Collaborative Make Up Exams and Course Based Research Experiences in General Biology I: Innovative Practices in Lecture and Laboratory Components
Collaborative Make Up Exams and Course Based Research Experiences in General Biology I overlapped for three semesters. The lecture and laboratory sections were taught by adjunct faculty, post docs as well as a full professor in the department. Students in all labs completed a modified version of David Lopatto’s Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) survey to indicate self perceived learning gains. Students who participated in the collaborative make up exams also completed a collaborative make-up exam questionnaire that provided valuable data and reflective feedback. In this presentation, we will compare overall grade performance from students who had Collaborative make up exams only; Collaborative make up exams + Course based Research Experiences; and Course based Research Experiences only.
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