Teresa Mourad

Teresa Mourad
Ecological Society of America · Education and Diversity Programs

Master of Science

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A key outcome of an effective undergraduate experience is for students to gain disciplinary knowledge and develop a range of skills and habits of mind that prepare them for career success. In 2018, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) entered into an agreement with the US Geological Survey (USGS) to recruit students and recent graduates and plac...
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Since the Four‐Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework was endorsed in the fall of 2018 by the ESA Governing Board, activities of the nine‐member 4DEE Subcommittee have focused on developing a self‐assessment rubric, a guide for assessing student learning, support for majors and non‐majors courses, and a comprehensive report. Together, these...
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Programs designed to broaden participation in science are often deemed “successful” based on quantitative evidence such as student participation rates, retention, and persistence. These numbers alone only explain that a program met its goals; they seldom critically explain how, specifically, the program achieved its success. To address this gap, we...
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The number of contingent or non‐tenure‐track faculty at colleges and universities in the United States has been growing over the past several decades; they now constitute nearly 70% of the non‐student academic workforce. A significant fraction of contingent faculty teaches in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). A...
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The article reports the results of a survey of contingent faculty on ecology and compares it to a survey of contingent faculty in STEM.
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The goal of this project was to determine the impact of supplementing a concurrent enrollment (CE; also called dual enrollment) nonmajors biology course with online mentoring from professional scientists via the PlantingScience (PS) program (http://plantingscience.org). Student attitudes and motivation toward science were measured using the Test of...
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Professional societies can, and should, recruit and retain young scientists by providing a welcoming and inclusive intellectual home. SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability), the flagship education program of the Ecological Society of America, is designed to broaden participation in ecology through mentoring, field tr...
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Symposium “Completing the Data Pipeline: Collections Data Use in Research, Education and Outreach. The conference theme, Collections and Data in an Uncertain World , turns the spotlight on a number of opportunities that can advance the experience of undergraduate biology education. Today, millions of records from Natural History Collections worldwi...
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SEEDS was launched to diversify ESA’s membership, and set out to engage minority undergraduate students through campus-based programs with faculty. Some students discovered and came to value the joys of ecology, and gained confidence in doing ecology. Few persisted in ecology, while many pursued careers other than ‘typical’ academic ones. SEEDS res...
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Background/Question/Methods The mission of ESA’s flagship education program – SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) – is to engage undergraduate minority students and diversify the field of ecology through mentoring and peer support in ecology careers. In 2013, ESA engaged Formative Evaluation Research Associates...
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Background/Question/Methods EcoEd Digital Library (http://www.esa.org/ecoed/) is ESA’s searchable online catalog of resources for teaching undergraduate ecology. Using EcoEdDL, faculty can find free teaching resources that are peer-reviewed for quality, scientific accuracy, and pedagogical use. Teaching resources include photographs and illustrat...
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Background/Question/Methods The mission of ESA’s flagship education program – SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) – is to engage undergraduate minority students and diversify the field of ecology through mentoring and peer support in ecology careers. In 2013, ESA engaged Formative Evaluation Research Associates...
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Background/Question/Methods Starting in 2009, ESA, NCEAS, and NEON sponsored the ‘Engaging Undergraduate Students in Ecological Investigations Using Large, Public Datasets’ distributed seminar. Faculty from five colleges worked together and with colleagues at the sponsoring organizations to develop, implement, assess, and disseminate classroom exe...
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Background/Question/Methods In 2007, slightly more than one half of the faculty at degree-granting institutions in the United States were classified as contingent (non-tenure track). In the future the proportion of contingent (part-time or full-time) faculty is expected to Increase as colleges and universities cope with constant or shrinking budg...
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Background/Question/Methods EcoEd Digital Library (beta) (http://www.esa.org/ecoed/) is ESA’s searchable online catalog of resources for teaching undergraduate ecology. Using EcoEdDL, faculty can find free teaching resources that are peer-reviewed for quality, scientific accuracy, and pedagogical use. Teaching resources include photographs and il...
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Background/Question/Methods The ESA Office of Education and Diversity Programs offers programs and services to support undergraduate students interested in ecology and related sciences through our SEEDS - Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability – program. It was established in 1996 as a partnership with the United Negro Col...
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Background/Question/Methods EcoEd Digital Library (beta) (http://www.esa.org/ecoed/) is ESA’s online catalog of resources for teaching undergraduate ecology. Resources are peer-reviewed for quality, scientific accuracy, and pedagogical use; they include photographs and illustrations, graphs and figures, teaching guidelines, and activities for the...
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Background/Question/Methods In 2011, the global human population is projected to reach 7 billion people with several billion more to be added in the next several decades. Related, humans have been causing unprecedented environmental changes across local, regional and global scales. A central goal of environmental education is to increase people’s...
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Background/Question/Methods EcoEd Digital Library (http://www.esa.org/ecoed) is ESA’s searchable online catalog of resources for teaching undergraduate ecology. Using EcoEd, faculty can find free teaching resources that are peer-reviewed for quality, scientific accuracy, and pedagogical use. Teaching resources include photographs, figures, tables...
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Background/Question/Methods Online mapping tools have demonstrated the power of maps for explaining a wide variety of concepts including current events and earth processes. Paper maps are increasingly rare and every student with a computer connected to the internet has seen a satellite image of his home and school. However, training the next gener...
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Background/Question/Methods EcoEd Digital Library is ESA’s online catalog of resources for teaching undergraduate ecology. EcoEd DL provides a peer-reviewed venue for ecologists to publish their own teaching materials online, meet their broader impact requirements for grants, and engage in scholarship of teaching. All resources are free to use and...
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Background/Question/Methods The low rates in the participation of underrepresented minority students in science have been well-documented. Underrepresented minorities earned only 17% of all science and engineering bachelor's degrees in 2006; minority enrollment in graduate programs have stayed low at 5.8% in earth, atmospheric and ocean sciences...
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Background/Question/Methods After thirteen years in existence, the focus of the SEEDS program has been turning to leadership in ecology now that many of our students have gone on to pursue and obtain higher degrees in ecology, and have begun establishing themselves in ecology careers. Naturally when encouraging leadership in students and alumni, w...
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The emergence of digital technologies has transformed the teaching and learning of ecology over the past 20 years (Brewer 2003, Wu et al. 2007). The Ecological Society of America has long been supportive of those efforts through a variety of initiatives. One initiative, started in 2001, was the establishment of a Digital Library (DL) to serve as a...
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This publication is the result of a collaboration between the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) and the Office of Environmental Education at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). This directory of environmental education resources within the state of Ohio is intended to assist educators in finding information that can comple...

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The 4-Dimensional Ecology Education (4-DEE) framework is an initiative sponsored by the Ecological Society of America to define core knowledge in ecology. The four dimensions include Basic Ecological Principles, Cross-Cutting Themes, Skills, and Human Dimensions.
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EcoEdDL is a digital library hosted by the Ecological Society of America. It contains hundreds of peer-reviewed resources including images, activities, and articles of interest to ecology educators worldwide. Contribute your own resources to EcoEd.