Biology Leadership Conference 2017 Agenda


Friday, February 24

3:00 – 4:00 PM Registration Tucson Foyer

4:00 – 5:00 PM Orientation for Newcomers Tucson E
Beth Wilbur and Robin Heyden

5:00 - 5:30 PM Reception Tucson E Foyer

5:30 – 6:30 PM Welcome and Introductions Tucson E

6:30 PM Dinner Tash Lawn


Saturday, February 25

7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast Ania Terrace, East

8:30 – 10:00 AM Keynote Address:A Dancer’s Delight: Organ Systems of the Inner Ear and the Senses of Hearing and Balance Tucson E
Elba Serrano, New Mexico State University

10:00 – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM Opportunities Associated with CUREs Tucson E
Sara Brownell, Arizona State University

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop: The Toolkit for Building Better Learners Tucson E
Veronica Yan, University of SouthernCalifornia

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Ania Terrace, East

1:00 – 2:00 PM Workshop (continued) Tucson E
Veronica Yan, University of SouthernCalifornia
Clarissa Dirks, The Evergreen State College

2:00 – 2:30 PM Brief But Spectacular Tucson E
Michele Yeargain, University of Central Florida, Virtual Labs for Introductory Biology
Angela Hodgson, North Dakota State University, Combining Mastery Learning and Open Biology Labs


2:30 – 3:00 PM 2016 Catalytic Grant Winners Tucson E
Reflection Assignments and the Articulation of Science Identity, Bryan Dewsbury, University of Rhode Island and Marcy Kravac, Florida International University
Using Academic Coaching and Creative Bio-Ethnographic Writing to Improve the Learning Outcomes of D/F Students, Cerrone Foster, EastTennessee State University and Julie Collins, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Nora Demers, Florida Gulf Coast University and Amy Zhong, Auburn University

3:00 – 5:00 PM Free Time - Explore/Exercise/Engage

3:30 - 4:30 PM BLC Hike for Literacy (optional)Hotel Lobby

5:00 – 7:00 PM Poster Session Tucson Foyer

7:00 PM Dinner Primo


Sunday, February 26

7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast Ania Terrace, East

8:30 – 9:00 Saturday Sum UpTucson E
Randy Phillis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

9:00 - 10:00 AM Brief But Spectacular Tucson E
Helen Snodgrass, YES Prep North Forest, What Matters in AP Biology
Jennifer Bricken, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Using Real Data to Engage Students in the Scientific Process
Lori Kayes, Oregon State University, Two-Stage Exams Up Student Success and Satisfaction
Randy Phillis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Transcription and Translation

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM MasteringBiology Workshop Tucson E
Josh Frost and Michael Gillespie

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Wrap Up/Boxed lunches to go Tucson E/Ania Terrace, East