Office: HS 158
Research Lab: HS 244
Office Hours: 10:10am to 11:10am on Monday and Tuesday. If these times do not fit into your class schedule, then please make an appointment. Don’t hesitate to stop me in the hall and ask questions!
Dr. Katrina Olsen
Office: HS 44
Office Hours: TBA
McKinley, M.K, O'Loughlin, V.D., Pennefather-O'Brien, E.E., and R.T. Harris. 2017. Human Anatomy. 5th edition. McGraw-Hill.
Required for Lab
A bundle of all lab materials will be available for purchase. Please make certain that you bring this bundle to every lab. Extra copies will not be available. Bring your copy of Human Anatomy to lab each week.
Required Access to Connect Website at McGraw-Hill
Assignments consisting of 10 questions for each lecture starting with Lecture 2 are required as part of your course grade. You must purchase a registration code either as part of a package with your text or separately from the McGraw-Hill Connect website.
|Lecture exam #1||
Thursday June 21, 2018
|Lecture exam #2||Thursday July 5, 2018|
|Lecture exam #3||Thursday July 19, 2018|
|Lecture exam #4||Thursday
August 2, 2018
No dissections are required for this course. Make certain that you bring ample supplies of paper (blank and lined) and drawing materials such as pens, pencils, ruler and calculator to each lab to complete lab exercises and record any personal observations of the microscope slides, models and cadavers.
entry: "A study of the fundamental structure and organization of the
organs and systems of the human body." During both the lecture and
lab components of this course, there will be a strong emphasis on the
interplay between form and function. The only prerequisite for
this course is BIO105 Biological Concepts-Unity or an equivalent course,
and you should enter BIO211 with a working knowledge of scientific
methodology and the basics of biological organization from the cellular
to organismal level.
Specific Course Objectives
acquire a precise and accurate structural knowledge of the basic organs
and organ systems of the human body and describe concisely their
2. To develop an appreciation and understanding of the 3-dimensional complexity of the human body through a detailed knowledge of the relational positions of major organs.
3. To become fluent in the terminology of the major regions and cavities, directions and planes of section of the human body in order to communicate this 3-dimensional complexity to others accurately and succinctly.
4. To be able to identify gross anatomical and histological details of the major tissues, organs and organ systems from microscope slides, models and diagrams.
find BIO211 a challenging course that will require a continual and
regular commitment to review and preparation for lectures and
labs. Like any anatomy course, BIO211 will be "heavy" with
terminology. You will be confronted with seemingly endless lists
of terms to understand for lecture and lab. Do not feel
daunted! Anyone can master anatomy if the commitment is made from
Tips for Success in BIO211
every lecture and lab! Yes, this is obvious, but I cannot
overemphasize lectures and labs are the opportunities to clarify your
understanding of concepts and expand your knowledge. Be prepared
to spend the entire 1 hour and 20 minutes in lecture and 2 hours in the lab. Use every
opportunity to look at available materials and ask questions.
2. Read the assigned text pages. Prepare for each class by reading the text chapter(s) specifically assigned for a lecture or lab and review previous readings.
3. Take effective notes. All images used in lectures will be taken from the text unless specified. Furthermore, the PowerPoint lectures will be made available through the course web page. So, it will not be necessary to copy every word that is written on each slide during the lecture! Generally, the more time that one takes copying down text, the less time is spent listening to the lecturer and learning. Effective notes may be in a variety of forms such as short point-form, flow chart format or even pictorial. Discover the technique that works best for you!
4. Review your lecture and lab notes after every class. This step is especially important because it provides you with the opportunity to fill in missing details to improve your understanding, select key terms and concepts for the lecture, and to focus quickly and sharply on those areas where you may need clarification. As a general rule, expect to spend approximately 2 hours of review for every hour spent in the class.
