Research universities are stepping up their efforts to prepare future faculty
Some of these programs are very much home-grown, driven by the efforts of dedicated faculty. For instance, three University of Wisconsin faculty members in life sciences-- Robert Goodman and Jo Handelsman, both professors of plant pathology, and Alan Attie, professor of biochemistry--began the Wisconsin Teaching Scholars in the Life Sciences Program two years ago. Another such program, at North Carolina State University, grew out of the efforts of Karen Johnston, professor of physics.
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