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UNIVERSITY POLICIES, The University is an equal opportunity educational institution Please read The University s Policy. Statement on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Americans with Disability Act Compliance. ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS, The University of Toledo is committed to providing equal access to education for all students If you have. a documented disability or you believe you have a disability and would like information regarding. academic accommodations adjustments in this course please contact the Student Disability Services. ACADEMIC POLICIES, Students need to mark sources of materials used in their powerpoints on their slides Students are allowed. one missed class with prior notice without penalty Absences also will be excused if students are. presenting their research at a conference approved by their advisor and the course instructor All students. must be prepared for class and have read the chapter and paper thoroughly before coming to class. COURSE EXPECTATIONS, The class will begin promptly Points will be deducted for late comers. No late assignments will be accepted Students must email their evaluations of the presentations by other. students to the professor by the next day by 5 pm Students must present on their scheduled date and turn. in all assignments on time and attend class unless there is a very unfortunate and serious issue. hospitalization death in immediate family car accident etc with prompt notice of the professor Ph D. graduate students are expected to give lead presentations 3 times in the course depending on enrollment. one may be doubled up with another student M S students 2 times and undergraduates once No cell. phones or gum chewing you can t be speaking clearly while chewing gum. 30 Attendance Participation Weekly Contributions,50 Presentations Discussion Leading.
20 Class Feedback evaluation forms of others including their completeness in on time. FINAL GRADING,A 93 100 B 88 89 C 78 79,A 90 92 B 83 87 C 73 77. B 80 82 C 70 72, If you are going to miss a class or miss a class please contact Dr Stepien immediately by e mail. carol stepien utoledo edu To get the full points you are expected to attend all classes and to be on. time and well prepared have thoroughly read the book chapter and papers taken notes or underlined. etc pay attention and actively participate,PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION LEADING. Give a well organized discussion oriented presentation with at least 50 input from the group. and be thoroughly conversant and knowledgeable about your subject. Present the highlights from the chapter and paper including primary figures and tables. Lead discussion on chapter, Look up background material and key terms papers etc. Bring up interesting and controversial points, Syllabus Development Resources Template December 10 2014.
Office of the Provost University Teaching Center, Office of Assessment Accreditation and Program Review. Encourage class participation and keep the class on track. Be involved in your subject, Involve and review a recent hot and short 2013 15 paper article or review article from a high. caliber scientific journal such as Molecular Ecology Conservation Genetics BMC Evolutionary. Biology Evolution Ecology Science Nature TREE Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Genetics PNAS etc that has high relevance and interest to all or part of the chapter as a good. example test of a hypothesis alternative or collaborative view augmentation etc Paper should. be relatively short 15 pages or less in length Must be 2013 15. You must provide email copies of your selected paper the week before to all. Do not read directly from your notes, Relate the paper to the chapter discuss its relative strengths and any weaknesses. Discuss what further work could be done, You are welcome to meet with Dr Stepien for 30 min to 1 hour the week before your. presentation in order to go over the material,See grading sheet for organization and grading.
EVALUATIONS OF PRESENTERS,Due 5 pm day after each class. Must be submitted electronically to Dr Stepien Label subject with your name the presenter s. name and the date of the talk Ex Matt on Nate s talk Feb 14. You will receive points for each and will be graded on the quality objectiveness and. completeness of your comments,Will be given anonymously to the presenters. Treats for the class are welcome on the day you present. COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES, The professor will do her best to communicate via email All students are expected to conduct themselves. professionally and to be courteous to others No cell phones or web browsing or text messaging or gum. chewing etc are permitted in class,STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES. Relevant UT support services,University Libraries http www utoledo edu library.
Learning Enhancement Center http www utoledo edu success lec. Writing Center http www utoledo edu success writingcenter index html. Success Coaches http www utoledo edu successcoach index html. Counseling Center http www utoledo edu studentaffairs counseling. Syllabus Development Resources Template December 10 2014. Office of the Provost University Teaching Center, Office of Assessment Accreditation and Program Review. COURSE SCHEDULE student leaders will chose from 11 open slots. Wed Aug 26 Ch 1 Diversity of Genetic Variation Dr Stepien. Mon Aug 31 Ch 2 Measures of Genetic Variation Dr Klymus. Mon Sept 7 Labor Day no class,Mon Sept 14 Ch 3 Selection I and II Dr Hennessy. Mon Sept 21 Ch 3 Selection III and IV Megan Niner, Mon Sept 28 Ch 4 Genetic Drift and Effective Population Size I and II Nate Marshall. Mon Oct 5 No Class, Mon Oct 12 Ch 4 Genetic Drift and Effective Population Size III and IV Eva Kramer. Mon Oct 19 Ch 5 Mutation Matthew Snyder, Mon Oct 26 Ch 6 Neutral Theory and Coalescence I and II Megan Niner.
Mon Nov 2 Ch 6 Neutral Theory and Coalescence Phylogenetics III and IV Dr Stepien. Mon Nov 9 Ch 7 Gene Flow and Population Structure I and II Kaylie and Matthew. Mon Nov 16 Ch 7 Gene Flow and Population Structure III and IV Devon Nate. Mon Nov 23 Ch 8 Inbreeding and Related Topics I Eva. Mon Nov 30 Ch 8 Inbreeding and Related Topics II III and IV Nate. Mon Dec 7 Ch 9 Linkage Disequilibrium and Recombination I II and III Matthew. Mon Dec 14 Ch 9 Linkage Disequilibrium and Recombination IV V and VI Megan. Syllabus Development Resources Template December 10 2014. Office of the Provost University Teaching Center, Office of Assessment Accreditation and Program Review. PRESENTATIONS Discussion Leading form,Presenter s NAME. Scale 98 100 A 93 97 A 90 92 A 88 89 B 83 87 B 80 82 B. 78 79 C 73 77 C 70 72 C, A Once Key Paper Choice 100 just once per student for one of the presentations. Select and Distribute week before in class copies of a recent short 2013 15 relevant key paper. from top journal that is written at the graduate advanced undergraduate level the week before. for everyone to read as highly pertinent to the chapter or a part of it Should be 3 12 pages. II Presentation and Discussion leading all student presentations. B 100 Give coherent well practiced knowledgeable and interesting overview of. key points in the chapter and paper including figures and tables Do not read directly. from your notes Involve class input 30 min, C 100 Lead a focused discussion on key points of your selected chapter and paper Keep. discussion moving oriented and on track and keep participation high Discussion. should include all people as much as possible and not be dominated by 1 or 2 individuals. Discussion should be at least 50 of the class time 30 min. D 100 Outside Research relevance and summary Look up and present background. material example and key terms papers Relate these to your chapter paper and to the. background material presented in our class to date Bring up interesting and controversial points. Discuss what further research work could be done Present and defend your opinion for important points. Give a coherent and well presented 5 minute summary of the main points and class discussion at the end. Mean mean of above A B C D,Evaluator s Name will be cut off 10 pts.
Syllabus Development Resources Template December 10 2014. Office of the Provost University Teaching Center, Office of Assessment Accreditation and Program Review. Students will learn to present their own lectures on key concepts of population genetics select a recent key scientific paper for group discussion on a topic for one of the discussions they lead and learn to develop discussion and critical analysis skills The professor Dr Carol Stepien will be assisted by her

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