[Celegans] Updated Announcement: Teaching Workshops/Teaching Posters/Undergraduate Dinner Meeting at the 2005 International C. elegans Meeting

Jim Lissemore jlissemore at jcu.edu
Tue Jun 21 10:57:12 EST 2005


UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT!

TEACHING WORKSHOPS/TEACHING POSTERS/UNDERGRADUATE DINNER MEETING AT THE 2005 
INTERNATIONAL C. ELEGANS MEETING 

The C. elegans Teaching Workshop Committee (Taylor Allen, Oberlin College, 
Kirsten Crossgrove, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Caroline Goutte, 
Amherst College, Jim Lissemore, John Carroll University, Rebecca Lyczak, 
Ursinus College, Jennifer Miskowski, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Heather 
Thieringer, Princeton University, Laura Vallier, Hofstra University) has 
organized three teaching workshops, a teaching poster session, and a dinner 
meeting for undergraduates for the 2005 International C. elegans Meeting.  

Please direct any questions about the teaching workshops and posters to Jim 
Lissemore (jlissemore at jcu.edu) and please direct any questions about the 
undergraduate dinner meeting to Caroline Goutte (cegoutte at amherst.edu).


UNDERGRADUATE DINNER MEETING (DE NEVE PLAZA COMMONS, SAT. JUNE 25, 5-6:45 PM)

This informal meeting will provide a chance for undergraduates to meet other 
undergraduates and for faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students 
interested in undergraduate education to meet one another. Tables will be 
reserved at the De Neve Plaza Commons. Flyers will be posted at registration 
and at the dining hall as reminders and the tables will be designated in some 
visible way. 


TEACHING POSTER SESSSION (PAULEY PAVILION, SUNDAY JUNE 26, 2-3 PM)

Fourteen posters (see abstracts # 1325-1338) that describe the use of C. 
elegans in teaching are grouped together and their authors will be asked to be 
at their posters from 2-3 PM. Abstracts can be viewed at the meeting abstract 
search web site 
<http://www.genetics-gsa.org/genetics/Celegans/2005-meeting/2005abs/index.html> 
by typing the word “teaching” under “Session Title”.


TEACHING WORKSHOP I (DE NEVE PLAZA ROOM, SUNDAY JUNE 26, 1-2 PM)

"WHAT IS LIFE LIKE AT A PREDOMINANTLY UNDERGRADUATE (I.E. TEACHING) INSTITUTION 
AND HOW CAN I GET A JOB AT ONE?"

This workshop should be of interest to graduate students and postdocs who are 
considering a career at a predominantly undergraduate institution (PUI).  The 
challenges facing faculty members at PUIs are substantially different from 
those typically encountered at a research university and the job search process 
is also quite different.  Panelists will discuss issues such as teaching loads, 
research expectations and opportunities, how to find PUI job openings, and 
hiring criteria at PUIs. 

Workshop Chair: 
Jennifer Miskowski, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Panelists:
Kirsten Crossgrove, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Rebecca Lyczak, Ursinus College
Maureen Peters, Oberlin College 
Phil Meneely, Haverford College


TEACHING WORKSHOP II (DE NEVE PLAZA ROOM, MONDAY JUNE 27, 1-2 PM)

“MAINTAINING A RESEARCH PROGRAM AT A PREDOMINANTLY UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTION 
(PUI)"

This workshop should be of interest to faculty members at PUIs and those 
considering a career at a PUI.  Faculty at most PUIs are encouraged/expected to 
provide research experiences for undergraduates and many PUIs require 
publications for tenure and promotion. The panelists will discuss issues such 
as conducting research with undergraduates, mistakes to avoid, external and 
internal funding sources, and grant administration.

Workshop Chair:
Taylor Allen, Oberlin College

Panelists:
Becky Kohn, Ursinus College
Leilani Miller, Santa Clara University
Bruce Wightman, Muhlenberg College 
Caroline Goutte, Amherst College


TEACHING WORKSHOP III (DE NEVE PLAZA ROOM, TUESDAY JUNE 28, 1-3 PM) 

“USING C. ELEGANS IN THE CLASSROOM AND TEACHING LABORATORY”

This workshop should be of interest to educators at all levels who wish to use 
C. elegans to illustrate important biological principles. The presenters at 
this workshop will cover a variety of topics, including the use of Internet 
resources, bioinformatics, and RNAi, along with discussions of assessment of 
student learning/scholarship of teaching and grants for course improvment.

Workshop Chair:
Heather Thieringer, Princeton University

Presenters:
Daryl Hurd, St. John Fisher College—Using a genomic approach to teach cell 
biology

David Micklos, Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory—
Bringing RNAi Analysis to High School and College Classrooms

Sharon Lu, University of Wisconsin-Madison—WormClassroom.org: A dissemination 
platform for C. elegans based education

Bill Wood, University of Colorado—Assessment of student learning/scholarship of 
teaching

Jennifer Miskoswki, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse—NSF Course, Curriculum, 
and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) grants 



Jim Lissemore
Associate Professor
Biology Dept.
John Carroll University
20700 N. Park Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
EMAIL: jlissemore at jcu.edu
PHONE: 216-397-4196
FAX: 216-397-4482




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