RULES OF THE LABORATORY

See p. 18 of the Laboratory Manual for a more detailed list.

1. Food and drink are not allowed in any of the laboratories.

2. Bare feet, smoking, and rollerblades (on your feet, as opposed to being carried) are not allowed in the Natural History Building.

3. You will need your current University of Illinois photo ID for each lab.

4. Student belongings must be stored away from the lab benches. Use the hooks provided.

5. Leave the laboratory clean and organized.

6. Gwynn Puckett and the TAs are in charge of the orderly conduct of labs and may exclude a student who does not comply with the lab rules.

7. All students are assumed to have read and understood the CODE OF POLICIES AND REGULATIONS APPLYING TO ALL STUDENTS, University of Illinois, and will be expected to act accordingly. The CODE is available on-line at http://www.admin.uiuc.edu/policy/code/index.html.

8. The IB 104 faculty and staff are not responsible for student belongings during labs. Please be careful.

LAB ATTENDANCE

1. Students must attend their scheduled lab unless they are assigned to a makeup lab.

2. Makeup labs are assigned by the Laboratory Coordinator, Gwyn Puckett, who is in 300 Natural History Building. Only students who can provide an acceptable and documentable reason for absence will be eligible to make up a missed lab. Documentation should be dated and presented in writing to Gwyn. Makeup labs are not guaranteed to be available, as there is a limit to the number of students allowed in a lab session.

3. TAs cannot reschedule students to other lab sections, including their own.

4. Per the Dean of Students' Office, a McKinley Health Center Visit Record is not, by itself, acceptable verification for absence. Students who visit McKinley Health Center must provide verification through the Office of the Dean of Students (Turner Student Svcs. Bldg., 610 E. John, 333-0050).

5. Students who have knowledge in advance of events which conflict with lab attendance in IB 104 should present acceptable documentation of such events prior to their absence. Quizzes and assignments which would have been due during the period of absence must be completed and turned in prior to the studentís absence.

6. Students who wish to have consideration for religious observances that conflict with labs must present verification in writing to the Laboratory coordinator within one week of the first lecture, in compliance with the Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students (Rule 34).

7. Students in evening lab sections who have evening exams in other courses do not qualify for makeup labs. The Code of Policies and Regulations states that regularly scheduled classes take priority over evening exams.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU MUST BE ABSENT FROM LAB

Due to a "Confining Illness":

1. Go to McKinley Health Center and seek assistance.

2. Call the Laboratory coordinator, Gwyn Puckett,(244-7350) to report the problem and arrange make-up work.

3. Contact the Dean of Students' Office (Turner Student Svcs. Bldg., 610 E. John, 333-0050) and request that verification of your illness be sent to Gwyn Puckett.

Due to a "Personal Emergency":

1. CallGwyn Puckett (244-7350) to report the problem, inquire as to whether it qualifies you for an excusable absence, and arrange makeup work as needed.

2. Obtain written, dated documentation of the problem.

3. Contact the Dean of Students' Office (Turner Student Svcs. Bldg., 610 E. John, 333-0050) and arrange for verification of your problem to be sent to Gwyn Puckett.

QUIZZES

1. Students who miss a quiz should contact Gwyn Puckett immediately to arrange a make-up quiz. It is the student's responsibility to make these arrangements in a timely fashion. No make-up quizzes can be administered once the original quiz has been graded and returned to other students in the course.

2. Quiz questions are posed in a variety of short answer formats. Points are not taken off for spelling alone, but the answers must be recognizable to your TA on the basis of what is written alone (not on the basis of what you explain later that you meant to write).

3. Different lab sections are given different quizzes with questions drawn from a common pool.

4. Questions about quiz grading should be presented first to the your lab TA, who will be able to answer questions about the correct or expected quiz answers. Students may also take quiz questions to Gwyn Puckett for consideration. As necessary, Gwyn Puckett will bring questions to the attention of Professor Robertson.

 

VERTEBRATE DISSECTION

Dissection of a fetal pig, as well as several invertebrate animals, is part of the IB104 laboratory. This is a remarkable opportunity to explore first hand the internal workings of a mammal like yourself. However, if you have concerns about dissection of a vertebrate animal, please talk to Hugh Robertson before the end of the second week of classes, or Friday 2 September at the latest.

 

STATEMENT ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

The faculty and staff of IB 104 require students to hold the highest standards of scientific and academic conduct. Any form of cheating in this course is unacceptable, and will be dealt with in accordance with the University-wide standards in the Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students.

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