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James W. Perry jperry at UWC.EDU
Tue Feb 24 16:32:45 EST 1998

I want to support this idea. I have been disappointed that the Botanical
Society of America has not been more proactive in assisting young and
mature faculty to develop good courses at all level of university
curricula. The American Chemical Society helps chemists in a very
significant manner. I my opinion, BSA, een with a Teaching Section, still
needs to put more emphasis on undergraduate education. David Kramer of this
group certainly has done all he can to make the section as much as it has
become, but one or a few people cannot do it alone.

I was thinking the other day how much I appreciate seeing Ross Koning's old
exams on his web page, and how they give me new ideas of how to ask more
innovative questions.


At 09:50 AM 2/24/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Thanks for your response.  Do you think [or do any others of you reading
>this, that a designated web site should be used for this type of info.  I
>want ready access for anyone, but don't want to "clutter" up this site
>unnecessarily.  Any opinions?  Anyone?
>Lee Hadden
>Wingate University
>Bernard Brennan wrote:
>> Lee Hadden wrote:
>> > plant-ed at net.bio.net
>> >
>> > 4. Does anyone feel the need for some type of course development forum
>> >
>> > [website/ BBS/ local-regional dialog groups, newsletter [electronic or
>> >
>> > snailmail], etc] to provide a quick, concise reference point for plant
>> >
>> > curriculum review, modification, or for younger colleagues just
>> > starting
>> >
>> > out who think they've got the problem licked--for a while? :)
>> >
>> > This is an excellent suggestion, I have helped to develop a Plant
>> > Science syllabus (course) for students that specialise in
>> > Horticulture, it would be useful to post this and other related
>> > materials, hence we could all seek and share in yet another useful
>> > way.
>> |***********************| Bernard L Brennan
>> | Applied Science Department
>> | Col=E1iste Stiof=E1in Naofa
>> | Tramore Road
>> | Cork,  Ireland
>> | Fax: 353 21 961320
>> | email: brennanbNNOOSSPPAAMM at tinet.ie
>> ************************

James. W. Perry, CEO/Campus Dean
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley
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