BI 214 Personal & Community Health
U1J 2012 IN
Instructor of Biology
M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LouisianaB.S. in Chemistry (Cum Laude), Southeastern Oklahoma St. Univ., Durant, Oklahoma
113A Science Hall
June 4-July 27
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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Educational Philosophy: I believe it is hard to succeed in a course when you are not engaged and interested in the topic. My goal is to provide a classroom environment that will engage the student in the course material and thus allow them to succeed in the course rather than rely on rote memorization. Learning is an active and interactive process. Ideally, it would best be promoted by a combination of questioning and feedback involving each student. I like to teach in ways to try and reach all types of students with their diverse learning styles and do my best to provide a constructive learning environment. Thus, each student should strive to participate in the classroom. Although this is an evening class, I do believe in an open door policy, and encourage students to feel free to stay after class or come by my office any time they have questions or feel they need additional help. I am here to help you in any way that I can.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 89 objective questions and 6 discussion question (point value indicated on each).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Assessment items include the final examination, quizzes, projects, homework assignments and class participaition. The core assessment for this course is the comprehensive final exam (meets 25% of the overal course grade).
There will be 6 weekly quizzes at the end of the class weeks 2-7 worth 25 points each (150 total points). Quizzes will contain short answer, multiple-choice, and discussion questions. Homework will be assigned weekly and will be due at the beginning of each class. This along with classroom participation will provide an additional 140 points of the final grade. The final exam will be worth 160 points. And finally, there are two projects required throughout the duration of the course (Nutrition and Wellness) each of which is worth 100 points for a total of 650 total points possible.
Grades for this course will be determined using the following items: final examination, quizzes, nutrition and wellness projects, homework assignments and class participation.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on their due date. Quizzes will be given weekly over the previous week's course material and will be due each class period at the end of class. Late homework and assignments will NOT be accepted past the date in which they were assigned and 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. Remember with today's technology most things can be taken care of electronically. Emergency situations that can be documented will be handled on a case by case basis with the instructor. Students missing class due to participation in athletic or other university-sponsored events must turn in all due assignments PRIOR to their expected absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Because this course is concerned with your long term health, there are two of long term projects built into the course. A tentative schedule is shown below.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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