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2Welcome to Biology 120 Organismal Biology Spring 2015 Lecture: MWF 8-8:50 SB-231Laboratory: R 8-10:50 SB-331Hotlines: or
3Professor: Ross Koning, PhD. Cell Phone:Office: MF 9-11, W 9-10 SB-356Website: plantphys.infoUniversity of MICHIGAN (Ann Arbor) 1981Plant Physiology - Flower developmentPlease call me Ross!
4Let’s Look at the Syllabus EnrollmentA Course for Freshman Biology/Biochem Majors and MinorsThis is NOT an LAC course--drop/add something elseYou should also be registered for: (add if needed)Math 155, 243 (or as placed by exam, but not Math 135!)Chemistry 211 and 213 (or Organic Chemistry 217)English 100 (unless completed already)HPE 104/108 etc. - needed in 1st 60 credits
5Let’s Look at the Syllabus ObjectivesStructure and Function of OrganismsExperience in Modern Phylogeny (Cladistics)Hands-on Experience with Living OrganismsStudy of Diverse Solutions to Common ProblemsObtaining minerals and waterObtaining energy and foodExchanging GasesTransporting materialsMaintaining temperatureChemical SignalingReproductionEnvironmental SensingMovementEtc!Reinforce Experimental Approach and Writing in Biology
6Let’s Look at the Syllabus ResourcesTwo textbooks are required:Freeman, S., L. Allison, M. Black, G. Podgorski, K. Quillin, J. Monroe, and E. Taylor Biological Science. 5th ed. Pearson/Cummings (earlier editions OK!)Knisely, K A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology. 4th ed. Sinauer/MacMillan (Pechenik 7th or 8th editions are OK too!) Used for ALL Bio Courses!No Laboratory Manual, handouts or visit: plantphys.infoLaboratory and Writing Handouts, if lost, can be downloaded/printedDepends upon organism availability, readiness, and behaviorUsername: and Password: on white board…please write it in!Three-Ring Binder, Zipper Pouch, Pencil with EraserLaptop with Microsoft Office installed or USB/Flash/Jump DriveSimple Calculator useful (+ – x ÷ =) Colored pencil set would be usefulAll students with long hair need to have a scrunchie for labs with fireTuning Technologies ResponseCard QT Clicker for every class!!
7Biology and the Tree of Life 1Biology and the Tree of Life
8This small book is the NEW official writing style manual for all courses in the Biology Department!
9This small book is the former official writing style manual for all courses in the Biology Department!ALSO OK!
11Let’s Look at the Syllabus Departmental Laboratory Dress CodeClosed Shoes on Thursdays!Long Pants or Jeans or Lab Coat if you wear shorts, skirts, kiltsSlacks worn snugly at waist, no undergarment showing!!
14Let’s Look at the Syllabus Departmental Laboratory Dress CodeClosed Shoes on Thursdays!Long Pants or Jeans or Lab Coat if you wear shorts, skirts, kiltsSlacks worn snugly at waist, no undergarment showing!!Hats are not allowed in any class or laboratoryHair longer than earlobes must be secured with hair-tie in laboratoryNeither food nor drink are allowed in laboratoryDo not come to class in your pajamas and slippers!!
15Let’s Look at the Syllabus QuizzesWeekly quizzes in lab slot based on lec/lab coverage to date.Question types as diverse as biology is:Multiple ChoiceTrue FalseMatching (esp diagrams!)Drawings (for you to sketch)Short AnswerQuiz question type mix will NOT be announced ahead of timeAbsence any Quiz: 0 score in spite of situationDon’t be late (see syllabus)!10% score penalty for quiz taken in ink…bring your pencil!Straight scale: 90+%A %B %C %D-Perhaps one quiz dropped…we’ll see…Quizzes provide 20% of course grade
16Let’s Look at the Syllabus Laboratory WorksheetsMust bring worksheet to lab class if previously distributedMust hand in worksheet by due date shown on on-line syllabusDue dates to be announced in class: attendance criticalWorksheet filled out in ink: 10% penalty--bring your pencil!Late penalty: 10% per day starting at start of class on due date!After graded assignments are returned to lab classmates: 100% penaltyNo makeup of laboratory exercises ever!Missed Laboratory exercise = 0 on corresponding worksheet(s)NEVER schedule physician or court dates on lab days!Dissection and killing of organisms is a routine aspect of this course…if you will not do this, you need to see me ASAP.Laboratory worksheets provide 20% of course grade
17Let’s Look at the Syllabus Laboratory Writing AssignmentsThere are six writing assignments, five coming from lab exercises…see orange highlights on on-line syllabusYou must hand in each writing assignment by the due dateDue dates to be announced in class: attendance criticalWriting assignments must be computer generated and printed outThere are severe penalties for plagiarism!! Don’t do it!We share data with lab partners…but calcs, graphics, writing on our own!Late penalty: 10% per day starting at end of quiz when due!After graded assignments are returned to classmates: 100% penaltyFailing to submit any one writing assignment results in course failure.Scores below 65% must be resubmitted until they make the benchmark! Only the first submission counts in the grade. The resubmission deadline is a real DEAD line!Writing assignments provide 20% of course grade, if all of the assignments are submitted/resubmitted.
