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Phil Mixter Class (MBioS 101-online Introduction to Microbiology)

MBioS 101-online Assignment: End-of-semester culminating essay

Learning Objective: Students should reflect on what they have learned throughout the course

o   Utilize learned terminology and use it correctly

o   Demonstrate detailed knowledge about several concepts covered in course beyond knowledge they had when entering the course

§  Inventory what they knew at beginning

§  Identify gains

o   Analyze their learning experience

§  Compare to other courses

§  Compare online course to other courses

§  Gain insight into their own learning strengths and challenges

§  Improve their learning overall

o   Identify areas of integration

§  Identify relationships in a number of areas

o   Cite several applications of knowledge gained during the course (such as a discussion with family or peers, change in the way they approach cleaning products, etc.)

o   Demonstrate knowledge of varied roles of microbes gained during course, from pathogens to beneficial organisms

 

Summative Assessment: Grading Rubric for this portion of the assignment

-First Prompt of Three: Reflection on Course Experience

For each of the six criteria below, please circle

·  key phrases that describe the work

·  a whole number or indicate increment of .5   (Note: 4 = competency)

1. Content

Emerging              Developing

Well done             Excellent

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·    Information gained in course not utilized; only general statements

·    Terms used incorrectly compared to course content

o    Statements unsupported by course content

·    Class terms employed and used correctly 

o    Statements of experience supported by references to class experiences beyond general knowledge

o    Statements about learning

§  Highly ordered integrated perspective conveyed

           

2. Organization

Emerging              Developing

Well done             Excellent

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·    Disorganized or poorly organized

·    Jumped between topics, and/or lacked periodic summaries.  

·    Well-organized and easy to follow

·    Smooth transitions and periodic summaries. 

           

3. Mechanics

Emerging                  Developing

Well done                  Excellent

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·    Essay contains grammatical errors and/or typographical errors

·    Well-developed essay paragraphs with clear progression of ideas

·    Concepts analyzed and work demonstrates synthesis of ideas

           

4. Citations and Resources

Emerging              Developing

Well done             Excellent

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·    No references to course or materials

·         Citations limited

·    At least two appropriate references to new course materials

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5.  Online Participation

Emerging              Developing

Well done             Excellent

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·    Own work not posted

·    No response(s) to classmate questions

o    Responds to classmate questions well with engaging dialog

·    Shows knowledge of subject

           

 

Formative Assessment(s)

1.       Earlier assignments involve inquiry requiring proper use of terminology as students are introduced to various concepts throughout the course. Improper use leads to lost points.

2.       Earlier assignments award 70% of possible points for general, broad statements while fully-detailed, well-developed essays garner 100% of possible points

3.       Earlier assignments include an interview format with regard to environmental microbiology, perhaps priming the pump for interpersonal conversation

4.       Earlier assignments include applied inquiry into disinfectants (e.g. how your bathroom cleaner works). 

5.       Several previous assignments build on previous work, demonstrating a growing integrative view of microbiology

6.       Earlier inquiry-based essay directs students to select a beneficial microbe and develop an essay describing benefits. Other activities utilize common microbes (e.g. bake bread using yeast)

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