AAAS Report Launch: Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education

Saturday, February 19, 2011,
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 11:30am – 12:30pm

The Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action final report represents a blueprint for change in undergraduate biology education developed by leaders in the biological sciences as part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation. Major themes include an outline of overarching and unifying key concepts and competencies; classroom practices that focus on student-centered learning; and strategies for change.

Moderator

Bruce Alberts
Editor-in-Chief, Science
Professor Of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
President Emeritus of The U.S. National Academy Of Sciences

Presentation

Judith A. Verbeke
Acting Division Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure, National Science Foundation
Directorate for Biological Sciences
VISION AND CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY EDUCATION: Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education

Discussants

Carol A. Brewer
Former Associate Dean of the Colleges Arts and Sciences and Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Montana
Co-Chair Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education Advisory Board
VISION AND CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY EDUCATION: A Call to Action

Katherine Jean Denniston
Deputy Division Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) & Acting Executive Officer, EHR
VISION AND CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY EDUCATION: The Strategy

Shiva Singh
Chief, Special Initiatives, Division of Minority Opportunities in Research
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Cynthia Bauerle
Senior Program Officer in Precollege and Undergraduate Education
Howard Hughes Medical Institute