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Engaging large classes with lecturing

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  1. 1. The Teaching Institute for Graduate Students Saturday, February 20 Harold Simmons Hall - First Floor 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Engaging Large Lecture Classes Michael Lattman, Chemistry #TI4GS
  2. 2. The Teaching Institute for Graduate Students Saturday, February 20 Harold Simmons Hall - First Floor 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Engaging Large Lecture Classes Michael Lattman, Chemistry #TI4GS
  3. 3. What do I mean by “dealing with”? Syllabus issues for large classes Attendance issues with large classes Make up exams – how best to minimize this Keeping up with the material — how to “encourage” students to do this Contact outside lecture: office hours vs. group help sessions Lecture demonstrations (to illustrate principles discussed) How to be efficient at distributing and collecting exams Minimizing cheating in large lecture classes Grading all this stuff Lecture room Personal Preferences #TI4GS
  4. 4. Chemistry 1303.001 General Chemistry Fall 2013 MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am Room 133 FS General Information and Syllabus Check the Announcements for this class on Blackboard often. Instructor Professor Michael Lattman Room 310 Fondren Science Telephone: 214-768-2467 email: mlattman@smu.edu Office Hours Mon 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Tues 10:00 am - 11:30 am Help Session Tues 5:00 – 6:00 pm Room 158 The following are on Blackboard at the beginning of the semester General Information and Syllabus Download this document (pdf) in the Syllabus section. Schedule Download the course Calendar (pdf) in the Course Documents section Homework Download 1303HWassignments2 (pdf) under Homework in the Assignments section. Chapter 1 notes Download Chapter 1 notes (pdf) in the Course Documents section Student Information Sheet Hard copies of these are distributed at the first class meeting. Fill them out, and hand them back before leaving. First Day Information and Checklist Sheet Hard copies are distributed in class. Withdrawal from Lecture REQUIRES Simultaneous Withdrawal from Lab If a student is enrolled in both Chem 1303 (lecture) and Chem 1113 (lab) in the same semester, a withdrawal from Chem 1303 REQUIRES simultaneous withdrawal from Chem 1113. Last day to drop course is Friday, November 8, 2013 Calculators (each student must have their own – no sharing during exams or quizzes) Must have a simple, inexpensive scientific calculator (must do logarithms and exponential notation). If it costs more than $10-15, it probably will not be allowed during exams and quizzes. (Nothing higher than a TI-30.) Examples of acceptable calculators: Casio fx-260solar or a TI 25x (<$10 at Target or Walmart). MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THE CALCULATOR; DO NOT BUY A NEW CALCULATOR AND USE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A QUIZ OR EXAM. #TI4GS
  5. 5. Textbook ! Chang and Goldsby, Chemistry, 11th ed., McGraw-Hill: New York, 2013. Note that the 10th edition is similar. ! Chapters 1 through 11 will be covered this semester ! The textbook should be viewed as the cornerstone of the course and should be used extensively, not only as a source of practice problems, but also for additional and alternate explanations of concepts covered in lecture. ! Do ALL assigned homework problems. Grading Final course grade is determined as follows: Three Exams Quizzes Final Exam (cumulative) 54% 18% 28% Option: Replace lowest exam score with quiz average if it results in a higher overall average. This option does not apply to make-up exams (see below). This option does not apply to the Final Exam. Attendance ! Attendance will be taken periodically by passing a sign-in sheet around the classroom and by the quizzes. ! It is quite unwise to assume you can keep up with this course by only reading the notes! COME TO CLASS. ! If attendance drops off on Fridays, the quizzes will be moved from Wednesday to Friday. Seating Chart You are required to sit in your assigned seat for all exams and quizzes. This chart will be posted on Course Documents section of Blackboard on September 3, 2013. Exams (Seating Chart is in effect. Check Blackboard for this chart on September 3, 2013.) Three Exams: Wednesday, Sept. 25; Wednesday, Oct. 30; Monday, Dec. 9 Final Exam: Wednesday, Dec. 18 11:30 am – 2:30 pm YOU CANNOT TAKE THE FINAL EXAM AT ANY OTHER TIME ---- not during the other General Chemistry Exams, not 3 hours late, not one day early, NOT AT ANY OTHER TIME AT ALL! This is University Policy! Quizzes (Seating Chart is in effect. Check Blackboard for this chart on September 3, 2013.) ! No Make-ups are given for quizzes. ! Ten regular quizzes