University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
http://www.cbs.umn.edu/

Susan M. Wick

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1979
Professor
Phone: 612-625-4718

Research Interests

My current research interests concern how students learn biology and what classroom practices best prepare students for future careers in biology.

Selected Publications

Ruhe, V., J. Robinson, and S. Wick.  2008.  Designing Research: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Large Lecture Courses.  Ann. Intern. SoTL Conf. Proceeds. Vol 3., London, U.K.

Cotner, S.H., B.A. Fall, S. M. Wick, J.D. Walker, and P.M. Baepler.  2008.  Rapid feedback        assessment methods: can we improve engagement and preparation for exams in large-  enrollment courses?  J. Sci. Educ. Technol. 17: 437-443.


Recent Workshop and Poster Presentations

Wick, S. 2008. Use of Clickers and Immediate Feedback Scratch-off Forms to Reveal Misconceptions, Stimulate Student Interest, and Prompt Peer Instruction in Introductory Biology.  Abstracts of the annual conference Enriching the Academic Experience of College Science Students, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Workshop presentation, June.

Wright, R., V. Pompei, M. Decker, D. Wassenberg, S. Wick.  2008.  How to Lose the Lectures without Losing the Learning: Team-based Learning in Introductory Biology. (Abstracts of 48th annual meeting of American Society for Cell Biology.)

Brooker, R., B. Couch, M. Decker, D. Matthes, V. Pompei, D. Wassenberg, S. Wick, R. Wright.  2009.  Not Just Reading or Hearing about Biology, but Doing It.  (Abstracts of the 2009 conference Team-Based Learning, University of Texas, Austin.)

Wick, S., Matthes, D., Wright, R., Decker, M., Wassenberg, D., Brooker, R., and Couch, B.         2009.  Engaging students for enhanced learning in introductory biology.  Abstracts of the    2009 Lilly-Traverse City Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning.

Matthes, D.J., Wick, S., Brooker, R., Couch, B., Decker, M.D., Wassenberg, D., and Wright,       R.  2009.  Implementing Best Practices:  The Transformation a Large Introductory     Biology Course.  Abstracts of the 2009 Association of College and University           Biology Educators meeting, Kansas City, MO.

Decker, M., A. Whiteside, R. Brooker, S. Fitzgerald, D. Matthes, V. Pompei, J. Todd, D.
Wassenberg, S. Wick, R. Wright.   2009.  Active Learning Classrooms Support Student
Interaction and Learning.  NSF Conference on Vision and Change in Undergraduate
Education, Washington, D.C.

Wright, R., M. Decker, D. Matthes, V. Pompei, D. Wassenberg, S. Wick.  2009. Lose the
Lectures, not the Learning: Team-based Learning in Introductory Biology. NSF
Conference on Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education, Washington, D.C.

Matthes, D.J., Brooker, R., Couch, B., Decker, M.D., Wassenberg, D., Wick, S. and Wright, R.    2009.  Stepping Away from the Podium:  Transforming Biology Majors’ Introduction to     the Foundations of Biology by Engaging Them as Colleagues. (Abstracts of 49th annual           meeting of American Society for Cell Biology.)

Wick, S. 2010.  How will they learn if you don’t use all class time for lecture? Turning      classrooms into places to learn how to do biology.  Abstracts of the 2010 meeting of the
National Association of Biology Teachers.

Wick, S., Wright, R., Wassenberg, D. and Couch, B.  2010.  Tour a SCALE-UP biology   interactive classroom at the University of Minnesota.  Abstracts of the 2010 meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Dr. Susan Wick
Department of Plant Biology
University of Minnesota
250 Biological Science Center
1445 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Offices: 726 Biological Sciences Center
3-104 Molecular and Cellular Biology Building
Phone: (612) 625-4718
Fax: (612) 625-1738
E-mail: wickx002@umn.edu