We'll navigate the rocky shoals of certification and publishing, surf through stem cells, and flock with other birds to discuss common topics.
Presenter: Jeanette Mowery will lead the discussion.
Certification has been a long-standing discussion topic in the biotech education world and we may be getting close to seeing it happen.
Three months ago, we polled our LinkedIn group to survey their thoughts on certification.
Twenty six people commented on both the positive and negative aspects of certificiation. You can read the comments here
What do you think about certification? Add your comments at our LinkedIn group or enter them below.
Steps toward certification:
1. Review definitions - certification vs. accredition vs. certificates
2. Identify core competencies
3. Decide on types of certifications
4. Decide on criteria
What are core competencies in biotech?
Lisa Seidman has put together a draft with some ideas - Thinking about Core Competencies in Biotech
We want input from the community.
Presenter: Linnea Fletcher
An increasing number of venues have appeared where community college instructors can begin to publish the findings from their grant projects and other types of educational research.
Dr. Fletcher will discuss why publications are important to your funding agency and the community as a whole and work with the attendees to discuss ideas for publications and the publication process.
To prepare for this workshop, you may wish to consult the following open access venues where you might publish:
Presenters: John Carrese & Laurence Clement
Earlier this spring, you shared lots of ideas when we asked for your suggestions for topics for the Summer Fellows Forum.
We think quite a few of these topics would make good Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions.
Here they are below:
If you would like to lead one of these discussions, either volunteer below or people know at room 204 when it's time for BOFs.
If you have other topics, please sign up in the comment section below and write down the topic that you'd like to lead.
Presenters: Edie Kaeuper, Carin Zimmerman, Golnar Afshar, George Cachianes, Bill Woodruff & Samantha Croft Farmer
The presenters will discuss their work using stem cell technology in their courses.
Slides from all the presentations are combined into the single presentation shown below.
Presenter: Holly Kerby, MATC
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Presenter: Ellen Daugherty