Teaching and Mentoring Subcommittee
Teaching and mentoring activities include assisting ASLO members in the teaching, technical training and mentoring of students in a formal, post-secondary educational setting - both for undergraduate and graduate students. Activities address both pedagogy (the science of learning), processes and practices in teaching and training, and the professional advising and mentoring of students.
Teaching and Mentoring activities are handled by a sub-committee of the ASLO Education and Human Resources Super Committee and currently has the following members:
Rachel Horak (Chair to 12/18)
Education Fellow at American Society for Microbiology firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Cuker (to 12/18)
Hampton University email@example.com
Warwick Vincent (to 6/19)
Universite Laval firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Zehr (to 6/19)
UC Santa Cruz email@example.com
Jan Hodder (to 6/19)
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally MacIntyre (to 6/19)
UC Santa Barbara email@example.com
Helen Schneider Lemay (ex officio)
ASLO Business Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrienne Sponberg (ex officio)
ASLO Director of Communications and Science email@example.com
Feel free to get in touch about anything regarding Teaching and Mentoring Activities!
Teaching and Mentoring Resources
Meetings: All activities related to meetings are now posted directly on the individual meeting websites. Examples of activities that we conduct at meetings are:
- Meeting mentoring program at all ASLO conferences. These opportunities are designed to help novice conference attendees (generally students or early career scientists) get the most value out of their experience at the Meeting. Mentees will be grouped with experienced scientists (mentors) who will provide guidance on navigating the meeting and introduce them to other scientists.
- Organization of contributed sessions, panels, and town halls to promote effective teaching and mentoring in the aquatic sciences to all members.
- Workshops for early career scientists about effective teaching, pedagogy, and mentoring training
ASLO E-lectures: L&O e-Lectures are intended as a practical resource for educators and researchers for use at the postsecondary level or for the public at large. Each L&O e-Lecture includes presentation slides, detailed lecture notes to facilitate lecture usage and recommended reading lists for lecture users and targeted audiences.
Teaching as a skill and a career, from Science Careers. An excellent collection of articles published in Science magazine about developing your teaching skills and finding a teaching position.
Science Education Resource Center (Carleton College). A comprehensive website for science teaching in higher education. Includes pedagogy, course design, program design, and much more! It even includes many example courses.
Mentornet.org. An online e-mentoring program that connects females in STEM careers with industry leaders.
Research Mentor training program (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Includes resources to improve the mentor-mentee relationship, data that supports the efficacy of mentor training, and research mentor training materials and workshops.
Mentoring Competency Assessment. A self-reflection survey tool to assess you mentoring skills and areas in which you would like to improve.
Mentoring Advice, from Science Careers. An excellent collection of articles published in Science magazine about all aspects of mentoring.