Mission: To provide affordable, accessible, and
exceptional education that fosters student success
Term: Spring 2017
Course: 1114 General
Name: Danny Wann
Textbook 1 Information:
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s):
SLO 1. Upon completion of the course students
will be able to assess knowledge of the essential characteristics of
If a research paper is
assigned it will comprise 25% of the total lab grade and the paper may be
checked by a plagiarism web site.
I drop the lowest
lab grade but I do not drop any lecture test grades. I do not go back and make
up any labs.
Class Behavior: STUDENTS are expected to act like an adult.
Unruly or disruptive behavior will result in your permanent dismissal from
CELL PHONES: You are to turn them off or silent during class. While testing they are to be off and put away. We will google some things during class so they will be utilized from time to time.
Attendance is a must to be successful in this or
any other course. Excessive (more than 4) absences may lead to the student
being failed or administratively dropped from the course. Attendance records
will be kept and excessive absences will be reported to the office of student
affairs. (Attendance in the intercession classes is definitely a must.
Participation in class and field trips is a must. Missing 1 day is like
missing 8 days in a semester. Typically there is not enough time to make up
work in this 10 day crash course of Biology. If the work cannot be made up
during the 10 days (not likely)and prior arrangement has not been made to
finish work known to be missed, for every full day of class and or field trip
participation you are absent past 1 you will be dropped a letter grade.)
Example: If you have an “A” and miss 2 days of this 10 day course, you now
have a “B”.
Additional Course Information:
Week Lecture for New 10 edition of "Life On
SERVICES, POLICY, and
IMPORTANT- All course information, billing, financial aid
notices, housing information, scholarship awards, degree check results, and
other mail will be sent to you via student email. Please remember to check
your student email often for important information.
Carl Albert State College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should make their request in the following way:
* Talk with your instructor after class about your disability or special needs related to work in class.
* Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Student Disability Services Coordinator. You can Reach Crissy Keeton at 918-647-1319, or in the LRC on the third floor of the Ollie building rm 1318.
* Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Assistant Student Disability Services Coordinator located in the Learning Resource Center in office SC 8025. .
FOR WEB COURSES
* Call or e-mail your instructor about your disability or special needs related to work in web courses.
* Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Student Disability Services Coordinator. You may find information on our website under Student Affairs/Student Disability Services.
(Poteau) 918-775-6977 (Sallisaw)
The National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) issued Information Required to Be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination (NPEC 2010-831). This publication is available at http://nces.ed.gov.
Additional Information including Student Handbook, FERPA,
Financial Aid, Clery Report, and student consumer information are located
Notification of class cancellation:
In the event class must be cancelled by the instructor the
student will be notified through various methods including, but not limited,
to the following: text message, email,
or written notification. Students
should check their Carl Albert email accounts regularly for such
notifications. When possible,
instructors will provide notification in advance.
In instances of school closure the notification process
occurs in the following ways: the alert system is used to send messages
including phone calls, text messages, and emails to all names in the alert
system as soon as a decision has been made regarding the status of CASC; an
email is sent to all Carl Albert email addresses; closure information is
posted to the CASC website as quickly as possible; the phone message for
incoming calls at the CASC switchboard will indicate closed status; local
radio stations and television stations are notified; however television may or
may not post our information so please be sure to check other sources of
information as listed above.
Assessment is the process
that evaluates the learning experience with the purpose of continual
improvement and has the objective of assuring the
accomplishment of the mission of Carl Albert State College.
Academic Integrity/ Misconduct Policy:
The following will apply in connection with academic dishonesty:
A. The instructor and his/her Division Chairperson have final authority over the grades given to students or the lowering of grades because of cheating or plagiarism.
B. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to:
1. The use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.
2. Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments.
3. Acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
If it is established that cheating or plagiarism has more than likely occurred:
A. The instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the awarding of an “F” on the particular assignment or in the course.
B. The instructor will make a report of the incident and of action taken to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
C. The student will receive a copy of the report if s/he desires and may appeal the decision of the instructor to the Academic Affairs Committee.
D. The student and instructor may meet individually with the Academic Affairs Committee to present documentation pertinent to the appeal. Once the Academic Affairs Committee renders its decision, the appeal process is concluded.
