Matters that matter

Carol M. Stiff kck at
Tue Mar 14 15:00:06 EST 2000

Thanks for the great site.  I am about to teach Intro Biology (survey
course not for majors) for the first time, and this site will be very
helpful..............carol stiff

Carol M. Stiff, Ph.D.
Kitchen Culture Kits, Inc.

| From: Bill Purves <purves at THUBAN.AC.HMC.EDU>
| To: plant-ed at
| Subject: Re: Matters that matter
| Date: Monday, March 13, 2000 12:25 PM
| A few days ago, we were talking about things that might help
| stimulate student interest.  Projects were mentioned...
| From time to time I have referred to things that have been tried
| at Harvey Mudd College, which has a small biology department that
| has been quite innovative in a number of ways.
| My thanks to Nancy Hamlett, professor and chair of that department,
| who has just put the web page for their introductory, one-semester
| biology course into an area where it can be accessed from all
| over the world.  The department's home page has always been public,
| but the course pages have been private.  Nancy and the rest of
| the department agreed that having the Biology 52 page open to all
| could be helpful in both directions.  Perhaps some of their ideas
| will appeal to some of you, and perhaps some of you will have 
| suggestions you'd like me to pass on to Nancy and the others.
| Biology 52 is a BIOLOGY course required of every student in
| the college (a college of science and engineering); it also is
| the first course taken by majors.  It is clearly not long
| on botanical topics.  However, a number of the ideas are
| The Bio 52 web page is:
| Once on the page, take a look at the PROJECTS section.  I believe
| there are three pages of examples.
| And you might click on the little critter that appears in the
| upper left corner of the page.
| It relates marginally to my history at the college ;-)
| I hope some of you will find the Bio 52 page of interest.
| (bill)
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