Supporting Students with Anxiety and Depression in Biology Classrooms

In these challenging times, students are experiencing additional stressors exacerbating their anxiety and depression. As instructors who want students to succeed, how can we support […]

RISE Up for Racial Justice in the School of Life Sciences!

We are excited to announce 16 events this term that all focus on racial justice in biology. These events are open to the School of […]

Tips to Make Your Classroom More Inclusive for LGBQT+ Students

 Why do I keep seeing people list pronouns on their email signatures? Can I use the word queer? What’s a deadname? As ASU is defined […]

Can Someone Believe in God and Accept Evolution? Atheistic Perceptions of Evolution, Decrease Acceptance of Evolution

Most scientists agree that the theory of evolution is a foundational concept in understanding biology, yet it remains rejected by nearly half of the college […]

How to Make Undergraduate Research Experiences More Inclusive for Students with Depression

Depression is a mental health concern for many students and is prevalent among undergraduates at a concerning rate. It has also been shown that underserved […]

The Importance of Using Cultural Competence When Teaching Evolution

As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teaching practices should become more inclusive toward all groups. Cultural competence, the shaping of lectures to be more inclusive […]

Methods to Encourage Student Participation in Undergraduate STEM Courses

We’ve all been there. We pose a question to the class and we hope that someone will volunteer an answer or an opinion, but more […]

Create an Inclusive Environment: Two Quick Resources for the Busy Instructor

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Arizona State University's charter statement is a powerful reminder that we are here to create an inclusive learning environment for our students. […]

Not All Undergraduate Research Experiences Are Good

Why undergrads consider leaving research and what research labs can do to help students thriveParticipating in research as an undergraduate is well known to benefit […]

Webinar: A Model for Attracting and Retaining Quality Undergraduate TAs

Our webinar this week focused on a topic that we haven't covered before, but is really critical for faculty to manage large size courses. Dr. […]

Building STEM Bridges: Reflecting on five years of ASU’s BioBridge Program

Today's blog is written by Logan Gin, PhD Student in Biology and Society, and member of Sara Brownell's Biology Education Research Lab What are bridge […]

Webinar: Converting Classroom Active Learning Activities to Online

image link Traditionally, active learning has been associated with the face-to-face classroom, and many online courses focus on more traditional activities like watching videos and […]

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