2 Dr. Diercksen’s Office Hours: Biology Bldg. 201A Monday: Dr. Diercksen’s Office Hours: Biology Bldg. 201A Monday: 9:15 am-10:15 am Tuesday: 10:30 am-11:30 am Wednesday: 1:45 pm-2:45 pm Thursday: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Friday: 9:00 am-10:00 am
3 LaboratoryDo NOT attend lab this first week: 1/7-1/10!!!
4 Laboratory/Course Coordinator: Michele Yeargain Office: BL201B Contact Ms. Yeargain for all makeup exams and detailed grading concerns
5 Lecture Assistant Guillermo Alfonso Office: BL201 Office Hours: TBA
6 Required Action! Download and READ full course syllabus from WebCourses!!! Ignorance of course rules and procedures is not bliss!
7 Required Textbooks/Materials Biology, 9th edition, Part I Custom by Campbell and ReeceORFull 9th edition of Biology by Campbell and ReeceMastering Biology is NOT requiredNo course code
8 Required Textbooks/Materials iClicker2You may use a previously purchased iClicker2 or one being used for another class this semesterPlease purchase and register your iClicker2 by Friday, January 17thWe will begin using the iClickers Friday, 1/17/14
9 iClicker2Information on how to register your iClicker2 is in the course syllabusYou must use your NID # and your full name that UCF uses for registrationYou will NOT receive clicker points for the ENTIRE SEMESTER if you do not properly register your iClicker by 1/17/14!!!!
10 Accessing Webcourses http://webcourses.ucf.edu Enter PID user name and passwordFor support:VisitCall
11 Available on Webcourses Syllabi for lectureFAQ’s about BSC 2010C, Chapter Study Guides and Chapter Concept Questions for BSC 2010COptional extra lecture practice worksheetsLecture PowerpointsInteresting links and other biology info + animations used in lectureCourse discussion boards + announcements
13 UCF Golden Rule No talking during lecture!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Classroom conductArrive and leave on timeNo cell phones used during lecturePlease switch to muteNo talking during lecture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14 Grades BSC 2010C will have one grade combining lecture and lab Lecture Grade: 70% of total course grade10% each: 4 multiple choice lecture exams25%: Multiple choice cumulative final exam5%: iClicker points during lecture
15 More Info About Exams5 multiple choice lecture exams taken in labLowest grade is droppedFinal CULMATIVE lecture exam that can NOT be droppedTaken during finals week in lectureBring student ID and #2 pencil for all examsNeed SEVEN scantrons, give to Lab TA by 2nd week of semester
16 Makeup ExamsMake up exams must be arranged with Michele Yeargain within ONE week prior to start of examEmergencies on the exam day must be addressed within 24 hours with Michele YeargainValid excuses from proper authority are required to allow make up exam
17 Exam Review Scantrons will not be returned Can be reviewed during office hoursTest reports will be returned in labNO grades will be given over phone or byGrades will be posted in WebcoursesYou have TWO weeks to address any grade concerns or to review exam reports
18 Disability AccessIf you need accommodations due to disabilities, you must contact Ms. Yeargain ASAPYou must be registered with the Student Disability Services before contacting her however!
19 HelpTutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI) available by Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)SARC is located in Room 113, Howard Phillips HallAnnouncements will be made when regularly scheduled sessions will be heldAttend office hours Dr. Diercksen, your Lab TA’s or the Lecture Assistant
20 Help bySend succinct and professional s about course content to Dr. Diercksen with topic noted in subject linePlease allow at least 24 hrs M-F and Sunday from when you sent the for a response (Dr. Diercksen is offline on Sat.)You MUST use Knightsmail for communication with all UCF facultys sent from other accounts will not be answeredDo NOT use Webcourses to send messages to Dr. Diercksen or Ms. Yeargain
21 Drop/Add Dates Drop/Swap date for this semester is January 9th Add date is January 10thLater drop date in semester is March 18th
22 Before Next Class Buy textbook and iClicker2 if you have not already Download lecture syllabus from Webcourses and READ IT!!!Read Chapter 1 in textbook