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1.4.3.1: Faculty Resources Overview - Biology

1.4.3.1: Faculty Resources Overview - Biology


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We’ve seen overwhelming demand for high quality, openly-licensed course materials, including supplemental resources to enrich teaching and learning and to make life easier for instructors. To support this need, we’ve developed and curated faculty resources to use with this course.

Free and Open Supplemental Materials

On the following pages, you will find supplemental resources that are freely available to use with the interactive learning materials for this course. Since these resources are openly licensed, you may use them as is or adapt them to your needs.

Additional Faculty Resources

Additional supplemental resources, learning tools, and support services are available to faculty who adopt Waymaker, OHM, or Candela courses with paid support from Lumen Learning. For many courses, these include some combination of summative assessments, answer keys, solutions manuals, or other materials shared only with authorized instructors in order to protect academic integrity.

Click here to learn more about additional instructor tools and resources available to faculty who adopt Lumen-supported courseware. Information about pricing and payment options is available on this page. Lumen’s low-cost support fees replace the cost of expensive textbooks and may be paid by students or by the institution directly.

Continuously Improving Learning Materials

Are you interested in collaborating with us to make these course materials better? We use learning data to identify where content improvements are needed, and then we invite faculty and subject matter experts to work with us developing continuous improvements aimed at increasing learning.

Learn more from this blog post, or sign up here to join our continuous improvement mailing list and stay up to date about upcoming OER hackathons and other continuous improvement activities.


1.4.3.1: Faculty Resources Overview - Biology

We’ve seen overwhelming demand for high quality, openly-licensed course materials, including supplemental resources to enrich teaching and learning and to make life easier for instructors. To support this need, we’ve developed and curated faculty resources to use with this course.


Students and faculty of Biological Sciences

See the Faculty & Staff tab above for Faculty research interests

Seminar Schedules for Spring 2021

  • Please note that due to the pandemic, seminars will be held online via Zoom
  • School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series: School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series - Spring 2021.pdf
  • Integrative Biology Seminar Series: Integrative Biology Seminar Schedule Spring 2021.pdf
  • Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series: Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Schedule S2021.pdf
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: CMB Seminar Schedule Spring 2021.pdf

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Put simply, biology is the study of life. It aims to address fundamental questions about the origin, evolution, development, and behaviour of living organisms. Understanding biology helps us understand the past, present, and future of the natural world that surrounds us, and better appreciate our own place within it.

With flexible programs, concentrations and research opportunities, you can study biology in the way that best suits your interests and strengths - whether you are looking for depth and considerable research experience or want a basic understanding of biology to complement a degree in another discipline. The core undergraduate program will provide you with a thorough knowledge of biology at a general level. At the same time, you can concentrate on topics related to your specific interests through complementary and elective courses. You have the flexibility to choose which area of study you will focus on, including Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, and/or Neurobiology and Behaviour.

Once you're past the large introductory classes, small class sizes will allow you to get to know your peers and instructors. The Department includes many biologists who are international leaders in their research fields but nevertheless remain deeply committed to undergraduate education.


Biology Student Resources

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship (for credit) as part of their major program. Internships give students invaluable opportunities to gain experience in areas in which they might later like to pursue a career. Internships are usually arranged by the students themselves with the help of a faculty member and are supervised by the faculty member and an off-campus supervisor.

Biology students have undertaken internships at numerous cooperating agencies over the past several years, including (among others):

  • Merck and Company
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Philadelphia Zoo
  • Reading Hospital
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Phila. College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Crystella Physical Therapy and Fitness
  • Tri-County Physical Therapy
  • Patt Veterinary Hospital
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
  • The Wildlands Conservancy
  • Trexler-Lehigh Game Preserve
  • Lehigh WildCare
  • The Berks County Conservancy
  • The New Jersey State Aquarium
Biology Department Student Clubs

The Biology Department is associated with several student clubs including the following:


QB3 Genomics

QB3 Genomics is a partnership between the Vincent J. Coates Genomics Sequencing Lab ( GSL – B206 Stanley Hall), the Functional Genomics Laboratory (FGL – 255 Weill Hall, formerly LSA), and the Computational Genomics Resources Facility (CGRL – 238 Koshland Hall). QB3 Genomics’ mission is to make genomics research tractable and affordable to UC Berkeley and the greater genomics community.

