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Important Deadlines
Workshop Applications Nov 15, 2016
Abstract Submission March 30, 2017
Travel Award Applications March 30, 2017
Author Presentation Notification May 16, 2017
Early Registration May 18, 2017
Housing Reservation May 18, 2017

Professional Development Workshops


Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Pre-Conference Teaching Workshops

Organizer: Jon Karpel, Southern Utah University

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Northwest Auditorium


For 2017, the Teaching Workshops will be offered in a new format. All the workshops will be held on Wednesday afternoon so as to prevent conflict with other sessions which occurred in the past when they were held during the week. You can attend the entire afternoon or just come for one workshop. There is no fee to attend these workshops.


What is a PUI and how do I get a job at one?

Question and answer session with faculty panelists from varied perspectives. Discussion will center around how a PUI (primarily undergraduate institution) differs from other schools, what's it like looking for a job at a PUI now, and how search committees and departments look at candidates.


Navigating the PUI: Teaching vs. Research, Politics and Earning Tenure

Question and answer session with tenured faculty panelists. Panelists will share their experiences concerning the balancing act of teaching, research, and service. Discussion will include topics such as tenure requirements, collaboration, and getting along with others in your department.


Vision and Change in Biology: How C. elegans can contribute to engaging students in undergraduate biology classes

Workshop attendees will be introduced to several different resources available to teachers on how to use this model organism in the classroom.



Navigating the Career Decision Making Process Workshop

Saturday, June 24

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

West Coast, Covel Commons


This interactive workshop will engage participants to think about how their skills, interests and values can be used to inform their career planning and decisions. Sign up online with registration. Space is limited to 60 attendees.