Resources for Faculty: Industry Partnering, Proposal Preparation, Life Science Industry Workforce Development, Undergraduate Research and Scientific Teaching
This page is (admittedly) a hodge-podge of web-based resources for faculty interested in industry partnerships, developing industry-responsive curriculum, innovating undergraduate curriculum and programs, and crafting grant proposals.
Find below links to funding agency databases and three sets of publications relating to life science workforce development, impacts of undergraduate research, and the Professional Science Masters programs. We'll try to keep these links relatively up to date as a resource for proposal writers and policy makers.
Biotechnology Industry Associations
- BayBio - Northern California’s life sciences organization and BIO affiliate
- BioSpace Biotech Work Portal - a compendium of biotech career information, labor market reports, and educational training links (see links to CSU programs here!)
- Biotechnology Industry Organization - BIO, the national biotechnology industry association
- BIOCOM - BIO affiliate organization serving southern California
- California Healthcare Institute (CHI) - California based association aimed at advancing biomedical research and innovation
- SoCalBio - BIO affiliate serving greater Los Angeles
Biotechnology Resources & News
- BIOtechNOW e-Newsletter
- FierceBiotech (see sister publications list also - FierceBioResearch, etc.)
Curriculum-Related Initiatives, Grant Programs, and STEM-focused Higher Education Programs
- PULSE Community - an online community focused on improving undergraduate life sciences education, jointly supported by NSF, HHMI and NIH. Open to all undergraduate life sciences educators to discuss and share curriculum revisions and improvements. Need incentive to join? Agencies will be listening to conversations to set funding priorities in coming years.
- CSU Professional Science Master's Degree Programs and ScienceMasters.com
- Project Kaleidoscope - An AAC&U affiliated project to understand and disseminate best practices related to engaging undergraduates in STEM fields.
- Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) - CUR supports and promotes high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
- The Teagle Foundation Grants Programs
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Programs
Federal Research Awards and Funding (what are they funding these days?)
- National Institutes of Health (rePORT) - reports, data, analyses
- National Science Foundation (Award Search)
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Grants Search)
- Department of Energy - Biological Sciences and Energy Biosciences
References for Proposal Writers
Life Science Industry, Workforce Development & Competitiveness
- Science Careers Blog. AAAS. Various authors blog about the science job market, workforce development and professional development.
- NIH Biomedical Research Working Group Report (2012).
- Boosting Postsecondary Education Performance (2012), Policy and Impact Committee, Committee for Economic Development.
- California Healthcare Institute/PriceWaterhouseCoopers/BayBio 2012 California Biomedical Industry Report
- Thiry, Laursen & Hunter (2011) What Experiences Help Students Become Scientists? The Journal of Higher Education Vol. 82, 357-388.
- Fuhrmann, Halme, O'Sullivan & Lindstaedt (2011) Improving Graduate Education to Support a Branching Career Pipeline: Recommendations Based on a Survey of Doctoral Students in the Basic Biomedical Sciences. CBE - Life Sciences Education. Vol.10, 239-249.
- The Scientist's Life Sciences Salary Survey
- Degrees for What Jobs? (2011) National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices.
- Rebuttal commentary: Schneider (2011) Degrees for What Jobs? Wrong Question, Wrong Answers. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Measuring Diversity: An Evaluation Guide for STEM Graduate Program Leaders (2011). AAAS.
- Baxter, S.M. (2010) CSU Strategies and Programs for Life Sciences Workforce Development. Testimony to the California Senate Select Committee on Biotechnology.
- Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited (2010). National Academies Press. (Free PDF available).
- Offenstein, J. & Shulock, N. (2009) Technical Difficulties: Meeting
California’s Workforce Needs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields. Institute for Higher Education Leadership &
Policy, CSU Sacramento.
Undergraduate Education and Research
- Thiry, Weston, Laursen & Hunter (2012) The Benefits of Multi-Year Research Experiences: Differences in Novice and Experienced Students' Reported Gains from Undergraduate Research. CBE Life Sciences Education Vol. 11, 260-272.
- Henderson, Dancy & Niewiadomska-Bugaj (2012). Use of research-based instructional strategies in introductory physics: where do faculty leave the innovation-decision process. Phys. Rev. Special Topics - Phys. Ed. Res. 8, 020104.
