|Goals||Attendance Policy||Emergency Procedures|
|Tentative Schedule||Grading Policy||Student Conduct|
|Examination Schedule||Make-up Policy|
|In-class Quizzes||Accommodations for Disabled|
|The Help! Forum||Honor Code|
Exact pdf copy of the printed syllabus
|M Sep 17||Exam No.1||001,004-010, 012-013|
|M Oct 08||Exam No.2||014-020|
|W Oct 31||Exam No.3||021,022, g31,g33,r34-r40|
|W Nov 28||Exam No.4||r41-42, 077, 080, 082- 084,086,092,099,100, 102-107|
The questions on the course web site will be used to give quizzes during most lectures. After a major point is covered or reviewed, a question about that point will be displayed and you will be asked to use your CPS keypad to respond. Remember:
You are allowed to discuss the quiz questions with your classmates. Thus, these quizzes are not intended to test your knowledge. Instead, they encourage you to think about and talk about the course material as it is presented.
In order to review these quizzes, you need to know which questions were asked. The topics are organized into modules which may be used to identify particular questions. Thus, question 76.3 is the third question in module 76. Click on the link below to review your quizzes.
PHY101 Syllabus Home Page
You are required to participate in this class by responding to the material as it is presented and helping one another when that is appropriate. The simplest way to satisfy this requirement is to attend all of the classes and take the in-class quizzes (and don't forget to bring your CPS pad!).
Another way to participate is to ask or answer questions on our class discussion forum. You may earn 20 points for each qualifying contribution. These points are added to your total quiz grade (each daily quiz counts 100 points). Use the button to get to the forums.Qualifying Contributions: Forum postings must be original and relevant to the course material. Responses to questions must address those questions in specific terms. Contributions will be deleted (and thus not counted for credit) if they are
You may use forum contributions to get your overall quiz average up to 100%, however you cannot go over 100%.
You are responsible for all announcements and material given in class or posted on the course website or sent to your VCU email address. Consistent, unexcused failure to participate in class through in-class quizzes or the forum could result in an administrative attendance withdrawal.
Do not rely on attendance withdrawal. If you find yourself unable to continue in the course, please withdraw by November 2, 2007 to avoid getting an 'F' on your transcript.PHY101 Syllabus Home Page
If you have a schedule conflict and cannot come to one of the hour exams, you may arrange to take the exam early. Makeup exams will not ordinarily be given after the scheduled exam date. Instead, the final exam score automatically replaces your lowest hour exam score.
Note that your final exam score is NOT replaced and makeup final exams will be given only in conjunction with requests for grades of incomplete.
In-class quizzes may not be made up but you may add points to your quiz total by contributing to the Help! Forum.PHY101 Syllabus Home Page Question 3
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 require Virginia Commonwealth University to provide an 'academic adjustment' and/or a 'reasonable accommodation' to any individual who advises us of a physical or mental disability. If you have a physical or mental limitation that requires an academic adjustment or an accommodation, please arrange a meeting with me at your earliest convenience. Additionally, if your course work requires you to work in a lab environment, you should advise the instructor or department chairperson of any concerns you may have regarding safety issues related to your limitation(s).
Note: Please contact the appropriate Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities to obtain an official memo detailing the academic adjustments or Accommodations which you need.PHY101 Syllabus Home Page
Clear and convincing evidence of honor system violations in this class will result in the submission of formal written charges to the Office of Judicial Affairs & Academic Integrity. Under these circumstances I do not give warnings or ask students for explanations.
All exams and quizzes in this course are 'pledged' material. When you submit solutions, you are asserting that they are your own work. Exams, of course, should be your work alone. On the quizzes, you are encouraged to consult with others but the quiz answers should be your own. Entering answers on someone elses's CPS pad is an honor violation and may result in charges if it is observed.