The VCGSL provides QC and sequencing services. We operate Illumina MiSeq, HiSeq, and NovaSeq platforms, as well as a PacBio Sequel II system and Oxford Nanopore Minion system. The GSL also provide PacBio and ONT library preps and high molecular weight extractions.

The FGL provides molecular biology services for next-generation sequencing projects, including library preparation, QC, purification, enrichment, and single cell (10X) services.

The CGRL provides shared computational infrastructure and technical support in collaboration with Berkeley Research Computing. The CGRL also provides consulting for bioinformatics and genomic analyses.

Please visit our other pages for detailed information regarding our services, sample submissions, and how to cite our facility. We are here to support your science so please feel free to contact us at anytime. We look forward to serving your research needs.


OER for Faculty

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials available in a variety of formats, such as textbooks, courses, journals, multimedia and more. These resources exist in the public domain or under flexible open licensing and are available for anyone to use at no cost. The main goal of OER is to make education more affordable, accessible and effective.

Defining the “Open” in Open Content

The term &ldquoOpen Content&rdquo describes any copyrightable work that is licensed in a manner that provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5 R activities:

  • RETAINThe right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g. download, duplicate, store and manage).
  • REUSEThe right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g. in a study group, on a website, in a video).
  • REVISEThe right to adapt, adjust, modify or alter the content (e.g. translate the content into another language).
  • REMIXThe right to combine the original or revised content to create something new (e.g. incorporate the content into a mashup).
  • REDISTRIBUTEThe right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g. give a copy of the content to your friend).

This material was modified from Defining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational Resources by David Wiley, which was published under CC BY 4.0

Why use OER?

The benefits of using OER include:

  • Gaining access to high quality resources for free.
  • Using or customizing other&rsquos work with pre-existing permission.
  • inding and using resources easily.
  • Attributing resources with a simple method.
  • Helping students by lowering the cost of materials.
  • Facilitating the development of course content.

The benefits of creating and sharing your own content (such as lectures, presentations, syllabi, homework assignments, tests, etc) include:

  • Providing more accessible education to the world and reaching a greater audience.
  • Receiving user feedback or peer reviews of your work.
  • Creating opportunities to collaborate with other departments or institutions.
  • Reaching distance/online students more effectively.
  • Becoming part of a world-wide movement.

How are they licensed?

OER are made available under open licenses, which grant permission to use them within the terms of those licenses. In this guide, we focus on Creative Commons, which is the most popular open licensing system.

Creative Commons (CC) licenses - opens in a new window are public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of a copyrighted work. Creators use CC licenses when they want to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. The licenses also protect the people who use or redistribute that creator’s work from concerns of copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license.

How can I use CC works?

Creative Commons licensed works can include text, images, video, audio, and more. You can use these works in a variety of ways, from personal uses such as posters, to public uses such as videos on YouTube. To know what you can do with a work, you have to look at the CC license type under which it is published.

There are seven main Creative Commons licenses. Each license grants users permission to use works in specific ways. In order from most open to least open, the Creative Commons licenses are as follows:

  • CC0 (Public Domain) The creator of the work has waived their copyright, and the work is considered in the public domain. These works and can be used without asking permission, and do not legally require attribution (although it is considerate to provide one and give credit to the author.)
  • CC BY (Attribution) You can share and modify the work, even if you use it for commercial purposes, as long as you provide proper attribution.
  • CC BY SA (Attribution-ShareAlike) You can share and modify the work, even if you use it for commercial purposes, as long as you provide proper attribution. If you change the work in any way, you must make your version available under the same license.
  • CC BY NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) You can share and modify the work, as long as you do not use it for commercial purposes. You must provide proper attribution.
  • CC BY NC SA (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) You can share and modify the work, as long as you do not use it for commercial purposes. You must provide proper attribution. If you change the work in any way, you must make your version available under the same license.
  • CC BY ND (Attribution-NoDerivatives) You can share the work, even if you use it for commercial purposes, but you cannot modify it in any way. You must provide proper attribution.
  • CC BY NC ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) You can share the work, as long as you do not use it for commercial purposes, but you cannot modify it in any way. You must provide proper attribution.

