From: Burke, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:10 PM
To: Sowden, Kenneth; Shepard, Sarah A.
Subject: FW: Curriculum Meeting Friday

Hi Sarah and Ken,






From: Harris, Clifton
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:07 PM
To: Burke, Michael
Subject: RE: Curriculum Meeting Friday


Me either, Mike.

Number one.  Anatomy is a three-dimensional science and will not be able to be adequately taught via distance education until the holographic techniques necessary to present it as such are adequately developed so that it can be done adequately in a distance education format.  Currently the development of these instruments are at a very rudimentary level.  Also, most anatomy students plan to use it in some area in the medical field.  Those types of jobs definitely have a "get your hands dirty quality" to them.  This approach and the mental attitude necessary to succeed in this area will be lacking in a distance education format.

Number two.  Proctored exams are necessary to be sure that all students taking Bio 10 are playing by the same rules.  Unproctored exams allow students to have access to materials and time not available to students taking proctored exams.  Also, the knowledge needs to be stored in the student's brain so that when the student is called upon to utilize the information/techniques taught it can be called upon in the future.  It is unlikely the same degree of diligence will be given by students if given the unproctored alternative.



From: Burke, Michael
Sent: Tue 3/11/2008 10:13 AM
To: Wanderer, Jeffrey; Harris, Clifton
Subject: Curriculum Meeting Friday

Hello Jeff and Cliff,


Could each of you take a few minutes and explain why:


  1. You think Bio 32 should not be taught using Distance Education and
  2. you think we need proctored exams for Bio 10.


I already know Jeff is not going to be at the curriculum meeting Friday as he will be out of state. How about you Cliff? Thanks.