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Education and Outreach

Gibson, Phil [1].

Faculty Mentoring Networks As A Path To Botany Faculty Professional Development.

In Spring and Fall Semester 2018, the BSA sponsored two Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMN's) that emphasized teaching quantitative skills through botany-focused modules. FMN's are virtual communities that regularly meet to discuss how to address specific educational challenges in the context of selected teaching modules. For the two BSA FMN's, over 30 faculty participated in identifying, modifying, and implementing modules that taught both a specific quantitative skill and a specific botanical concept. FMN participants implemented at least two of the modules in their courses and reported their many sucesses and occassional difficulties. In addition to helping participants implement proven, active learning activities, the FMN also provides a community in which participants can discuss different aspects of teaching and pedagogy. FMN participants who complete all requirements were designated BSA Education Scholars.


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1 - University Of Oklahoma, Department Of Microbiology And Plant Biology, University Of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 73019, United States

Keywords:
Pedagogy
active learning
Faculty Mentoring Netork
professional development.

Presentation Type: Poster This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PEO005
Abstract ID:340
Candidate for Awards:None


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