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Unformatted text preview: CHM 11500 Fall 2009 Course Supervisor Course information Thin )- 5 That You Must Do Durin Week #1: - Purchase required materials (see below). Ms. Marybeth Miller, BRWN 1144, phone: 49-45251; [email protected] Blackboard Vista 4 http ://www.itappurdue.edu/tlt/blackboard 0 Register yourself into the proper OWL course at http://www.cengagecom/owl. (see pp. 143—15) 0 Complete the Introduction to OWL exercises. v Read all the information in this course packet. 0 Register your i>clicker at hit s://www.chem. )urdue.edu/courses/iclicker/Defauit.as or via the link on the coarse Blackboard page. Do NOT use the i>clicker web site. 0 View the lab safety video via a link on the course Blackboard page or online at htt )://streamer.ics. urdue.edu/chem/LabLife090730.wmv, then compiete and pass the lab safety quiz. Required Materials Textbook: Chemistry & Chennai! Reactivity. 7th Edition, Kotz, Treichel & Townsend, 'l‘homson/Brooks—Cole Publishing, 2009. Lab Manual: CHM [1500 Laboratory Manual, Purdue University, Fall 2009 Edition, Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Inc. A cai‘boniess laboratory notebook. A simple battery operated scientific calculator with exponential, logarithm and square root functions will be needed for exams. Two-line non—programmable calculators are allowed. Alpha-numeric and programmable calculators will not be allowed for exams. Calculators are available for purchase outside WTHR 200 during the first two weeks of class. A virus—free eiectronic storage device for lab data. > Access code for the On—line Web-based Learning (OWL) homework system online (http:f/wwwcengage.com/ichapters/puchem) or at: a local bookstore (see pp. 14-15). Approved safety goggles are available at the bookstores, outside WTHR 200 during the first two weeks of classes or from the storeroom on the i“ or 2"d floor in BRWN. A Sharpie (black, permanent ink) for marking lab glassware A padlock for your assigned lab drawer. i>clicker2 available outside WTHR 200 (cash only) during the first week of class or from the bookstores . . . " :'-.;'-:: Campus Emergencies - - lftheunwersrty declares a campus emeigency that disrupts regular class _act1v1tie Student will _._ announcements on the course Blackboard page II I DETERMINING YOUR COURSE GRADE, FALL 2009 Each CHM 11500 professor is aware that chemistry can be difficult material for some people to learn. At the same time each professor understands that learning chemistry is not impossible and that a variety of different teaching and learning methods may assist with the learning process. In CHM 11500 you will have the opportunity to learn individually, with partners and in groups in lectures, recitations, labs and outside of class study time. Experts indicate that to adequately learn new material in college, two (2) hours of effective study outside regularly scheduled class time each week per one ( 1) credit hour is required. CHM 11500 is a 4—credit course so this suggests that eight (8) hours per week of effective study outside of regular class time is necessary to learn what the professors want you to learn. The chemistry department provides severai sources of help for you in this process at no cost. These inciude the professors, the CHM 1 1500 Graduate Instructors (TAs) and the Chemistry Resource Room. Each of the assigned course activities for CHM 11500 is worth the number of points listed below. Before course grades are finalized after the Finai Exam the following scores will be dropped: - your lowest homework score - your lowest lab score (not including the course policies exercise) The total number of points (1000) for CHM 1i500 is distributed as follows: OWL Homework assignments ________________________________ 140 pts (best 14 of 15 scaled to 10 pts each) Lab Projects ___________________________________________________________ 260 pts (best 10 of 1 1 at 25 pts each pins 10 pt course policies exercise) Exams (3 at 130 pts each) _______________________________________ 390 pts Final Exam (comprehensive) __________________________________ 210 pts Total ______________________________________________________________________ 1000 pts 9 Extra credit will be available via i—Ciicker exercises during lectures. We wiil count your highest 20 extra credit scores. A scaled value of one point will be earned during each lecture in which i-Clickers are used. Correct answers to i-Clicker questions earn full credit; incorrect answers earn half credit. After the Finai Exam your course grade wiil be based on the following scale: A: 850 pts and above B: 7'50 — 849 pts C: 650 — 749 pts D: 550 — 649 pts F: 0 e 549 pts OR if you fail to complete 4 or more of the 11 scheduled lab projects* =*‘You are required to complete 8 of the 1 i scheduled lab projects to pass the course. Completion of a lab project includes the following equally important components: (a) attendance in the laboratory (including being properly attired), (b) constructive contribution to the group's work in the lab, (c) preparation of the lab report, and (d) completion and timely submission of a satisfactory lab report. Failure to submit a lab report and/or being dismissed from lab for noncompliance with safety regulations each count as a failure to complete lab. Penalties for failure-to-compiete labs are as follows: . 