5. Use the lecture study guides and links that are provided on this web site. For each lecture, I will provide a study guide that consists of a set of objectives, a list of all key words that you are required to know and understand, the text diagrams that you need to be able to label for the final exam and a set of review questions. I hope that these study guides will help you organize the information in the lecture and text so that you know precisely what I am asking you to learn and provide you with additional opportunities to self-test your understanding of the lecture topic. The long list of links on this web site will take you to sites where you can study many of the lecture topics through a much more interactive approach. Several of these sites also allow you to self-test.
6. Please see me as soon as possible whenever you have any questions, no matter how small they may appear. It is critical that you ask questions as they arise rather than wait until the last moment just before a test. I will do my best to be available for you either during my scheduled office hours or by appointment. We will also get to know each other more quickly and you will become more comfortable approaching either myself or other instructors.
7. Practice writing terms. In this way, you can learn the proper spelling. Also, practice drawing and labeling diagrams so that you will be able to quickly recognize structures that require labeling on an exam question. Although only the final comprehensive lecture exam will include diagrams, it is wise to get into the regular study habit of learning the required diagrams at the start of the course. Create flowcharts or pathway diagrams to summarize connections between organs and organ systems. Although we will study the human body according to each individual organ system, you must not forget that all are interconnected both structurally and functionally. Expect questions that test your understanding of the human body as an integrated whole.
8. Study effectively and intelligently. In other words, don't cram! Plan your study sessions in advance and allow for enough time to adequately review the material. Form a study group with other students. Study to understand rather than simply memorize. The greatest hurtle for any student in an anatomy course is the sheer volume of information that must be learned. Repetition remains one of the more effective means of memorizing and understanding information, but it is important that you remember two key points. First, start early in the semester and study regularly. If you review continually and on a regular basis, then you will retain more information and improve your understanding. Second, take frequent breaks while studying. The human brain is not a sponge. We can only take in so much information at one time. After approximately 25 – 30 minutes take a break for about 10 minutes. Get up, stretch your legs and perhaps get a drink and then return to studying. Remember the key steps of repeated review and short study intervals.
9. Skeletons, microscopes, microscope slides, and anatomy models will be available in Halsey Collaborative Learning Center (Halsey 259) to aid your studying for lecture and lab exams. Use every opportunity to study the models and other teaching materials.
10. Do not fall behind! Otherwise, these tips and techniques will have only limited benefit.
One of the goals for this course is for each student to be able to communicate knowledge of the basic structure and function of the human body. Communication is both verbal and written. During lab exercises, you will have opportunities to practice your verbal skills. Exams and lab quizzes are opportunities to demonstrate your written skills. Spelling is important because a difference in one or two letters can change completely the meaning of a word. For example, adduction (movement towards the body) and abduction (movement away from the body) refer to opposite actions. The ilium (one of three bones of the os coxae) and ileum (third part of the small intestine) clearly refer to quite different parts of the body. Within the nervous system, there are two basic divisions: afferent (impulses carried to the central nervous system) and efferent (impulses carried away from the central nervous system).
Spelling will be graded for both lecture and lab. One half (1/2) of a point will be deducted for any incorrect letter. The most that you can lose for a question due to incorrect spelling is one half of a point. If you follow the strategy suggested above of writing out difficult words, then you should be able to master their spelling.
We are here to help you succeed!
1. All phones must be turned off or be silenced unless you have permission from the lab instructor.
2. No electronic devices will be allowed on your person during a quiz or exam. All watches must be removed and put away before a quiz or exam.
3. No food or drink will be allowed in the lab. If you need a drink of water, there is a fountain in the hallway.
4. Please show the proper respect for the cadavers. You will have opportunities to examine the cadavers, but nothing is to be removed or damaged in any way. Photography of cadavers will be not be allowed.
|Lecture Exam #1||14%
|Lecture Exam #2||14%
|Lecture Exam #3||14%
|Lab Quizzes (9 X ~1.8% each)||16%
|Lab Practical Exam #1||8%
|Lab Practical Exam #2||8%
Questions (5% of your total course grade):
A set of 10 questions for each lecture (starting with lecture 1) will be a required component of the course grade. Each set of questions has a due date of the start of the lecture. The best score of three attempts will be recorded. The raw score for all sets will be converted to a grade out of 5. Instructions for registering in Connect are posted in the class D2L.
