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BI 470 Internship in Biology
Gabor, Timothy M.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

BI 470 Internship in Biology

Semester

SP2 2008 HOZ

Faculty

Gabor, Timothy M.

Title

Associate Professor of Biology

Degrees/Certificates

PhD, Wildlife, Texas A&M

Office Location

Sc113A

Office Hours

9:00-11:00 MWF

Daytime Phone

(816) 584-6869

E-Mail

tim.gabor@park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/tgabor

Semester Dates

17 March- 11 May 2008

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

Instructor approval

Credit Hours

4


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Course Description:
Practical work experience in biology in an industrial, academic or other setting. Internship must be approved by the instructor prior to starting work. Variable credit: 1-4 hours.

Educational Philosophy:

In this class, the instructor will attempt to create an interactive learning environment based on discussions and various technologies. Critical thinking and skepticism are the cornerstones of science and the foundations to uncovering the truth.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Relate practical work experience to biological theories and concepts.
  2. Value the role of practical experience in their educational development.
  3. Compose a written synthesis of a major portion of their job duties in proper format.
  4. Prepare and deliver an oral presentation that describes and demonstrates a major portion of their job duties.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1.        Signed letter from her mentor/supervisor/school that assesses the student’s performance during the internship. This letter should include, but is not limited to, an assessment of the student’s ability to accomplish tasks, promptness, organizational skills, demeanor with coworkers, and professional attitude. An email from the mentor/supervisor will suffice for this requirement.(40% of grade)

2.        Syllabi from Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 and 5 selected lesson plans (30% of grade)

3.       Five, 1-2 page (double-spaced) write-ups that assess the 5 selected lesson plans as to effectiveness (what went well, what didn’t go well, what will you change next time, etc.) (30% of grade)

Grading:
 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1.        Signed letter from her mentor/supervisor/school (40% of grade)

2.        Syllabi from Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 and 5 selected lesson plans (30% of grade)

3.       Five, 1-2 page (double-spaced) write-ups that assess the 5 selected lesson plans (30% of grade)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work is not accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The student must maintain adequate contact with the instructor via email, telephone, or face-to-face discussions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
All assignment are on or before 6 May 2008.  See "class assessment" section for assignments.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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