1SI fail—to—complete lab: no score; can be dropped at the end of the semester as the towest lab grade ' 2"“ fail—to—complete lab: score of zero (wilt be inciuded in calculation of total points) I 3rd fail-to—complete lab: score of zero gig the lowest lab grade will not be dropped at the semester end . 4“1 fail-to-complete iab: an automatic grade of “F” will be assigned for the course at the end ofthe semester SOURCES OF HELP AND ANSWERS FOR STUDENTS IN CHM 11500 Professor You can go to the professors’ office hour or make an appointment with the course professor. E- mail addresses and office hour times are on the cover page of this packet of information or wilt be provided. Graduate Instructor (TA) Office Hours, WTHR 116 Each CHM 11500 graduate instructor (TA) will hold a one—hour office hour each week where any CHM l 1500 student can go to get help with chemistry at no charge. This is about 30 hours each week where free help is available from the CHM 1 1500 staff. If you are having a problem with some aspect(s) of the course, go first to your graduate instructor (TA). He/she wants to help you and is available for consultation both at specific hours and by appointment. Feel free to go to the office hours with a classmate or small group if you feel uncomfortable going alone or to go to the office hour of some other CHM 1 1500 graduate instructor (TA). Chemistry Resource Room, WTHR 117 The staff in this area can answer many of your chemisuy related questions but going to your professor or a CHM 11500 graduate instructor (TA) is recommended. The Chemistry Resource Room is also an area where you can study alone or with others. Various kinds of help for all general chemistry students are available. The resources include: * Free help and tutoring from the staff assigned to this area * A variety of course materials (e.g., lecture notes, exam answers, the course text, and lab manuals) * Numerous audiovisual and auto tutorial programs on chemistry A student ID card is required to check out most of the materials in the Chemistry Resource Room. Open hours will be posted outside WTHR 117. PU General Chemistry Help Site http:f/www.chempurdueedu/gchelp/ Visualization and Problem Solving for General Chemistry Academic Success Center http://www.cia.purdue.edu/asc/ Get help with reaching your academic goals. BRWN 1144, The General Chemistry Office, 49-45250 The staff in BRWN 1144 handles all the administrative details associated with the course. For example, go to this office to change your schedule (weeks 2 and 3), to get signatures on university forms such as add/drOp forms, to get grade checks, for OWL registration questions, or to resolve grade issues. Staff members are there to help you but they must also abide by the professors' and university's rules. Course Coordinator/Supervisor The course supervisor, located in the General Chemistry Office (BRWN 1 144), handles policy issues or problems in the course and is responsible for maintaining student grade records. Students should consult with the course supervisor to determine the potential impact of significant or lengthy absences. DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS If you require accommodations to access course activities or materials, the accommodations must be described and approved by Disability Resource Center, Young Halt Room 830, 302 Wood Street, 494—1247, wwwpurdueedu/drc. To implement accommodations you must follow the instructions listed as “Responsibilities of the Student" in the letter prepared by the Disability Resource Center. Give one copy of the accommodation letter to your professor, not your TA. Take another copy to the course supervisor in BRWN 1144 within the first three (3) weeks of the semester to discuss your accommodations. If you have accommodations identified and approved during the semester, you are encouraged to initiate a meeting with the course supervisor to discuss the accommodations within one (1) week of the date of the letter. Timely notification of the course supervisor is critical for timely implementation. COURSE ACTIVITIES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Lectures You will be responsible for any announcements or course changes that are made in all lectures. Lecture notes taken by a graduate instructor (TA) will be available in the Chemistry Resource Room, WTI—IR 117. Audi0~ recordings of iectures will be available at the Boilercast website [www.itap.purdue.edu!boilercast]. Cell phones, pagers, iPods or other electronic devices not being used for instruction purposes are distracting for everyone in a learning situation. Please respect your colleagues and turn off this equipment in lectures as well