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Bioc 321: Elements Of Biochemistry – A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Jing Zhang Jan 2019

Bioc 321: Elements Of Biochemistry – A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Jing Zhang

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

The benchmark portfolio of Biochemistry 321, Elements of Biochemistry, aimed to provide a broad overview for this large-enrollment class for non-biochemistry majors. This course was delivered in a blended format, and the learning objectives were aligned with the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) foundational concepts and skills. Classroom response system iClicker was employed and Think-Pair-Share method was utilized to facilitate the in-class discussion and group-learning. Additional activities include the 3D molecular models for visualizing and hands-on learning of the structure-function relationship concept, and practicing problem-solving through the end-of-chapter essay questions. Data analysis suggested that the iClicker response ...


Lipid Binding Studies Of Blood Coagulation Factor Viii C1 And C2 Domains, Rachel L. Blazevic Apr 2017

Lipid Binding Studies Of Blood Coagulation Factor Viii C1 And C2 Domains, Rachel L. Blazevic

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

Blood coagulation factor VIII (fVIII) is an essential cofactor in the mammalian blood-clotting cascade. fVIII must bind the phospholipid membrane of activated platelets to function as a cofactor for fIXa. The blood coagulation cascade culminates in the formation of a stable blood clot. In humans, the C1 and C2 domains are implicated in binding phospholipid membranes, however the relative contribution of different residues in the lipid-binding mechanism is unclear. Using site-directed mutagenesis, expression of the isolated C1 and C2 domains in Escherichia coli cells, protein purification with metal affinity chromatography, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, liposome sedimentation assays ...


Becoming A Scientist: Using First-Year Undergraduate Science Courses To Promote Identification With Science Disciplines, Chloe Ruff, Brett D. Jones Jul 2016

Becoming A Scientist: Using First-Year Undergraduate Science Courses To Promote Identification With Science Disciplines, Chloe Ruff, Brett D. Jones

Education Faculty Publications

In this qualitative study, we examined how two professors (a physicist and biochemist) of first year college students perceived their students’ development of identification in biochemistry or physics and how they actively supported this development. The professors described students who entered college with different levels of domain identification and different expectations for their college science experience depending upon whether they were in a biochemistry or physics major. Although neither professor was familiar with research related to the concept of domain identification, their beliefs about their students’ identification and academic support strategies generally aligned with the Osborne and Jones (2011) model ...


New Nmr Spectrometer Boosts Research Capacity, Sarah Gardner, Dave Albee Jan 2016

New Nmr Spectrometer Boosts Research Capacity, Sarah Gardner, Dave Albee

News

The recent addition of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer has greatly enhanced the instructional and research capacity of both faculty and students in Dominican’s Chemistry and Biochemistry program.


Tatiana Soboleva Honors Portfolio, Tatiana Soboleva Dec 2015

Tatiana Soboleva Honors Portfolio, Tatiana Soboleva

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Tatiana Soboleva's honors portfolio captured in December 2015.


Biochemistry Instructors’ Views Toward Developing And Assessing Visual Literacy In Their Courses, Kimberly J. Linenberger, Thomas Holme Jan 2015

Biochemistry Instructors’ Views Toward Developing And Assessing Visual Literacy In Their Courses, Kimberly J. Linenberger, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

Biochemistry instructors are inundated with various representations from which to choose to depict biochemical phenomena. Because of the immense amount of visual know-how needed to be an expert biochemist in the 21st century, there have been calls for instructors to develop biochemistry students’ visual literacy. However, visual literacy has multiple aspects, and determining which area to develop can be quite daunting. Therefore, the goals of this study were to determine what visual literacy skills biochemistry instructors deem to be most important and how instructors develop and assess visual literacy skills in their biochemistry courses. In order to address these goals ...


Results Of A National Survey Of Biochemistry Instructors To Determine The Prevalence And Types Of Representations Used During Instruction And Assessment, Kimberly J. Linenberger, Thomas Holme Jan 2014

Results Of A National Survey Of Biochemistry Instructors To Determine The Prevalence And Types Of Representations Used During Instruction And Assessment, Kimberly J. Linenberger, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

Chemists and chemistry educators have long sought meaningful ways to visualize fundamentally abstract components, such as atoms and molecules, of their trade. As technology has improved, computer-based visualization methods have infused both research and education in chemistry. Biochemistry, in particular, has become highly dependent on ways that large molecular systems can be represented, and how to best focus attention on the most critical aspects of the molecular system. To better understand the current state of educational efforts related to visual literacy, a needs assessment was developed and administered to a national sample of biochemistry instructors at four-year institutions (N = 536 ...


"Department Of Chemistry" Proposes A Name Change To "Department Of Chemistry And Biochemistry.", The College At Brockport, College Senate Feb 2012

"Department Of Chemistry" Proposes A Name Change To "Department Of Chemistry And Biochemistry.", The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

Proposal to change the name of the “Department of Chemistry” to “Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.” The Department now offers majors in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. This name change will help to publicize and make more visible the new Biochemistry major. FYI to President Halstead


Change Course Requirements For The Biochemistry Major, The College At Brockport, College Senate Dec 2011

Change Course Requirements For The Biochemistry Major, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

Requiring a foundation course for inorganic chemistry, adding a lab course for physical chemistry for life sciences, and removing requirement of analytical chemistry. Accepted by President Halstead 2/20/12 - Effective Immediately


Major In Biochemistry B.A./B.S. Degree, The College At Brockport, College Senate Apr 2009

Major In Biochemistry B.A./B.S. Degree, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

The Department of Chemistry proposes to change the status of the biochemistry track to a chemistry major to a separate major in biochemistry.


Change In Wording On The Request For Change Of Grade Form, The College At Brockport, College Senate Apr 2007

Change In Wording On The Request For Change Of Grade Form, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

Original: The existing form reflects regulations published in the Faculty Handbook indicating changes of grades may be made only because of instructor’s error. In a variety of situations, a change of grade is necessary and neither the faculty member nor student is in error. I am proposing to change the policy to include the language: “changes of grades must include instructor explanation”.

As amended by Student Policies and Dr. Fox: Grade changes should usually be restricted to correcting errors in the instructor’s calculation of a student’s final grade. If the grade change is justified for a reason ...