BI 326 Ethics in Science
SP 2010 HO
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S.E. Math,, Univ. of Central ArkansasM.S. Biology, Univ. of Central ArkansasPh.D. Biology, Univ. of Mississippi
Monday-9:00-10:30, 1:00-2:00; Tuesday-10:30-11:30; Wednesday-9:00-10:30; Thursday-10:30-11:30, 1:00-2:00, Friday-9:30-11:00
Jan 11-May 7, 2010
7:20 - 8:35 AM
Textbook: Readings will be provided
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Assignment: Paper describing all sides of an ethical issues, position taken by student, and description of ethical theories applied.
Assignment Issues1. Knowledge of main ethical theories2. Be able to do electronic and manual literature searches3. Produce an evaluative, critical, cohesive work that is philosophically sound4. Applies MLA style and satisfies other required mechanics such as length, internal documentation, correct usage of grammar
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due by the end of the class period on their due date. Late assignments will receive a grade of zero. An absence from the session at which an assignment is due does not exempt one from the assignment due date; it is the student’s responsibility to get assignments to the professor on or before the due date, especially in the case of excused absences as mentioned, above. Emergency situations that can be documented will be handled on a case by case basis with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A. Cellular Phones, Beepers, Other Communications Devices
A. Cellular Phones, Beepers, Other Communications Devices
While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruption of class due to communications devices has become so prevalent that they are a major distraction in class (to you, to the instructor and to other students). For this reason such devices must not be brought to class or must be inactivated during class (lecture and laboratory).
B. Student Alcohol or Drug Use
Because the classroom is a professional environment students who are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be removed from class. This also meets our legal obligation to provide a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. Such instances will be reported to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Students will not be admitted back into class unless such arrangements are made through the V.P. for Academic Affairs.
C. Student Work, Appointments...Etc.
The student who has signed up for the course has made an obligation to participate in those activities scheduled during regular class times. The student must not make other obligations during this time, or that student alone will be responsible for the consequences. The consequences may include reduced or no credit for that portion of the class and inability to make-up the missed work.
The enrollment status of the student in this course is solely the responsibility of the student. If you wish to change your status in this course, be sure that you file the appropriate paperwork with the registrar before the appropriate deadlines. If you wish to drop, do not just stop coming to class!!! Two weeks of consecutive absences will result in your removal from the class. If you do not file withdrawal papers with the Registrar, you will receive an F in this course.
E. Extra Credit
It is your responsibility to get work done on time in an acceptable form. For this reason, no extra credit will be extended during the course of the semester.
F. Technology Issues
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
G. Make-Up Examinations
The student will be given the opportunity to make-up one examination during the course of the semester, provided that an adequate excuse is provided to the instructor within 24 hours of the missed examination. The instructor will be the final judge of what constitutes an adequate excuse. The makeup examination will be administered on Friday of finals week at 8:00 AM and will be a cumulative final.
Failure to sit for the final examination will result in a grade of "F" for the course.
Exceptions: Athletes involved in sports contests or students participating in other school-sponsored events will be allowed to take the examination prior to the scheduled date. The instructor must be given prior notice of such an event.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park University will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult the instructor.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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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