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College of Natural Sciences

Paul Laybourn | Professor

CONTACT: Email Phone (970) 491-5100

Dr. Paul Laybourn earned his BS in Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After working in the Biotech industry for three years in the San Francisco Bay Area he went on to obtain his Ph.D in Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego he was excited to land a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, just 40 miles from where he was born (Cheyenne, WY).

Dr. Laybourn has taught courses in genetics, cell biology and biochemistry from the freshman to graduate level for over 25 years. He currently conducts research in cancer biology, brewing biochemistry and how to improve learning outcomes in science courses at the college level in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Biology and Instructonal Designers in TILT.

Upcoming Workshops

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Previous Workshops

The Student Experience Project II: Creating Psychologically-Attuned Messaging in Early Course Performance
College of Natural Science MTI Lecture

Presentor(s):
Lisa Dysleski
Description:
Based on research that shows that students do better with early and precise feedback, Early Performance Feedback (EPF) is an initiative at CSU that seeks to improve students’ performance in courses. EPF has supported some of the logistics of providing feedback, but it can still be difficult for faculty to convey bad news about performance well. When students experience failure, particularly in first-year courses, they may question their belonging or ability for future success, and even well-intentioned messaging from faculty can leave some students feeling ashamed. Students respond with actions that likely impede their academic recovery, hiding their performance or avoiding the campus resources that can help them get back on track. This session will focus on how to more effectively communicate about failure with students, not only addressing the students’ difficulties but also their psychological worries. In addition to reviewing the EPF program, we will take a look at the process that CSU recently used to improve communications with students on academic probation, and use that as a model for how to improve communications about early performance in courses.

This is the second lecture in a series, begun Spring 2020, that is part of the Student Experience Project, a collaborative project whose mission is to transform the college student experience by creating equitable learning environments through innovative, evidence-based practices. More information about the SEP can be found at www.studentexperienceproject.org.
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Date(s):
September 22, 2020
Time:
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Location:
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Learn More:
Aubrie Kent, 970-491-1948, aubrie.kent@colostate.edu

ADJUSTING RI LECTURES AND ACTIVE TEACHING TO ONLINE AND HYBRID DELIVERY

Presentor(s):
Jennifer Todd and Tonya Buchan
Description:
As the Provost mentioned on May 11th, CSU will prepare to teach online in Summer 2020 and online or hybrid in Fall 2020. TILT (The Institute for Learning and Teaching) is offering a workshop to guide faculty beyond triage to best practices for hybrid and online teaching. This workshop will guide you through the “Recommendations for converting residential courses to online or hybrid delivery” document with an emphasis on essential outcomes and checks for understanding in an online format. This workshop aligns most specifically with Curricular/Curriculum Alignment domain of the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework. It has secondary alignment with Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Please bring a copy of your course outcomes and syllabus.

Please register at least 2 days prior to the event so we can send you the zoom information.

Register today on the: MyLearning Website

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Date(s):
June 11, 2020
Time:
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Location:
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu

ADJUSTING RI LECTURES AND ACTIVE TEACHING TO ONLINE AND HYBRID DELIVERY

Presentor(s):
Jennifer Todd and Tonya Buchan
Description:
As the Provost mentioned on May 11th, CSU will prepare to teach online in Summer 2020 and online or hybrid in Fall 2020. TILT (The Institute for Learning and Teaching) is offering a workshop to guide faculty beyond triage to best practices for hybrid and online teaching. This workshop will guide you through the “Recommendations for converting residential courses to online or hybrid delivery” document with an emphasis on essential outcomes and checks for understanding in an online format. This workshop aligns most specifically with Curricular/Curriculum Alignment domain of the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework. It has secondary alignment with Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Please bring a copy of your course outcomes and syllabus.

Please register at least 2 days prior to the event so we can send you the zoom information.

Register today on the: MyLearning Website

Related Files:
Date(s):
June 10, 2020
Time:
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Location:
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu

Campus Wide MTI Presentation
Sesquicentennial is not a first-generation word: The next 150 years at CSU and first-generation students

Presentor(s):
Tae Nosaka, Ryan Barone, and Fabiola Mora
Description:
• The first generation college students CSU engaged for most of its first 150 years are very different from those we will serve in the next 150. This engaging session will briefly overview some of the compositional diversity and success of first generation students, and then drive toward a critical reflection on how to become the “student-ready” university needed to serve the increasingly diverse first-generation college students we anticipate. Faculty and staff participants will come away with specific actions and behaviors they can take to shift environment and cultures to center the experiences of students least well served over the first 150 years of CSU’s existence.

Register today on the: MyLearning Website

Related Files:
Date(s):
April 14, 2020
Time:
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Location:
Lory Student Center - Grey Rock Room
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu

College of Natural Sciences - Master Teaching Initiative Luncheon and Lecture
The Student Experience Project II: Creating Psychologically-Attuned Messaging in Early Course Performance

Presentor(s):
Lisa Dysleski, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Description:
Based on research that shows that students do better with early and precise feedback, Early Performance Feedback (EPF) is an initiative at CSU that seeks to improve students’ performance in courses. EPF has supported some of the logistics of providing feedback, but it can still be difficult for faculty to convey bad news about performance well. When students experience failure, particularly in first-year courses, they may question their belonging or ability for future success, and even well-intentioned messaging from faculty can leave some students feeling ashamed. Students respond with actions that likely impede their academic recovery, hiding their performance or avoiding the campus resources that can help them get back on track. This session will focus on how to more effectively communicate about failure with students, not only addressing the students’ difficulties but also their psychological worries. In addition to reviewing the EPF program, we will take a look at the process that CSU recently used to improve communications with students on academic probation, and use that as a model for how to improve communications about early performance in courses.

This is the second in a semester-long series that is part of the Student Experience Project, a collaborative project whose mission is to transform the college student experience by creating equitable learning environments through innovative, evidence-based practices. More information about the SEP can be found at www.studentexperienceproject.org.

Please RSVP to cns_info@colostate.edu by Monday, March 23, 2020.
Contact Aubrie Kent with questions: aubrie.kent@colostate.edu or 970-491-1948
Related Files:
Date(s):
March 25, 2020
Time:
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Location:
Lory Student Center Room 386
Learn More:
Aubrie Kent, 970-491-1948, aubrie.kent@colostate.edu