The Educational Council provides information to the SICB membership on educational issues in the life sciences, facilitates the development of consortia to respond to opportunities for funding from granting agencies, and responds to educational issues and questions brought up by members of the Society. The responsibilities of the Educational Council may include, but are not limited to, the following: workshops at the annual meeting, educational development for students; coordination of outreach activities; liaison with other professional groups with reference to educational issues; and response to proposals from members for particular projects. Ad hoc working groups will be established by the Educational Council to carry out these projects.
This committee consists of at least six members appointed by the President, who each serve a term of three years. The President appoints the committee chair for a term of three years; the committee chair is a member of the SICB Executive Committee. The Council may recommend new members for consideration for appointment to the President-Elect. The President-Elect shall serve as an ex officio member of the Council. The Council reports to the Executive Committee through the Chair and meets once a year at the Annual Meeting of the Society.
-SICB Bylaws, Article XV, Section 2.
An Essay by Robert D. Podolsky, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology, College of Charleston
Winner of the 2023 M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education