Quizzes (16% of your total course grade) :
Starting with the third lab, there will be a lab quiz each lab period. Each lab quiz will be based upon the lab from the previous week. Lab quizzes will consist of short answer questions and identification of structures on projected images of anatomy models or cadavers. The structures that you will be asked to identify are those that you will also need to know for the lab practical exam, and the quizzes are intended to be practice for the lab exams. The quiz will take up no more than 10-15 minutes of a lab and be held at the start of the lab. If you are late, then you will not be allowed to write a make-up quiz. The lowest quiz mark will be dropped.
Practical Exams (16% of your total course grade):
Lab practical exams 1 and 2 will follow the format of a “bell-ringer” test where you will be asked to identify labeled structures within a time limit. As the term “practical” suggests, the goal of the lab practical exams is to test your ability to identify those structures that you learned in lab and your understanding of their form and function based upon your observations of materials in front of you. Each lab practical exam is scheduled during a regular lab period.
1. The second lab practical exam will only include material learned since the first lab practical exam. It will not be a comprehensive exam.
2. No aids will be allowed during a lab practical exam.
||Date||Lecture Topic||Text Readings|
||Introduction to the Course & Organization, Terminology & Body Plan for the Human Body||Chapter 1: Sections 1.2 Definition of Anatomy, 1.3 Structural Organization of the Body and 1.4 Precise Language of Anatomy|
Terminology & Body Plan for the Human Body
||Chapter 1: Sections 1.2 Definition of Anatomy, 1.3 Structural Organization of the Body and 1.4 Precise Language of Anatomy|
||Chapter 4: Section 4.1 Epithelial Tissue (except for 4.1c Specialized Structures of Epithelial Tissue) and Section 4.2 Connective Tissue (except for Bone and Blood)|
||Histology & Integumentary System||Chapter
4: Section 4.1 Epithelial Tissue (except for 4.1c Specialized
Structures of Epithelial Tissue) and Section
4.2 Connective Tissue (except for Bone and Blood)
Chapter 5: Sections 5.1 Structure and Function of the Integument, 5.2 Epidermis, 5.3 Dermis, 5.4 Subcutaneous Layer (Hypodermis), and 5.5 Integumentary Structures Derived from Epidermis and Clinical View on Burns and Grafts
June 18 & Tuesday June 19
Skeleton and Appendicular Skeleton + Review
Sections 7.1 Skull, 7.1a Views of the Skull and Landmark
Features, 7.1c Bones of the Cranium, 7.1d Bones of the Face
(only the Mandible), 7.1h Bones Associated with the Skull (Hyoid
and Auditory Ossicles), 7.4 Vertebral Column, 7.5 Thoracic Cage
Chapter 8: Sections 8.1 Pectoral Girdle, 8.2 Upper Limb, 8.3 Pelvic Girdle, 8.4 Lower Limb (except for 8.4d Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges)
||Wednesday June 20||Articulations
Movement & Selected Joints + Review
||Chapter 9: Sections 9.1 Articulations (Joints), 9.2 Fibrous Joints, 9.3 Cartilaginous Joints, 9.4a General Anatomy of Synovial Joints and 9.4c Movements at Synovial Joints, Sections 9.5b Joints of the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limbs (Glenohumeral (Shoulder) Joint), 9.5c Joints of the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limbs (Knee Joint)|
Covering lectures 1 to 5, not Appendicular Skeleton
