Evolving the culture of biology
through teaching assistant training in inclusive, evidence-based practices

Do you train or work with teaching assistants (TAs) and are interested in developing and/or improving TA professional development 

at your institution?

Consider applying to be a funded ECB Scholar! 


Our first workshop will be in July 2023 in Atlanta, GA. We are prioritizing regional applicants and will host multiple regional workshops over the coming years.

We are looking to hire a postdoc to work on this project, as well as a PhD student.  Please inquire here!

Our campaign to evolve the culture of biology into 21st century teaching, is through developing  training for potentially thousands of future faculty in intentional, inclusive, evidence-based teaching  (EBT) practices.  This collaborative work builds and expands upon a formerly funded NSF Research Coordination Network, the Biology Teaching Assistant Project  (BioTAP).

We will transform the momentum gained by BioTAP into a new phase through this funded work: Evolving the Culture of Biology: Promoting Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development  to Foster Inclusion, Efficacy, and Evidence-based Practices. Here we will develop, facilitate, and evaluate a  series of regional Evolving the Culture of Biology (ECB) Workshops, designed to host teams of scholars from institutions across the nation.

Regional Workshops
Workshop 1
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
July 17th - 19th, 2023

We will provide funding for multiple teams of scholars to attend the workshop. If your institution is interested in participating, please email us at the link below. 
Please check back for a weblink and application form by December 2022.


Meet The Team

NSF IUSE Award #2142742:  “Evolving the Culture of Biology: Promoting Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development to Foster Inclusion, Efficacy, and Evidence-based Practices"