Mathematics and Natural Science Lecture Addendum
Course: BIOL 2401 : Anatomy and Physiology I
Instructor : Dr. Mary Weis
Office : McKinney Central Park Campus (CPC: C200A
Mail Box: CPC Instruction Office
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
[college web site also give access to email services]
District Discipline Syllabus can be found: http://faculty.collin.edu/mweis
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Office Hours : TBA in class (see information sheet given out in class)
Preparation Outside of Class:
A minimum of three (3) hours of preparation outside of class is typically expected for every hour of lecture each week. Any assignments, reading, review, or studying is in addition to this preparation time. Each student is expected to have read the assigned text material (listed on the class schedule for that week) prior to class. Science courses usually require more study time than the minimum previously discussed.
Attendance and Participation:
Regular attendance is expected and necessary for students to do well in this course. If a class is missed, it is the student's responsibility to get the information covered. Preparation before class will allow participation in class. Please ask questions. Don't wait until the last minute to clarify any information. Study daily, review old material 2-3 times weekly. Many of you are building a foundation for a solid health science career. Learn and apply the material NOW in order to build critical thinking skills required for a successful career.
Method of Evaluation:
Four (4) scheduled lecture exams will be given during the course of the semester.
Each exam is worth 100 points and will be counted as 25% of the lecture grade.
The exam will be given in class and a portion of the exam may be assigned
outside of class.
Exams may include the following types of questions: mini essay, short answer, definitions, drawing and labeling diagrams, problem solving, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and essay. Most questions will require application and critical thinking skills rather than simple rote memorization. A missed exam for any reason will result in the student taking a comprehensive final exam. More than one missed regular exam will result in a zero (0) being assigned for the grade.
UNANNOUNCED lecture quizzes will be given during the semester. These optional unannounced lecture quizzes will have a total point value of 100 points and their total may be used to substitute for a lower regular exam score. There are no make-ups for missed lecture quizzes for any reason.
A comprehensive final exam worth 100 points will be available if one (1) regular exam is missed for any reason. This comprehensive exam will be given during the final exam week for the semester. The final will not be returned, but can be reviewed by appointment in the instructor's office. This exam will be kept on file for one (1) year and then destroyed.
Other graded participation activities may be assigned. See the instructor syllabus for further information.
Critical Thinking Skills:
To do well in the allied health field as well as on any exam, quiz, or lab
practical, knowledge is expected to be learned and applied, not memorized.
must be able to
the question and leave the reader with a thorough understanding.
A grading rubric will be used to determine the credit given to a particular answer.
Full Credit :
All points for question awarded
|You have submitted a full and complete description. The reader has no more "why", "how", or "and" type questions. All appropriate vocabulary has been used correctly.|
2/3 - 3/4 total point value awarded
|Your description is fairly complete; however, the reader may still be able to ask you "how", "why", or "and" at least once. Appropriate vocabulary has been incorporated in your answer.|
1/2 total point value awarded
|Your answer is fairly complete; however the reader may still be able to ask you "how", "why", or "and" type questions more than once. Not enough appropriate vocabulary has been included.|
1/4- 1/3 total point value awarded
|Your answer is on the right track, but is underdeveloped in terms of explanations and use of appropriate vocabulary.|
0 points awarded
|Your answer is missing or does not address the question that has been asked.|
The lecture portion of the course will be 60% of the overall grade, as stated in the M/NS division's biology departmental syllabus. The lab portion of the course will be 40% of the overall grade, as stated in the M/NS division's biology departmental syllabus.
Grades will be assigned as follows:
There will be NO curve at the end of the course.
Plan to study accordingly!
Enforcement of the right to privacy act means that grades will ONLY be discussed
Grades WILL NOT be given or discussed over the phone. The college ARO services may allow you access to obtain your grades using Canvas on line or via Banner. You must have your PIN ID and password to access your personal information. Email contact regarding grades are up to the discretion of the instructor.
Cheating: Cheating on assignments, quizzes, exams, or any other evaluation method used will be dealt with according to the procedures described in the student code of conduct portion of the Collin student handbook. Please read this material and be familiar with its contents. Discussion about answers during any evaluation timeframe will also be considered as cheating and handled as previously described. Each student is responsible for their own thoughts, emotions, actions, and reactions.
Students found guilty of violations of the college's Academic Ethics / Honor Code policy in either lecture and/or lab will receive the strongest penalty available. This penalty will be a failing grade for the course (whether the student withdraws or stays enrolled), no matter how much work was accomplished.
Classroom disruptions: If you need to leave early or come in late,
please do so quietly and use the exit door closest to the back of the room
or sit near
the exit if the door is in the front. As a courtesy, please inform your instructor
if you need to leave early.
Please turn the ringer selection on all cell phones, pagers, PDAs, and any timers or watches, etc. to the OFF setting ! Cell phones and other electronic devices are to be put out of sight in purses/backpacks/etc.during class or lab time. Unapproved use of electronic devices will result in confiscation of that device for the duration of the class. If classroom disruptions continue, the dean of students will be contacted.
Use of electronic devices for medical purposes must be addressed with the instructor prior to the start of any class or lab. Other student disruptions and consequences are addressed in the Student Code of Conduct Handbook.
Electronic devices including, but not limited to, cell phones, cameras, audio
or video tape recorders, and computers are prohibited without prior approval
of the instructor. When allowed for note taking or recording of lectures, no
authorization is granted for redistribution by student to any social media.
ALL Collin College students are responsible for the information contained in the college's handbook. The handbook is available at the registration / information desk.
A course in which a grade (including W) has been received can be repeated only ONE time to replace the grade, without penalty.
Any student who wishes to drop the course for any reason must officially withdraw on or before the drop date indicated in the course catalogue as well as the departmental syllabus. Students are responsible for knowing the last day to withdraw in order to receive a "W" grade. Students on the class roster after this date will be given a performance grade based on the work completed. Withdraws after the posted drop date are not permitted without bona fide documentation of extenuating circumstances. Late withdraws will be addressed on an individual basis and determined by the dean of the division.
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