||Selected Joints & Muscle Tissue and Architecture of Skeletal Muscles||Chapter
Sections 9.5b Joints of the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limbs
(Glenohumeral (Shoulder) Joint), 9.5c Joints of the Pelvic
Girdle and Lower Limbs (Knee Joint)
Chapter 10: Sections 10.1 Properties of Muscle Tissue, 10.2b Gross Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle (only Muscle Attachments), 10.5 Skeletal Muscle Fiber Organization, 10.7b Actions of Skeletal Muscles, 10.8 The Naming of Skeletal Muscles
June 26 & Wednesday June 27
||Axial Muscles & Appendicular Muscles + Review||Chapter
11: Sections 11.1a Muscles of Facial Expression, 11.1c Muscles
of Mastication, 11.1f Muscles of the Anterior Neck, 11.1g
Muscles That Move the Head and Neck, 11.2 Muscles of the
Vertebral Column, 11.3 Muscles of Respiration, 11. 4 Muscles of
the Abdominal Wall
Chapter 12: Sections 12.1 Muscles That Move the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limb (except for 12.1e Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand), 12.2 Muscles That Move the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb (except for 12.2d Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot)
June 28 & Monday July 2
||Nervous Tissue, Organization of Nervous System, Spinal Cord & Spinal Nerves + Review||Chapter
14: Sections 14.1 Organization of the Nervous System, 14.2
Cytology of Nervous Tissue, 14.3 Myelination of Axons
Chapter 16: Sections 16.1 Gross Anatomy of the Spinal Cord, 16.2 Spinal Cord Meninges, 16.3 Sectional Anatomy of the Spinal Cord, 16.4 Spinal Nerves
||Tuesday July 3
||Brain & Cranial Nerves + Review||Chapter 15: Sections 15.1b Organization of Neural Tissue Areas in the Brain, 15.2 Support and Protection of the Brain, 15.3a Cerebral Hemispheres, 15.4 Diencephalon, 15.5 Brainstem, 15.6 Cerebellum, 15.8 Cranial Nerves|
||Wednesday July 4
Covering lectures 6 (Appendicular Skeleton) to 12
||Cranial Nerves||Chapter 15: Section 15.8 Cranial Nerves|
||The Visual System||Chapter 19: Section 19.5a Accessory Structures of the Eye, 19.5b Eye Structure, and Eye Disorders (detached retina, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia)|
Visual System & The Ear
||Chapter 19: Section 19.5a Accessory Structures of the Eye, 19.5b Eye Structure, and Eye Disorders (detached retina, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia), 19.6a External Ear, 19.6b Middle Ear, 19.c Inner Ear (except for Auditory Pathways)|
||The Ear & The Heart||Chapter
19: 19.6a External Ear, 19.6b Middle Ear,
19.6c Inner Ear (except for Auditory Pathways)
Chapter 22: Sections 22.1c Characteristics of the Pericardium, 22.2b External Heart Anatomy, 22.2c Internal Heart Anatomy: Chambers and Valves, Table 22.1
Chapter 23: Sections 23.5 Review of Heart, Systemic, and Pulmonary Circulation
Heart & Circulatory
22: Sections 22.1c Characteristics of
the Pericardium, 22.2b External Heart Anatomy, 22.2c Internal
Heart Anatomy: Chambers and Valves, Table 22.1, 22.3 Coronary Circulation
Chapter 23: Sections 23.1b Arteries, 23.1c Capillaries, 23.3 Systemic Circulation (except for 23.3d Blood Flow Through the Thoracic and Abdominal Walls and 23.3e Blood Flow Through the Thoracic Organs), Review of Heart, Systemic, and Pulmonary Circulation
System (Arteries) + Review
||Chapter 23: Sections 23.1b Arteries, 23.1c Capillaries, 23.3 Systemic Circulation (except for 23.3d Blood Flow Through the Thoracic and Abdominal Walls and 23.3e Blood Flow Through the Thoracic Organs)|