will be given. ! You may skip any two quizzes for whatever reason you choose (illness, oversleeping, weather, weddings, sports, court appearances, car trouble, whatever!). If you take 9 or 10 quizzes, only the best 8 will be counted in your final quiz average. ! The format of the quizzes is short. These are usually problems just like those in the assigned homework and will be given in the first 15 minutes of class. Learn to work rapidly. That means practicing the problems and truly knowing how to do them. No extra time is given if you are late to class. ! Quiz dates are on the Calendar. All are on Wednesdays. ! It is wise not to miss a quiz on a whim. Several students in the past have missed two quizzes before the final (10th ) quiz and, for completely legitimate reasons, had to miss the final quiz. There are no make-ups for quizzes. #TI4GS
  6. 6. Textbook ! Chang and Goldsby, Chemistry, 11th ed., McGraw-Hill: New York, 2013. Note that the 10th edition is similar. ! Chapters 1 through 11 will be covered this semester ! The textbook should be viewed as the cornerstone of the course and should be used extensively, not only as a source of practice problems, but also for additional and alternate explanations of concepts covered in lecture. ! Do ALL assigned homework problems. Grading Final course grade is determined as follows: Three Exams Quizzes Final Exam (cumulative) 54% 18% 28% Option: Replace lowest exam score with quiz average if it results in a higher overall average. This option does not apply to make-up exams (see below). This option does not apply to the Final Exam. Attendance ! Attendance will be taken periodically by passing a sign-in sheet around the classroom and by the quizzes. ! It is quite unwise to assume you can keep up with this course by only reading the notes! COME TO CLASS. ! If attendance drops off on Fridays, the quizzes will be moved from Wednesday to Friday. Seating Chart You are required to sit in your assigned seat for all exams and quizzes. This chart will be posted on Course Documents section of Blackboard on September 3, 2013. Exams (Seating Chart is in effect. Check Blackboard for this chart on September 3, 2013.) Three Exams: Wednesday, Sept. 25; Wednesday, Oct. 30; Monday, Dec. 9 Final Exam: Wednesday, Dec. 18 11:30 am – 2:30 pm YOU CANNOT TAKE THE FINAL EXAM AT ANY OTHER TIME ---- not during the other General Chemistry Exams, not 3 hours late, not one day early, NOT AT ANY #TI4GS
  7. 7. SHOW ALL WORK If these words appear on a section of an exam or quiz, it means that you must show a clear, logical method, including units, for all quantities. In such cases, the right answer is worth nothing unless your work is properly shown. Points will be deducted if either of these is not clear (units and work). Note%on%decimals:%%The%proper%way%to%write%“decimal%fractions”%is%to%put%a%zero%before%the% decimal%point.%%This%emphasizes%the%decimal%and%avoids%critical%mistakes.%%Thus,%0.769%is% correct,%while%.769%is%not.%%%Whether&one&is&reading&newsprint,&a&Blackberry&or&Iphone,&a&small& computer&screen,&or&a&handwritten&lab&report,&a&tiny&decimal&point&can&be&easily&missed.&&Get&into&the& habit&of&adding&the&zero&before&the&decimal&point&NOW.&&For&the&next&few&weeks,&I&will&only&correct& this;&later&in&the&semester,&points&will&be&deducted. Make-up Exams (No make-ups for quizzes.) ! In the interest of fairness, the only time make-up EXAMS will be given is in the case of a documented illness or a death in the family. ! Documentation requires a written letter from the student and, in the case of illness, a note from a doctor or the health center. This must include a phone number for verification. ! Make-up exams may be either written or oral and will be given on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. ! The results of a make-up exam will be counted in the calculation of your final grade. The optional “quiz average substitution” does not apply to make-up exams. Rules for Exams and Quizzes ! Only the specific type of calculator described above is allowed. ! NO cell phones, laptops, or other electronic devices at your desk. ! Sit in assigned seats according to Seating Chart; this chart may be changed periodically. ! No hats allowed. No caps (unless worn backwards) allowed. ! You may not leave class early on exam and quiz days unless you have permission from the instructor. SMU Honor Code Read the SMU Honor Code (especially the first four paragraphs) at http://www.smu.edu/studentlife/PCL_05_HC.asp In addition to the penalties given by the SMU Honor Council, the instructor will give a ZERO for any work on which unauthorized assistance was received, and this is NOT a grade that will be dropped or substituted. You will see the following pledge on each quiz and exam. On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this exam. Signed . Date . #TI4GS
