Faculty

ASBMB accreditation program and certification exam
The ASBMB accredits departments and programs that offer bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry, molecular biology or related subjects. ASBMB accreditation recognizes undergraduate programs whose features and infrastructure fulfill the basic expectations of the society.
 

Promoting Active Learning & Mentoring project
The PALM network was established to spark sustained biology education reform at diverse institutions through one-on-one mentorships for faculty new to approaches based on Vision and Change recommendations. As a partner society in the PALM network, ASBMB members can apply for PALM fellowships, which provide funding for mentoring visits and meeting travel.

Concept-driven teaching, assessment tools and course materials
This NSF-funded project brought together experienced and early career educators to learn about and develop resources and tools for assessment and teaching the foundational concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology. Resources created through this project are available on the site

ASBMB Student Chapters program
The ASBMB Student Chapters is devoted to building a national network of undergraduate students and faculty for the advancement of research, education and science outreach.

Meetings
The annual meeting has many events for educators, including opportunities to network, numerous sessions on undergraduate education and workshops to improve teaching skills. Undergraduate faculty travel awards are available. The ASBMB also supports an undergraduate education small meeting every two years.
 
Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education
This award recognizes an individual who encourages effective teaching and learning of biochemistry and molecular biology through his or her own teaching, leadership in education, writing, educational research, mentoring or public enlightenment.