System (Veins) + Review
||Chapter 23: Sections 23.1c Capillaries, 23.1d Veins, Clinical View on Varisose veins, 23.3 Systemic Circulation (except for 23.3d Blood Flow Through the Thoracic and Abdominal Walls and 23.3e Blood Flow Through the Thoracic Organs)|
Covering lectures 13-19
System & Digestive System
Sections 25.1 General Organization and Functions of the
Respiratory System, 25.2 Upper Respiratory Tract, 25.3 Lower
Chapter 26: Sections 26.1 General Structure and Functions of the Digestive System, 26.2 Oral Cavity except for 26.2d Teeth, 26.3 Pharynx, 26.5 Esophagus, 26.7 Stomach, 26.8 Small Intestine, 26.9 Large Intestine, 26.10 Accessory Digestive Organs
||Digestive System||Chapter 26: Sections 26.1 General Structure and Functions of the Digestive System, 26.2 Oral Cavity except for 26.2d Teeth, 26.3 Pharynx, 26.5 Esophagus, 26.7 Stomach, 26.8 Small Intestine, 26.9 Large Intestine, 26.10 Accessory Digestive Organs|
System & Human Reproductive System (Male)
Sections 26.1 General Structure and Functions of the Digestive
System, 26.2 Oral Cavity except for 26.2d Teeth, 26.3 Pharynx,
26.5 Esophagus, 26.7 Stomach, 26.8
Small Intestine, 26.9 Large Intestine, 26.10 Accessory Digestive
Chapter 28: Sections 28.1 Comparison of the Female and Male Reproductive Systems, 28.3 Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System (except for Development of Sperm: Spermatogenesis and Spermiogenesis)
System (Female) & Urinary System
Sections 28.1 Comparison of the Female and Male Reproductive
Systems, 28.2 Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System (except
for Ovarian Follicles and Oogenesis and the Ovarian Cycle)
Chapter 27: 27.1 General Structure and Functions of the Urinary System, 27.2a Gross and Sectional Anatomy of the Kidney, 27.2b Blood Supply to the Kidney, 27.2d Nephrons, 27.3 Urinary Tract
||Lymphatic System + SOS||Chapter 24: Sections 24.1 Functions of the Lymphatic System, 24.2 Lymph and Lymph Vessels (except for 24.2c and 24.2d), 24.3 Lymphatic Cells, 24.4 Lymphatic Structures|
|Tuesday July 31
Your Inner Fish + Review
Your Inner Reptile + Review
Comprehensive and covering all lectures
Lecture Study Guides
Click on the title for the lecture to access the study guide
1 & 2 - Organization,
Terminology & Body Plan for Human Body (Study Guide)
Lectures 1&2 (pdf)
Lectures 1&2 (Powerpoint)
16 & 17 - The
Ear (Study Guide)
Lectures 16&17 (pdf)
Lectures 16&17 (Powerpoint)
3 & 4 - Histology
Lectures 3&4 (pdf)
Lectures 3&4 (Powerpoint)
17 & 18 - The
Heart (Study Guide)
Lectures 17&18 (pdf)
Lectures 17&18 (Powerpoint)
4 - Integumentary
System (Study Guide)
Lecture 4 (pdf)
Lecture 4 (Powerpoint)
18-20 - Circulatory
System (Study Guide)
Lectures 18-20 (pdf)
Lectures 18-20 (Powerpoint)
5 & 6 - Axial
Skeleton and Appendicular Skeleton (Study Guide)
Lectures 5&6 (pdf)
Lectures 5&6 (Powerpoint)
21 - Respiratory
System (Study Guide)
Lecture 21 (pdf)
Lecture 21 (Powerpoint)
7 - Articulations
and Movement & Selected Joints (Study Guide)
Lecture 7 (pdf)
Lecture 7 (Powerpoint)
21-23 - Digestive
System (Study Guide)
Lectures 21-23 (pdf)
Lectures 21-23 (Powerpoint)
8 - Muscle
Tissue & Architecture of Skeletal Muscles (Study Guide)
Lecture 8 (pdf)
Lecture 8 (Powerpoint)
23 & 24 - Human
Reproductive System (Study Guide)
Lectures 23&24 (pdf)
Lectures 23&24 (Powerpoint)
9 & 10 - Axial
Muscles & Appendicular Muscles (Study
Lectures 9&10 (pdf)
Lectures 9&10 (Powerpoint)
24 - Urinary
System (Study Guide)
