BI 214 Personal & Community Health
U1T 2008 DL
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Biology Univ of MississippiM.S. Biology Univ. of Central ArkansasB.S.E. Math Univ. of Central Arkansas
Parkville Campus SC 105
June 2-July 27, 2008
Health & Wellness, 9th ed
Author:Edlin & Golanty
http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov - Free registration
You will use this website to track your diet during Weeks 2 and 3. However, I recommend that you register and familiarize yourself with this website as soon as possible.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 76 objective questions (2 pts each) and 7 discussion question (point value indicated on each).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Assessment items include the final examination, weekly mastery quizzes, projects, homework assignments and participation in discussion threads.
Each student is responsible for:
Completing a minimum of 4-6 Discussion Thread responses each week.
Completing weekly reading assignments and class activities.
Completing weekly discussion topics.
Completing weekly mastery questions.
Completing journal entries as assigned.
Completing a comprehensive proctored final examination during Week 8.
The core assessment for this class is a comprehensive final exam which consists of 76 objective items and 7 essay type written discussion items. (Meets 25% of overall course grade)
Grading: Grades for this course will be determined using the following items:
Grading Rubrics/criteria for each listed item are included within the assignment. Mastery Exam are to be taken each week. The exams may be taken multiple times, however, you must score at least 80% on the exam before you will receive credit.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will NOT be accepted unless under extreme circumstances (at the instructors discretion). If you know you are going to miss a deadline, please contact me PRIOR to the deadline so that we can try to make alternative arrangements.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
READ OVER THESE "RULES" CAREFULLY! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING AWARE OF THEM.
DISCUSSION ACTIVITIES: All students will participate in discussions through multiple responses. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. By using a word processing tool you have ready access to some type of spell check capability, please use it. Basic old-fashioned courtesy is expected from each of you at all times. Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be allowed. There are two or three Discussion Threads in each week, so be sure to participate in them all. An initial post in each one should be made by Thursday with at least one response to a posting from other students by Sunday. The interaction that you have in this class is by exchanging these posts and is a very important learning tool. Full value will not be awarded to an initial posting, no matter how complete, if it is done after Thursday.
Be sure to read the Discussion grade rubric so that you understand what is expected of your posts. The interaction that you have in this class is by exchanging these posts and is a very important learning activity.
Tips for success in the Discussions:
SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS: All assignments must be submitted via the appropriate Dropbox. Use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate dropbox (e.g., Week 1 Homework). Please submit assignments as a SINGLE file attachment to the drop box as a Word document.
MASTERY QUIZZES: Each week you will need to complete a Mastery quiz that covers your readings. You can take this quiz as many times as necessary, but in order to receive credit (20 pts) for the quiz, you must attain an 80% or better. Your FIRST attempt is due no later than SATURDAY of each week, but you will have until the end of the following Monday to resubmit if necessary. The quizzes are graded immediately, BUT please note there are a number of fill-in the blank and short answer questions that I will need to check; often your answer may be correct but the computer does not recognize it (e.g., misspelling, slightly different phrasing). Therefore, this is the procedure I recommend for completing the Mastery quizzes:
After everyone has completed a particular week's Mastery quiz, I will release the correct answers so that you can go back and use these quizzes to study for the final exam. YOU MAY WANT TO STUDY THESE QUIZZES FOR THE FINAL EXAM!
COURSE HANDOUTS - DOC SHARING: There are a number of files that you will be required to use throughout the term. Please be sure to go to the Doc Sharing area of the course and download these files now (click on the tab at the top of the screen). That way they will be available to you as you need them.
GRADES AND FEEDBACK: You are responsible for checking the Gradebook weekly to be sure that I have entered all of your grades. I will try to have your assignments graded no later than the following Monday or Tuesday (at the latest) of each week.
EXTRA CREDIT: There is NO extra credit available in this course! If you want to attain an A in this class, then complete all the assignments at the A level.
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 85PLAGIARISM, PARAPHRASING and CITING REFERENCES: You are expected to research weekly topics and include what you find in your Discussion postings, Homework and Experiment reports. You must reference any and ALL of your sources; including your text book! Copying and pasting of information you find on the Internet is plagiarism and will not be tolerated. Please be sure to download the Reference Format file in the Doc Sharing area that addresses how you should cite your references; your grade on your Discussion postings, Homework and Experiment reports will reflect your ability to do this correctly. Proper use of information you find in books, newspapers, journals or on the Internet include:
Paraphrasing or summarizing information you find and proper citation of the reference. This means that you MUST USE YOUR OWN WORDS!!!!
Quoting of phrases using quotation marks. I will NOT accept large amounts of quoted material; you must use your own words whenever possible!
Proper citation of the reference
The above policy is true for your Discussion postings, Homework assignments, Quiz answers and Experiment Reports. If you are unsure about what constitutes plagiarism and how to prevent it, take some time to review this Plagiarism Tutorial. Additional resources are available in the course Webliography. I will be running all of your Discussion responses and assignment answers through the Plagiarism Checker. I suggest that you do the same BEFORE turning in any of your work! Penalties for plagiarism in this course are:
First offense: You will receive a written warning from your instructor and a zero for that particular portion of the assignment.
Second offense: You will receive a zero for the entire assignment.
Third offense: I will submit an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report to an Online Academic Director.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88Attendance in this online course is determined by your keeping up to date with classroom assignments and responses. Your attendance is also tracked by the amount of time spent online. You are required to participate in weekly discussion topics. Failure to "show up" for the weekly work will count as an absence for that week. Computers do crash, but this is not a legitimate excuse to miss class. It is your responsibility to notify me by phone and/or find another means to submit your work.
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 .
Last Updated:4/30/2008 10:18:52 AM