Third Annual BioTAP Virtual Conference to be held on Monday, October 26, 2020, 12 - 4:15 EST

Greetings!

The Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP) is extremely excited to announce the Third Annual BioTAP Virtual Conference to be held on Monday, October 26, 2020, 12 - 4:15 EST. All talks are related to graduate teaching assistant professional development for teaching – with an emphasis on research on this topic. Attached is the schedule of talks as well as a second attachment with the abstracts for each talk.

Dr. Lindsay Wheeler (University of Virginia) will be the keynote for the conference ( Networking for Change: Improving Teaching Professional Development Through Connections, Collaboration, and Community) and will speak about strategies to overcome the challenges of creating and doing research on teaching professional development for GTAs, as well as research areas she thinks need greater attention from the community.

Please hold the conference day and time on your calendar. The conference will be held via the Zoom online platform, which will allow you to join and leave the conference as your schedule permits.

If you plan to attend some or all of the conference, please complete the form below by October 23, 2020. We will use the information to send you the Conference Zoom link.

https://forms.gle/vet7DAzPN1PvqSkk6

Feel free to send this information to others at your institution or beyond who you think would be interested in this conference.

Let us know if you have any questions, and we sincerely hope you join us for this event!

The BioTAP PI Team,

Beth Schussler, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Grant Gardner, Middle Tennessee State University
Gili Marbach-Ad, University of Maryland
Kris Miller, University of Georgia
Judy Ridgway, Ohio State University
Elisabeth Schussler, Ph.D.
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

e-mail: eschussl@utk.edu