Post-Workshop Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this post-workshop survey. Your participation will allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of the different formats and themes, and help build upon and guide the selection of topics at next year's "Teaching Systems Biology" workshop.

Summary statements and links to presentations will be available on the workshop website.

If you have any questions, please contact Felix Grun (fgrun@uci.edu), Academic & Outreach Coordinator, CCBS

Thank you.

Workshop Organizing Committee

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* 1. Rate the overall quality and usefulness of the workshop format and the individual activities from 1 to 5 (with 5 being best)?

  1 2 3 4 5
Overall Format
Presentations
Panel Discussion
Breakout sessions

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* 2. Please rate the morning speaker presentations (UCI, UCSD, UCLA, Chicago) from 1 to 5 (with 5 being best)?

  1 2 3 4 5
Overall content
Relevance
Informative
Identified challenges
Identified strategies
Length

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* 3. Please rate the panel discussion from 1 to 5 (with 5 being best)?

  1 2 3 4 5
Overall usefulness
Informative
Relevance
Questions posed
Questions answered
Length (<3 less time; >3 more time)

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* 4. Rate the first afternoon small group (Session I). Also indicate your specific topic of discussion (A. What is the content of the field for K-12/undergraduate ; B. Content of the field for Grad/postgraduate level ; C. Institutional/cultural challenges to curriculum development).

  1 2 3 4 5
Overall usefulness
Relevance
Informative
Met set goals
Length (<3 less time; >3 more time)

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* 5. Rate the second afternoon breakout group (Session II). Also indicate your topic of discussion (A. What are the best instruments and practices (K-12/undergrad); B. What are the best instruments and practices (grad/postgrad level) ?; C. Strategies for teaching across interdisciplinary divides.

  1 2 3 4 5
Overall usefullness
Informative
Relevance
Met set goals
Length (<3 less time; >3 more time)

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* 6. What other features of the workshop did you find to be effective or helpful?

  Yes No Unsure
Ability to network/establish new contacts
Brainstorming ideas
Access to resources
Hearing different perspectives
Printed materials

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* 7. What types of resources would you find most helpful for teaching Systems Biology? Rate their importance to your needs (with 5 being most critical).

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Example course syllabi
Identification of core concepts and skills
Textbook (appropriate for educational level)
Examples of classroom problems/modules
Software/modeling tools
On-line resources, e.g. video lectures
Focused training activities (workshops and short courses)

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* 8. Next year's workshop on "Teaching Systems Biology" will focus on content, resources, implementation and generating policy recommendations

Do you plan to attend next year's workshop?

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* 9. Videos from the workshop are now available on the workshop website. Do you have any additional recommendations on how to expand the reach and impact of the workshop beyond the current participants?

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