BI 101 Biological Concepts
S2EE 2011 MO
Bartlett-Taveras, Elena A. Dr.
Educational Doctorate (Ed.D)., Educational Specialist (Ed.S)Masters in Education (M.Ed), Masters in Secondary Education (M.SEd), & Bachelors of Science (B.S.)
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March 14 - May 8
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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The instructor will engage each learner on the importance of biological concepts and its importance in our lives. Students are encouraged to provide lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions by participating in lectures, short assessments, discussions, chapter presentations and examinations which will result in active and lifelong learning.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Comprehensive Final Exam
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The Final Exam is closed book/closed note. If you are unable to take the Midterm or Comprehensive Final Exam as scheduled. You must notify the instructor to make arangements with the Park University Director to take a proctored examination.
200 pts Final Exam
140 pts Midterm
160 pts Mastery Quizzes
300 pts Experiment Activities and Lab Reports
120 pts Homework
80 pts Chapter Presentations
1000 pts TOTAL
A = 90% and above
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = Below 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”. The instructor will not accept late assignments unless under extreme circumstances (at the instructors descretion). 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. Late assignments that are graded assessed a 10% late fee.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
So what exactly do you have to document with a citation?
In most cases, use your own words to paraphrase or summarize the idea you want to discuss, emphasizing the points relevant to your argument. NOTE: 15% or LESS of your responses may be directly quoted material. You must use your own words whenever possible!
What information does NOT have to be documented with a citation?
First offense: You will receive a written Plagiarism Warning from your instructor and a zero for that particular portion of the assignment.
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. The quizzes are graded automatically, BUT please note there are a number of fill-in the blank and short answer questions that I will need to hand grade; often your answer may be correct but the computer does not recognize it (e.g., misspelling, slightly different phrasing). I strongly recommend that you submit your first attempt no later than SATURDAY so that I can grade your Quiz. Your final attempt is due no later than Sunday at midnight. This is the procedure I recommend for completing the Mastery quizzes:
COURSE HANDOUTS - DOC SHARING: There may be a number of files that you will be required to use throughout the term; many are part of your Experiment assignments. 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. NOTE: You MUST use the appropriate Experiment Answer Sheets to submit your reports!
EXTRA CREDIT: There is NO extra credit available in this course! If you want to attain an A in this class, then you will need to 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
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Last Updated:3/3/2011 12:16:23 PM