To build capacity in the area of research on biology GTA teaching professional development (TPD), the network is creating the BioTAP Scholars – a year-long program to develop, implement, and report on a biology GTA TPD research project.
The objectives of the BioTAP Scholars program are to:
- Help network members advance their research on biology GTA TPD
- Create new collaborations and connections within the BioTAP community centered on GTA TPD
BioTAP Scholars will participate in a face to face two day workshop where they will develop their research plans (called the RDS, or research development session), and interface with their cohort via six virtual meetings as a virtual learning community (VLC; 2 before the RDS and 4 after the RDS). Homework will be required, as well as a commitment to conduct and report on the research results. Travel to the RDS meeting is supported by the grant.
The call for applications for the BioTAP Scholars cohorts will be announced on the BioTAP and other professional society listservs. The application will be available on this website. There will be five total cohorts of approximately 15-20 members from 2017-2019.
The 2017 Cohort of the BioTAP Scholars met as part of the ABLE meeting in Madison, WI, the third week of June, 2017. Cohort 2 met in Columbus, Ohio, once again in association with the ABLE conference the third week of June, 2018. The 2019 Cohort of BioTAP Scholars had their face to face meeting in Columbus, OH, on the campus of Ohio State University, on June 3-4, 2019.