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Partnership Enhances Biology Teaching at California Community Colleges

September 11, 2012

Kimberly Tanner With funding from the National Science Foundation, San Francisco State University is bringing together Bay Area community college biology instructors and helping them find innovative ways to refine their teaching. Through workshops, summer sessions and discussion groups, community college faculty are learning how to apply the rigor of scientific research to their teaching through an approach called "scientific teaching." Full Story

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