On October 29, 2018, BioTAP will hold an online “Virtual” Conference!
The conference will be held via the Zoom platform, from Noon – 4:00 PM EST.
The zoom link for the conference will be posted here on Monday, October 22. We welcome all who are interested in Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development for Teaching to attend!
Noon – 12:05 Welcome!
12:05 – 12:50 Conference Keynote – 30-minute presentation; 10-minute discussion
Building a Better Future STEM Faculty: How Teaching Development Programs can Improve Undergraduate STEM Education
Mark Connolly, University of Wisconsin, Madison
12:50 – 4:00 Invited and Submitted Presentations (*BioTAP Scholars); 13 minutes for presentation; 5 minutes for discussion
12:50 – 1:10
The impact of a pedagogy course on the teaching beliefs of inexperienced graduate teaching assistants
Star Lee*, University of California, Riverside
1:10 – 1:30
Exploring Biological Evidence by Training Lab Instructors to Focus on Theory Understanding and Theory Application when Undergraduate Students Test the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Model with Zebrafish
Nancy Peleaz, Chaonan Liu, Ala Samarapungavan, Kari Clase, Stephanie Gardner, Shiyao Liu, Soo Won Shim, and Sharleen Flowers, Purdue University
1:30 – 1:50
Characterizing GTA epistemic beliefs in science as a social endeavor
Linda Fuselier*, Justin McFadden, and Kat Ray-King, University of Louisville
1:50 – 2:10
Impact of a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) training program on GTA approaches, self-efficacy, and knowledge of student-centered learning
Heather Vance-Chalcraft*, East Carolina University
2:10 – 2:30 BREAK (get a sip of water, walk around, come back!)
2:30 – 2:50
Assessment of the Teaching Fellows Program and its Impacts
Christopher Trimby*, University of Delaware, and Cara Theisen and Janet Branchaw, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2:50 – 3:10
Catching the Wave: Are Biology Graduate Students on Board with Evidence-Based Teaching?
Emma C. Goodwin and Erin E. Shortlidge*, Portland State University
3:10 – 3:30
Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training and Development at Oregon State University
Adam Chouinard*, Oregon State University
3:30 – 3:50 Lightning Talks! (5 minute talks with 2 minutes of questions)
Graduate Women in STEM Teaching Fellows Program
Francesca Williamson and Kerri Donohue, Indiana University
Graduate teaching assistants’ (GTAs) perceptions of introductory biology course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs)
Ash Heim, University of Northern Colorado
3:50 – 4:00 Closing and BioTAP Chat
Building Capacity for Research on GTA Teaching Professional Development: BioTAP in Action
Grant Gardner, Gili Marbach-Ad, Kristen Miller, Judith Ridgway, and Beth Schussler