CH 123 400

CH 123 - *GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Summer 2020 Syllabus, Section 400, CRN 71450

Credit hours: 5

Instructor Information

Paula Weiss
Rachelle Smith
Clara Wheeler

Session

8\17 to 9\4

Course Description

A general chemistry sequence intended for majors in fields other than the physical sciences. (CH 122 and CH 123 are Bacc Core courses.) Lec/rec/lab.

Course Credits

This course combines approximately 150 hours of instruction, online activities, and assignments for 5 credits.
 

Course Learning Outcomes

Communication

Please post all course-related questions in the Q&A Discussion Forum so that the whole class may benefit from our conversation. Please contact me privately for matters of a personal nature. I will reply to course-related questions within 24-48 hours. I will strive to return your assignments and grades for course activities to you within about five days of the due date.

Evaluation of Student Performance

Quizzes (15.18%)

Introductory Quiz10 points

This quiz covers material in the Syllabus as well as in the Start Here, Course Information, and Proctoring Information modules. 

CH123 Pre-Assessment10 points

This pre-quiz consists of questions which are drawn from material in each chapter that is covered in CH123 and is designed to measure student understanding of the material prior to the start of the course. 

Chapter 14 - Parts 1 & 2 Quiz12 points

This quiz is over material in Parts 1 and 2 in Chapter 14. It covers sections 14.1, 14.2, 14.5, & subsections of 14.3

Chapter 14 - Parts 3 & 4 Quiz12 points

This quiz is over material in Parts 3 and 4 in Chapter 14. It covers sections 14.6, 14.7, and the remaining subsections of 14.3

Chapter 15 Quiz8 points

This quiz is over material in Chapter 15. It covers material in section 15.1.

Chapter 12 Quiz12 points

This quiz is over material in Chapter 12.

Chapter 16 Quiz12 points

This quiz is over material in Chapter 16. It covers sections 16.1-16.4, & 16.7

Chapter 20 Quiz9 points

This quiz is over material in Chapter 20. It covers sections 20.1-20.4

Labs (13.39%)

Lab 1 - Lab Techniques5 points

This lab is an introduction to the online lab site and will familiarize students with how instrumentation in the labs works and how experiments are designed.

Lab 2 - Titration I10 points

In this lab, students will use titrations to determine the concentration of acid and base solutions.

To complete this lab, please go to the Modules page and access the the Online Chem Labs link in the Online Labs module.  Completing the lab at the labs site is sufficient - there is no separate submission step.  Please note that your score on the lab will not update in the Canvas gradebook until after the due date for the lab.

Lab 3 - Titration II10 points

In this lab, students will use titration to determine the molar mass and Ka of an unknown weak acid.

Lab 4 - Weak Acid Equilibrium10 points

In this lab, students will investigate the buffering properties of different solutions

Lab 5 - Potentiometry10 points

In this lab students will evaluate the electrochemical potential of different combinations of half-cells, and determine the concentration of ion in a non-standard solution based on the cell potential.

Lab 6 - Electroplating10 points

In this lab students will investigate electroplating, and use the mass plated under known conditions of current and time to identify an unknown metal ion solution.

Lab 7 - Entropy10 points

In this lab, students will use electrochemical measurements taken at different temperatures to determine thermodynamic parameters of an oxidation-reduction reaction.

Lab 8 - Nuclear Chemistry10 points

In this lab, students will measure rates of radioactive decay and calculate the half life of isotopes.

Homework Totals (17.86%)

Chapter 14 - Part 1 Homework10 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases (1.5 pts)
  • Acid-Base Properties of Water (2.5 pts)
  • Acids and Bases: Conjugate Acids...(1.5 pts)
  • pH and pOH (3 pts)
  • pH and pOH: Solution Identification

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 14 - Parts 1 and 2 module.

Chapter 14 - Part 2 Homework12.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • pH Calculations: Strong Acid (2 pts)
  • pH Calculations: Weak Acid (3 pts)
  • pH Calculations: Strong Base (2.5 pts)
  • pH Calculations: Weak Base (2.5 pts)
  • Molecular Structure and Acid-Base Strength (1 pt)
  • Polyprotic Acids (1.5 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 14 - Parts 1 and 2 module.

