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BIOL4021 Laboratory Manual Booklet: available in the Biology Office
Each student is required to have a bound laboratory notebook, preferably with carbon-copy pages
Each student is required to complete all exercises and assignments, to follow laboratory safety procedures, and to fully participate in all laboratory exercises.
Written assignments turned in late will lose 10% per 24 hours overdue.
Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes in which they are enrolled. Although in general students are graded on intellectual effort and performance rather than attendance, absences may lower the student’s grade where class attendance and class participation are deemed essential by the faculty member. In those classes where attendance is considered as part of the grade, the instructor should so inform students of the specifics in writing at the beginning of the semester in a syllabus or separate attendance policy statement. An instructor who has an attendance policy must keep records on a daily basis. The instructor must give the student a verbal or written warning prior to being dropped from the class. Instructor’s records will stand as evidence of absences. A student with excessive absences may be dropped from a course by the instructor. Any individual faculty member or college has the authority to establish an attendance policy, providing the policy is in accordance with the General University Policies. [MSU Student Handbook, p. 43]
Absences will be excused for:
Classroom expectations and policies:
I will respond to e-mail during regular school hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm M-F). I will make every effort to respond to e-mail sent during the week within 24 hours. Those sent over the weekend will be attended to on Monday. Always include a subject line in your e-mail messages. It would be particularly helpful to include in the subject line the course number & section (i.e. BIOL 4021).
Exam Make-Up Policy:
Because of the nature of the exams – laboratory practical – that require set up of equipment and assays, make-up exams cannot be provided except for extraordinary circumstances. Should these circumstances arise, the content and format of the make-up exam will be at the discretion of the instructor.