Course Learning Outcomes and Objectives – Creating an Intentional Semester

Another year, another bunch of (mostly) planned courses…but first, let’s reflect on the last year: My first year at Loras was great – I have met colleagues that will be lifelong friends, I’ve developed relationships with students, I acquired new equipment for the Neuroscience program that will make it possible to do the research I…

Attempted Summer Productivity

It’s been a while since I’ve posted – so much has been going on! Here is an update on me and an intro to what my next couple posts will be about.

More to Science than the Science: Cultural Components of STEM.

In this blog I’ve talked a lot about what I do in the classroom to provide the best experiences and opportunities for my students to learn. However, I want to take this opportunity to talk about my personal feelings on providing an education for my students outside of the lab or classroom – specifically, educating…

Happy New Year!

2017 is finally here! I’m pretty happy about it…not only do some things certainly need to be left behind, but I have many things to be looking forward to in 2017! As far as this blog, here are some upcoming posts: Using a Group Exam for Assessment – can it be done? Is there a right…

Learning about Learning – AAC&U STEM Conference 2016

Last week the Association of American Colleges and Universities hosted a conference titled, “Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education: Implications for 21st-Century Society” in Boston. It was fantastic! I was joined by a number of faculty from SU, as well as our Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Not only did we learn a lot,…

The Elusive Functional Group Project

First, Updates! Yikes! Half the semester has flown by already! What have I been doing if not writing blog posts? A few things: Teaching, of course. The non-majors biology, turned Neuroscience and Society, course is going really well. We just finished talking about neurotransmitters, how drugs influence behavior and how drug policies in our country…

Happy Fall Semester, Everyone!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a great start to the school year. Over here at Susquehanna, we had convocation yesterday. The Bio dept thought it’d be nice to get a photo together… What a bunch of nerds…look how terrified I am. I think they’re the best 🙂