as in recitations and labs. We will use i>clicker remotes for in—class participation. They may be purchased outside WTHR 200 (cash only) during the first week of class or from the bookstore. i>Clicker is a response system that allows you to respond to extra credit questions posed during class, and you will be graded on that feedback and/or your in-class participation. In order to receive this extra credit, you wilt need to register your i>clicker remote online. Go to the Chemistry Department registration site at httpsz/z’www.cltemurdue.edu/courses/iclicker/Default.asp or use the link given on the course Blackboard page. (Do NOT register your i>clicker through the i>clicker website.) Complete the fields with your career account, password and i>clici<er remote 1D. The remote ID is the series of numbers and sometimes letters found on the bottom of the back of your i>clici<er remote. i>Clicl<er will be used most days in class, and you are responsible for bringing your remote daily. Exams Attendance is required. We do not give make-up exams. If you are absent for one exam, a score equivalent to 62% of your score on the final exam will be assigned for that exam at the end of the semester. You will receive no score (zero points) for additional missed exams. Before Exam 1, you will receive an exam seat assignment for the entire semester. Take your seat assignment, an appropriate calculator (see details on the front page), and #2 lead pencils with you to the exam. You may not share a calculator with another student. > Students will not be allowed to leave the examination area during the first 15 minutes of the scheduled exam times. Students may arrive late for the exam during this first 15—minute window. After the first i5 minutes, no one will be allowed to enter the examination area. > If you arrive late for an exam (within the first 15-minute window) you will not receive additional time to complete the exam. I) Three 60-minute, multiple-choice, evening exams will be in the Elliott Halt of Music: Exam 1: Mon. Sept. 2} 8:00 PM Elliott Hall of Music Exam II: Mon. Oct. 26 6:30 PM Elliott Hall of Music Exam III: Thurs. Nov. 19 6:30 PM Elliott Hall of Music Final Exam: :0 be announced Wait until you know the date of the final exam before you make travel plans that might conflict with the exam. Final exams will not be rescheduled to accommodate your travel plans. The final exam will be a two-hour exam. University policy on Final Exams states: “Students scheduled far more than two Gina!) examinatioris in one calendar day are entitled to reschedule any examination in excess of two. . .. It is the responsibility ofrhe student to make necessary arrangements before the last week of regularly scheduled classes. ” On-Line Homework Each on~line weekly assignment will consist of required questions and possibly optional questions. Required questions will contribute to your homework point total, optional questions will not. However, optional questions and tutorials can be used to help understand how to work problems or to practice and/review for exams. Assignments are to be completed on-line from the OWL website at http://www.cengage.com/owl. You will have a maximum of five (5) attempts to complete each homework assignment before the listed due date. [Each time you access a question and close it without entering an answer, you are logged in as having completed an attempt] The question and/or answer content and order will be different upon subsequent attempts. Homework will be scored and recorded on—line so there will be no hand grading 0r regrading of homework. Deadlines for completing the on-line assignments will be listed on the OWL Assignment page. If you miss the posted homework deadline, you will be able to continue working on the problems and your answers will be graded by the program but you will not receive points for work done after the deadline. Instructionsfor Registering and Using OWL are on pages 14-15 oftiiis packet. Initially homework will be due on Fridays at 6:00 pm, 11 days after it is assigned. Recitation You will be responsible for any information or problems that are done in these scheduled weekly sessions. These sessions provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and work with your graduate instructor (TA) and classmates in small groups. Recitation is neither the time nor place to begin working on your homework assignments. You will have time to ask questions and check your homework so take your homework questions with you to recitation. However, 50 minutes is not sufficient time to answer ali the questions that all students may have. If you have difficulties or have questions about certain problems, you should seek help from your professor or a CHM 11500 graduate instructor (TA) during scheduled office hours. Grades Save all returned graded papers and your exams until after you have received your course letter grade for CHM 1i500. If you claim that an incorrect score has been recorded for you, we wiil need to see your papcr(s) before