2002

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Biology Program Review

Christine Case

Sandra Hsu

Nick Kapp


Shari Snitovsky

Ed Wodehouse

Mel Zucker

& Pat Carter

30 Oct 2002

Biology Program


General education

(100s)


Majors

(200s)


Allied Health

(200s)

General Education


Transferable to UCs
and CSUs


AA/AS requirement


Citizenship


Health


BIOL 101


BIOL 110


BIOL 111


BIOL 130


BIOL 140


BIOL 145


BIOL 150

Change in Science Attitude
After

G.E. Biology

Agree with:

Change in Science Attitude
After

G.E. Biology

Frightened by:

Majors


Articulated with 4
-
year schools


PreMed


Student outcomes:

Transfer

Biotech Internships


BIOL 215


BIOL 230

Majors say:


"I learned lab techniques at Skyline that were not
taught at my transfer university.”



"The time and personal attention in the laboratory at
Skyline has prepared me well for a research
-
oriented
school.”



"I was very well prepared in the sciences and had
little trouble adapting as a transfer student."



Majors Labs


Student Research


Modern equipment


Biotechnology

Allied Health


Transferable


Preprofessional


Prerequisites for

2
-
year and

4
-
yr occupational
health programs


BIOL 240


BIOL 250


BIOL 260


BIOL 365
-

docent training


BIOL 365
-

docent training


BIOL 675
-

honors Biology


BIOL 365
-

docent training


BIOL 675
-

honors Biology


BIOL 690
-

original research

Publication

Scientific meeting

Student Retention

GPA

Three
-
year average, 1998
-
2000

Grades

Three
-
year average, 1998
-
2000

BIOL 83%

SKY 69%

Student Success

Our Students

Our Students

Percent Fill

Oct. 5, 2002

Load, 3
-
year average

1998
-
2000

Load

=WSCH/FTE

Skyline Load, 3
-
year average

1999
-
2001

Load

1998
-
2000

Strengths


Dedication to biology education and our
responsiveness to students


Active in regional and national
professional organizations


Meet students’ needs for professional
experience


Scientific Technology


State of the art


College support

DoD grant

For now

Educational Technology


Lab computers


Self
-
paced


Online class


Industry & Community


Genentech, Genencor, Endotech…


National Park Service


SMC Environmental Health


S.F. Zoological Society


Marine Mammal Center


NC Biotech Consortium


Soc. Industrial Microbiology

Needs


More articulation
agreements for
BIOL students,

Budget: Staffing


Reclassify the
Biology Lab
Technician to
Instructional Aide.


Budget: Safety


Installation.

Plastic sheet

H
2
O

Electricity

Budget: Safety


Installation.

Budget: Equipment


Repair &
replacement

budget.

Out of order

10/15/02

Facilities


Sweep labs nightly


Disinfect clean room floors


Budget: Facilities


Stockroom: Need
storage, separate
chemical storage,
lab work area,
and office work
area.

Budget: Facilities


Equipment
storage/use in
teaching labs.

Budget: Facilities


Laboratory computers
need to be installed
properly.

Budget: Facilities


Disabled
-
accessible
lab bench in every
lab.

A minimum annual
equipment budget:

Budget: New Equipment


Gel reader


Micropipettes


Laminar flow hood


Growth chambers


Reach
-
in incubators


Reach
-
in refrigerators


Phase microscopes


Water baths


Anatomy ventilation


Autoclave


Microscope repair

Budget: Supplies


Annual supply
budget must reflect
rising prices and our
current enrollment
.


DNA


Enzymes


Culture media


Live organisms


Chemicals


Pipette tips


Petri plates




Budget: Educational Technology


Modern projection
equipment in lecture
rooms and in
laboratories.

Data sources: District web site <
http://www.smccd.net/accounts/doresearch/>

& D.D. Biederman