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  • 1. BIOL 113 Human Structure and Function
  • 2. This class is hard, no getting around it
    • God’s most amazing creation is AMAZING, in part because it is so complicated.
    • Doing well in this class is absolutely possible, but it will require focused, consistent effort from you.
    • I will do what I can to explain the concepts as clearly as possible, but to do well you need to come to class, take notes, ask questions, read the book, and study hard. There are no shortcuts, but if you take the correct path, you can succeed.
  • 3. Dr. C
    • GAC 158
    • 4703
    • [email_address]
    • M-F 1-2, other times by appointment
  • 4. Textbook
    • Mader’s Understanding Human Anatomy & Physiology, by Longenbaker, 7th ed
    • I got the book down as cheap as I could!
    • You’re gonna need a book
  • 5. Class assignments
    • Exams
    • Online quizzes
    • Lab and other assignments
  • 6. Exams
    • There will be 4-5 regular exams and a comprehensive final
    • The exams will make up the majority of the points possible in the class
    • The exams will be administered in the testing center.
    • MC/T-F, FITB, Matching, Labeling, Short Answer
    • Every Exam will have a comprehensive section asking questions covered in previous sections
  • 7. Online quizzes
    • Each chapter covered will have an associated quiz on Moodle
    • The quiz must be taken BEFORE that chapter is covered in class. It can not be submitted late .
    • You may use your book, but you only get one chance to take it for points
    • There may be a time limit imposed, so you would be well served to have read the chapter first
  • 8. Laboratory and Other Assignments
    • Assignments may be paper based or on Moodle
    • Assignments must be turned in on time, so don’t wait until the last minute.
  • 9. Attendance
    • It is definitely in your interest to attend class every day, to do as well as possible.
    • I’m going to take attendance.
    • Assignments can not be turned in late.
    • You need to make every effort to take the test on time.
      • Without a Harding issued excuse, a late penalty will be attached.
      • With a Harding issued excuse, you must make up the test the first DAY back.
      • Either way, multiple late tests will be noticed.
  • 10. Participation
    • Everyone, including me, will be better off if you participate in class.
    • I will know what you have questions about, and you won’t have to listen to 50 straight minutes of lecture every day.
    • If the class is too unresponsive, I may bring out a pop quiz.
  • 11. Grade Breakdown
    • Regular Exams 500
    • Final Exam 200
    • Quizzes 150
    • Laboratory/Other Assignments 150 _
    • Total 1000
    • 90 / 80 / 70 / 60 grading scale
    • Don’t count on a curve
  • 12. Extra Credit Opportunities
    • Quiz problems
      • The first one to report a mistake in an online quiz gets two points.
    • Pneumonic devices
      • “ Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge”
      • Captiols song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNUDDaEOvuY
      • Pump Your Blood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_d0ykpzQgY
      • “ So Long To Pinky, Here Comes The Thumb”
      • Come up with something good & helpful and share it with the class, I’ll reward you.
  • 13. Extra Credit Points
  • 14. Video Extra Credit Details
    • Points credited based solely on the judgment of Dr. C
      • Generally 0-3 points possible for a submission
      • Submitting a great video before the lecture is the best possible scenario for earning points
    • The video needs to explain and/or illustrate concepts covered in the chapters/lectures
    • The best video is one that adds to what’s covered in class or the book somehow, things such as
      • 3 dimensional illustrations, Animations
      • Unique ways of explaining a concept.
    • Credit for a given video will only be given to the first person that submits it to me by email (mcullum@harding.edu)
  • 15. Students with Disabilities
    • It is the policy for Harding University to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal and state law. Therefore, any student with a documented disability condition (e.g. physical, learning, psychological, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations, must contact the instructor and the Disabilities Office at the beginning of each semester. (If the diagnosis of the disability occurs during the academic year, the student must self-identify with the Disabilities Director as soon as possible in order to get academic accommodations in place for the remainder of the semester.) The Disabilities Office is located in Room 102 of the Lee Academic Center, telephone, (501) 279-4019.
  • 16. Academic Integrity
    • Honesty and integrity are characteristics that should describe each one of us as servants of Jesus Christ. As your instructor, I pledge that I will strive for honesty and integrity in how I handle the content of this course and in how I interact with each of you. I ask that you join me in pledging to do the same.
    • Academic dishonesty will result in penalties up to and including dismissal from the class with a failing grade and will be reported to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. All instances of dishonesty will be handled according to the procedures delineated in the Harding University catalog
  • 17. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES:
    • Assessment : Harding University, since its charter in 1924, has been strongly committed to providing the best resources and environment for the teaching-learning process. The board, administration, faculty, and staff are wholeheartedly committed to full compliance with all criteria of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The university values continuous, rigorous assessment at every level for its potential to improve student learning and achievement and for its centrality in fulfilling the stated mission of Harding. Thus, a comprehensive assessment program has been developed that includes both the Academic units and the Administrative and Educational Support (AES) units. Specifically, all academic units will be assessed in reference to the following Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose: The University provides programs that enable students to acquire essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions in their academic disciplines for successful careers, advanced studies, and servant leadership.
  • 18. Dr. C’s Rules
    • No Food
    • Class Time is Class time