Document Type

Essay / Blog Post

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2020


Chemistry and Biochemistry


The Effective Practice Framework course by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), and offered through the CSUSB Teaching Resource Center (TRC), was applied to the upper division biochemistry course series (CHEM 436A and 437A) in preparation for the Q2S conversion. This essay includes five reflections on the application of enhanced pedagogical approaches curated from a total of twenty-five. The enhanced pedagogies covered in the course are: designing and effective course and class; establishing a productive learning environment; using active learning techniques; promoting higher-order thinking; and assessing to inform instruction and promote learning. The reflections that follow have been selected to represent a broad sampling, illustrating the application of diverse objectives for enhancing teaching and learning at the Q2S conversion.