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NAME:
Anu Shanmuganathan, Dept. of Biology

















Howard Hughes Medical Institute




















Office of Grants and Special Programs

INSTITUTION:

Washington & Jefferson College





















Updated


01/15/09

HHMI CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT:
Curriculum
development
in BIO215, Microbiology


Inputs

Strategies

Outputs

Outcomes

Impacts

(Short Term
-
Learning)

(Medium Term
-
Action)

(Long Term
-
Conditions)



Undergraduate Students




Faculty member responsible for
curriculum development (research
project development,
implementation and coordination):



Shanmuganathan




Use of the Abernathy Field Station




L
ab experiences (development of
questions/hypotheses based on
current literature, common
methodologies, data collect
ion,
analysis of data, drawing
appropriate conclusions)




Data presentation experiences




Review of microbial taxonomy,
diversity

and soil microbial
ecology




Review of
research experience
effectiveness through
CURE pre
-
course and post
-
course surveys




HHMI
funding for supplies
including DNA sequencing
services provided by DNA
genomics facility, West Virginia
University




HHMI stipend to
S
hanmuganathan
for curriculum
development





Develop the lab exercises (research
project protocols)




Incorporate molecular bi
ology and
bioinformatics tools and techniques
into microbiology lab




Coordinate and work with the
Genomics facility in West Virginia
University for sequencing DNA.




Promote poster presentation skills
and interest in research by
requiring students to present their
research findings to the W &J
community




Inculcate scientific writing skills
by requiring students to write a full
length research article













Number

and demographics of the
students who participate in this
course




Student poster presentations and
research papers that arise out of the
lab research project




Evaluation of research project
effectiveness by using course
evaluations and student surveys




Num
ber of soil bacteria isolated
and identified





Students understand the role
,
diversity

of
soil bacteria
.





Appreciate the need for and
importance of interdisciplinary
science




Become better scientific writers




Carry the knowledge acquired into
other BIO co
urses

and into
graduate studies possibly






Students are more engaged in the
lab




Students are encouraged to take up
research careers




Explore the feasibility of using
microbial ecology as a tool for
LEM





Students are better engaged in
science in general
and
microbiology in particular




Students are more engaged in
research related activities
and
professions




Faculty incorporate more research
projects into courses




Institutions reward faculty for
better teaching and
course/curriculum development
activities




Institutions commit funds and
other support for further course
development

especially for
courses that emphasize
interdisciplinary work


NAME:
Anu Shanmuganathan, Dept. of Biology

















Howard Hughes Medical Institute




















Office of Grants and Special Programs

INSTITUTION:

Washington & Jefferson College





















Updated


01/15/09


HHMI CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Curriculum development in BIO215, Microbiology


Evaluation Questions for OUTCOMES

Possible Indicators/Measures

Possible Data Collection Methods and Information
Sources

Rank/Priority (include brief rationale)

1.

How effective were the curricular development
activities in

a)

Teaching bacterial diversity

b)

Microbiology laboratory

c)

Scientific writing

d)

Promoting interdisciplinary thinking


2.

How were the items purchased using HHMI
-
funds
used to effectively teach or train students?


3.

What was the effect of curriculum development
changes to the faculty and department/major/other
biology
courses?


4.

What impacts may this activity have beyond the
department?

1.

a) Students positive about new curriculum
component

b) Students increased interest in microbiology


c) More students interested in research internships
or research aspects of

other courses


d)More students interested in pursuing science and
research after college


2.

(a) Course(s) continued/modified

(b) Effect on course enrollment


(c) Effect on Biology major


(d) Effect on other courses/majors/departments


(e) Effect on faculty in teaching microbiology


(f) Effect on other departments



3. (a) Effect on other institutions’
courses/majors/departments

(b) Effect on science pedagogy

(c) Additi
onal curriculum development grants and
awards



1.

a) Exit Questionnaire

b) CURE surveys

c) Course/Classroom Observations

d) Course Surveys


2.

a) Data collection on course/curriculum changes
(e.g., enrollment)


(b) Data collection on history of course offerings in
curriculum and departmental major


(c) Assessment of teaching (course evaluation)


3.

a) Annual report of HHMI
-
funded activities and
their

impact


b) Periodic plan and review of disse
mination plan


c) Grant funding information


d) Departmental and Institutional funding reports



Questions 1 & 2 are
most
important and can be
implemented
over both the long and short term through
existing assessment methods (dept, instit
utional, and
HHMI related) and methods that can be easily
developed (additional course surveys, exit interviews of
students)
.




Questions 3 and 4, while important are not easy to
answer as they may require more discussion between
faculty members within the
department and within other
departments in the institution.