Chapter 14 - Part 3 Homework8.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Conjugate Acids & Bases: Ka and Kb (1.5 pts)
  • Acid and Base Strengths: Ka and Kb (3 pts)
  • Ka and Kb Calculations (4 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 14 - Parts 3 and 4 module.

Chapter 14 - Part 4 Homework9 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Neutralization Reactions (1.5 pts)
  • Buffers and Buffer Capacity (1.5 pts)
  • Buffer Mixtures (1 pt)
  • Buffer Calculations (2 pts)
  • Acid Base Titrations (1 pt)
  • Titration Calculations (2 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 14 - Parts 3 and 4 module.

Chapter 15 Homework11 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Dissolution (1 pt)
  • Ksp and Molar Solubility (3 pts)
  • Calculations with Ksp (3 pts)
  • Common Ion Effect (1 pt)
  • Precipitation (3 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 15 module.

Chapter 12 - Part 1 Homework8 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Spontaneity (2.5 pts)
  • Entropy (3 pts)
  • The 2nd and 3rd Laws of Thermodynamics (3 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 12 module.

Chapter 12 - Part 2 Homework10 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Free Energy Change (1 pt)
  • Free Energy Change Calculations (3 pts)
  • Free Energy: Temperature Effects (1.5 pts)
  • Free Energy: Equilibrium Constant (4.5 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 12 module.

Chapter 16 - Part 1 Homework10 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Redox Reactions (1 pt)
  • Balancing Acidic Redox Reactions (4 pts)
  • Galvanic Cells and Cell Potential (1.5 pts)
  • Standard Reduction Potentials (3.5 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 16 module.

Chapter 16 - Part 2 Homework6.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Relationship between Ecell, K, and deltaG (2.5 pts)
  • The Nernst Equation (4 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 16 module.

Chapter 20 - Part 1 Homework6 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Nuclear Structure and Stability (2.5 pt)
  • Nuclear Equations (3.5 pts)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 20 module.

Chapter 20 - Part 2 Homework8.5 points

This assignment consists of the following homework segments:

  • Radioactive Decay (1.5 pt)
  • Half-Lives (3.5 pts)
  • Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion (2.5 pts)
  • Nuclear Binding Energy (1 pt)

These can all be accessed directly from the Chapter 20 module.

Exams (53.57%)

Midterm Exam Summer 2020 (Remotely Proctored)100 points

This exam is on the covered sections in Chapters 14 and 15.

Final Exam Summer 2020 (Remotely Proctored)195 points

This exam covers all of the material in the course, but is more heavily weighted toward the material that was not assessed on the midterm.

Extra Credit (1.78%)

CH123: Class Introductions3 points

This extra credit discussion board post will help us get to know each other and build a course community.

Week 1 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on study strategies that will be useful for this course.

Week 3 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on the first quiz, and learn strategies for getting the most out of reviewing past assessments.

Week 2 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment is to check in with students on their confidence in the course, and also make sure students are using calculators correctly.

Week 4 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on how they are preparing for the upcoming midterm exam in the course.

Week 5 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on strategies to manage exam anxiety, both before and during exams.

Week 6 - Extra Credit - Midterm Exam Wrapper3 points

This assignment is designed to give students a chance to reflect on your exam performance and, more importantly, on the effectiveness of their exam preparation.

Week 7 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on situations when they have persevered and overcome obstacles.

Week 8 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment will have students reflect on retrieval practice as a study strategy, and about how chemistry will be relevant to their chosen field of study.

Week 9 Extra Credit3 points

This assignment asks students to reflect on how their study strategies have changed since the midterm exam.

Week 10 Extra Credit3 points

For our final extra credit assignment, we're going to create a discussion board where people can discuss preparations for the final exam, and offer encouragement to each other.

