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Are you interested in improving your teaching skills? Do you want to teach at the undergraduate or graduate level?

This summer TIBBS is offering a series of workshops and panel discussions to help life science graduate students and postdocs learn how to:

  1. become an effective teacher,
  2. design a course
  3. manage a classroom
  4. involve undergraduates in research
  5. get a job at a primarily undergraduate teaching institution

More than 10 workshops, seminars, and panel discussions are planned and students and postdocs who attend at least 4 main workshops and 2 elective events (see complete schedule below for individual event details) will earn a certificate.

Register here to add your name to the list of interested students who would like to receive details, reminders and updates about the certificate series.

2011 TIBBS Summer Teaching Certificate Series
Main workshops (attend 4/6 of workshops plus 2 electives to get certificate):

Wed June 22
Active learning strategies to teach critical thinking - how to push students to think beyond the facts, Bloom’s taxonomy
Donna Bailey, RN, PhD, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Center for Faculty Excellence
Wed June 29
Bioinfo 1131
Designing a syllabus – the often overlooked, but essential backbone of your course. What to include, how to develop it.
Donna Bailey, RN, PhD, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Center for Faculty Excellence
Fri July 8
MacNider 321
Learning assessment – Backwards course design, grading rubrics, and how to promote learning through testing
Ed Neal, PhD, President at Ed Neal and Associates, past Director of Faculty Development, UNC-CH
Wed July 13
Macnider 321
Adapting to student needs and feedback during and after the course - responding to a changing student body
Donna Bailey, RN, PhD, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Center for Faculty Excellence
Wed July 20
Macnider 321
Just in Time Teaching – New pedagogies and practices for teaching in higher education
Scott Simpkins, PhD, Author, Professor and Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at NC A&T State University
Wed July 27
macnider 321
Developing you teaching statement, philosophy, and portfolios – the most important documents in your application package
Donna Bailey, RN, PhD, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Center for Faculty Excellence

Electives (attend 4/6 workshops plus 2 electives to get certificate):

Proposed Date
July 7th 4-5pm Bioinformatics 1131
Classroom management - discussing ethically, politically, or socially charged topics. Sexual harassment, dealing with distractions from technology
Todd Zakrajsek, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence, UNC-CH
July 14th 4-5pm Bond G100
Integrating technology in the classroom
Suzanne Caldwell, Instructional Technology Consultant and ITS Liaison, Ctr for Faculty Excellence
July 21st, 4-5pm Bondurant G100
Panel: Teaching our first undergraduate course – what was it like? What did we learn? What do we wish we had known?
SPIRE fellows:
Michael Bruno, PhD,
Michelle Kovarik, PhD,
Jenny Tenlen, PhD,
Stacey Alvares, PhD
July 28th 4-5pm Bondurant G100
Panel: Teaching lab skills to undergraduates through hands on experience. – challenges, rewards, and lessons learned
Donita Robinson, PhD
Brian Hogan, PhD
2 other panelists TBA
Aug 4th, 4-5pm Bondurant G100
Panel: Getting a job at an undergraduate teaching institution – how to find them, how to apply, and what to expect the first year
Antonio Baines, PhD, NC Central University
Yuko Miyamoto, PhD, Elon University
2 other panelists nearby liberal arts colleges


  Location: various locations
  Date: Thursday, August 04, 2011
  Time: -
  Sponsor: Training Initiative for Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS)
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Patrick Brandt pdbrandt@email.unc.edu