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Apply to Participate in Pilot Implementation of EvaluateUR-CURE

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EvaluateUR-CURE, a method for evaluating course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), is currently in development and the next round of pilot testing is set for the 2021-2022 academic year. Pilot testing of E-CURE is open to all faculty. Faculty teaching courses with research experiences (CUREs) at community colleges are especially encouraged to apply. 

In common with EvaluateUR, EvaluateUR-CURE has about a dozen student outcome categories, each defined by several outcome components. In order to assess student progress, each component is scored both by the student researcher and his or her faculty mentor using a five-point scale and accompanying rubric.

Beginning on December 8, 2020, applications will be open. Selections will be made for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications received after this date will be considered only if available sites are open. The organizers anticipate identifying up to 10 sites for the pilot.

A modest stipend is provided for participating in the pilot and providing feedback. This project is funded by NSF ATE #1836033.
 

Mentor-Connect Coffee Breaks

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A new Mentor-Connect resource for prospective grantees is now available. These short tidbits of guidance and advice are called “Coffee Breaks.”

Mentor Connect Coffee Breaks provide quick answers to frequently asked questions that arise while working on and preparing to submit an NSF ATE proposal. Tips for project management are included, too, such as preparing reports for NSF. Each presentation is less than 10 minutes and addresses a specific topic or question you may have. Coffee Break advice is available in the Mentor-Connect Library, www.Mentor-Connect.org

Under Find A Resource, select Webinars, then type “Coffee Break” in the search function at the top of the page.

PI Conference Materials Available Until June 1, 2021

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The deadline to access this year's ATE PI Conference materials has been extended! All session materials, recordings, and ATE Connects submissions are available for on-demand viewing on demand on the conference platform until June 1, 2021. 

If materials for a session were provided, they are linked directly below the session abstract (as well as are available in the Materials box next to the chat window for the Concurrent, Spotlight, and Demonstration sessions). 

ATE Connects materials will also remain available on-demand. PDF handouts in this section are downloadable from the site. To download, click on the three dots in the top right of the Adobe frame for the handout, and then click download.

The POGIL Podcast

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This new podcast from the POGIL Project "celebrates innovative educators, both in and out of the classroom." Each episode features a conversation with an educator or researcher on their inspiration for joining the field and advice on student-centered education. For example, in the first episode Executive Director of the POGIL Project Richard S. Moog, who is an award-winning chemistry professor, joins host Alex Grushow to disucss his research on "the impact of activity structure and team discourse on student learning." Find the podcast on its RSS Feed, or stream it on Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

ATE PI Conference Materials Available

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This year’s ATE PI Conference materials are now available! Recorded sessions are hosted for viewing on demand on the conference platform and will remain there until January 25, 2021. If materials for the session were provided, they are linked directly below the session abstract (as well as are available in the Materials box next to the chat window for the Concurrent, Spotlight, and Demonstration sessions). 

ATE Connects materials will also remain available on-demand for up to three months following the conference. PDF handouts in this section are downloadable from the site. To download, click on the three dots in the top right of the Adobe frame for the handout, and then click download.