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Suzanne Wakim has designed and developed over a dozen biology courses including five online courses. She has helped write numerous textbooks and learning ancillaries, including content for Nature, Discovery Education, Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative and OpenStax. She has presented on topics such as: Universal Design for Learning; Open Pedagogy for Equity-Minded Course Development; and Learning Apps for Increased Student Engagement. Her current roles include Open Educational Resources Coordinator, Distance Education Coordinator, Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator, Biology and Honors Faculty at Butte College.
Mandeep has been teaching since 2008. She started teaching at California State University, Chico, where she co-authored the principles of animal and plant physiology laboratory manuals. When she taught at Yuba College, she co-authored a human anatomy lab manual that contains lab instructions, worksheets, study guides, and competencies. Currently, she is working full time at Butte College. In her human biology course, she teaches with open pedagogy using Wikipedia editing assignments. She is a recipient of the Academic Senate of California Community College Open Educational Resources Initiative (ASCCC OERI) grant. As part of this grant, she has co-curated and published this human biology textbook. This textbook is also available as a Canvas shell which incorporates chapter-specific homework, answers to the review questions, worksheets, assignments, activities, and a quiz bank for each section.