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Subject: ESA-QUBES Data-rich Teaching opportunities

Quantitative literacy is all the rage! This is a great opportunity to receive support to build a data-rich classroom!  ESA is pleased to partner with QUBES to bring you two faculty mentoring networks – for those who want to adapt and use existing modules as well as those who wish to advance their own or develop new modules!

Deadline for Applications: December 2, 2016

DIG Into Data for the Biology Classroom and Data Discovery Faculty Mentoring Networks

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education Synthesis (QUBES) Project are inviting applications for two upcoming Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMNs). These online communities are professional development opportunities where participants work collaboratively to discover new teaching materials, pedagogical techniques, and quantitative content.  

All faculty are welcome. We are actively seeking participation from faculty teaching at all undergraduate levels at diverse institution types and serving diverse student populations, including non-science majors.

Benefits to Participants in Both Networks

  • Support for further development of pedagogical material focused on bringing research data into the biology/ecology classroom
  • Access to peer mentors on lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in small group virtual meetings every two weeks
  • Recognition as an ESA Education Scholar upon completion of all network requirements.


Data Discovery

The Spring 2017 ESA Data Discovery FMN is seeking applicants who are interested in adapting existing Teaching Issues in Ecology and Evolution (TIEE) modules for use in their Spring 2017 courses. Faculty participants will implement two selected modules with a focus on providing students with the quantitative skillset needed to ‘scale up’ to large ecological datasets. This FMN will begin in January and run through the Spring semester. For more information on the selected modules and to apply, please visit

Questions? Contact Gaby Hamerlinck at

DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom

The new DIG into Data for the Biology Classroom FMN is seeking applicants who have experience in bringing data-driven activities into the introductory biology or ecology classroom and are interested in further refining their own teaching modules or developing new ones. Our data partners include DryadLab and the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). As a group, participants in this network will work towards developing polished teaching resources suitable for submission as a teaching data set to a special issue of TIEE. Please visit the Data Incubator Group QUBES website for more details and to apply ( 

Questions?  Contact Kaitlin Bonner at or Kristine Grayson at



Teresa Mourad

Director, Education and Diversity Programs

Ecological Society of America

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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