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CH 490 Research in Chemistry
Weigand, Jimmie L.


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Course

CH 490 Research in Chemistry

Semester

SP 2012 HOZ

Faculty

Weigand, Jimmie L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS Chemistry

Office Location

SC216

Office Hours

M-R 9-12

E-Mail

Jimmie.Weigand@Park.edu

jlweigand@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

January 16, 2012 - May 6, 2012

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

Analytical Chemistry

Credit Hours

2


Textbook:
None

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Course Description:
CH490 Research in Chemistry: Open to advanced chemistry majors with permission of instructor. Variable credit: 1-3 hours.

Educational Philosophy:
This is a hands on learning course for learning advanced techniques in the laboratory and regulatory considerations of laboratory work.  A combination of Lecture and lab work will prepare the student for working in the commercial laboratory.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Researched the literature for previous work and current articles
  2. Practiced and fine-tuned appropriate laboratory skills for the particular project
  3. Collected appropriate data and performed the necessary analyses.
  4. Formulate appropriate conclusions based on data
  5. Explain theory of project and experiment
  6. Deliver an oral presentation of project
  7. Submit a written report of project


Core Assessment:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Evaluation will consist of an evaluation of lab work done and the quality of data presented.  the final exam will be a paper describing work done and a presentation of results to a faculty and student audience.

Grading:
Laboratory will consist of a grade from the review of laboratory work quality and the final will receive an evaluation from the receiving audience.

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.

  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 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
• Evaluate a thorough search of the literature of topic(s) pertaining to the research

• Provide a thorough background of work at a professional level.

• Present research data with complete discussion and evaluation on a professional level.



 
• Evaluate a reasonable search of the literature of topic(s) pertaining to the research

• Provide a detailed, but narrow background of work at a professional level.

• Present research data with complete discussion and evaluation on a semi-professional level.

 
• Evaluate a limited search of the literature of topic(s) pertaining to the research

• Provide a detailed, but narrow background of work below a professional level.

• Present research data with less than complete discussion and evaluation on a semi-professional level.



 
• Little research of the topic(s) pertaining to the research is obtained for incomplete evaluation

• Provide a vague outline for the background of work performed.

• Present research data with little discussion below a semi-professional level.

 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
• Clearly shows complete relationships between theory and practice.  

• Clearly shows connections between instrumentation, data, and results.

• Clearly shows how the research work integrates into the overall project of the mentor.

• Fully shows that the components of the core curriculum can be integrated into a unified picture

• Provide a detailed account of work performed including discussion of instrumentation, if applicable.



 
• Clearly shows most relationships between theory and practice.  

• Has a little trouble to clearly shows connections between instrumentation, data, and results.

• Reasonably shows how the research work integrates into the overall project of the mentor.

• Reasonably shows that the components of the core curriculum can be integrated into a unified picture

• Provide a semi-detailed account of work performed including discussion of instrumentation, if applicable.



 
• Has difficulty showing relationships between theory and practice.  

• Has difficulty showing connections between instrumentation, data, and results.

• Has difficulty showing how the research work integrates into the overall project of the mentor.

• Has a difficulty time showing  that the components of the core curriculum can be integrated into a unified picture

• Provide an average account of the work performed with a poor discussion of instrumentation, if applicable.



 
• Cannot show any relationship between theory and practice.  

• Cannot show connections between instrumentation, data, and results.

• Cannot demonstrate an understanding of how the research work integrates into the overall project of the mentor.

• Cannot connect the core curriculum into a unified picture during the time of the project

• Provide a poor account of the work performed.



 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2, 3, 4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
• Clearly shows a complete analysis of the project; its history and future.

• Clearly shows a complete analysis of the theory.

• Clearly shows a complete analysis of the experiment (instrumentation and procedure).

• Clearly shows a complete analysis of data obtained during the project.



 
• Shows a reasonable analysis of the project; its history and future, leaving out a few (<4) details

• Clearly shows a reasonable analysis of the theory.

• Clearly shows a reasonable analysis of the experiment (instrumentation and procedure) leaving out a few     (<4) details .

• Clearly shows a reasonable analysis of data obtained during the project.



 
• Shows some analysis of the project; its history and future, leaving out a few (>3) details

• Shows some analysis of the theory.

• Shows some analysis of the experiment (instrumentation and procedure).

• Shows partial analysis of data obtained during the project.

 
• Shows little analysis of either the project, its history, or its future

• Shows little, if any, analysis of the theory.

• Shows little analysis of the experiment (instrumentation and procedure).

• Shows little analysis of data obtained during the project.



 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2, 4, 5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
• Shows how theory is applied to experiment.

• Shows how experiment is applied to data.

• Shows how data is applied to interpreted results.

• Shows how the results are related to theory with discussion.



 
• Shows how theory is applied to experiment with two or three errors or is incomplete.

• Shows how experiment is applied to data leaving out two or three points.

• Shows how data is applied to interpreted results with little vagueness (or cannot answer questions).

• Shows how the results are related to theory without discussion.



 
• Shows how theory is applied to experiment with four or five errors and is incomplete.

• Shows how experiment is applied to data leaving out four or five points.

• Shows how data is applied to interpreted results with some vagueness and cannot answer questions.

• Shows incompletely how the results are related to theory without discussion.



 
• Show vaguely how theory is applied to experiment.

• Show how experiment is applied to data leaving out four or more major points.

• Show how data is applied to interpreted results with much vagueness and cannot answer questions or does not indicate.

• Shows little, if at all, how the results are related to theory without discussion.



 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2, 3, 4, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Paper must contain:

• History

• Theory

• Experiment

• Experiment equipment

• Data

• Data handling and results

• Interpretive discussion of the results

• Relation of results to theory



 
Paper must contain at least six of these:

• History

• Theory

• Experiment

• Experiment equipment

• Data

• Data handling and results

• Interpretive discussion of the results

• Relation of results to theory

 
Paper must contain at least four of these:

• History

• Theory

• Experiment

• Experiment equipment

• Data

• Data handling and results

• Interpretive discussion of the results

• Relation of results to theory

 
Paper must contain at less than four of these:

• History

• Theory

• Experiment

• Experiment equipment

• Data

• Data handling and results

• Interpretive discussion of the results

• Relation of results to theory

 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
2, 4, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
• Computer skills emphasized:  Word processing, graphing, software pertinent to experiment and/or laboratory.

• ACS rules for writing must be followed completely.  



 
• Computer skills emphasized:  Word processing, graphing, software pertinent to experiment and/or laboratory with little difficulty  

• ACS rules for writing are usually followed.  

 
• Computer skills emphasized:  Word processing, graphing, software pertinent to experiment and/or laboratory with some difficulty.  

• ACS rules for writing are sometimes followed.  

 
• Computer skills emphasized:  Word processing, graphing, software pertinent to experiment and/or laboratory with much difficulty.  

• ACS rules for writing are perhaps consulted.  

 
Nomenclature and Periodicity                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
1, 3, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
• Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic and organic nomenclature



• Demonstrate a complete knowledge of the periodic table



 
• Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic nomenclature (nonmetals and metals)

• Demonstrate a knowledge of periodic trends

 
• Demonstrate a knowledge of inorganic nomenclature (metals)



• Demonstrate a knowledge of two periodic trends

 
• Demonstrate knowledge of atomic names.



• Demonstrate knowledge of one periodic trend

 
Solutions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for any concentration Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for molarity, molality, and normality Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions quantitatively and perform the necessary calculations for molarity Demonstrate the ability to make and dilute solutions 

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