The Sandra K. Abell Conversations about College Science Teaching are monthly discussions to enhance teaching capacity of faculty, graduate students, and postdocs and support a thriving instructional community on campus. The meetings are interdisciplinary across natural and physical sciences, science and mathematics education, engineering, and professional schools at the University of Missouri. For more than 15 years, the conversations have provided college science teachers with time and space to reflect on their own teaching challenges and learn new teaching methods from their peers. The informal environment with free pizza fosters community and collaboration.

Recent Conversations

May

1

2019

COPUS: A Classroom Observation Approach to Evolve STEM Instruction

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Townsend Hall, 205

Special Guest: Tori Mondelli, Inaugural Director of the Teaching for Learning Center, University of Missouri Columbia

April

22

2019

“What are we doing when we assess our students?”: using a model to understand our practice

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bond Life Science Building Room 572

Special Guest: Frances Edwards, PhD University of Waikato, New Zealand

March

20

2019

Assessment and Action Taking Opportunities in an Online Science Course

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bond Life Science Building Room 572

We will explore how aspects of the technology-based course assessments influence teaching practices. Led by Shannon M. Burcks, Instructor in the Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology.

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