The grant will support the associate professor of chemistry's project, "Collaborative Research: Building Community Capacity for Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology."
Vickie Moore, associate professor of chemistry, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project, “Collaborative Research: Building Community Capacity for Assessment of Student Learning in Undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.”
This project is in collaboration with professors at Kennesaw State University and Juniata College and stems out of her work on the national undergraduate biochemistry assessment exam. The original plan for the project was to host a two-day workshop at Kennesaw State University in Georgia for 30 participants from a diverse range of institutions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop will now be done remotely.
The workshop will be distinctive in its focus on assessment and its proactive effort to include participants from diverse institutions including HBCUs and HSIs. Participants will leave the workshop with an exemplar question for use in their own biochemistry and molecular biology classrooms as well as access to an online toolkit to support high-quality assessment practices.
The long-term goal is to promote the development of an inclusive community of practice of scientist-educators who are trained in effective question design for the molecular life sciences.