  8. 8. Assistance ! Do not be afraid to ask for help! ! Office hours Mon 11:00 am - 12:30 pm; Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am ! If you need to see me beyond my office hours, please see me after class, send an email, or phone me to set up an appointment. I will try to accommodate almost any schedule. ! Weekly HELP SESSIONS are held on Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm in Room 158. ! The class email list (SMU email addresses only) is used to send corrections to homework answers, changes in office hours, and other announcements via email. Also, check Announcements on Blackboard for this information. ! Disability Accommodations: Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first contact Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) at 214-768-1470 or www.smu.edu/alec/dass.asp to verify the disability and to establish eligibility for accommodations. They should then schedule an appointment with the professor to make appropriate arrangements. (See University Policy No. 2.4.) ! Religious Observance: Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holidays that require missing class should notify their professors in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with them, in advance, acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence. (See University Policy No. 1.9.) ! Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities: Students participating in an officially sanctioned, scheduled University extracurricular activity will be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other graded assignments missed as a result of their participation. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor prior to any missed scheduled examination or other missed assignment for making up the work. (University Undergraduate Catalogue) DON'T FALL BEHIND! ! ! General Chemistry requires disciplined study habits. This means keeping up with the material on a day-by-day basis (a minimum of 12 - 15 hours of concentrated, quality study time per week is probably about average). Work all of the assigned problems with the objective of understanding the concept, not just getting the right answer. The very best way to study is to WORK PROBLEMS! WORK PROBLEMS! WORK PROBLEMS! WORK PROBLEMS! WORK PROBLEMS! WORK PROBLEMS! Learning Outcomes · The student will be able to demonstrate basic facility with the methods and approaches of scientific inquiry and problem-solving in the areas covered by the material in Chapters 1 - 11 in the textbook. See&Calendar. · At the end of the course the student will be able to explain how the concepts and findings of chemistry shape our world. Note: Last day to drop course is Friday, November 8, 2013 #TI4GS
  9. 9. August 2013 CHEM 1303.001 FALL 2013 MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am LATTMAN Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 First class day Chap 1 27 28 Chap 1,2 29 30 Chap 2 31 The chapter numbers shown in this calendar are intended to give you an idea of what will be covered in lecture. Specific coverage for exams and quizzes will be announced. #TI4GS
  10. 10. September 2013 CHEM 1303.001 FALL 2013 MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am LATTMAN Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 Labor Day No class 3 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 4 Quiz 1 Chap 2,3 5 6 Chap 3 7 8 9 Chap 3 10 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 11 Quiz 2 Chap 3 12 13 Chap 4 14 15 16 Chap 4 17 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 18 Quiz 3 Chap 4 19 20 Chap 4 21 22 23 Chap 4,5 24 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 25 Exam 1 26 27 Chap 5 28 29 30 Chap 5 #TI4GS
  11. 11. October 2013 CHEM 1303.001 FALL 2013 MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am LATTMAN Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 2 Quiz 4 Chap 5,6 3 4 Chap 6 5 6 7 Chap 6 8 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 9 Quiz 5 Chap 7 10 11 Chap 7 12 13 14 Fall Break No class 15 Fall Break No class 16 Chap 7 17 18 Chap 7 19 20 21 Chap 8 22 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 23 Quiz 6 Chap 8 24 25 Chap 8 26 27 28 Chap 9 29 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 30 Exam 2 31 #TI4GS
  12. 12. November 2013 CHEM 1303.001 FALL 2013 MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am LATTMAN Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 Chap 9 2 3 4 Chap 9 5 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 6 Quiz 7 Chap 9 7 8 Chap 9,10 LAST DAY TO DROP 9 10 11 Chap 10 12 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 13 Quiz 8 Chap 10 14 15 Chap 10 16 17 18 Chap 10 19 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 20 Quiz 9 Chap 10 21 22 Chap 11 23 24 25 Chap 11 26 27 no class 28 Thanksgiving 29 no class 30 #TI4GS
