We had a great first meeting of the ROSE Network today. We discussed the landmark AAAS publication Vision and Change, which lays out a plan for reforming biology education for the 21st century. Our major focus was on the Core Competencies and Core Concepts for undergraduate Biology suggested by Vision and Change. We had an active group discussion section where our network participants discussed how these Core ideas are addressed in our existing classes, and how we could approach them better in the future, especially in terms of the undergraduate Biology curriculum as a whole as opposed to in our individual courses. To learn more about Vision and Change, you can access it [here].
The second ROSE meeting will be held WEDNESDAY, Feb 21, at 11 AM. The topic will be hosted by Dr. Anil Challa with special guest lecture Dr. Malcolm Campbell from Davidson College and lunch will be served in UAB Education Building Room 241-C.