Brancaccio-Taras, L., Gull, K., Ratti, C. (2016). The Science Teaching Fellows Program: A Model For Online Faculty Development Of Early Career Scientists Interested In Teaching. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 
Retrieved from: http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/jmbe/10.1128/jmbe.v17i3.1243  

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This publication was a collaboration with K. Gull and L. Brancaccio-Taras while I coordinated the Science Teaching Fellows (STF) program at the American Society for Microbiology in Washington, DC. My role in this publication was to provide data for this study. The STF program consisted of a series of six webinars, including pre and post-webinar assignments. Additionally, fellows were part of a community of practice with mentors and peers.

 

As coordinator, I participated in developing the STF program for early career biologists and postdoctoral students. This online course explored student-centered teaching to develop the skills needed to succeed in positions with a significant teaching component. In a survey used to assess the impact of the STF program, participants reported greater knowledge of the webinar-based instructional topics and a sense of being part of an educational community and were more confident about varied teaching methods.