  13. 13. December 2013 CHEM 1303.001 FALL 2013 MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am LATTMAN Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 Chap 11 3 Help Session 5:00 pm Rm 158 4 Quiz 10 Chap 11 5 6 Review 7 8 9 Exam 3 Last class day 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 FINAL EXAM 11:30 am – 2:30 pm 19 20 21 You MUST take the Final Exam at the time assigned for your class. This is Wednesday, December 18, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. You may not take the Final Exam with the other sections. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. #TI4GS
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  15. 15. Fondren Science Room 133 seating chart as of September 2 Chemistry 1303.001 Fall 2013 M W F 10:00 - 10:50 am Lattman AISLE AISLE 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 Thomas, Joshua Robert 0 Tilton,Kar a Diane 0 Trattner, Heather Ashley 0 Tribble,E mily Rose H Turbeville ,Meredith Elizabeth Walden,T yler S 0 Wallace, Madelyn Haley 0 Warren,A ndrew Jonathan 0 Wasson, Campbell Elizabeth 0 Weiss,Al exandra Anne H Wilkerso n,Tyler Garrett 0 Williams, Mariah Janae 0 Wilt,Clair e Suzanne 0 Wolfe,Ga rrett Michael 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 Richards, Kenneth Matthew Roberts, Daniel Walsh Rochas,A men Amarachi Rostro,D aniel Alberto Ruzo,An a Lucia Salazar Hinojosa, Alejandro Schmidt, Taylor Paige Schulz,L ogan Conard G Schurr,Q uincy Regan Schwartz ,Reid Bronson Shafi,Hib ah Smith,Da vid Landon Smading, Aubrey Lynn Smith,Am anda Lee Singri,Ya shas Muralidh Smith,Kat herine Taylor Snodgras s,Andrew Ray Sommer, Evan Lewis G Sulaimon ,Saheeda t Sweeney, Angeliqu e 0 Tassie,C hijioke Alozie 0 Taylor,Sa muel Lee 0 Terry,Kea ten Richard 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 McNeely III,Robert H Meruva,V enkat Bharadw Miller,De von Alexandri Nguyen, Elizabeth Hoangha Miranda, Marco Alexande Mott,Alex ander Gerard Nguyen,J asmine F Miller,Par ker Alexande Nguyen,J acqueline Thien-ha Moye,Nic holle Angelica Nguyen, Quynh Phuong Nierat,Se an Nicolas Osselaer, Jake Thomas Ostling,K aitlin Reilly Padierna Jr,Gerard o Pakzad, Maxwell Robert F Patel,Me ghan Ketan Pizzey,Fa ith Katherine Pranav,Di vya Dilip Price,Kat hleen Lauren Quigley,R ory Thomas Raicevic, Stefan Rasmuss en,Drew Nicole 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 Imouokh ome,Thel ma Jaramillo, Daniel A Johnson, Shawn David Kehr,Shel by Briggs Kiser,Ma deline Mae Kissell,C olby Edward E Kudva,Sh ilpa Kyle,Cale b Trenton Lad,Uma Bharat Lee,Jane J Leon,Ale xander Rene Lee,Nath an Michael Leon- Amtmann ,Santiago Linck,Pa ul Alexande E Liu,Shiyu Maddra,K aitlyn Michelle Matt,Mer edith Sloan McConvill e,Christin a Ann McCuisti on,Holly Marie McKee,R yan Martin 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 Gambino, Alexis Leigh Fuller,Ma xfield Munson Garcia,All ison Marie Gabrielse n,Erik Douglas Gonzalez ,Jose A D Gilchrist, John Robert Gonzalez ,Sylvia Coral Grabarke witz,Emil y Ann Gray,Jere my Donte Gurley,C aroline Elizabeth Gwinn,W esleigh Ruth Hammon d,William Mason D Hansen,J oseph L Hawkins, Andrew Neal Hinkebei n,Matthe w Hook,Nic holas Thomas Howell,T homas Pearce 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Cloyd,Mi chael Austin Conner,C hloe Lizabeth Crews,Sy dney Nicole Danner,T odd Marshall Davis,As hley Rose C Darwish, Yousef Raed Davis,Re bekah Suzanne De Muth,Willi am Dylan Dickman, Dylan J. Dillingha m,Kathry n Camp Earland, Dominiqu e Erielle C Fatima,Z ainab Fernea, Weston C Flores,Ka therine Alexis Fore,Chri stopher Heath Friske,M atthew Cole 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Andrews, Payton Douglas Armstron g,Michael Keathly Barazi,Ke enan Shahem Baughma n,Alexan der B Brown,C arolina Marie Blocker,C larke Stevens Bolton,M organ B Bock,Ste ven James Brown,M atthew Peter Brown,Oli via Louise B Burgess, Lauren Corin Burglass, Stephen Pool Capouya, Abigail Lorraine Chapman ,James Harry 146 147 1 2 3 4 5 148 149 Woodson ,Walker Glaze Wright,Gi llian Anne A Lippas,Al exandra Victoria Abbah,U cha Chinyere Adler,Ale xandra Athos Ahn,Jaes ung Albalawi, Rakan Khalid F A Yakushi, Connor Toshiro Zhang,Yij ia #TI4GS
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  18. 18. What do I mean by “dealing with”? Syllabus issues for large classes Attendance issues with large classes Make up exams – how best to minimize this Keeping up with the material — how to “encourage” students to do this Contact outside lecture: office hours vs. group help sessions Lecture demonstrations (to illustrate principles discussed) How to be efficient at distributing and collecting exams Minimizing cheating in large lecture classes Grading all this stuff Lecture room Personal Preferences #TI4GS
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