Dr. Cindy Rankin selected as an APS Physiology Education Community of Practice (PECOP) Fellow

Friday, May 9, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Rankin for being selected as an APS Physiology Education Community of Practice (PECOP) Fellow

Only 15 undergraduate educators were selected in 2014 to be PECOP Fellows.

The PECOP project is designed to build a growing and dynamic community of undergraduate physiology educators who: interact, share resources, and collaborate on an ongoing basis; learn and apply effective scientific teaching methods in their classrooms, such as student-centered learning emphasized in Vision and Change; and use scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) methodologies to improve their teaching.

Some of the objectives of the program

  1. Develop ongoing relationships with each other, with PECOP Leaders, and with other members of the PECOP community to support excellence in teaching and learning.
  2. Increase their knowledge of effective scientific teaching methods and how to apply them in their classroom.
  3. Become active members of the Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC) as contributors, raters, reviewers, and bloggers.
  4. Explore SOTL and how it can contribute to effective classroom teaching and be able to describe ways to contribute to our understanding of teaching and learning by both formal and informal sharing with colleagues.