CSUPERB aims to serve CSU faculty by providing support and a framework for virtual communities, taskforces, networking events, professional development opportunities, technology workshops, access to shared research equipment, and curriculum development resources.
2012-2013 Taskforces & Networks. Point of Contact = Kathie McReynolds (Deputy Chair, Strategic Planning Council, CSU Sacramento)
- Genomic Analysis and Technologies Committee (GATC). Sandy Sharp (Chair, CSU Los Angeles). The GATC is hosting a cloud computing workshop at the 2013 CSU Biotechnology Symposium. New curriculum modules (developed summer 2011) are available here.
- Proposal-Writing Mentoring Program. Jill Adler-Moore (Chair, Cal Poly Pomona). In response to system-wide faculty surveys, the Mentoring program is new this year. The taskforce is organizing a workshop at the 2013 CSU Biotechnology Symposium.
- Scientific Teaching Committee. Koni Stone (Chair, CSU Stanslaus) & Jacob Varkey (MCAT 2015 issues, Humboldt State). This committee is organizing a Scientific Teaching workshop for faculty at the 2013 CSU Biotechnology Symposium. At minimum the group hopes to raise awareness of "Vision & Change Implementation Resources."
- Biofuels Network. Daryl Eggers (Chair, San Jose State University). The network is hosting two industry-based speakers at a meeting before the 2013 CSU Biotechnology Symposium. The 2012 report is here.
CSUPERB program news, opinions and updates.
CSUPERB Facebook Page
We post CSUPERB news, CSU biotechnology news, life science industry news, career advice and other (fun) things of interest to students and faculty on the Facebook page.
CSUPERB LinkedIn Group (moderated)
The CSUPERB LinkedIn group is currently interested in research and higher education policy issues and biotechnology industry news. Any member is free to post news, start discussions and comment on discussions.
CSU Faculty Profiles System (FRESCA)
CSUPERB uses FRESCA to identify proposal reviewers for grants and awards programs. Once you've signed up at FRESCA, please join the CSUPERB group.
CSUPERB Biocompass - Online Teaching Materials
As part of the Biocompass project, we've partnered with the NSF-funded MERLOT project to array free, high-quality biotechnology-related online teaching resources. We are particularly interested in collecting biotechnology-related "scientific teaching" examples and biotechnology industry case studies on MERLOT.