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Bernard facilitates at National Academies of Sciences Institute

8/13/2012
Aimee Bernard

Aimee Bernard, senior instructor in biology, was selected to participate as a facilitator in the National Academies of Sciences 2012 Mountain West Summer Institute July 30 - August 3, 2012.

The Summer Institute is the direct result of a key recommendation from the 2003 National Research Council report, Bio2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists, which called for programs of professional development to engage faculty at research-intensive institutions in taking greater responsibility for high-quality undergraduate biology education.

The report emphasizes the importance of new pedagogical approaches to teaching based on emerging evidence about how people learn and a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching.

Teams from research colleges and universities from across the Mountain West will assemble this summer for five days of presentations, discussions, intensive group work and other activities, all focused on enhancing undergraduate education, with themes of active learning, assessment, and diversity as primary foci.

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