Major Biology Panel Agenda


ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE


To Facilitate Interinstitutional Transfer
Illinois Board of Higher Education
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Springfield, IL 62701-1418
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Illinois Community College Board
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Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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Malinda.Aiello@illinois.gov
 
Agenda for Major Biology Panel Meeting
ISU Alumni Center, Room 119, Normal, IL Friday, October 12, 2012 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Attendees: Malinda Aiello (Illinois Community College Board) ,David Breen (Sauk Valley Community College) ,Joel Brown (University of Illinois at Chicago) ,Paul Brunkow (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) ,Mark Coykendall (College of Lake County) ,Dan Cullen (Illinois Board of Higher Education) ,Peggy Goetsch (Lincoln Land Community College) ,Lakshmi Gollapudi (College of Lake County) ,Krista Jackson (iTransfer System) ,Krista Jackson (iTransfer System) ,Mitrick Johns (Northern Illinois University) ,Margaret Jonah (Dominican University) ,Adam Julian (iTransfer System) ,Marian Kelly (Prairie State College) ,Elizabeth Kozak (Lewis University) ,Carey Krajewski (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) ,Bryan Krall (Parkland College) ,Mark Kuhlman (McHenry County College) ,Janice Leuchtenberg (iTransfer System) ,Kenneth Mager (Kankakee Community College) ,Kelly McConnaughay (Bradley University) ,Shawn Meagher (Western Illinois University) ,Bradley Mehrtens (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) ,Greg Reid (MacCormac College) ,Randy Schietzelt (Harper College) ,Sedonia Sipes (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) ,Gordon Tucker (Eastern Illinois University) ,Bob Weck (Southwestern Illinois College) ,Kelly Wentz-Hunter (Roosevelt University) ,Laura West (Northeastern Illinois University)

Agenda

 

  1. Introductions & Technology

 

  1. Course Review
 
 
 

 

 

New Courses

2 courses

 

BIO910: Introductory Sequence for Biological Sciences Majors

 

Highland Community College

BIOL 116: Introduction to Ecology

 

 

Highland Community College

BIOL 209: Biology II Biodiversity . Evolution

 

Resubmitted Courses:

 

Resubmitted Courses for Five year review

6 courses

 

 

Illinois Valley Community College

BIO 1003: Principles of Biology

 

 

Illinois Valley Community College

BIO 1004: Biological Diversity

 

 

 

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

LSC 1101: General Biology I

 

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

LSC 1102: General Biology II

 

 

Morton College

BIO 110: Principles of Biology I

 

 

Morton College

BIO 111: Biology: A systems Approach

 

 

 

Resubmitted Original Courses

0 courses

 

  1. IAI information – website information, training and orientation discussion, questions from members about IAI

 

  1. Statewide transfer information
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  1. Other items from members
    1. BIO 910 Checklist and Content

 

  1. AnyMeeting Info:

 

 

 
 
 

IAI Biology Major Panel Meeting, Friday, October 12th @10:30 am-IN PERSON MEETING @ ISU's

Friday, October 12, 2012
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Thank you,

Krista Jackson

 

At the IAI BIOLOGY majors panel meetings on 18nov11 & 20apr12, the panel discussed the possibility of adding a "content checklist" to the online course articulation voting form. 

S. Meagher (panel co-chair, 4-yr schools) agreed to provide MY list of content, to provide a starting point for discussion about the common content we should all be looking for. 

 

What follows:

I. SM's REVISED BIO910 description and objectives to make ALL 3 (list, description, objectives) consistent and parallel (same info, same order…)

II. SM's CHECKLIST of content that should be contained in any 910 sequence.

III. current IAI BIO910 course description and objectives

 

I. Meagher's proposed REVISION of IAI BIO910 description/objectives (based on my "checklis"t)

      (mainly reordered, minor changes, K. McConnaughay edits)

 

IAI Major Course Description – BIO910: Introductory Sequence for Biological Sciences Majors

(8-10 semester credits)



(A two or three-course sequence)

 

This combination of courses covers all the essential topics in a modern introductory biology sequence, including Evolution, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Organismal Biology, and Ecology. Course content includes: evolution as a unifying theme in biology; an introduction to biochemistry, cell structure, function, and processes; transmission and molecular genetics; an introduction to the diversity of major groups of microorganisms, fungi, animals, and plants; structure and function of representative organ systems in animals and/or plants; as well as ecological principles spanning a range of biological organization from physiological ecology of organisms to ecosystem ecology.