Schedule of Topics and Assignments

Week of Reading(s): Agenda/Topic: Due:
8/17 Ch. 14 (Pt. 1): Sections 14.1-14.2
Ch. 14 (Pt. 2): Subsections in section 14.3, section 14.5
Ch 14 (Pt. 3): Subsections in section 14.3
Ch 14 (Pt. 4): Sections 14.6-14.7
Acid Base Equilibria
*Register for Knewton Alta homework (through Canvas)
*Register for online labs site (through Canvas)
*Find an exam proctor & sign-up through Ecampus Testing
Due 8/18 at 11:59pm:
Introductory Quiz
CH123 Pre-Assessment
Lab 1 - Lab Techniques
CH123: Class Introductions
Due 8/19 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 14 - Parts 1 2 Quiz
Chapter 14 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 14 - Part 2 Homework
Due 8/20 at 11:59pm:
Week 1 Extra Credit
Due 8/21 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 14 - Parts 3 4 Quiz
Lab 2 - Titration I
Chapter 14 - Part 3 Homework
Chapter 14 - Part 4 Homework
Due 8/22 at 11:59pm:
Week 2 Extra Credit
Due 8/23 at 11:59pm:
Week 3 Extra Credit
Week 4 Extra Credit
8/24 Ch. 15: Section 15.1
Ch. 12 (Pt. 1): Sections 12.1-12.3
Ch. 12 (Pt. 2): Section 12.4
Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes
Thermodynamics
MIDTERM EXAM
Due 8/24 at 11:59pm:
Lab 3 - Titration II
Due 8/25 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 15 Quiz
Lab 4 - Weak Acid Equilibrium
Chapter 15 Homework
Due 8/26 at 10pm:
Midterm Exam Summer 2020 (Remotely Proctored)
Due 8/27 at 11:59pm:
Week 5 Extra Credit
Due 8/28 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 12 Quiz
Chapter 12 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 12 - Part 2 Homework
Due 8/29 at 11:59pm:
Week 6 - Extra Credit - Midterm Exam Wrapper
Week 7 Extra Credit
8/31 Ch. 16 (Pt. 1): Sections 16.1-16.3
Ch. 16 (Pt. 2): Sections 16.4, 16.7
Ch. 20: Sections 20.1-20.4
Electrochemistry
Nuclear Chemistry
FINAL EXAM
Due 8/31 at 11:59pm:
Week 8 Extra Credit
Week 9 Extra Credit
Due 9/1 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 16 Quiz
Chapter 16 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 16 - Part 2 Homework
Due 9/2 at 11:59pm:
Lab 5 - Potentiometry
Lab 6 - Electroplating
Lab 7 - Entropy
Week 10 Extra Credit
Due 9/3 at 11:59pm:
Chapter 20 Quiz
Lab 8 - Nuclear Chemistry
Chapter 20 - Part 1 Homework
Chapter 20 - Part 2 Homework
Due 9/4 at 10pm:
Final Exam Summer 2020 (Remotely Proctored)

Grading Scale

Grade Percent Range
A 92-100
A- 89-91
B+ 86-88
B 82-85
B- 79-81
C+ 76-78
C 72-75
C- 69-71
D+ 66-68
D 62-65
D- 60-61
F <60

Course Expectations

Grading

Success in this course often depends on the amount of time devoted to studying the material.  This is a 5-credit course, and each credit is meant to reflect about 30 hours of effort over the course of the term (this works out to ~15 hours per week in a 10-week term).  We recommend that you prepare to devote ample time to the study of the course while it is in progress.  Good luck!

Your point total is obtained by adding points from the exams, online homework, quizzes, and labs.  These component point totals are indicated below:

Midterm Exam: 100 points
Final Exam: 200 points
Homework: 100 points
Quizzes: 90 points
Labs: 55 points
Total: 545 points

Remember that the midterm exam may be counted or not, depending on your final exam score.

