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Biology Statement Summary of the Departmental April 4, 2001 Retreat. The discussion focused first on the Guiding Principles. There was concern that the ordering of the bullets might produce a message contrary to the spirit of the institution. A number of the faculty suggested that in the section titled "The accomplished and engaged learner ", the last bullet, "recognizes that learning is a self-directed endeavor and accepts responsibility for defining a path of intellectual and personal growth" be listed first. In the section titled "The accomplished and engaged teacher-scholar", the second bullet "becomes a master of pedagogy, striving to create a learning environment that cultivates analytical and creative problem solvers" be listed first. The remainder of the discussion dealt with the four questions suggested by Dr. Briggs with some reference to the two senate committee papers, one on faculty work and one on academic programs. With reference to questions 1 and 2 on the lavender sheet, it was the consensus that the Department of Biology has developed an intensive lecture/lab program and has a number of the components that The College seems to be seeking. It was acknowledged that there are a number of ways that our program can become an even stronger learning environment. There was encouragement for faculty to express their reservations about
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