 

Laboratory required in all courses in the sequence, which must include exposure to current biological techniques and instrumentation, and must emphasize scientific investigation and inquiry skills rather than reliance on demonstrational and observational exercises.

 

To guarantee easy transfer of credit, students must complete the entire course sequence at the same school before transfer.



 

Objectives:

The student who completes this core sequence should be able to:



      •Utilize the methods of science to identify and investigate questions relevant to biology.

      
•Demonstrate an understanding of biological evolution.


      •Demonstrate an understanding of matter, energy, and organization in living systems.


      •Demonstrate an understanding of the biochemistry and metabolism of organisms.


      •Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of cell structure, function, and processes.

      •Explain the major concepts of transmission and molecular and genetics.


      •Differentiate between the major taxonomic groups.


      •Analyze the functions and interrelationships of various organismal systems.


      •Explain the major concepts of ecology.

      
•Demonstrate the ability to use current techniques and instruments that enable the study of organisms on the biochemical, microscopic, and macroscopic levels.


 

II. Meagher's checklist (evol as unifying theme, then small to large in organizational hierarchy)

THIS is what I always look for when evaluating a sequence's content. 
I used this list to (1) re-write description (above), and (2) create EXCEL sheet for checking off content (separate file).

 

      Science as a Process

      Evolution

      Biological Chemistry

      Cell structure/function (membranes, organelles…)

      Cell processes: metabolism (respiration and/or photosynthesis)

      Cell processes: division

      Genetics: molecular

      Genetics: transmission

      Diversity: micro-organisms (virus, prokaryote, eukaryote)

      Diversity: plants

      Diversity: fungi

      Diversity: animals

      Organismal systems biology (physiology, functional morphology)

      Ecology (keep simple? OR specify autecology, population, community and ecosystem ecology)


 

 

 

III. CURRENT IAI BIO 910 description/objectives (from web 21nov11)

 

IAI Major Course Description – BIO910: Introductory Sequence for Biological Sciences Majors

(8-10 semester credits)



(A two or three-course sequence)

This combination of courses covers all the essential topics in an introductory biology sequence, including Organismal Biology, Ecology, Evolution, and Cellular and Molecular Biology. Course objectives include: an introduction to structure and function of major groups of microorganisms, fungi, animals, and plants; an emphasis on evolutionary relationships and ecological principles, and an introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure, function, and processes.

Laboratory required in all courses in the sequence.

To guarantee easy transfer of credit, students must complete the entire course sequence at the same school before transfer.



 

The student who completes this core should be able to:



      •Differentiate between the major taxonomic groups.


      •Explain the major concepts of ecology.

      
•Demonstrate an understanding of biological evolution.


      •Analyze the functions and interrelationships of various organismal systems.


      •Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of cell structure and function.


      •Explain the major concepts of molecular biology and genetics.


      •Demonstrate an understanding of the biochemistry and metabolism of organisms.


      •Demonstrate an understanding of matter, energy, and organization in living systems.


      •Utilize the methods of science to identify and investigate questions relevant to biology.

      
•Demonstrate the ability to use current techniques and instruments that enable the study of organisms on the biochemical, microscopic, and macroscopic levels.


 

 


 

IV. Meagher's REVISION of IAI BIO 910 description/objectives (based on my "checklist" AND KM comments)

 

REVISIONS to description

This combination of courses covers all the essential topics in an a modern introductory biology sequence, including Organismal Biology, Ecology, Evolution, and Cellular and Molecular Biology  Evolution, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Organismal Biology, and Ecology. Course objectives content includes (reordered, some added): an emphasis on evolutionary relationships evolution as a unifying theme in biology; an introduction to biochemistry, cell structure, function, and processes; molecular and transmission genetics; an introduction to structure and function of the diversity of major groups of microorganisms, fungi, animals, and plants; structure and function of representative organ systems in animals and/or ??? plants (I prefer BOTH, but would accept either plants or animals if that is the will of the group); as well as ecological principles spanning a range of biological organization from physiological ecology of organisms to ecosystem ecology. 

Laboratory required in all courses in the sequence, and must include exposure to current biological techniques and instrumentation, and must emphasize scientific investigation and inquiry skills rather than reliance on demonstrational and observational exercises.

To guarantee easy transfer of credit, students must complete the entire course sequence at the same school before transfer.



(italicize the last line for emphasis)

 

 

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