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Community college undergraduate research initiative : 

Community college undergraduate research initiative Biotechnology A.S. Degree Program Curriculum/Program update spring 2010

TC3 Biotechnology Program Design : 

TC3 Biotechnology Program Design 1st semester (freshman) 2nd semester (sophomore) 3rd semester (junior) 4th semester (senior) Remember (facts) Apply (new) Evaluate (critique) Understand (concepts) Analyze (data) Create (ideas) Bloom’s Taxonomy (cognitive) Technical Aptitude Comprehend (read) Manipulate (change) Innovate (develop) Apply (do) Problem Solve (fix)

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Microbial Production of Biofuel Concepts encompassed in this project are integrated from majors level chemistry, biology, or engineering. Chemical hydrolysis, enzyme activity, bacterial (and fungal) isolation and culture, scale-up production of biologics, and/or process development are all points of interest that students may pursue as a research project. Genotyping American Game Fowl The concepts pertinent to this project are related to molecular and population genetics. Parts of this study are integrated into the Genetics course (BIOL205/206). Detecting genetic polymorphisms by PCR, establishing population frequencies, and performing pedigree analysis are inherent to this student research project. Chicken Embryonic Stem Cells Concepts embodied in this project are related to all aspects of cell biology. Primary cell isolation, cell culture techniques, and immunohistochemcial staining are several technical lab skills student’s gain from this project and are incorporated into the Cell Biology course (BIOL220/221). CCURI Projects @ TC3

Curriculum Alignment : 

Curriculum Alignment Instructional Methods FoE 1st Year Experience Supplemental Instruction Group Study (PRS) Peer evaluation Goals Develop cohorts Learn how to learn Objective Apply knowledge Laboratory Experience Canned Predictable Students ill-prepared Minimal research Goals Technical aptitude Objectives Follow instructions - Documentation - Basic lab reports

Curriculum Alignment : 

Curriculum Alignment Instructional Methods Scenario-based Learning Supplemental Instruction Case Studies Individual/Group Projects Peer evaluation Goals Self-learners Collaborate Develop interests Objective Apply and analyze Laboratory Experience Bacteriologic methods Self-directed, inquiry-based Biotech project Find reference materials Goals Develop inquiry Objectives Apply scientific method - Manipulate methods - Formal lab reports

Curriculum Alignment : 

Curriculum Alignment Instructional Methods Supplemental Instruction Case Studies Individual Projects Goals Self-learners Develop interests Objectives Apply and analyze Evaluate Laboratory Experience Pre-fab ‘d kits Modified techniques Learn from error Biotech projects Goal Technicians Objectives Technical skill Apply scientific method - Manipulate techniques - Formal lab reports

Curriculum Alignment : 

Curriculum Alignment Instructional Methods Research projects Group meeting Mentorship Goals Continual learners Collaborative Objectives Evaluate Innovate Laboratory Experience Effort researching the problem Time spent “in lab” It’s the process Collaboration Goals Attitudes & behaviors Accountability & responsibility Objectives Contribution to project (technically or conceptually) Continue in research

Outcomes : 

Outcomes General Biology (BIOL104) Increased retention and out of course networks Increased exam scores and passing grades General Microbiology (BIOL216) Cell Biology/Cell Culture Techniques (BIOL220/221) Genetics/Molecular Genetic Techniques (BIOL205/206) Anecdotal Interest in research/technical careers Recruitment into the program Biotechnology Seminar (BIOT295) Contribution to project (invention disclosure/licensing) Continue in research

To Do List : 

To Do List General Biology (BIOL104) Align Group Study questions with Biotech project concepts Incorporate basic Biotech project techniques into lab exercises Get buy-in from faculty to revamp laboratory General Microbiology (BIOL216) Cell Biology/Cell Culture Techniques (BIOL220/221) Genetics/Molecular Genetic Techniques (BIOL205/206) Develop Case Studies around Biotech projects Streamline transition from Biotech techniques to project tasks Biotechnology Seminar (BIOT295) Increase to 3 credit hours and design as methods course Deliverables to present work at symposium/conferences Advertise Biotech projects @ orientation, in BIOT101 and among Math & Science majors

Community College Undergraduate Research Initiativehttp://www.ccuri.org : 

Community College Undergraduate Research Initiativehttp://www.ccuri.org Funded through the National Science Foundation DUE# 0816515 Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Phase II Grant P.I. James Hewlett, Finger Lakes Community College

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