18Clarification of the Bio 120 Late Paper Penalty Policy Your first writing assignment is due on Friday...Handed in Friday at 8 AM = full creditHanded in Friday at 8:05 AM = 1 day late = 10% penaltyHanded in Monday at 8 AM = 4 days late = 40% penaltyHanded in Monday at 8:05 AM = 5 days late = 50% penaltyHanded in after any paper has been returned by instructor to first student = too late = 0%If the late assignment is a writing project, then, even though it may be worth 0% because of its tardiness, you still MUST hand it in at a passing level (65%) or you fail the course!
19Let’s Look at the Syllabus Comprehensive Final ExamGiven during Final Exam Week (May AM in S-231)Clear your work, travel, summer, etc. schedules now!Questions based on the entire course (comprehensive)Question types as diverse as biology is:Multiple ChoiceTrue FalseMatching (esp diagrams!)Drawings (for you to sketch)Short AnswerBring your clicker!90+%A %B %C %D-Final Exam provides 20% of course grade19
20Let’s Look at the Syllabus Participation PointsIn lecture and laboratory feedback will allow the instructor to assign points to each student based on participation.Some of these points may be assigned based on methods OTHER than the use of your clickerUsing your Clicker in lecture will generate the majority of these points—bring it to every class!Use of the Clicker in laboratory may also be a method for gathering participation dataParticpation Points provide 20% of course grade
21Let’s Look at the Syllabus Non-Clicker Participation VariablesAttendance-reliabilityAttitude-positiveAttention-in and out of classStaying on-task and on-topicEngaged in class discussionsEffective and contributing team memberBringing required materials to classArriving on-time alwaysNever using a cell-phone for talking or texting during classNever leaving lecture for a bathroom break (go before class and hold it until after class!)
22Let’s Look at the Syllabus ParticipationECSU CatalogStudy/Work at home is expectedTwo hours of work at home for every one hour in classCalculations of homework expectations:3 hours lecture per week make 6 hours of homework3 hours laboratory per week make 6 hours of homeworkYou are expected to do 12 hours of homework each week!YES…12 (twelve) hours per week!In particular, lab worksheets and writing projects are NOT designed to be completed within class time!Welcome to College!
23Let’s Look at the Syllabus Extra CreditThere is NO extra creditNot for any oneNot for any reasonNot at any timeBonuses might be provided for everyone to win!CheatingCopying or Plagiarism Completely ProhibitedWe share data observations only with those who helped collect themWe never share calculated results, created graphics, or written answers to questionsPlagiarism of professional sources and each other will be given severe penalties!Plagiarism includes the giving of your work that someone else copies (see in Student Handbook, page 81). BEWARE!In written work you paraphrase rather than quote, and always cite sources completely!Copy and Paste or using a Lab Partner’s Computer file is plagiarism…providing the source material is plagiarism too.
24Let’s Look at the Syllabus ParticipationCommuting StudentsThere is no special treatment for commuting studentsIs your vehicle reliable?Are your tires capable of driving in snow?Is there a family member who can drive you for “Plan B”Do you have a “Plan C” carpool with other students in town?Are you a courageous driver in snow, sleet, ice, pouring rain?Parking is limited on our campus…arrive early to find a spotPlan on walking time from your parking spot to classHand in papers before a deadline to avoid late penalties!! Especially if foul weather is forecast!24
25Let’s Look at the Syllabus AccommodationsIf you are a student with a disability, it is your responsibility to contact the office of AccessAbility Services to request accommodations in a timely manner.I cannot provide any accommodations for anyone without a letter from the office of AccessAbility Services.So if this applies to you, GET GOING soon!If you are having difficulties with aspects of this course, please see us in office hours, visit with the course TA(s), or visit the Academic Services Center in the Library…before it is too late to help you out!
26Let’s Look at the Schedule HeadingsTentative Syllabus: subject to change: watch website!Dates: as currently planned, subject to changeWriting Assignments: orange highlightsLab Worksheets: yellow highlightsLecture Topics will be links to lecture notes on websiteReadings: Portions of the textbook you need to read before classLaboratory Exercises: Print out if you have lost yours!Note: No Hour-Exams (just weekly quizzes)Note: Final Exam during Final Exam Week
27Meet Your Biology Advisor ECSU ID NumberBirthdate MMDDYY or PINThe Biology Department Expects You to Monitor your University account.
28Papers arriving at 8:01 AM are one-day late! AnnouncementsRemember that your written response to the essay, “Effective Learning Begins With the Right Attitudes” is due on Friday (1/16) in Lecture at 8:00 AM.One page typed/computer printed single spaced, second page only if double-spaced, 1” margins, 12 point font preferredPapers arriving at 8:01 AM are one-day late!
29For laboratory on Thursday: One source of beans shaken to mix them Two samples poured into finger bowlsOne sample submerged in waterThe other sample left dryDoes this describe an experiment?29