Communication via Email All email must have the designated code to begin the SUBJECT.
The Subject Code for this section: A15 (for example Subject: A15: First Email)
All Activities and Testing should be completed as scheduled and all test and makeups must be completed by noon on August 20th (The 15 week term ends August 18th. August 20th will be the A-15 term grade deadline. August 17th and 18th are now called completion days (replaces the old final exam days). Traditionally grades are usually due at 10 pm two days after the last day of completion.
The Midterm exam must be completed by the June 28th,
The 1st week explorations must be completed by May 11th. After May 11th (or the day the points are posted in Canvas) will earn no points.
Students SHOULD complete at least two chapters per week to finish.
Each chapter take several hours of study and testing
You cannot do 14 chapters in one week.
It is up to the student to set her/his own personal weekly deadlines to finish 14 chapters in seven weeks.
The professor has programmed Canvas so that all chapter testing must be completed by midnight on the final day of the term.
Required and Optional Chapter projects are also due no later than June 23rd.
Again the student needs to budget her/his time to finish on time.
Expected Student Conduct:
Electronic Device Policy:
Academic Integrity & Cheating:
In every class, a few students take advantage of the professor’s philosophy of open book, open notes, etc. while completing each chapter’s test. The professor wants the student to succeed by allowing unlimited attempts, not time limit, and highest grade counts toward the total points earned. In campus based classes, weekly closed book EoC short answer test are administered. Comparing the grades from the weekly in-class proctored test, i.e. 4 out of 30, yet perfect scores on the online exercises in record time indicates cheating, or a form of it.
It is considered cheating to copy an online question, pasting into Google (or other search engine), and getting an instant answer. I state in class, that every test bank for every chemistry book has been posted on the Internet. Therefore students have instant answers to every question my 200+ p[ools of questions.
The professor has the ability in Canvas to review every test a student completes. When looking at a test, it is obvious a student is cheating when he or she looks at the question, leaves Canvas for a few seconds, 10-30. Then the student inputs the correct answer. The student does this over and over on a test. The student can complete a 10 to 20 question test in three to seven minutes….
THEREFORE THE GATEWAY CRITERIA HAS BEEN ADOPTED FOR THIS CLASS
A Student must make 60% or better on the closed book midterms and end terms if the video or EoC, or vocabulary test scores are above 90%. (The is 36 correct out of 60).
A student must score at least 55% on the Gateway exams, the chapter test score if 80% or higher.(33 out of 60) earning a B final grade. Likewise the student must score 50% (30 correct) if the student is earning a C on the weekly chapter test. 40% for a D.
If a student does not achieve the Gateway criteria on the proctored exams, then the online test scores in that category will be lowered to the point levels of the Gateway.
For example a student who is scoring 95% on the EoC online test for chapters 1-6, scores 30 out of 80 questions (37.5%) on the Midterm Proctored Multiple Choice Exam will have the Chapter EoC test scores lowered to lowered to 12 out of 30 (37.5%) for each of the six chapter weekly EoC test.
The midterm/End Term MC test are closed book online proctored. No cell phones are allowed. No books or notes allowed. The student once starting the test, is not allowed to leave the test until completed.
The Vocabulary Midterm/End Term exams are also closed book, no cell phones allowed and are unlimited attempts, not time limit (2 hrs max in test center) and highest score counts. The student will be allowed a chapter by chapter word list for the fill-in-the-blank exam.
Until the week of the midterm and the end term exams, the Gateway exams are open for students to practice. The scores will count in the total points. The test will be removed and a new similar test will be available in the proctored environment during the scheduled week.
The Professor believes in Mastery Learning.
Four closed-book proctored Unit exams and a Final like most classes would be so much easier for the Professor to administer would make his job sooooo.. much easier, but the results for a lot of students would be devastated and not pass.,