BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
Summer Workshop 2001


Microbes Count:

Problem Posing, Problem Solving
Peer Persuasion in Microbiology


Join the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium for a curriculum development workshop, June 16- 24, 2001.

Work collaboratively with other microbiologists, curriculum reformers and science educators to develop and field-test new teaching strategies that build upon:

  • Digital videomicroscopy
  • Microbial evolution
  • Biofilms
  • Investigative case-based learning
  • Bioinformatics
  • BioQUEST problem-solving software modules
Explore ways to integrate the ASM video series, Unseen Life on Earth into analytical laboratory activities using computer-based simulations.

Develop activities to increase problem based and analytical learning in your microbiology curriculm.

WHEN: June 16-24, 2001 

WHERE: Beloit College, Beloit, WI (Located 1.5 hours by convenient bus service from OÌHare Airport in Chicago) 

COSTS: This workshop if funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Tuition, private, air-conditioned campus rooms and all meals will be provided.


To apply to the BioQUEST Summer Workshop in Microbiology: Please send a letter or email to:
BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, Beloit College,
700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511 (
that addresses the following questions:

  1. What objectives for your biology curriculum do you hope to address at this workshop? Please share any specific concerns and/or resources that you feel would help you meet your students' educational needs at this workshop.
  2. What courses have you taught or are currently teaching ?
  3. What kinds of open-ended or problem-solving activities do you currently include in your courses?
  4. Have you participated in curriculum reform efforts? If so, in what way?
  5. How do you anticipate sharing what you will earn at this workshop with your colleagues?


For more information, contact Professor Marion Field Fass at Beloit College, Department of Biology, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511, 608-363-2784, or email


1/11/01 mff