Life Science Core Curriculum Transforming Teaching Initiative

The introductory biology courses, Life Sciences 1-4, are undergoing major changes in pedagogy and curricular content. Faculty interested in converting the format of traditional lecture courses to ‘flipped’ (more interactive, highly structured) courses are being provided resources and training opportunities to facilitate this process. This transition embraces active learning pedagogy and technology shown to be effective in large lecture courses. The project integrates discipline-based education research (DBER) Fellows, new post-doctoral positions that focus on instructional development, teaching, and SoTL.

Currently funded by NSF IUSE Award No. 1432804
Frank Laski (Email: