Biology 211 Laboratory Fall 2007 Weniger 228 Tuesday 5:00 to 7:50 Lead TA: E-mail: Website: Office hour: Brian Knaus [email protected] http://oregonstate.edu/~knausb Friday 2:00 to 2:50 and by appointment. Office hour location: Office: Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) at the Main Library Cordley 4078 Assistant TA: Pallavi Phatale Undergraduate TI: Annie Schuster Class Website: Blackboard (my.oregonstate.edu) Saferide: 737 - 5000 Lab Format Turn in Pre-lab – Every week your pre-lab assignments will be due at the beginning of the lab (5:00 pm). Completing this assignment as well as reading through the lab before class will prepare you to complete the lab in an efficient manner. Quiz – At the beginning of class. See schedule in course pack. Introduction – I will present you with a brief lecture to help clarify the day’s assignment. Lab – The remainder of the period will be for you will complete the assignment. This assignment will be due at the end of class. Safety There are many dangerous chemicals that are used in a lab. Some materials that we will be using are potentially dangerous. Some chemicals may simply be present in the lab on materials we aren’t using (i.e. preservatives for animal mounts). It would also be appropriate to wash your hands at the end of the period. Please dispose of broken glass in the broken glass container and not the trash. Food and Drink Absolutely no food or drink is allowed in lab. Some labs include the use of toxic chemicals or dissection of organisms (e.g., fetal pigs). If you choose to eat or drink in lab you need to ask how well your colleagues from previous sections or previous years have cleaned up after themselves. Missed Labs If you absolutely must miss a lab, make arrangements before you miss it. Contact Trudy Powell ([email protected]) to arrange sitting in on another lab. TAs can not make this arrangement for you. Labs can only be made up during the week that it is offered. Academic Honesty From the OSU student misconduct and mediation website at: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/stucon/ (1) Academic dishonesty: (a) Academic dishonesty is defined as an intentional act of deception in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work; (b) It includes "cheating" (intentional use or attempted use of unauthorized materials, information, or study aid), "fabrication" (intentional falsification or invention of any information), "assisting in dishonesty" (intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another commit an act of dishonesty), "tampering" (altering or interfering with evaluation instruments and documents), and "plagiarism" (intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another person as one's own); (c) Academic dishonesty cases are handled initially by the academic units, but will also be referred to the Student Conduct Coordinator for action under these rules. I will be proctoring midterms and will be preparing two different versions of each quiz, so any dishonesty will personally involve me. Dishonesty is also noticed by other students, disrupting their focus on the class. Academic dishonesty will violate the “having fun” part of this class! Free Software: OSUware is available for free from the Valley Library. This includes a number of packages that are either free or licensed to OSU including Norton Anti-virus. ONID’s Umbrella service: http://scf.oregonstate.edu/services/vcl.php Free Office Suite: the open source office suite OpenOffice is available at OpenOffice.org. Have a safe, respectful and fun term! The learning process should be an enjoyable process of discovery. Please feel free to contact me or the other TAs for help with class assignments or broader interests in the general field of biology. If there is something I can do to make this a more enjoyable class please let me know!