Neil Haave, PhD, BSc (honours)

Professor, Augustana - Sciences

Contact

Professor, Augustana - Sciences
Email
neil.haave@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 679-1506
Address
C155 AG03 Classroom Building
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Overview

About

Neil Haave (PhD, University of British Columbia) has been teaching molecular cell biology and biochemistry at the Augustana Campus since 1990 where he served as Chair of Science and Associate Dean. Neil is a recipient of the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, a McCalla Professorship, and Augustana's Teaching Leadership Award and Teaching Faculty Award for the Support of Information Literacy. His research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) with publications on biology curricula, e-portfolios, and undergraduate research. He is currently conducting research on students’ learning philosophies. His involvement with SoTL has included editing Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, co-chairing the Festival of Teaching steering committee, and chairing the Teaching Professor Conference Advisory Board. For the last decade, he has been developing his lecture courses to include a greater degree of active learning resulting in most of his courses using some version of team-based learning. Neil is interested in developing scholarly approaches to teaching which includes researching our own educational practices in light of the published literature on teaching and learning in higher education.

Courses

AUBIO 111 - Integrative Biology I

An introduction to functional and developmental biology from molecules to systems, focusing on how organisms integrate different levels of organization in order to live and reproduce. This course covers key topics of biochemistry (metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis), molecular biology (replication, transcription, translation), cell biology (organelles, membranes, cell cycle), physiology (gas exchange, circulation, locomotion) and development (fertilisation, gastrulation, differentiation). Prerequisites: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30.

Fall Term 2020
AUBIO 230 - Molecular Cell Biology

The composition, structure and function of cell membranes including membrane transport, cell signalling and cell-cell interactions. Protein sorting and cytoskeletal function is integrated with their membrane interactions. The social context of cells is also considered. Prerequisite: AUBIO 111. Corequisites: AUBIO 260; AUCHE 250.

Fall Term 2020
AUBIO 280 - Biochemistry: Proteins, Enzymes and Energy

The structure and function of proteins and enzymes and the structure, function and metabolism of carbohydrates. The structure and function of lipids, nucleic acids, and amino acids are introduced. The course focuses on how enzymes catalyze the oxidation of carbohydrates and how the cell conserves this energy in a useful chemical form. Prerequisites: AUBIO 111 and AUCHE 250. Notes: Formerly part of AUBIO 380. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 280 and AUCHE 280.

Winter Term 2021
AUBIO 318 - Directed Reading I

Supervised library research project. Prerequisites: Third-year standing, *6 in Biology at the 200 level. Notes: Admission to the course normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Biology. An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

Fall Term 2020
AUBIO 381 - Biochemistry: Intermediary Metabolism

Structure, function, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleic acids at the level of the cell and organs. Prerequisites: AUBIO 280 or AUCHE 280. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 381 and AUCHE 381.

Fall Term 2020
AUBIO 411 - History and Theory of Biology

Overview of historical progression in the biological sciences and their associated development in relation to prevailing philosophical, social, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: AUBIO 260; one of AUBIO 338, 438: one of AUBIO 323, 394, 395; fourth-year standing.

Winter Term 2021
AUCHE 280 - Biochemistry: Proteins, Enzymes and Energy

The structure and function of proteins and enzymes and the structure, function and metabolism of carbohydrates. The structure and function of lipids, nucleic acids, and amino acids are introduced. The course focuses on how enzymes catalyze the oxidation of carbohydrates and how the cell conserves this energy in a useful chemical form. Prerequisites: AUBIO 111 and AUCHE 250. Notes: Formerly part of AUCHE 380. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUBIO 280 and AUCHE 280.

Winter Term 2021
AUCHE 381 - Biochemistry: Intermediary Metabolism

Structure, function, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleic acids at the level of cells and organs. Prerequisites: AUBIO 280 or AUCHE 280. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCHE 381 and AUBIO 381.

Fall Term 2020

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Publications

Using a learning philosophy assignment to capture students’ metacognition and achievement goals
Author(s): Kelly Keus & Neil Haave
Publication Date: 6/30/2020
Publication: Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: article 7
External Link: https://doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2020.1.8153
A method to the midterms: The impact of a second midterm on students’ learning outcomes
Author(s): Kelly Keus, Jamie Grunwald, Neil Haave
Publication Date: 5/1/2019
Publication: Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
Volume: 45
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 3-8
External Link: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1223954
A learning philosophy assignment positively impacts student learning outcomes
Author(s): Neil Haave, Kelly Keus, Tonya Simpson
Publication Date: 6/15/2018
Publication: Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching
Volume: 11
Page Numbers: 42-64
External Link: https://doi.org/10.22329/celt.v11i0.4969
Using history and philosophy as the capstone to a biology major
Author(s): Neil C Haave
Publication Date: 5/31/2017
Publication: Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
Volume: 43
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 3-11
External Link: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1156697
E-portfolios rescue biology students from a poorer final exam result: Promoting student metacognition.
Author(s): Neil Haave
Publication Date: 5/30/2016
Publication: Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 8-15
External Link: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1103781
Survey of biology capstone courses in American and Canadian higher education: Requirement, content, and skills
Author(s): Haave, Neil
Publication Date: 12/31/2015
Publication: Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
Volume: 41
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 19-26
External Link: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1086524