School of Kinesiology doctoral student Dulce Gomez has been selected as one of the participants in the American Physiological Society 2020 Teaching Experiences for Bioscience Educators, or TEBioED, Fellows. The six-month fellowship runs from late July 2020 to January 2021, with monthly online assignments, virtual workshops and weekly virtual meetings with a mentor.
The fellowship program was established for early-career members of the Society who are interested in improving their teaching skills. Fellows will be paired with an experienced mentor who will provide fellows with individualized advice as they work through the program.
“As a doctoral student, I am still exploring the method of teaching my undergraduate courses that works best for my students and me,” Gomez said. “All it takes is one professor or lecturer with a passion for the content and the course to encourage the engagement of an undergraduate student into academia and STEM communities. With each student having a different method of learning the content in their courses, it is important for educators to continue improving their teaching styles. When I found the TEBioEd program, I was ecstatic to have an opportunity for early-career members to improve our teaching skills and incorporate innovative teaching methods into our classrooms.”
Fellows will develop physiology education curricula that incorporate innovative teaching methods and attend virtual sessions on physiology education topics such as learning objective development, inclusion and diversity in the classroom and assessment design.