology
Joseph Esdin, Life Sciences Core
Elizabeth Roth-Johnson, DBER Fellow for the Center for Education and Innovations in the Sciences
Zorica Scuric, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Nadia Sellami, DBER Fellow for the Center for Education and Innovations in the Sciences
Shanna Shaked, Physics and Astronomy
Sharmila Venugopal, Integrative Biology and Physiology
Xia Yang, Integrative Biology and Physiology
2014 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows
Rachelle Crosbie-Watson, Integrative Biology and Physiology
Hung Pham, Life Sciences Core
Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2006 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows
Gaston Pfluegl, Life Sciences Core
Erin Sanders, Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences
2005 Summer Institute Scientific Teaching Fellows
Debra Pires, Life Sciences Core