session will be to explore in depth one of the issues raised in earlier sessions and report back ideas for next steps to all participants. Each group will be facilitated by a member of the organizing committee. Each group will appoint one person to present an overview of the group’s ideas and suggestions at the end of the morning. Each group will decide when to call a break.

Group 1 (yellow dot, Ballroom): What constitutes evolutionary thinking? What approaches are needed to educate faculty and departments about the value of evolutionary thinking in their own courses and programs?

Facilitated by Nancy Moran, Yale University

Group 2 (blue dot, Board Room): What additional evidence is needed to convince biologists of the value of evolutionary thinking? How can that evidence best be gathered through an organized program of research? Who should undertake and sponsor such research?

Facilitated by Ida Chow, Society for Developmental Biology, and Paul Beardsley, California Polytechnic University

Group 3 (green dot, Mayor Room): How can evolutionary thinking become more firmly connected with other emerging efforts to improve life sciences education? In what ways should these efforts be influenced by different target audiences?

Facilitated by Gordon Uno, University of Oklahoma, and Kristin Jenkins, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

5:30 PM Auditorium

Reports from Breakout Groups (10 minutes each plus discussion)

6:15 PM Auditorium

Closing Remarks, Announcements, and Charge for Day 2

- Cynthia Beall



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