Lecture 24 (pdf)
Lecture 24 (Powerpoint)
11 & 12 - Nervous
Tissue, Organization of Nervous System, Spinal Cord & Spinal
Nerves (Study Guide)
Lectures 11&12 (pdf)
Lectures 11&12 (Powerpoint)
25 - Lymphatic
System (Study Guide)
Lecture 25 (pdf)
Lecture 25 (Powerpoint)
13 & 14 - Brain
& Cranial Nerves (Study Guide)
Lectures 13&14 (pdf)
Lectures 13&14 (Powerpoint)
& 16 - The
Visual System (Study Guide)
Lectures 15&16 (pdf)
Lectures 15&16 (Powerpoint)
|Lectures 1&2 Study Guide Answers||Lectures 16&17 Study Guide Answers|
|Lectures 3&4 Study Guide Answers||Lectures 17&18 Study Guide Answers|
|Lecture 4 Study Guide Answers||Lectures 18-20 Study Guide Answers|
|Lectures 5&6 Study Guide Answers||Lecture 21 Study Guide Answers|
|Lecture 7 Study Guide Answers||Lectures 21-23 Study Guide Answers|
|Lecture 8 Study Guide Answers||Lectures 23&24 Study Guide Answers|
9&10 Study Guide Answers
||Lecture 24 Study Guide Answers|
11&12 Study Guide Answers
||Lecture 25 Study Guide Answers|
|Lectures 13&14 Study Guide Answers||
|Lectures 15&16 Study Guide Answers|
Schedule for Summer 2018
|Week of||Lab Topic||Text Readings|
Introduction to Lab,
Use of the Microscope & How to Make a Biological Drawing
Basic Organization of the Human Body
Tissues and Integument
Lab Quiz #1
|Chapters 4 and 5|
Bone and Cartilage,
Skeletal System - Axial Skeleton
Lab Quiz #2
|Chapters 4 and 7|
Articulations and Movement
Lab Quiz #3
|Chapters 8 and 9|
Head & Neck Muscles,
Lab Quiz #4
|Chapters 4 and 11|
||Lab Practical Exam #1
Muscles of Trunk and Limbs
Lab Quiz #5
Central Nervous System – Brain and Cranial and Spinal Nerves
Lab Quiz #6
|Chapters 15 and 16|
Sense Organs – Eye and Ear
Lab Quiz #7
Circulatory System – Heart, Blood Vessels of Thorax, Abdomen and Limbs
Lab Quiz #8
|Chapters 22 and 23|
Respiratory System & Digestive System
Lab Quiz #9
|Chapters 25 and 26|
Urinary and Reproductive Systems
Lab Quiz #10
|Chapters 27 and 28|
||Lab Practical Exam #2||
for Makeup Exams, Quizzes, and Exit Questions
In order to write a makeup exam or quiz, you must inform the lecturer or your lab instructor of your absence before the start of the exam or your scheduled lab period. Any student who does not do so may forfeit the chance to write a makeup exam or quiz and a grade of zero will be assigned.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact Dr. Dilkes or the lab instructor prior to missing an exam or quiz. A message from a family member or friend is not acceptable. Contact may be an email, message on the instructor's office answering machine, or a message to the Biology Office (HS142; 424-1102).
Documentation is Required for All Make-up Exams, Quizzes, and Exit Questions
Any absence from a lecture exam, lab exam, lab quiz, or exit question must be supported by documentation.
Makeup Lecture Exams
Students who miss a lecture exam (see Acceptable Reasons for Absences below) are offered a makeup so long as a form (available here and D2L) is properly filled out, promptly submitted, and documentation is provided. Your options for a makeup lecture exam are:
miss the makeup exam on the scheduled date and provide documentation,
alternate arrangements for a makeup will be made or an incomplete
recorded. Without documentation, a grade of zero will be recorded.
It is critical that you complete and email the Request to Makeup a Missed Lecture Exam form to Dr. Dilkes. If you fail to do so, then there is no guarantee an exam will be ready for you.
