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Our approach to course assessment was multi-pronged, the overall goal being to gauge the effectiveness of the new BioLEd curriculum. We evaluated the curriculum in three ways: (i) student gains in scientific content were assessed by us via pre–/post–course tests; (ii) student performance and content gain were self-assessed with pre–/post–course surveys; and (iii) university-wide course evaluations were used. (All assessment activities were approved by the UVa Institutional Review Board for the Social & Behavioral Sciences [#2010041200] and were in compliance with their policies.) We also surveyed past students on their opinions of the course; specifically, we questioned BioLEd alumni on whether this course gave them a deeper understanding of biochemistry and enabled them to approach scientific problems more effectively.

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