Past Vision and Change related meetings held in 2011

AAAS Community College Forum: Lessons Learned About Biotechnology Education

Forum held at the AAAS Annual Meeting
Forum Date:  Thursday, February 17, 2011
Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC 20001

The AAAS Community College Forum on Biotechnology Education highlighted innovative industry partnerships as well as cutting-edge curriculum for use in biotechnology post-secondary education. Community college based biotechnology programs and educators play a vital role in preparing post-secondary students for careers in the biotechnology industries including research and development, diagnostics, regulatory affairs, homeland security, and sustainable energy production and management. Biotechnology education curriculum areas include laboratory techniques, industrial biotechnology, green biotechnology and agriculture, nanotechnology, homeland security, and bioenergy and biofuels. The Forum included presentations about vision and change in undergraduate biology education, exemplary curriculum in biotechnolgy education, and partnerships with industry. This day-long session included plenary panels, poster sessions, and small group discussions.

Forum Organizer: Yolanda George, AAAS Education and Human Resources Programs.
Co-Organizer: Elaine A. Johnson, Bio-Link.
Moderator: Shirley M. Malcom, AAAS Education and Human Resources Programs.


Vision & Change in Undergraduate Biology Education
Publication Release at the AAAS Annual Meeting

AAAS Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Washington, DC 20001

The report, which was presented during the AAAS Annual Meeting, 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; and strategies for change.  Learn more about this session.

AAAS 2011 Vision and Change PPTs


Implementing the Vision & Change Report on Undergraduate Biology Education

AAAS Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Washington Convention Center
Washington DC 20001

This symposium presented the views of three leading scientists and educators, all of whom are deeply invested in major reforms in biology education at the undergraduate level. Vision & Change laid out a range of far-reaching goals. The symposium focused on strategies for implementation. Learn more about this session.

Moderator: Michael M. Cox, University of Wisconsin

Speakers: 
Bruce M. Alberts, AAAS / Science
Why a Major Rethinking of Biology 1 Courses is Crucial to Our Future

Ellis Bell, University of Richmond
An Infrastructure To Promote Innovative, Student-Centered Learning and Assessment

Jo Handelsman, Yale University
What About the “How” in Educational Change?


Vision and Change at ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Terry Woodin from the National Science Foundation presented on Vision and Change as part of a Concurrent Resource Session. Part of this session explored the results of Vision & Change, and the programs and resources available to faculty to carry out the recommendations of Vision & Change.


Student-Centered Education in the Molecular Life Sciences II

Wednesday, July 20 at 11:30a.m. – July 23 at 4:00p.m.
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

The Student-Centered Education in the Molecular Life Sciences II, ASBMB Special Symposia program, was established to provide specific or under-represented segments of the scientific community with opportunities to present unique, cutting-edge science and engage in active networking opportunities. The ASBMB Special Symposia strive to achieve a well-respected reputation among its membership and within the larger scientific community, based on the quality of organizers, presenters and scientific programming, as well as by providing an overall excellent attendee experience.


Vision, Change, and the Case Study Approach: An Education Workshop

Monday, July 25, 2011
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

This Pre-Conference Workshop was part of Behavior 2011 the joint meeting of the International Ethological Conference (IEC) and the Animal Behavior Society (ABS). The Vision, Change, and the Case Study Approach: An Education Workshop offered participants the opportunity to discuss education issues in animal behavior and to develop specific recommendations for ABS education initiatives.


The 2011 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Workshop

Friday, July 29, 2011
Pomona College
Claremont, California

At the Undergraduate Neuroscience Education Workshop: ‘Resourcing the Curriculum, Improving Pedagogy and Programs, and Expanding our Disciplinary Horizons’, Mary Lee Ledbetter, NSF Program Director in Division of Undergraduate Education, presented on Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education—A Call to Action. For more information, visit the PKAL website.


Vision and Change at PLANT BIOLOGY 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

NSF Vision & Change Workshop: How will you implement the NSF’s call to improve undergraduate biology education.