Dr. William Wood, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado and member of the National Academy of Sciences, will present a colloquium and workshop for UNM faculty on pathways to transforming instruction to enhance student success in science and math courses.  

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Wood presents “Changing the Way We Teach: Why We Should & How We Can” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in rm. 100 at Castetter Hall (Department of Biology). Faculty and teaching assistants are also encouraged to register for Wood’s workshop on Friday, Sept. 13 from 12-2 p.m., on “Active Learning, Student-Centered Teaching, & Departmental Change.”

Wood’s presentations will draw on examples from the highly successful Science Education Initiative at CU. For more information about both events and a link to register for the workshop, visit: workshop registration.  

Wood’s visit is hosted by UNM’s STEM Gateway project, a US Department of Education-funded, multifaceted initiative to improve student learning achievement and persistence in gateway science and mathematics courses.