Completion of Work

  • Students are expected to be aware of all due dates as published in this syllabus, and complete work in a timely fashion.  Late quizzes and exams are not accepted; late homework and labs may be completed for partial credit as outlined in the homework section below.
  • Students are expected to complete their own work as described in each portion of the "Course Components" section of this syllabus.
  • Students must not attempt to mask their location in completion of coursework.  As such, students may not access the course website(s) through a VPN when completing any assessed course work without express instructor permission.  Accessing any assessed course work using a VPN may result in a score of zero on that coursework and a report to Student Conduct and Community Standards as an incidence of academic dishonesty.

Communications

  • Students are encouraged to communicate with the instructors and teaching assistants as often as questions on the material arise.  Please review the Emails Guidelines document for this course.
  • Students are expected to regularly check email for communications from their instructors.  Students should check their OSU email account daily, or configure their account to forward to an email account that will be regularly checked.
  • Course announcements will be posted at least weekly.  Students should either configure Canvas to receive ASAP (or daily) notification of new announcements, or should plan on checking the announcements for the course early each week.

Technical Aspects

  • As an online course, it is the student's responsibility to have access to adequate computing resources to utilize course materials and complete course work.
  • Multiple websites are used in completion of course materials.  These sites may require students to download (free) plug-ins or otherwise configure their computer in order to function.  Students should plan on accessing and configuring these sites as early as possible to allow time to seek technical support if necessary.
  • Technical issues are not considered a valid reason for missing due dates/times.  If you do have technical issues, please report the issue to both the relevant site's technical support and to the instructor as soon as possible.  Please be as specific as possible when describing the issue, including the text of any error messages and screen captures when appropriate.

Incompletes

Incomplete (I) grades will be granted only in emergency cases.  Incompletes can only be granted to students who are passing the course at the time the incomplete is granted, so if you have a circumstance that has arisen that might prevent you from completing the coursework, please don't wait; let us know right away so that we can discuss the options available to you.

Course Components

Text

  • Chemistry: Atoms First is available free through OpenStax.  The text can be accessed online through the link provided.  It can also be downloaded as .pdf or ordered as a print copy from the OpenStax site.

Tutoring

Live online office hours will be available with teaching assistants int he course starting by late in Week 2.  Please check the course Canvas site for information and a schedule.

Homework

  • Homework will be completed via Knewton Alta.  Access to the homework site is through the course Canvas site.  Instructions for registration and details about how homework grades appear in Canvas are provided in the Start Here module on the "Course Information - Homework Information" page. 
  • Each homework assignments consists of several individual segments, which are linked in the chapter modules.
  • Homework segments are graded based on mastery.  Students who achieve 100% mastery in a segment by the stated due date (listed on the course grade sheet) will earn full points for that segment.
  • For homework segments that are not complete by the due date, the percent mastery will be multiplied by the points available for that segment.  Students can add to this score by completing mastery after the due date but before the final exam window opens for the class.  When students do this, the final score of their assignment will be: the initial points earned plus 1/2 of the points earned after the due date.
  • Students are expected to do their own work on homework assignments.  Students are allowed and encouraged to seek assistance in understanding how to approach and/or calculate the answers to homework problems.  Students may not, however, obtain answers for the homework problems from other sources.  Students who complete homework assignments using answers obtained from other sources will be reported to Student Conduct and face penalties on their assignments, as will any student who provided them with answers.

Online Labs

  • Online Chem Labs will be accessed through the online Canvas site.
  • There are seven labs associated with CH121.  These are graded as a combination of completeness and correctness.  For a lab to be considered complete, a genuine attempt must have been made at all of the questions.  Answers such as "I don't know" or strings of characters are not sufficient for a lab to be considered complete.
  • Students may do late labs for up to half credit until the final exam window opens in the course.  For students to receive credit for late labs, they must contact the instructor via email to convey which lab(s) they have completed late.
  • Students are expected to do their own work on laboratory assignments.  Students are allowed and encouraged to seek assistance in understanding how to approach and/or calculate the answer to the questions on the labs.  Students who complete laboratory assignments using answers obtained from other sources will be reported to Student Conduct and face penalties on their assignments, as will any student who provided them with answers.

Study Aids

Study aids include study guides, videos, worksheets, practice exams, etc.

  • Study guides break down each chapter into sections, and are intended to help you group the different course components together in a coherent fashion.  Study guides include a checklist of items to do while studying a particular portion of the test, provide learning objectives, and questions to think about during study of the material to help focus on important topics.
  • Video modules provide short video tutorials or demos on numerous topics.  We cannot anticipate or solve all technical access issues, as local computer configurations and internet access vary greatly.  If you have trouble viewing the videos, here are a few tips that may help:
    • Paste the video link directly in your browser address bar rather than opening the access page inside of the Canvas window.
    • Be sure that you have upgraded to the most recent version of the browser software you are using.
  • Practice worksheets are available and are keyed.
  • Practice midterm and final exams will be posted on Canvas.  These provide excellent practice, and we strongly recommend that you take a practice exam under test conditions before your actual, proctored exam.
  • Study aids (study guides, practice worksheets, video modules, and practice exams) are important tools to help you understand the material in the course, but will not be collected or graded.

Quizzes

  • The Introductory Quiz and CH121 Pre-Assessment are located in the Week Zero Quizzes module.  Chapter Quizzes are located within each Chapter's module.
  • The pre-assessment for the course is located in the Week One Quizzes module.  The pre-quiz consists of questions on material throughout the course; credit is awarded based on completion.  The chapter module for Chapter 1 will become available after the pre-quiz has been completed.  Since credit on the pre-quiz is based solely on completion, please answer the questions to the best of your ability without reading the material in advance or referring to any other materials.
  • The Introductory Quiz is based on information in this syllabus and in the Course Information - Start Here module.  Please review the feedback after each attempt for important information.
  • Quizzes can be located in the individual chapter modules.  Quizzes for each chapter are graded based on correctness.  You have one attempt at each chapter quiz, so please be sure that you're prepared to take each quiz before you open it.
  • Quizzes will become unavailable after the due date.  Please see the grade sheet for due dates.
  • It is strongly recommended that you record your calculations for the quiz questions, and be sure that you understand how to arrive at the correct answer for each quiz question.
  • Students are expected to do their own work on quizzes.  Students may not obtain answers for the quiz questions from other sources.  Students who complete quizzes using answer obtained from other sources will be reported to Student Conduct and face penalties on their quizzes, as will any student who provides another student with answers.

Midterm Exam

  • The midterm exam requires a proctor.  Your proctor must be registered with Ecampus; you should set this up as soon as possible, or you will not be able to take your midterm.  Your professor cannot do this for you.  Information about acceptable proctors and a proctor registration form can be found at the Ecampus Proctoring web page.
  • The midterm exam is taken via Canvas.  You will need to take the exam on a computer with reliable internet access.
  • The midterm exam must be taken during the time period specified on the Grade Sheet page.
  • The midterm exam cannot be retaken and cannot be stopped once started.
  • The midterm exam must be completed within 80 minutes.  The exam will autosubmit at the end of this 80-minute period.
  • Failure to arrange for an approved proctor is not a valid excuse for not taking the midterm exam.  Any student who does not have an approved proctor by the Friday before the exam window will not be able to take the exam, and will receive a non-replaceable score of 0 for that exam.
  • A missed exam will receive a score of zero.
  • Allowed materials:
    • A scientific calculator (programmable calculators, graphing calculators, and cell phone-based calculators will not be allowed)
    • A printed exam cover sheet and periodic table (located in the "Course Documents" module in Canvas)
    • Blank scratch paper, pens, and/or pencil.  Students using ProctorU as a proctor will need to use a small dry erase board in lieu of scratch paper.
    • One 3-by-5 inch card with handwritten or typed notes on one side only.
    • Any use of materials not on this list (including websites or other online resources) will result in a non-replaceable score of 0 on the exam, and will be reported to Student Conduct as an incident of academic dishonesty.
  • The exam window is intended to accommodate a range of students schedules and time zones.  Please schedule your exam as early as possible in this window to allow yourself time to address any technical or proctoring issues that might arise.
  • For the duration of the exam window, students may not communicate contents of the exam or exam answers to any other individual in any format.  Students also may not receive such information prior to taking their exam.  Any violations of this will be reported to Student Conduct and result in exam penalties.