- MCAT 2015 (AAMC) - Resources for Undergraduate Programs.
- Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2012). Board on Science Education.
- Storify compilation: Rosemary J. Redfield "Why do we have to learn this stuff? - A new genetics for 21st Century Students," (2012) PLoS Biology 10 (7): e1001356.
- Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR), (2012) Council on Undergraduate Research
- Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (February 2012), President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
- AAC&U Peer Review (Spring 2011) Undergraduate Education issue (Vol. 13., No. 3)
- Diehl et al. (2011) Maintaining Excellence and Efficiency at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Wei & Woodin (2011) Undergraduate Research Experiences in Biology: Alternatives to the Apprenticeship Model. CBE Life Sci Educ 10: 123-131.
- Vision & Change in Undergraduate Biology Education (2011). AAAS & National Science Foundation. Project information available online.
- Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. (2011) National Academies Press. Electronic version freely available online.
- Anderson et al (2011) Changing the Culture of Science Education at
Research Universities. Science 331: 152-153
- CNN (May 22, 2011): Why would-be engineering end up as English majors.
- AAC&U Peer Review (Spring 2010) Undergraduate Education issue (Vol. 12, No. 2)
- National Science Board (2010) Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation's Human Capital.
- Junge et al. (2010) Promoting Undergraduate Interest, Preparedness, and Professional Pursuit in the Sciences: An Outcomes Evaluation of the SURE Program at Emory University. CBE Life Sciences Education 9: 119-132.
- Strayhorn (2010) Undergraduate Research Participation and STEM Graduate Degree Aspirations Among Students of Color. New Directions for Institutional Research 148: 85-93.
- Shaffer et al (2010). The genomics education partnership: successful
integration of research into laboratory classes at a diverse group of
undergraduate institutions. CBE Life Sci Educ. 9: 55-69.
- 20th Anniversary of PKAL - essays from CUR
- The National Academies, "A New Biology for the 21st Century" report (2009)
- AAC&U Liberal Education, "The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Liberal Education," Spring 2009
- Miller, Pfund, Pribbenow & Handelsman (2008) Scientific Teaching in Practice. Science 322: 1329-1330.
- Kuh, G. D. (2008) High-impact educational practices: What they are, who
has access to them, and why they matter. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.
- Fairweather, J (2008) Linking Evidence and Promising Practices in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Undergraduate Education
- Villarejo et al. (2008) Encouraging Minority Undergraduates to Choose Science Careers: Career Paths Survey Results. CBE Life Sci Educ 7: 394-409.
- Guterman, L. (2007) What good is undergraduate research anyway? The
Chronicle of Higher Education Vol. LIII, Number 50.
- Russell, S. H., M. P. Hancock, and J. McCullough (2007) Benefits of
undergraduate research experiences. Science 316: 548–549. (It is also interesting to read the 1919 Science article, page 309-311, by Starr, Stokes and West titled, " The Progress of Undergraduate Research in Medical Schools;" available online via books.google.com)
- Handelsman, Ebert-May, Beichner, Bruns, Chang, DeHaan, Lauffer, Stewart, Tilghman, Wood (2004) Scientific Teaching. Science 304: 521-522.
- Lopatto, D. (2004) Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE): First Findings. Cell Biology Education, vol. 3, p. 270-277.
- Seymour, E., Hunter, A-B, Laursen, S.L. and T. Deantoni (2004) Establishing the Benefits of Research Experiences for Undergraduates in the Sciences: First Findings from a Three-Year Study. Science Education, v.88, p. 493-534.
- How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (2000). Freely available at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9853 . See also How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice (1999).
- Nagda, B. A., S. R. Gregerman, J. Jonides, W. von Hippel, and J. S.
Lerner. (1998) Undergraduate student-faculty partnerships affect student retention. The Review of Higher Education 22, 55–72.
Professional Science Masters
- Outcomes for PSM Alumni: 2012. Council of Graduate Schools.
- Borbye and Strausbaugh (2008) PSM Program Assessment from All Perspectives. Communicator. Council of Graduate Schools (starting on page 4).
- National Academy of Science Report "Science Professionals: Master's Education for a Competitive World," 2008