CourseSource Online Writing Studios – Application Now Open

In partnership with Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) meeting, CourseSource is hosting Online Writing Studios this summer.

The online Writing Studio will be offered twice this summer:

  • July 19-21 from 12-4 pm Eastern each day (for participants writing about online and/or in-person lessons)
  • August 16-18 from 12-4 pm Eastern each day (for participants writing about online lessons only)

About CourseSource

CourseSource is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes tested, evidence-based undergraduate activities. The articles include details in a format, style, and voice that supports replicability. Publishing activities in CourseSource provides authors with recognition of the creativity, experience, and time needed to develop effective classroom materials, while also supporting the dissemination of evidence-based teaching practices. Authors can list CourseSource articles in the peer-reviewed publication section of their curriculum vitae and use them as evidence for excellence in teaching.

The Summer 2021 Writing Studios will be focused on life sciences. Physics CourseSource writing workshops will also be offered in the near future.


The Writing Studio is open to instructors (including faculty, graduate students, and postdocs) who teach biology to undergraduate students and are planning to publish an activity in CourseSource as a Lesson Article. Participants must commit to attending the full Writing Studio, either the July or August session. The August session is for participants writing up online Lessons only.

Preference is given to applicants who have taught the activity that they will be working on at the Writing Studio and who have not previously published in CourseSource. Faculty from community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, and minority-serving institutions (colleges and universities) are encouraged to apply.

Participant Benefits

The Writing Studio will provide time for you to work on your CourseSource Lesson Article manuscript and receive advice and feedback from editorial staff. Participants will also be connected with other prospective authors.

Apply today at Application review will begin on May 24, 2021.

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