Final Exam

  • The final exam requires a proctor.  Your proctor must be registered with Ecampus; you should set this up as soon as possible, or you will not be able to take your final.  Your professor cannot do this for you.  Information about acceptable proctors and a proctor registration form can be found at the Ecampus Proctoring web page.
  • The final exam is taken via Canvas.  You will need to take the exam on a computer with reliable internet access.
  • The final exam must be taken during the time period specified previously on the Grade Sheet.  The final will only be available on the course website during this time period; there are no make-up exams or alternate test times.
  • The final exam is cumulative and is worth 200 points.  It will be weighted more heavily toward material covered after the midterm.
  • You will have one hour and 50 minutes (110 minutes) to take the exam.  The exam will autosubmit at the end of this period.
  • Failure to arrange for an approved proctor is not a valid excuse for not taking the final exam.  Any student who does not have an approved proctor by the Friday before the exam window will not be able to take the exam, and will receive a non-replaceable score of 0 for that exam.
  • A missed exam will receive a score of zero.
  • Allowed materials:
    • A scientific calculator (programmable calculators, graphing calculators, and cell phone-based calculators will not be allowed)
    • A printed exam cover sheet and periodic table (located in the "Course Documents" module in Canvas)
    • Blank scratch paper, pens, and/or pencil.  Students using ProctorU as a proctor will need to use a small dry erase board in lieu of scratch paper.
    • One 3-by-5 inch card with handwritten or typed notes on both sides.
    • Any use of materials not on this list (including websites or other online resources) will result in a non-replaceable score of 0 on the exam, and will be reported to Student Conduct as an incident of academic dishonesty.
  • The exam window is intended to accommodate a range of students schedules and time zones.  Please schedule your exam as early as possible in this window to allow yourself time to address any technical or proctoring issues that might arise.
  • For the duration of the exam window, students may not communicate contents of the exam or exam answer to any other individual in any format.  Students also may not receive such information prior to taking their exam.  Any violations of this will be reported to Student Conduct and result in exam penalties.
If you do better on the final (as a percentage score) than on the midterm exam, only the percentage score for the final will be counted.  In this case, it will be scaled to a score of 300 points for your "Exams" score.  This scoring method rewards improved performance.  This does not apply to replacement of zero scores on midterm exams that were missed due to an unexcused reason.

Expectations for Student Conduct

Student conduct is governed by the university’s policies, as explained in the Student Conduct Code (https://beav.es/codeofconduct). Students are expected to conduct themselves in the course (e.g., on discussion boards, email postings) in compliance with the university's regulations regarding civility.

Guidelines for a Productive and Effective Online Classroom

Students are expected to conduct themselves in the course (e.g., on discussion boards, email) in compliance with the university's regulations regarding civility.  Civility is an essential ingredient for academic discourse.  All communications for this course should be conducted constructively, civilly, and respectfully.  Differences in beliefs, opinions, and approaches are to be expected.  In all you say and do for this course, be professional.  Please review the discussion board guidelines posted in Canvas, and bring any communications you believe to be in violation of this class policy to the attention of your instructor.

Academic Integrity

Integrity is a character-driven commitment to honesty, doing what is right, and guiding others to do what is right.  Oregon State University Ecampus students and faculty have a responsibility to act with integrity in all of our educational work, and that integrity enables this community of learners to interact in the spirit of trust, honesty, and fairness across the globe.

Academic misconduct, or violations of academic integrity, can fall into seven broad areas, including but not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; falsification; assisting; tampering; multiple submissions of work; and unauthorized recording and use.

It is important that you understand what student actions are defined as academic misconduct at Oregon State University.  The OSU Libraries offer a tutorial on academic misconduct, and you can also refer to the OSU Student Code of Conduct and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standard’s website for more information.  More importantly, if you are unsure if something will violate our academic integrity policy, ask your professors, GTAs, academic advisors, or academic integrity officers.

