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HN 302 Honors Scholarship
Sanders, Carol


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

HN 302 Honors Scholarship

Semester

FA 2010 HOF

Faculty

Sanders, Carol

Title

Associate Professor of Biology

Degrees/Certificates

B.S.E. University of Central Arkansas
M.S. University of Central Arkansas
Ph.D. University of Mississippi

Office Location

SC 114

Office Hours

as needed

Daytime Phone

806-584-6250

E-Mail

csanders@park.edu

Semester Dates

Aug. 16-Dec 10, 2010

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

HN 300 and continuation in program

Credit Hours

2


Textbook:
None

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Course Description:
HN302 Honors Scholarship: This course must be taken a minimum of two (2) semesters and can be taken for an additional semester. The continued participation in the Program requires approval of the advisor(s) and the Honors Committee. The advisor(s) will directly oversee and guide the student and the student must continue to progress in their plan of study. 2:0:2 Prerequisite: HN300

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the importance of bacterial tests in the aquatic ecosystem
  2. Determine appropriate bacterial tests and run them
  3. Quantify the bacterial populations in Lake Waukomis
Class Assessment:

Assessment will include:

  • Attendance at regular meetings with honors advisor or professor
  • Written progress reports at interval agreed upon by the advisor and student
  • Attendance at Honors meetings as called for by the Honors Committee
  • Presentation of research progress

Grading:
 A minimum of 10 progress reports--10 pts each                                   100 pts
 A minimum of 4 collection trips--50 pts each                                        200 pts
 Preliminary draft of introduction--150 pts                                              150 pts
 Prepare & maintain a lab journal complete with all techniques & tests    250 pts
                                                                                                             700 pts

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
  Meet weekly (Tuesday 10:15)
  Research types of bacteria found in freshwater ecosystems ---Sept 7, 2010
  Determine E. coli  standards                                              ---Sept 7, 2010
  Determine media/broths needed and protocols                    ---Sept 7, 2010
  Collection of samples every three weeks                             continuing
  Weekly check of lab journal                                               continuing
  Draft of introduction due                                                     ---Nov 9, 2010
  Second draft of introduction due                                         ---Nov 30, 2010

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. 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".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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