P818: Development of a research methods course spanning disciplines and student classification

Author: Bruce Heyen, Tabor College, USA

Co-Author: Karrie Rathbone, Norman Schmidt and Andrew Sensenig, Tabor College, USA

Date: 8/6/14

Time: 2:45 PM3:05 PM

Room: LMH 114

Related Symposium: S51

Students are expected to perform a senior research project as part of their graduation requirements at our institution. A series of courses (Research Methods 1, 2, and 3) has been developed that gradually introduces chemistry and biology students to the research process beginning their sophomore year. Additional goals of this course sequence are to encourage camaraderie with science majors, to experience and evaluate and develop different types of scientific presentations, to be exposed to ethical questions in science, to explore careers in science, and to discuss faith and science issues.

P450: Assessment of the active learning biochemistry classroom

Author: Bruce Heyen, Tabor College, USA


Date: 8/5/14

Time: 10:15 AM10:35 AM

Room: HON 148

Related Symposium: S37

Active-learning is an effective way to engage students at all levels. Over the years many resources for biochemistry lecture have become available including POGIL activities, case-studies, and others. The use of these resources will be chronicled including student feedback and an assessment of the effectiveness of the different types of activities from SALG data and pre- and post-testing.