Proctored Exams

This course requires that you take exams under the supervision of an approved proctor. Proctoring guidelines and registration for proctored exams are available online through the Ecampus testing and proctoring website. It is important to submit your proctoring request as early as possible to avoid delays.

 

Technical Assistance

If you experience any errors or problems while in your online course, contact 24-7 Canvas Support through the Help link within Canvas. If you experience computer difficulties, need help downloading a browser or plug-in, or need assistance logging into a course, contact the IS Service Desk for assistance. You can call (541) 737-8787 or visit the IS Service Desk online.

Inclusivity

Our Department prides itself on building a diverse and vibrant community. Diversity is a dynamic phenomenon, life enriching, and foundational to excellence. Diversity broadens the educational experience for students, faculty, and staff. Diversity is key for promoting personal growth, encouraging critical thinking, fostering mutual respect and teamwork, and improving communication skills while building a stronger and healthier community at OSU, in Oregon, and beyond. At OSU, we strive to create and nurture an environment where a diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives flourish and inspire creativity and achievement.


 

Statement Regarding Students with Disabilities

Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined and approved by Disability Access Services (DAS). If you, as a student, believe you are eligible for accommodations but have not obtained approval, please contact DAS immediately at 541-737-4098 or at http://ds.oregonstate.edu. DAS notifies students and faculty members of approved academic accommodations and coordinates implementation of those accommodations. While not required, students and faculty members are encouraged to discuss details of the implementation of individual accommodations.
 

Accessibility of course materials

All materials used in this course strive to be fully accessible.  Since some materials and resources are provided by external vendors, the accessibility statements from those vendors is also provided.  If you require accommodations, please contact Disability Access Services (DAS).

Canvas, the learning management system through which this course is offered, provides a vendor statement certifying how the platform is accessible to students with disabilities.  Please also review the accessibility statements from OpenStax, Knewton Alta, and SmartSparrow.

Ecampus Reach Out for Success

University students encounter setbacks from time to time. If you encounter difficulties and need assistance, it’s important to reach out. Consider discussing the situation with an instructor or academic advisor. Learn about resources that assist with wellness and academic success.

Ecampus students are always encouraged to discuss issues that impact your academic success with the Ecampus Success Team. Email ecampus.success@oregonstate.edu to identify strategies and resources that can support you in your educational goals.

If you feel comfortable sharing how a hardship may impact your performance in this course, please reach out to me as your instructor.

For mental health

Learn about counseling and psychological resources for Ecampus students. If you are in immediate crisis, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting OREGON to 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

For financial hardship

Any student whose academic performance is impacted due to financial stress or the inability to afford groceries, housing, and other necessities for any reason is urged to contact the Director of Care for support (studentassistance@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8748).
 

Basic Needs

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, and believes this may affect their performance in the course, is urged to contact the Director of Care in the office of the Dean of Students for support (studentassistance@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-8748). There might also be a food pantry in your community to help. You can search by zipcode at Feeding America. You can find information about enrolling in SNAP (food stamps) in your state at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website.

Your local librarian might be able to help you find a copy of some textbooks through interlibrary loan.

Furthermore, please notify the professor about your concerns if you are comfortable in doing so. This will enable them to provide any resources that they may possess.

Student Evaluation of Courses

During Fall, Winter, and Spring term The online Student Evaluation of Teaching system opens to students the Wednesday of week 8 and closes the Sunday before Finals Week. Students receive notification, instructions and the link through their ONID. They may also log into the system via Online Services. Course evaluation results are extremely important and used to help improve courses and the hybrid learning experience for future students. Responses are anonymous (unless a student chooses to “sign” their comments, agreeing to relinquish anonymity) and unavailable to instructors until after grades have been posted. The results of scaled questions and signed comments go to both the instructor and their unit head/supervisor. Anonymous (unsigned) comments go to the instructor only.
 

Please Note

This syllabus is subject to change with notice from the instructor.  For students registered in this section, there is additional content in the syllabus, which can be accessed through Canvas at the start of term.