CourseSource Writing Studio Application for January 2020

published Nov 6, 2019 10:44am
Editorial board members for the journal CourseSource ( are hosting a Writing Studio workshop on Friday, January 17th at the University of California Irvine, just ahead of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) West meeting. We are looking for faculty, graduate students, and postdocs who are interested in attending and getting advice for preparing their manuscripts for publication in CourseSource.

If you are selected for the Writing Studio, we will provide writing guidance and support for submitting a CourseSource Lesson article, as well as breakfast and lunch during the workshop. If you wish, you can also stay for the SABER West meeting (

About CourseSource
CourseSource is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes tested, evidence-based undergraduate biology activities. The articles include details in a format, style, and voice that supports replicability. Publishing activities in CourseSource provides authors with recognition of the creativity, experience, and time needed to develop effective classroom materials, while also supporting the dissemination of evidence-based teaching practices. Authors can list CourseSource articles in the peer-reviewed publication section of their curriculum vitae and use them as evidence for excellence in teaching.

The Writing Studio workshop is open to instructors who teach biology to undergraduate students (including faculty, graduate students, and postdocs) and are planning to publish an activity in CourseSource. Participants must commit to attending the full day - from 9 am to 4 pm.

We are very sorry but due to funding limitations, we can only fund individuals who are currently affiliated with US institutions.

Preference is given to applicants who have taught the activity that they will be working on at the Writing Studio and who have not previously published in CourseSource.

Faculty from community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, and minority-serving institutions (colleges and universities) are encouraged to apply.

Participant Benefits
If you are selected for the Writing Studio, the workshop will provide time for you to work on your CourseSource Lesson manuscript and receive advice and feedback from editorial staff as well as other participants. The workshop also offers networking with other prospective authors and potential collaborators. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the day-long workshop. We encourage participants to stay for the SABER West meeting (January 18-19, 2020).

Please fill out the application online at Application review will begin on November 4, 2019.