A Statewide Network For Biology Educators

A Statewide Network For Biology Educators

MCCB News

MCCB is pleased to announce the next three sessions in our Virtual Friday Zoom Series (based on your votes).

Sessions are hosted from 3 to 4 pm and you must register at the designated link below.  Sessions are for MCCB members so if you haven’t gotten around to renewing your membership for the 2020-2021 year, you can do that here.


Biology Instruction of the Future:

An open discussion of what we think our classes will look like in the future, with an emphasis on lab instruction and activities. We encourage the sharing of strategies for encouraging student learning as well as discussing online, hybrid, and face-to-face models.

Friday, February 12th from 3 to 4 pm REGISTER HERE


Anatomy and Physiology: Resources and Strategies.

An open discussion of what you’ve kept and what you’ve changed in order to teach A&P this past year.  Each participant is encouraged to share resources, links, etc. via the chat function.

Friday, March 12th from 3 to 4 pm

Online and Hybrid Teaching Strategies:

An open discussion of what you’ve tried, especially the success stories.  Each participant is encouraged to share 1-2 specific strategies. We welcome screen shares and resource sharing (via the chat function).

Friday, April 9th from 3 to 4 pm


MCCB provides a state-wide forum for sharing instructional techniques and up-to-date information for teaching college-level biology. The organization fosters communication, friendship, and unity among the biologists of the twenty-nine community colleges in the State of Michigan. Our logo reflects the location of those 29 colleges. Two state-wide conferences are held annually.

Founded in the early 1980’s, MCCB began as an offshoot of COSIP (the College Science Improvement Program).  Two COSIP groups were originally created in Michigan: a southern group of colleges (associated with the University of Michigan/Dearborn and directed by Dr. Hertzler) and a northern group of colleges (associated with Central Michigan University and directed by Dr. Carl Scheel). The initial meeting to form a statewide organization of community colleges took place at Delta College in 1981. The first slate of officers was elected at that time, with Eldon Enger as President and Janet Dettloff as Vice-President
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MISSION of MCCB
  • To promote an interest in biology.
  • To improve the teaching of biology by providing opportunities to share and discuss instructional techniques and teaching methods.
  • To provide opportunities for updates on current topics and trends in biology.
  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas and foster communication, friendship and unity among the community college biologists in Michigan.