SEPAL Scientific Teaching Institute

Registration coming soon 

Instructors from all institution types, science disciplines, and career stages are most welcome!

Goals for the institute are to…

*build community among bay area biology and other science instructors

*explore the core tenets of scientific teaching – assessment, inclusion, active learning, and effective and efficient lesson planning

*initiate rich discussions about engaging all our students in meaningful science learning

*collaboratively prepare for your professional activities


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions: Kimberly Tanner (kdtanner@sfsu.edu) and Jeff Schinske (schinskejeff@fhda.edu).

Kimberly Tanner, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Email: kdtanner@sfsu.edu
http://sepal.sfsu.edu

Jeff Schinske, M.S.
Biology Instructor
Foothill College
Email: schinskejeff@fhda.edu
http://www.jeffbioed.com

For more information on the hosts click here!

Publications associated with this institute

  • Colin Harrison, and Kimberly D. Tanner.Language Matters: Considering Microaggressions in Science. CBE Life Science Education, (2018). pdf
  • Melinda T. Owens, Gloriana Trujillo, Shannon B. Seidel, Colin D. Harrison, Katherine M. Farrar, Hilary P. Benton, J. R. Blair, Katharyn E.Boyer, Jennifer L. Breckler, Laura W. Burrus, Dana T. Byrd, Natalia Caporale, Edward J. Carpenter, Yee-Hung M. Chan, Joseph C. Chen, Lily Chen, Linda H. Chen, Diana S. Chu, William P. Cochlan, Robyn J. Crook, Karen D. Crow, José R. de la Torre, Wilfred F. Denetclaw, Lynne M. Dowdy,Darleen Franklin, Megumi Fuse, Michael A. Goldman, Brinda Govindan, Michael Green, Holly E. Harris, Zheng-Hui He, Stephen B. Ingalls, Peter Ingmire, Amber R. B. Johnson, Jonathan D. Knight, Gretchen LeBuhn, TerryeL. Light, Candace Low, Lance Lund, Leticia M. Márquez-Magaña, Vanessa C. Miller-Sims, Christopher A. Moffatt, Heather Murdock, Gloria L. Nusse, V.Thomas Parker, Sally G. Pasion, Robert Patterson, Pleuni S. Pennings, Julio C. Ramirez, Robert M. Ramirez, Blake Riggs, Rori V. Rohlfs, Joseph M. Romeo, Barry S. Rothman, Scott W. Roy, Tatiane Russo-Tait, Ravinder N. M. Sehgal, Kevin A. Simonin, Greg S. Spicer, Jonathon H. Stillman, Andrea Swei, Leslie C. Timpe, Vance T. Vredenburg, Steven L. Weinstein, Andrew  G. Zink, Loretta A. Kelley,Carmen R. Domingo and Kimberly D. Tanner. Collectively Improving Our Teaching: Attempting Biology Department–wide Professional Development in Scientific Teaching. CBE Life Science Education. (2018). Click here to view.
  • Melinda T. Owens, Shannon B. Seidel, Mike Wong, Travis E. Bejines, Susanne Lietz, Joseph R. Perez, Shangheng Sit, Zahur-Saleh Subedar, Gigi N. Acker, Susan F. Akana, Brad Balukjian, Hilary P. Benton, J. R. Blair, Segal M. Boaz, Katharyn E. Boyer, Jason B. Bram, Laura W. Burrus, Dana T. Byrd, Natalia Caporale, Edward J. Carpenter, Yee-Hung Mark Chan, Lily Chen, Amy Chovnick, Diana S. Chu, Bryan K. Clarkson, Sara E. Cooper, Catherine Creech, Karen D. Crow, José R. de la Torre, Wilfred F. Denetclaw, Kathleen E. Duncan, Amy S. Edwards, Karen L. Erickson, Megumi Fuse, Joseph J. Gorga, Brinda Govindan, L. Jeanette Green, Paul Z. Hankamp, Holly E. Harris, Zheng-Hui He, Stephen Ingalls, Peter D. Ingmire, J. Rebecca Jacobs, Mark Kamakea, Rhea R. Kimpo, Jonathan D. Knight, Sara K. Krause, Lori E. Krueger, Terrye L. Light, Lance Lund, Leticia M. Márquez-Magaña, Briana K. McCarthy, Linda J. McPheron, Vanessa C. Miller-Sims, Christopher A. Moffatt, Pamela C. Muick, Paul H. Nagami, Gloria L. Nusse, Kristine M. Okimura, Sally G. Pasion, Robert Patterson, Pleuni S. Pennings, Blake Riggs, Joseph Romeo, Scott W. Roy, Tatiane Russo-Tait, Lisa M. Schultheis, Lakshmikanta Sengupta, Rachel Small, Greg S. Spicer, Jonathon H. Stillman, Andrea Swei, Jennifer M. Wade, Steven B. Waters, Steven L. Weinstein, Julia K. Willsie, Diana W. Wright, Colin D. Harrison, Loretta A. Kelley, Gloriana Trujillo, Carmen R. Domingo, Jeffrey N. Schinske, and Kimberly D. Tanner. Classroom sound can be used to classify teaching practices in college science courses. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (2017) pdf
  • Seidel, S.B., Reggi, Amanda L., Schinske, Jeffrey N., Burrus, Laura W., and Tanner, K.D. Beyond the Biology: A Systematic Investigation of Noncontent Instructor Talk in an Introductory Biology Course. CBE: Journal of Life Sciences Education, 14, 1-14, (2015). pdf