University of Southern Mississippi, January 23, 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:  International Center (rooms 317-319), University of Southern Mississippi
Date & time:  Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 9a-6p
Cost: Free and includes lunch
Host and presenter:  Sabine Heinhorst, Ph.D., (University of Southern Mississippi) and Vijay Rangachari, Ph.D., (University of Southern Mississippi)
Additional presenter:  J. Ellis Bell, D.Phil., (University of San Diego) and Rachell Booth, Ph.D. (Texas State University)


Directions - The International Center is marked on this campus map.

Lodging - The Courtyard and the Residence Inn are both close to campus.
Workshop stipends
Stipends of up to $100 are available for transportation and lodging expenses. Please contact Erica Siebrasse (

Optional pre-workshop homework
While the following assignment are optional, completing them will ensure you receive the maximum benefit from attending the workshop.
1. Read these articles:  1, 2, 3, 4
2. Choose either a classroom/lab activity or a course description from your teaching practice, complete this template, and bring it to the workshop.