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ASPECT: A Survey to Assess Student Perspective of Engagement in an Active-Learning Classroom

Wiggins BL, Eddy SL, Wener-Fligner L, Freisem K, Grunspan DZ, Theobald EJ, Timbrook J, Crowe AJ.  2017.  ASPECT: A Survey to Assess Student Perspective of Engagement in an Active-Learning Classroom. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 16

Undergraduate science learners show comparable outcomes whether taught by undergraduate or graduate teaching assistants

Chapin HC, Wiggins BL, Martin-Morris LE.  2014.  Undergraduate science learners show comparable outcomes whether taught by undergraduate or graduate teaching assistants. Journal of College Science Teaching. 44:90–99.

Understanding Classrooms through Social Network Analysis: A Primer for Social Network Analysis in Education Research

Grunspan DZ, Wiggins BL, Goodreau SM.  2014.  Understanding Classrooms through Social Network Analysis: A Primer for Social Network Analysis in Education Research. CBE Life Sciences Education. 13(2):-178.

Navigating from vision to change with Bio-MAPS

There have been several national calls to revise undergraduate biology education to focus primarily on core concepts and skills as opposed to topics.  Many departments have been moving toward this goal, but have lacked a means to measure their progress.  We have developed, validated and field-tested a programmatic-level assessment called BioMAPS (for Biology-Measuring Achievement and Progress in Science) that is aligned with the core concepts outlined by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) report Vision and Change.

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