BI 214 Personal & Community Health
S1T 2011 DLC
Doctor of ChiropracticBachelor of Science in Human Biology
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is to guide students’ from memorization education to an understanding educational mindset. This task is accomplished through a Socratic teaching method and cross disciplinary educational instruction. The Socratic teaching technique, promotes a thinking atmosphere due to the continuum of instructor inquiry which allows the student to think and formulate their own answers based on the application of their current course knowledge in addition to, knowledge which has been obtained from previous preparatory course work. Based on the latter modus operandi, the student accelerates from memorization education to thought provoking learning. Although, thought provoking education creates an initial atmosphere of frustration, long term exposure to this mode of learning decreases study hours, academic frustration, and increases the retention rate of current and future course material.
Evaluative processes of students are provided through a multitude of testing disciplines. Lecture evaluation is accomplished through testing formats which adhere to Blooms Taxonomy. The latter mentioned evaluation process utilizes test questions which challenge the students’ different degrees of knowledge. Test questions range from the simplest level of knowledge, memorization regurgitation, to the most complex degree of knowledge, processing and application. Laboratory assessment is accomplished through practical examination which includes the identification of structures appearing on anatomical models, diagrams, in addition to, educational film analysis. Students are also evaluated in the laboratory thorough laboratory experiments which require further research, as well as, documentation of their experiment and research results.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 80 objective questions (2 pts each) and 8 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 Discussion Threads in each week, so be sure to participate in both of them. An initial post in each one should be made by Wednesday morning 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 Wednesday.
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.
All assignments can be submitted at anytime during a specific week however; homework assignments are due no later than Sunday evening of the specific week.
Please be sure to review all deadlines within a specific week for further clarification of changes in submission deadlines and other submission deadlines associated with other assignments.
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 (15 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 Sunday of the specific week 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 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.
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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