Makeup Lab Quizzes and Exit Questions:
If you expect to miss your regular lab, then it is your responsibility to inform Dr. Olsen of your absence and discuss with her any possible arrangements to write missed quizzes or exit questions at a later date.
Do not forget that documentation is required even if attending another lab.
Contact Dr. Olsen immediately if you cannot write a lab exam. Do not forget documentation. Discuss with Dr. Olsen any possible arrangements to write a missed lab exam at a later date. If you cannot write the lab exam during the lab exam week and no makeup exam can be scheduled, then the value of a missed lab exam will be added to the one already written or to be written. That is, the single lab exam will be worth 16%.
note that absences due to vacation plans or oversleeping are not
of Grades in Exams, Quizzes, and Exit Questions:
Clerical Error-If you discover an addition error on your exam, lab quiz, or lab exit question must be directed to your lab instructor within one (1) week of receipt of the quiz, exam, or exit question.
Corrections in Grading-Regrading of an exam, quiz, or exit question will only be considered if a written explanation of the problem accompanies the exam. Any lecture notes or text readings that support regrading must be included with the explanatory note. Your instructor must receive the disputed piece of work and its explanatory note within one (1) week after the return of the exams in order to be considered for regarding. Please note that regrading will not necessarily result in additional marks. The grade may increase, decrease or stay the same.
A university is a community of individuals who have come to together to instruct and learn. Included among the many academic and personal goals to be achieved at university is the ability to think independently and creatively, hone your written and oral skills for the communication of your ideas and grow as an individual with confidence in your abilities. For the university, it strives continually to improve its ability to instruct effectively and instill in each of its students the self-confidence, skills and knowledge to be successful. Academic misconduct such as cheating and plagiarism harms both the student and university by defeating these goals. A student who cheats fails to acquire the skills, knowledge and self-confidence needed for success, and the university will acquire an undesired reputation. Elimination of cheating and plagiarism is the responsibility of both the university and each student.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to a standard of academic integrity for all students. The system guidelines state: "Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of their work, for the appropriate citation of sources, and for respect of others' academic endeavors." (UWS 14.01,Wisconsin Administrative Code).
Students are subject to disciplinary action for academic misconduct, which is defined in UWS 14.03, Wisconsin Administrative Code. Students on the UW Oshkosh campus have been suspended from the University for academic misconduct.
Students are encouraged to review the procedures related to violations of academic honesty as outlined in Chapter UWS 14, Wisconsin Administrative Code. The system guidelines and local procedures are printed in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Student Discipline Code 2003-2004 and can be found on the Dean of Students website at www.uwosh.edu/dean/conduct.htm.
Specific questions regarding the provisions in Chapter UMW 14 (and institutional procedures approved to implement Chapter UMS 14) should be directed to the Dean of Students Office.
Below are the details of UWS 14.03.
14.03 Academic misconduct subject to disciplinary action.
(1) Academic misconduct is an act in which a student:
(a) Seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation;
(b) Uses unauthorized materials or fabricated data in any academic exercise;
(c) Forges or falsifies academic documents or records;
(d) Intentionally impedes or damages the academic work of others;
(e) Engages in conduct aimed at making false representation of a student's academic performance; or
(f) Assists other students in any of these acts.
(2) Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to: cheating on an examination; collaborating with others in work to be presented, contrary to the stated rules of the course; submitting a paper or assignment as one's own work when a part or all of the a paper or assignment as one's own work when a part or all of the paper or assignment is the work of another; submitting a paper or assignment that contains ideas or research of others without appropriately identifying the sources of those ideas; stealing examinations or course materials; submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course; tampering with the laboratory experiment or computer program of another student; knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above, including assistance in an arrangement whereby any work, classroom performance, examination or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed.
will not be tolerated in BIO211. Any instance of academic
misconduct may result in an academic penalty such as a failing grade on
the exam or quiz, a failure in the course or possible expulsion from the
last updated May 21, 2018 by D. Dilkes