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1 Dr. Christa Diercksen Office: Biology 201A Phone: 407-823-6708 Email:

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 Laboratory Do 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 Reece OR Full 9th edition of Biology by Campbell and Reece Mastering Biology is NOT required No course code

8 Required Textbooks/Materials
iClicker2 You may use a previously purchased iClicker2 or one being used for another class this semester Please purchase and register your iClicker2 by Friday, January 17th We will begin using the iClickers Friday, 1/17/14

9 iClicker2 Information on how to register your iClicker2 is in the course syllabus You must use your NID # and your full name that UCF uses for registration You will NOT receive clicker points for the ENTIRE SEMESTER if you do not properly register your iClicker by 1/17/14!!!!

10 Accessing Webcourses
Enter PID user name and password For support: Visit Call

11 Available on Webcourses
Syllabi for lecture FAQ’s about BSC 2010C, Chapter Study Guides and Chapter Concept Questions for BSC 2010C Optional extra lecture practice worksheets Lecture Powerpoints Interesting links and other biology info + animations used in lecture Course discussion boards + announcements

12 Course Twitter Account

13 UCF Golden Rule No talking during lecture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Classroom conduct Arrive and leave on time No cell phones used during lecture Please switch to mute No talking during lecture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 Grades BSC 2010C will have one grade combining lecture and lab
Lecture Grade: 70% of total course grade 10% each: 4 multiple choice lecture exams 25%: Multiple choice cumulative final exam 5%: iClicker points during lecture

15 More Info About Exams 5 multiple choice lecture exams taken in lab Lowest grade is dropped Final CULMATIVE lecture exam that can NOT be dropped Taken during finals week in lecture Bring student ID and #2 pencil for all exams Need SEVEN scantrons, give to Lab TA by 2nd week of semester

16 Makeup Exams Make up exams must be arranged with Michele Yeargain within ONE week prior to start of exam Emergencies on the exam day must be addressed within 24 hours with Michele Yeargain Valid excuses from proper authority are required to allow make up exam

17 Exam Review Scantrons will not be returned
Can be reviewed during office hours Test reports will be returned in lab NO grades will be given over phone or by Grades will be posted in Webcourses You have TWO weeks to address any grade concerns or to review exam reports

18 Disability Access If you need accommodations due to disabilities, you must contact Ms. Yeargain ASAP You must be registered with the Student Disability Services before contacting her however!

19 Help Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI) available by Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) SARC is located in Room 113, Howard Phillips Hall Announcements will be made when regularly scheduled sessions will be held Attend office hours Dr. Diercksen, your Lab TA’s or the Lecture Assistant

20 Help by Send succinct and professional s about course content to Dr. Diercksen with topic noted in subject line Please 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 faculty s sent from other accounts will not be answered Do 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 10th Later 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

23 But the most important assignment?

24 Get excited about biology!!!

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