Teaching Skills

RECOMMENDED TOPICS

  • Development of a teaching portfolio
  • Creating a course syllabus
  • Student evaluation methods
  • Approaches to develop critical-thinking and incorporated active-learning into lecture-based courses
  • Instructional technologies

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES

  • Prepare a lecture or laboratory activity with guidance from an experienced faculty member
  • Create and evaluate tests with feedback from an experienced mentor

RESOURCES

ASM provides information, resources, and professional opportunities for undergraduate faculty teaching microbiology.
http://www.asm.org/index.php/undergraduate-faculty

Microbiology teaching resources including virtual laboratories and web-based textbooks
http://www.academicinfo.net/microbioed.html

Techniques to introduce into lecture-based courses to foster active learning
http://www.calstatela.edu/dept/chem/chem2/Active/

Resources for teaching science from HHMI
http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/resources/SPT--Home.php

A professional development module on active learning in the classroom, replete with links to other resources
http://www.texascollaborative.org/activelearning.htm

ASM Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship Clearing House