Updates and Information

22 May 2018 – Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals ACUBE 62nd Annual Meeting Marquette  University, Milwaukee, WI October 19th – 29th, 2018

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 62nd Annual ACUBE meeting October 19th and 20th at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. We welcome abstracts from all attendees.  Regardless of your professional level, you can share your best teaching ideas and biology education research with colleagues!  We welcome proposals on any topic related to college and university biology education.

 

DEADLINE:  Attendees interested in presenting their work at ACUBE should submit their abstract by 11:59pm PST,  August 20, 2018.  Abstracts received after the deadline may still be considered if there is room in the meeting schedule.

 

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES: Your abstract should clearly and concisely describe what you will present. If you are presenting a learning activity or lab exercise, describe the activity, intended student population and how the activity is used in the classroom or lab.  If you are presenting biology education research, describe the research question or problem, research design and analysis. Formal assessment of a learning activity or approach is not required but the activity or approach should have been implemented at least once in the classroom or lab.  Your abstract should include no more than 350 words.

 

HOW to SUBMIT: If you are interested in submitting an abstract, you will need to submit your abstract at the time of registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acubes-62nd-annual-meeting-october-19-20-2018-tickets-45621820092.

 

PROPOSAL FORMATS:

20 minute oral presentations

Typical talks given in the 20 minute time slots are overviews or ideas. Successful 20 minute talks tend to present a summary or single concept. If your presentation has a lot of data and/or you are looking for feedback from attendees, consider the 40 minute time slot.

 

40 minute oral presentations or roundtable discussions

Oral presentations that attempt to discuss data work best in 40 minute time slots.  This allows time to fully explain your pedagogical question, methods, and results as well as leaves time for attendees to ask questions.   Roundtables are opportunities for extended discussion on a specific topic of interest in a small group setting. Roundtables are excellent venues for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests.

 

80 minute oral presentations

These time slots are reserved for those wishing to present a hands-on workshop that trains attendees.  They can take place in a classroom, biology laboratory, or computer laboratory.

 

Posters

Posters are welcome on any biology education topic, and ACUBE’s poster sessions are some of the liveliest aspects of our Annual Meeting.  The author(s) host informal sessions about their work which can be about an innovative teaching idea or approach or biology education research.

For more info about presenting visit http://www.acube.org/annual-meeting/present-at-acube/

 

ABOUT the ACUBE ANNUAL MEETING:

Now in its 62nd year, the annual ACUBE meeting gathers biology educators from colleges and universities across the country and beyond for a highly dynamic and interactive conference. In line with ACUBE’s mission, we come together to incubate new and innovative teaching ideas, to discuss strategies to involve student research in the biology curriculum, to improve advising and mentoring skills, to become informed about and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and to develop and recognize excellence in teaching. The meeting’s program includes a keynote session, by Dr. Janet Branchaw of University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as round-tables, workshops, short presentations and poster sessions. Participants present from the whole spectrum of subdisciplines within biology. Come to be inspired and leave energized! We hope you will join us for this exciting and highly collaborative gathering of colleagues dedicated to teaching excellence in biology.

 

Complete registration (including abstract submittal for those presenting) by August 20th, 2018 is

 

$150 for members

$200 for non-members

$100 for members, community college faculty and all adjuncts

$150 for non-members, community college faculty and all adjuncts

$50 for grad students and postdocs

 

Registration after August 20th, 2018

$200 for members

$250 for non-members

$150 for members, community college faculty and all adjuncts

$200 for non-members, community college faculty and all adjuncts

$75 for grad students and postdocs

 

Register (and submit abstract) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acubes-62nd-annual-meeting-october-19-20-2018-tickets-45621820092

 

If you have any questions concerning the annual meeting, please contact:

Local arrangements chair: Gigi Makky, Ph.D., at khadijah.makky@marquette.edu

Program chair: Laurieann Klockow, Ph.D., at Laurieann.klockow@marquette.edu

 

If you have not renewed your annual ACUBE membership for 2018, please do so either by visiting http://www.acube.org/membership/ or renew at the time of registration for the annual meeting at Eventbrite.

