COESP Initiatives F18

Fall 2018

The Fall is a very active time as we re-engage with the majority of our undergraduate students in courses and classes that range from very small to very large. Even with the busy schedules, the COESP continues to move forward with our mission, working on these initiatives:

  • develop information for new staff, building on our work with new faculty last year
  • plan one major speaker for the Fall semester, together with a graduate student-led journal club to prepare for the visit
  • update and build our website, connecting the College with education resources
  • hold our BioEd Graduate Student Award seminar in the Fall
  • promote the COESP within the College through one-on-one meetings with members of the community
  • increase our inclusiveness of teaching staff and postdoctoral fellows in the conversation and plans of the COESP
  • recruit a new member of the steering committee from the MCB department
  • move forward with research through the BioEd Research Hub
  • explore offering a session of the CBS Teaching Discussion Groups
  • determine interest in offering another CBS Instructional Skills Workshop
  • develop an evaluation plan for the COESP, adapting the resources in the NSEC toolkit
  • continue promoting the COESP outside of Guelph at regional education conferences
  • recruit the coordinator and writers for the Biology Undergraduate Blog

Updated:  August 1, 2018