SBE Lecturer Dr. Julia McGuire receives Davis Educational Foundation funding in recognition of her innovative work in coordinating and teaching BIO 100 labs

The University of Maine was awarded a $25,000 Presidential Grant by the Davis Educational Foundation in the summer of 2021 to support initiatives  in preparation for fall teaching — Teaching Labs Remotely and a Faculty Ambassador Program. Dr. McGuire’s hard work to develop innovative approaches to teaching the BIO 100 lab remotely this fall was recognized by Monique LaRocque, Associate Provost in the Division of Lifelong Learning, in the awarding of a portion of the grant funds to Dr. McGuire, which also recognized McGuire’s efforts converting the lecture from a face-to-face class to a remote course due to the pandemic. As Dr. LaRocque wrote, “BIO 100 is an important gateway course for many students at UMaine.”

Per McGuire, “Dr. Rachel Fowler, SBE lab coordinator, was and has continued to be instrumental in this process.”

Read more about Dr. McGuire’s teaching innovations in the UMaine News article below.

Biology lecturer adapts teaching to pandemic with outdoor lab fostering independent inquiry, classwide collaboration