 

Thank you,

ACUBE Steering Committee

 

 

22 May 2018 – Call for Registration

Register now for the 62nd Annual ACUBE Meeting! Oct 19-20th, 2018 Marquette University- Milwaukee, WI

Meeting Highlights:

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Janet Branchaw, Director of Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement, Associate Director of Mentor & Mentee Training Core of the National Research Mentoring Network and Faculty of University Wisconsin-Madison
  • Professional development workshops and opportunities for mentoring and exchange of ideas and resources
  • Gross Anatomy Review and Tutorial
  • Opportunities to present your work related to biology education
  • Choice of field trips to Milwaukee attractions
  • Reduced rates for community college faculty, graduate student and postdoc registrations
  • Cash awards for graduate student presentations!

 

Registration is now open for the annual ACUBE meeting.  Now in its 62nd year, this meeting gathers biology educators from colleges and universities across the country and beyond for a highly dynamic and interactive conference. In line with ACUBE’s mission, we come together to incubate new and innovative teaching ideas, to discuss strategies to involve student research in the biology curriculum, to improve advising and mentoring skills, to become informed about and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and to develop and recognize excellence in teaching. Participants present from the whole spectrum of subdisciplines within biology. Come to be inspired and leave energized! We hope you will join us for this exciting and highly collaborative gathering of colleagues dedicated to teaching excellence in biology.

Find out more at http://www.acube.org/annual-meeting/

If you are interested in presenting at the meeting, submit your abstract when you register for the meeting.

Register (and submit abstracts) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acubes-62nd-annual-meeting-october-19-20-2018-tickets-45621820092

 

 

Registration by August 20th, 2018 is

$150 for members

$200 for non-members

$100 for members, community college faculty and all adjuncts

$150 for non-members, community college faculty and all adjuncts

$50 for grad students and postdocs

 

Registration after August 20th, 2018 is:

$200 for members

$250 for non-members

$150 for members, community college faculty and all adjuncts

$200 for non-members, community college faculty and all adjuncts

$75 for grad students and postdocs

 

If you have any questions concerning the annual meeting, please contact:

Local arrangements chair: Gigi Makky, Ph.D., at khadijah.makky@marquette.edu

Program chair: Laurieann Klockow, Ph.D., at Laurieann.klockow@marquette.edu

 

If you have not renewed your annual ACUBE membership for 2018, please do so either by visiting http://www.acube.org/membership/ or renew at the time of registration for the annual meeting at Eventbrite.

 

 

26 April 2018 – Present at ACUBE

We welcome abstracts from all attendees.  Regardless of your professional level, you can share your best teaching ideas and biology education research with colleagues!  We welcome proposals on any topic related to college and university biology education. 

DEADLINE:  Attendees interested in presenting their work at ACUBE should submit their abstract by 11:59pm PST on August 20, 2018.  Abstracts received after the deadline may still be considered if there is room in the meeting schedule.   

Presentations can be one of the following presentation formats:

  1. Oral presentations are 20-minute or 40- minute sessions that offer an opportunity to share an innovative teaching idea or teaching approach or results of biology education research.
  2. Workshops are 80-minute sessions that actively engage participants in an interactive learning process around a specific topic. This could include demonstrations of a hands-on laboratory activity, active learning technique or classroom activity, or any other “how to”.
  3. Roundtables are opportunities for extended discussion on a specific topic of interest in a small group setting. Roundtables are excellent venues for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests. Roundtable presentations should include a 10-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion and feedback with the topic being determined by the speaker.
  4. Posters are welcome on any biology education topic.  The author(s) host informal sessions about their work which can be about an innovative teaching idea or approach or biology education research.  Poster size is 36 x 48 inches.  We also welcome posters from your undergraduate students about their biology projects and their experience as a learner.  A brief reflection about their learning experience must be included although this can be attached to or displayed next to a poster they created for another audience.

Guidelines

  • Abstract should include no more than 300 words
  • Your abstract should clearly and concisely describe what you will present. If you are presenting a learning activity or lab exercise, describe the activity, intended student population and how the activity is used in the classroom or lab.  If you are presenting biology education research, describe the research question or problem, research design and analysis.
  • Formal assessment of a learning activity or approach is not required for presentations or workshops on innovative teaching ideas but the activity or approach should have been implemented at least once in the classroom or lab.
  • You may submit as many abstracts as you would like.
  • If you’re interested in presenting please log on to the ACUBE website and click on the Annual Meeting link (to be posted after June 15th).  Registration, payment, and abstract submission take place concurrently at the Eventbrite site.  You will need to start and complete your abstract submission and registration in one sitting.  Therefore we encourage you to save your abstract in a Word or pdf file that you can copy and paste when you register.  Please be sure to indicate the presentation format you are submitting your abstract for. 
  • Decisions regarding proposed abstracts will be emailed by the end of August.
  • To see examples of past abstracts that were accepted for presentation, go to http://www.acube.org/annual-meeting/past-meetings/

15 February 2018 – Same the Date for the 62nd Annual ACUBE Meeting

Save the date for

the 62nd Annual ACUBE Meeting!

