FACULTY INSTITUTES FOR REFORMING SCIENCE TEACHING
Funded by: The National Science Foundation
FIRST II is a national dissemination project
in which teams of faculty learn about and gain experience in active, inquiry-based
science teaching that increases student learning through workshops that
model this kind of teaching. The goals of the project are to:
Learn how to include
all students in inquiry-based, active learning activities.
Learn and use multiple
assessment strategies that provide evidence of student learning.
Join a regional
and national network of faculty committed to improving undergraduate science
among faculty teams about their reforms toward achieving excellence in
science teaching, and about the criteria and strategies for the scholarship
of teaching, so that teaching can be recognized, evaluated, and rewarded
The Hancock Biological Station
(HBS) of Murray State University is one of eight sites nationwide participating
in a NSF-funded national dissemination and faculty enhancement project
administered through the University of Oregon (Dr. Jan Hodder, Oregon Institute
of Marine Biology) and Michigan State University (Dr. Diane Ebert-May).