we can consider any change in the score or your course grade. Shortly after each of the first three exams and shortly before the final exam, all your scores to date will be available to you at the Blackboard course site. (Your graduate instructor (TA) will have a paper copy of all the scores as well.) You are expected to check your scores when they are posted. You must report any errors to your graduate instructor (TA) or to the course supervisor within two weeks of the time they were posted. All disputed scores must be resolved with your graduate instructor (TA) or Ms. Miller, the course supervisor, before the final exam. There will be no score correction considerations after the final exam. Laboratories Attendance is required since CHM 1 i500 is a laboratory course. We do not give make-up labs. You will be responsible for the material covered in any lab you miss since questions based on the lab projects may appear on exams. You are required to complete 8 of the 11 scheduled lab projects to pass the course. In most cases, the lowest iab score wili be dropped. A failure-to—complete score for lab will be assigned in the following cases: being absent for any reason, being sent home for safety violations, arriving more than 10 minutes late, not contributing constructively to the group’s work in the lab, or not participating in preparation of the lab report. Penalties for failure-to-complete labs are as follows: I lSI fail-to-complete lab: no score; can be dropped at the end of the semester as the lowest lab grade 5 I 2'“E fail-to-complete lab: score of zero (will be included in calculation of total points) . 3"I fail—to—complete lab: score of zero gin—d the lowest lab grade will not be dropped at the end of the semester I 4‘h fail—to—cornplete lab: an automatic grade of “P” will be assigned for the course at the end of the SCHICSK‘EF. You are expected to arrive on time, properly dressed for lab work and prepared when you arrive. Bring your Purdue ID with you when you come to lab. If you arrive at lab more than 10 minutes late or improperly dressed, then you will be considered unprepared to do the lab work and will be asked to leave the lab. You will receive no score for that lab and it witl count as a faii to complete lab. Pre—lab exercises are due at the beginning of the lab period. If you arrive 1—1 0 minutes late for lab, answers to preiab questions will be considered late and will not be accepted for grading. The graduate instructors (T As) must close the laboratories by the end of your scheduled lab period (that is, 10:20 AM, 2:20 PM or 5:40 PM). At that time all equipment must be cleaned and put away, lab drawers locked and lab reports turned in so the lights can be turned out and the doors closed. Lab Reports Lab reports will be due before ieaving lab the day lab work is completed and the lab is ctosed, that is 10:20 AM, 2:20 PM or 5:40 PM. Lab reports must be written in ink on the report sheets that you will receive in lab. Grading Criteria for Lab Reports Your lab reports will be graded primarily on correctness and completeness. The following guidelines will apply > The report is compiete. > The report is organized correctly. > The presentation is legible and logical. Headings and subheadings are used to identify or describe the contents of a particular section. Graphs and tables have titles to describe the contents v The data analysis and calculations have been done with the data your team coliected during the lab period. b The data analysis, inciuding units of measurements and significant figures, are correct. > Chemical terms and concepts have been used correctly throughout the report. » Your conclusions and results are consistent with your data and calculations. If any student(s) forfeits the responsibility of writing a report to other team members and those team members change or falsify data or plagiarize parts of the report, then ALL team members share the negative consequences associated with academic dishonesty. Working With a Lab Partner You will be working with a partner or group for most of the laboratory projects. Each pair or group will turn in a single lab report unless otherwise stated. While we encourage you to discuss concepts with other members of your ciass, the lab reports are to be unique efforts by you and your partner or group. You and your partner or group share the responsibility for writing lab reports that honestly reflect your work. It is also your responsibility as a team to ensure that everyone whose name is on the report participated in preparing it. Questions about Lab Report Grades If you have a question about the score on any of your lab reports, first ask your graduate instructor (TA) for clarification. If the graduate instructor (TA) cannot answer your questions, you may take the graded lab report to the course supervisor in BRWN 1 144 for possible regrading. You will need to do this within one (1) week (that is, 7 calendar days) after the grad...
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