For more information on the terms and conditions associated with CC licensed material, please visit the Creative Commons FAQ for Licensees.

Text explanation of the CC license types was adapted from About The Licenses from Creative Commons under a CC BY 4.0 License.

How do I attribute?

An attribution is an acknowledgment of the work&rsquos original creator. E.g. “Donuts opens in a new tab ” by Ferry Sitompul opens in a new tab is licensed under CC BY 2.0. opens in a new tab

Other than the Public Domain license, all Creative Commons licenses require an attribution when you use works to which they apply, unless the creator says otherwise. The attribution should appear with the work, in a manner that is reasonable for the medium (e.g. on a credits list on a website, or a credits slide in a video).

CC Licenses have flexible standards for attribution, so there is not an exact format to follow, however, you need to include the important information. Use the technique below as a best practice when building your own attributions.

Creating an Attribution (no modifications)

  • Title What is the name of the material?
  • AuthorWho owns the material? (Include the link)
  • SourceWhere can I find it? (The URL of the original work)
  • LicenseWhat specific license is the work under? (Include the link)

A typical attribution would look like this: “Title by Author is licensed under CC License Type.” Each element of the attribution links to the relevant page: the title links to the source page, the author’s name links to their profile page, and the license type links to license page.

If the creator has specific attribution instructions, structure your attribution in the way that they specify. If there is a copyright notice for the material, you must keep it intact and include it in the attribution, e.g. "This document contains content adapted from the Autodesk® Maya® Help opens in a new tab , available under CC BY NC SA 3.0 opens in a new tab . Copyright © Autodesk, Inc."

Creating an Attribution If You Modified the Work

When you modify content to create something new, you have created something called a derivative work. In addition to the original attribution, the attribution for your derivative work requires the following additional information:

  • The title of the new work.
  • That it is a derivative of the original.
  • The license under which you are sharing your work (some licenses require you to use the same as the original).
  • Your name.

An attribution for a derivative work would look like this: This work, “New Title” is a derivative of “Title” by Author and used under CC License Type. “New Title” is licensed under CC License Type by My Name.


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Rockefeller is an extraordinary place to begin or continue your career as a scientist. There is no better place to sharpen your training

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Explore a future scientific career by working alongside exceptional researchers to answer cutting-edge biological questions.

Staff Openings

At Rockefeller, every staff position contributes to and supports the university’s unique approach to science, which has produced pioneering discoveries in biology and medicine.

Benefits & Perks

We offer a comprehensive benefits package as well as an extensive list of discounts and perks afforded to all Rockefeller employees.

Diversity

Rockefeller University is committed to fostering a diverse and welcoming campus.

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The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential functions for the position. If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify Human Resources by calling 212-327-8300 or emailing [email protected]

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Research

UC Davis College of Biological Sciences faculty, researchers and students produce substantial and innovative research, driving discovery to meet the most pressing challenges of our world.

Conducting science takes a concerted effort from many individuals, and scholars at UC Davis benefit from the opportunity to approach research in an interdisciplinary manner.

With access to state-of-the-art core facilities and campuswide centers like the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, the Center for Neuroscience, the Center for Population Biology and the Genome Center, UC Davis is leading the future of life sciences research.

We're also home to many Research Core Facilities that provide state-of-the-art technology, equipment and research spaces to support institutional research.

Academic Departments

Our college is organized into five departments that span the gamut of life sciences.

Visit Department Websites

Affiliated Centers

We are the administrative home of four campuswide, interdisciplinary research centers.

Research Core Facilities

Our college houses world-class infrastructure as part of the Core Facilities Program.

Visit Research Cores Websites

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