Undergraduate Educators

Undergraduate Educator Network

SOT supports the teaching of toxicology to undergraduates and has an active community of undergraduate educators.

The Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee encourages any SOT member interested in undergraduate education to join the Undergraduate Educator Network.

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At-a-Glance: Resources for Educators

Summary of Resources for Undergraduate Educators

Undergraduate Educator Network Newsletter

The February 2024 e-Newsletter provides details about student and educator awards, 2024 Annual Meeting programs, Faculty Research Grant and SOT Intern funding outcomes, and other items of interest to faculty.

Annual Meeting Undergrad Programs

Undergraduate students can attend the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo for free, and there are various activities designed exclusively for them.

Submit a Poster Abstract

SOT welcomes poster abstract submissions for the education topic poster session.

Mentoring Resources for Educators

SOT has compiled a list of resources for mentoring undergraduate students.

SOT Undergraduate Curriculum Resources

The FUTURE Committee collects assignments and syllabi to support undergraduate instruction.

Undergrad Educator Network Webinars

Recordings of webinars designed to provide development opportunities for undergraduate educators.

Toxicology Learning Framework

With the goal of producing useful resources for educators to encourage students along the pathway to graduate school and careers in toxicology, the SOT Education Committee's Undergraduate Subcommittee established a work group to develop learning objectives for undergraduate toxicology courses. Publication of the resulting framework will facilitate the development and sharing of evidenced-based teaching materials for toxicology educators throughout the world and expand toxicology’s impact to a broader audience. This framework supports the NSF AAAS Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology recommendations for student-centered learning that reflect the process of science, topics connected to the lives of students, and what we know about effective learning practices.

The toxicology learning objectives echo the core Vision and Change concepts, which are evolution; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; information flow, exchange, and storage; structure and function; and systems. Toxicology learning objectives will provide guidance for faculty teaching toxicology in a basic undergraduate toxicology course as well as in other courses, and exclude examples and case study references. After reviewing course syllabi and textbooks, the group proposed these five core toxicology concepts: evolution; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; systems toxicology; biological information; and risk assessment. In addition, learning objectives were determined and additional detail outlined for each, such that there are four levels of detail. Publication of this framework alongside those of the other major life science disciplines (CourseSource, LifeSciTRC) will facilitate the development and sharing of evidenced-based teaching materials for toxicology educators throughout the world and expand toxicology’s impact to a broader audience.

2018 Annual Meeting poster—Foundational Concepts in Undergraduate Toxicology: Applying Vision & Change to the Development of Core Competencies and Learning Objectives for an Undergraduate Toxicology Course

Society of Toxicology—Undergraduate Toxicology Course Learning Framework Approved by SOT Council November 2018; updated May 2020

Introduction to Toxicology Slide Sets

These “Introduction to Toxicology” slides are available for usage in noncommercial educational settings, including:

  • Presentations on introductory toxicology
  • Career information presentations

Images or other portions of any individual slide are not for use outside the context of the individual slide. Some editing of the individual slide is permissible for appropriate modification for a specific presentation, with retention of the indicated copyrights.

Contact Betty Eidemiller with questions, comments, or suggestions.

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General Introduction to Toxicology

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Toxicology as a Discipline

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Toxicology Concepts

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Careers in Toxicology

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SOT Information and Summary


Eminent Toxicologist Lectures

The Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee in conjunction with the Eminent Toxicologist Work Group has organized historically relevant, high quality presentations appropriate for senior undergraduate students, graduate students, or the scientifically oriented general public.

The North Carolina Higher Education Faculty and Mentor Network

SOT Council funded this pilot project to increase SOT's influence through science communication, with the goal of increasing toxicology content in North Carolina undergraduate curricula.

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