Otterbein University, February 27, 2016


Developing and Sharing Best Practices:  From Concept to Classroom

This workshop is designed to increase participant knowledge and use of student assessment techniques around the biochemistry and molecular biology core concepts and to actively engage participants in creating assessment tools and best practices.  This workshop is open to all undergraduate faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students interested in undergraduate science education. 

Workshop information
Location:  Science Building, room 104, Otterbein University
Date & time:  Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 9a-6p
Cost: Free and includes lunch
Hosts and presenters:  John Tansey, Ph.D., (Otterbein University) and Kristin Fox, Ph.D. (Union College)


From the NORTH
, take I-71S to Gemini Place. After the exit, turn left on Gemini Place and follow the road as it turns to the right. Turn left on Polaris Parkway toward Cleveland Avenue (2 miles). Turn right on Africa Road, which becomes West Street. Travel approximately 1.5 miles on Africa Rd./West St. and then turn left on Main Street. Travel 0.2 miles.
From the SOUTH
 on I-71, Route 315 or Route 23, take I-270E (Wheeling) on the north side of Columbus. Follow I-270 to OH-3N (exit 29) toward Westerville. Travel 2 miles, and turn left on College Avenue. Travel 0.2 miles.
From the EAST or WEST on I-70, take I-270N toward Cleveland. Travel 8 miles on I-270, and exit on OH-3N (exit 29) toward Westerville. Travel 2 miles, and turn left on College Avenue. Travel 0.2 miles.

Parking is free and available on campus. The Science Building is #15 on this map.  The closest parking is found at #5, 6 and 14. 

The following hotels are nearby:  Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus-Polaris (ask about Otterbein parent/friend rate), Candlewood Suites Polaris
Workshop stipends
Stipends of up to $100 are available for transportation and lodging expenses. Please contact Erica Siebrasse (

Pre-workshop homework
Please read these articles:  1, 2, 3, 4.