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Last approved: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:49:04 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:49:04 GMT

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Major
BSC (Biological Sciences)
494
032321
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Teaching Experience
Teaching Experience
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Summer 1 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
1-3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Internship3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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6
Jane Lubischer
Teaching Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Research3030No.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Experience with teaching. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed for each credit hour earned. The experience must be arranged by the student and approved by the Department of Biological Sciences in advance. To gain approval, students must submit the completed BSC 494 Contract, signed by their 494 supervisor and by their academic advisor. If the experience involves education research, the supervisor is encouraged to require a research paper or poster presentation as part of the work expectations when appropriate. In addition to work described in the contract, students complete a series of reflective written assignments during their experience.

We currently have learning experiences organized as "external" (492) or "on-campus" (493).  We are now proposing to organize student learning experiences according to the type of experience rather than the location.  We are also changing the prefix to one that we will use in our new department for offerings that cross all disciplines represented in the department. 


With this action, we propose to create BSC 494 Teaching Experience, to complement the revised BSC 492 Professional Experience and BSC 493 Research Experience.


To be consistent, we will require the same number of contact hours for each of the three types of experiences. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No new resources are needed.

BSC 494 provides an opportunity for students to gain experience with some aspect of teaching (e.g., course planning and preparation, leading or facilitating lessons or other educational activities, assessment in teaching, education research), and to reflect on that experience in the context of their academic or career goals. 


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing BSC 494, students will be able to:



  • describe the goal of the course or project with which they were involved and their specific role(s) in that project

  • describe the professional competencies they developed or deepened through their 494 experience

  • explain how they applied their academic (in-class) experiences to their 494 experience

  • describe the knowledge and skills they gained or further developed through their 494 experience

  • describe how their 494 experience changed or strengthened their academic or career goals

  • explain how their understanding of teaching and/or learning was impacted by their 494 experience


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment10-30%Four sets of reflection questions, worth 10%, 30%, 30%, and 30%
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
NA
Course should have variable contact hours -- 3 contact hours per week per 1 credit hour.
brownjw (Tue, 08 Mar 2016 02:03:49 GMT): A consultation with the College of Education has been requested, but the committee approved this action pending this notification and assuming no objections.
lamarcus (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:36:44 GMT): lamarcus: attached instructor-sent updated documents
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