Carl Albert State College considers all forms of academic misconduct and dishonesty serious matters which warrant serious attention. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cases of cheating and plagiarism, and is, at the very least, subject to disciplinary action by the instructor of record. More serious infractions will warrant disciplinary actions by the college.
Plagiarism is considered unacceptable and incompatible with the educational mission of Carl Albert State College. Since plagiarism always carries consequences, all students are expected to be familiar with the rules for avoiding plagiarism.
Intentional plagiarism is a deliberate act of academic dishonesty in which an individual knowingly represents the work or knowledge of another person as one’s own, knowingly incorporates into one’s work the words or ideas of another person without clear attribution, fails to acknowledge clearly the partial or full authorship of someone else when submitting a work, and/or consistently fails to cite or quote textual resources properly.
Cheating is considered to be a serious infraction of academic integrity and as such is not tolerated at CASC. Specifically, cheating includes, but is not limited to, instances where work is turned in that is not one’s own, copying others’ answers in exams and/or papers, infiltration of grading systems, use of deception in acquisition of answers, and/or instances of forgery.
Students may challenge a final grade, provided a solution cannot be reached through proper academic channels. Students should first contact their instructor and then the Division Chair if resolution is not satisfactory. Appeals for the purpose of challenging a final grade must be made to the Academic Affairs Committee within 90 days after the grade in question appears on the permanent record. Information concerning procedures to be followed is available from the Office of Admissions and Records. (CASC Catalog, p. 74)
A student who feels he or she has serious grounds and evidence to demonstrate unfair treatment by a faculty member may file a formal written complaint with the division chair. First, however, the student is encouraged to visit with the faculty member on an informal basis to discuss the situation. If, after that visit, the student still wishes to file a formal complaint, the division chair will call a meeting between the student and the faculty member to discuss the complaint and any further action. If the issue still remains unresolved, the division chair, faculty member, and student will meet with the Associate Vice President of Instruction in the Academic Affairs Office.
Semester Regulations Concerning the Beginning and End of the Term
Students should keep in mind that the semester begins with the first day of class, and ends with the last day of the designated final exam period. For that reason, and because final exams may be scheduled up to and through the last day of the final exam schedule, students should not plan to travel until the first day after the end of finals week, unless approval is granted by the division chair AND the Academic Affairs Office. Students may request changes in individual final exam times in writing and through completion of the Change in Final Exam form. Forms are located in the office of the registrar. Requests for change for personal convenience are generally not approved. Approvals are normally limited for the following reasons:
Additionally, with take-home final exams, instructors have the option and may choose to make those due on the last day of finals.
Students are required to:
1. complete the Change in Final Exam form;
2. request the signature and approval of the designated instructor;
3. submit the form to the appropriate division chair for approval;
4. The form will be forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office or designee (Vice President for Sallisaw campus).
5. The Academic Affairs office will then inform the student of the results of the request.
*Requests will be finalized within 72 hours of the formal request.
Online Etiquette Statement:
Carl Albert State College expects online users to follow the same basic rules that apply in face-to-face communication. The following guidelines provide direction for students using Internet-based communication. Failure to follow appropriate communication rules may result in negative consequences.
Statement of Instructor Modification Right
This syllabus is subject to alteration at the discretion of the instructor. Notification of alteration will be provided to students via class announcement, e-mail, blackboard posting, or similar reasonable method.
Student Financial Responsibility Statement:
In addition to enrolling in classes, part of your enrollment responsibility is payment of your Business Office Account (tuition, fees, etc.)
If you have already paid your entire balance for the semester, and any past balances, thank you.
If you have not Carl Albert State College requires all students to either pay for their Business Office Account by the first day of class or enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan located on the website by the first day of class.
Students who anticipate receiving financial aid must enroll in the Payment Plan as well. If the financial aid pays for all costs then the payment plan will not go into effect.
If you have questions, please feel free to call the Business Office at 918-647-1325
July Interim, 2 week Biology Class Schedule
Tuesday or Wed
Thursday or Friday
Monday or Tuesday 2nd week