ERIC Number: ED045425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences News, Volume 7, Number 1.
Kormondy, Edward J.
Included is a preliminary report of the analysis of questionnaires returned by biologists teaching in two-year colleges. Data are provided on areas of training, type of previous employment, types of courses taught, measures of teaching load, journals used, and salaries and grants received. The reported information includes the following: two-year college biologists are a heterogenous group, but the majority are married males in their late thirties, who hold a Masters degree, have an average of 11 years teaching experience, teach two courses with 17 contact hours, have little opportunity to publish or attend professional meetings, and receive a salary of $10,000-$12,000. Two other articles concern the implementation of investigative college laboratory courses, including an account of the use of mammalian tissue culture. A reprint of a newspaper report of the discussion of the "ecology movement" at an American Institute of Biological Sciences meeting, and a description of a program to prepare small single topic instructional modules for training biological science technicians in specific techniques are included. A short illustration of the advantages of the discussion technique concludes the newsletter. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, College Faculty, College Science, Instruction, Laboratory Procedures, Newsletters, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.