Southeastern Section - 58th Annual Meeting (12-13 March 2009)
Session No. 18 Friday, 13 March 2009
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel: St. Petersburg 1

T2. Evaluating Educational Outcomes in Geoscience Courses and Curricula

Laura Reiser Wetzel and Dorien Kymberly McGee, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 1:30 PM Introductory Remarks
18-11:35 PM ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING AND CIVIC THINKING IN INTRODUCTORY SCIENCE CLASSES: MCCONNELL, David, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, david_mcconnell@ncsu.edu
18-21:55 PM ASSESSING STUDENTS' EARTH HISTORY MISCONCEPTIONS WITHIN AN INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY COURSE: MACDONALD, James H. Jr, Marine and Ecological Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast State University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965, jmacdona@fgcu.edu, HIBBARD, Susan T., Division of Teacher Education, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965, SAVARESE, Michael, Marine and Ecological Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965, and TEED, Rebecca, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Wright State University, 260 Brehm Labs, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 55057
18-32:15 PM A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STUDENT ATTITUDE SURVEYS IN EARTH SCIENCE LAB COURSES: O'NEAL-CALDWELL, Marianne, Division of Mathematics and Sciences, Hillsborough Community College, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33614, mcaldwell@hccfl.edu and WANG, Ping, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620
18-42:35 PM EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF SPREADSHEETS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM MODULES: WETZEL, Laura Reiser and KAREL, Patrick R., Marine Science, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711, wetzellr@eckerd.edu
18-52:55 PM BRINGING NATIONAL PARKS INTO THE CLASSROOM: ARE SPREADSHEETS A GATEWAY TO QUANTITATIVE AND GEOSCIENCE LITERACY?: MCGEE, Dorien K., MCILRATH, Judy, and VACHER, H.L., Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620, dmcgee@cas.usf.edu
 3:15 PM Break
18-63:35 PM ASSESSING LEARNING IN INTRODUCTORY GEOSCIENCE COURSES USING NORMALIZED GAIN SCORES AND THE GEOSCIENCE CONCEPT INVENTORY: MCCONNELL, David, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, david_mcconnell@ncsu.edu, STEER, David, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4101, and LIBARKIN, Julie, Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 206 Natural Science Building, Geosciences Department, East Lansing, MI 48824
18-73:55 PM ELECTRONIC STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS AND PEER INSTRUCTION: WHO GAINS? WHO LOSES?: STEER, David, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4101, steer@uakron.edu and GRAY, Kyle, Curricular and Instructional Studies, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
18-84:15 PM EVALUATING THE EDUCATIONAL IMPACTS OF BRINGING RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION INTO GEOLOGY COURSES VIA REMOTE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES: RYAN, Jeffrey G., Geology, Univ of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620, ryan@shell.cas.usf.edu and BECK, Mary, Geology, University of South Florida, 3344 Robert Trent Jones Dr. #407, Orlando, FL 32835
18-94:35 PM USE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF GEOLOGY‘S FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOLOGY EXAMINATION AS A GEOLOGY PROGRAM ASSESSMENT TOOL: SCHMITZ, Darrel W., Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, schmitz@ra.msstate.edu
 4:55 PM Concluding Remarks

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