Life Sciences (Departments of Botany, Microbiology & Immunology, Zoology)

Activities:

There are currently 2 Science Teaching and Learning Fellows (STLFs) in Life Sciences: Tammy Rodela and Natalie Schimpf. The STLFs work with the Life Sciences CWSEI department director Patricia Schulte, working groups for several courses, and individual faculty.

Curriculum:  We are gathering a variety of data to inform our curriculum design, and an organizational structure has been developed. Read more on curriculum planning...

Course Transformation:  Major efforts are underway in Biology courses at all undergraduate levels. Read more on course transformation...

Assessment and Evaluation:  A range of assessment is being implemented, including conceptual understanding and attitudes about learning biology. Read more on assessment...

Research:  Numerous biology education research projects are being pursued, including a study of the effects of jargon on conceptual understanding, and a study to investigate how students solve problems in genetics. Read more on research...

Broader departmental involvement is being fostered via the LS-CWSEI Blog. Read the Blog...