 Oct 19-20th, 2018

 Marquette University- Milwaukee, WI

 

Meeting Highlights:

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Janet Branchaw, Director of Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement, Associate Director of Mentor & Mentee Training Core of the National Research Mentoring Network and Faculty of University Wisconsin-Madison
  • Professional development workshops and opportunities for mentoring and exchange of ideas and resources
  • Choice of field trips to Milwaukee attractions including Discovery World Museum
  • Reduced rates for community college faculty, graduate student and postdoc registrations
  • Cash awards for graduate student presentations!

Find out more at http://www.acube.org/annual-meeting/

If you have questions, please contact Gigi Makky, Local Arrangements Chair, at Khadijah.makky@marquette.edu  or Laurieann Klockow, Program Chair, at Laurieann.klockow@marquette.edu.

 

17 November 2017 – Past Program and Bioscene Archives are restored.

Bioscene archives have been restored.  At this time, we are still missing several volumes.  They will be uploaded as soon as we are able to locate them.

Past programs are now available in the past meeting tab.

1 July 2017 – Call for abstracts for  61st Annual ACUBE Meeting

October 20th– 21st 2017 in Columbia College, Columbia South Carolina

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 61st Annual ACUBE meeting October 20th to 21st at Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina. Your proposal can be on any topic related to college and university biology education.  We also welcome student presentations on teaching and learning.  Presenting at an ACUBE meeting provides a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience presenting at a national meeting.

ACUBE has four basic types of presentations: posters, 20 minute, 40 minute, and 80 minute.  Topics on any area of biology education are welcomed, but note that presentations based on faculty or student scientific research are not accepted.

 20 minute presentations:  Typical talks given in the 20 minute time slots are overviews or ideas. Successful 20 minute talks tend to present a summary or single concept. If your presentation has a lot of data and/or you are looking for feedback from attendees, consider the 40 minute time slot.

40 minute presentations/discussions:  Group discussions and/or studies that attempt to discuss data work best in 40 minute time slots.  This allows time to fully explain your pedagogical question, methods, and results as well as leaves time for attendees to ask questions.

80 minute:   These time slots are reserved for those wishing to present a hands-on workshop that trains attendees.  They can take place in a classroom, biology laboratory, or computer laboratory.

Posters:  Posters are welcome on any biology education topic, and ACUBE’s poster sessions are some of the liveliest aspects of our Annual Meeting.  A friendly reminder that posters on scientific research (done by you and/or your students) are not appropriate for ACUBE Annual Meetings; consider bringing those to your state Academy of Science Meetings.

If you’re interested in presenting please log on to the ACUBE website and click on the Annual Meeting link (http:///annual-meeting/).  Registration, payment, and abstract submission take place concurrently.

Complete registration (including abstract submittal for those presenting) by August 18th, 2017 is

  • $150 for members
  • $200 for non-members
  • $100 for community college faculty and all adjuncts
  • $50 for grad students and postdocs

Registration after August 18th, 2017

  • $200 for members
  • $250 for non-members
  • $150 for community college faculty and all adjuncts
  • $75 for grad students and postdocs

Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acubes-61st-annual-meeting-october-20-21-2017-tickets-34834300330 to register.

If you have any questions concerning the annual meeting, please contact our local arrangements chairperson: Marlee Marsh, Ph.D. at mmarsh@columbiasc.edu.

If you have not renewed your annual ACUBE membership for 2017, please visit  http://www.acube.org/membership  to do so.

Thank you, ACUBE Governance

 

2 June, 2017 – Website issues

Unfortunately, the server hosting our website suffered a catastrophic hardware failure.  Please pardon our appearance as we rebuild the ACUBE website.

At this time, online archives of Bioscene and the members only portal are not available.