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BIO 300 Course Assistant Opportunities

Bio 300: Course Assistant in Biology presents an exciting opportunity for students in our department. This course offers students training in teaching and mentoring in the classroom by working closely under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Course assistant activities vary from course to course but can include: assisting students with laboratory activities, leading discussions, and, if applicable, holding peer study sessions. While you can take Bio 300 in connection with any existing biology course (with instructor permission), we are actively looking for participants interested in working with Bio 201: Foundations in Biological Inquiry; Bio 211: Biology of the Eukaryotic Cell; and Bio 231: Genetics. Specific information for these course assistant positions is presented here. Information sessions on Course Assistant opportunities are also held each semester.

Bio 300 for Bio 201: Foundations in Biological Inquiry

To be considered for a course assistant position for Bio 201, students must be in the second year in the biology program and have completed at least two core courses (if you took Bio 185 not Bio 201 this is not a problem).

Students who enroll as Bio 201 Course Assistants will be required to attend the same laboratory session for Bio 201 on a weekly basis, attend a 45-minute weekly group meeting with all course assistants, and hold periodic peer study sessions. At the end of the semester you will write a reflective paper based on your experiences during the semester. Course assistants will not be responsible for or involved with grading or developing assignments. This course is offered for 0.25 credits (approximately 5 hours/week) and is pass/fail.

Available laboratory sessions for the course vary each semester.

Students interested in this Course Assistant opportunity are encouraged to email Dr. Clement (clementw@tcnj.edu) or Dr. Kress (kress@tcnj.edu) with any questions.

 

Bio 300 for 211: Biology  of the Eukaryotic Cell

To be considered for a course assistant position for Bio 211, students must be in the second year in the biology program and have completed at least three core courses.

Students who enroll as Bio 211 Course Assistants would be required to attend the same laboratory session for Bio 211 on a weekly basis, attend a 30-45 weekly group meeting with all Bio 211 course assistants, and spend ~45 minutes helping the instructor with set up and clean up of the lab materials each week. At the end of the semester you will write a reflective paper based on your experiences during the semester. Course assistants will not be responsible for or involved with grading or developing assignments. This course is offered for 0.25 credits (approximately 5 hours/week) and is pass/fail.

Available laboratory sessions for the course vary each semester.

Students interested in this Course Assistant opportunity are encouraged to email Dr. Kress (kress@tcnj.edu) with any questions.

 

 

 

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