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HON150 Alignment Grid

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Sally Dixon Molloy 

University of Maine, Orono, Maine 

Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences 

HON150 Alignment Grid 

 

Learning Objective 

Taxonomy Level/Category 

Formative Assessments 

Summative Assessment 

Unit 1 - Understand basic principles of phage biology and microbiology. 

 

 

Foundational Knowledge 

Activity 1. 

Warm up- Questions. 

Quiz 1. 

Unit 1 - Be able to work effectively and collaboratively in a group. 

 

 

Human Dimension 

Feedback on Reflection assignments. 

Mid semester student/faculty conference w/scored rubric – Feedback on observed student behaviors (maintained in journal) and reflections. 

Final student/faculty conference w/scored rubric – based on observed student behaviors (maintained in journal) and reflections. 

Unit 1 - Strives for accuracy and maximum effort. 

 

 

Caring 

Activities 1 – 9. 

Mid semester student/faculty conference w/scored rubric . 

Final student/faculty conference w/scored rubric. 

Unit 2 - Understand the structure and function of a prokaryotic gene. 

 

 

Foundational Knowledge 

Activity 2. 

Warm up- Questions 

Quiz 2. 

Unit 2  - Be able to generate a plan or strategy before tackling a task/problem and persist in the face of challenge/failure. 

 

 

Application 

Activity 2. 

Reflection  4. 

Mid semester student/faculty conference w/scored rubric – Feedback on observed student behaviors (maintained in journal) and reflections. 

Final student/faculty conference w/scored rubric – based on observed student behaviors (maintained in journal) and reflections. 

Unit 3 - Understand the biology of Lambda phage. 

 

 

Foundational Knowledge 

 

Activity 3. 

Warm up- Questions 

 

Quiz 3. 

 

Unit 3 and 6- Understand the biology of mycobacteriophage 

 

Foundational Knowledge 

Journal Club and Question Sets 1 and 2. 

Warm up- Questions 

Activity 9. 

Reflection (# not yet determined) 

Quizzes 3 and 4. 

 

Unit 3 - Develop strategies to critically read and understand a scientific journal article. 

 

Learning How To Learn 

Journal Club and Question Set 1. 

Reflection 6. 

Final Manuscript. 

Unit 3 - Be able to apply past knowledge to new situations or problems. 

 

Integration 

Activity 3. 

 

Reflections 5 and 6. 

 

Journal Club and Question Sets 1 and 2. 

 

Mid semester student/faculty conference w/scored rubric 

Quiz 3 and 4. 

Final Manuscript. 

Final student/faculty conference w/scored rubric. 

Unit 4 –Unit 8 Be able to communicate with clarity and precision research findings and how they relate to the current knowledge of the field in the form of a scientific manuscript. 

 

Foundational Knowledge/Application/Integration 

Activities 5 – 9. 

 

Final Manuscript 

Unit 4 - Demonstrate openness to alternative strategies, alternative ideas and to new information. 

***Note: Units 4 – 8 are not yet complete!  

Learning How to Learn/Human Dimension/Application/Integration 

Activities 4 – 9. 

 

Reflection #?  

 

Mid semester student/faculty conference w/scored rubric – Feedback on observed student behaviors (maintained in journal) and reflections. 

Final student/faculty conference w/scored rubric – based on observed student behaviors (maintained in journal) and reflections. 

Develop basic research skills, such as carrying out laboratory techniques and maintaining a laboratory notebook. 

 

Application 

Notebook checks with educative feedback. 

 

Mid semester student/faculty conference 

Research Notebook. 

Final student/faculty conference w/scored rubric – based on observed student behaviors. 

 

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This Grid is still under construction but at least I managed a first draft. I will say that I found a few cracks in my "alignment" while doing this, so it was definitely helpful.
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