Scholars,Almost everyone was able to follow directions in the end. Yeah! That makes my job easy.There were two kinds of students taking the exam this morning. Those that are early:And those that are late:...can't wait to see the bonus question responses!
Scholars,Congrats to most of you on a successful semester. College, like most everything else in life has a pretty sharp learning curve. It will get harder and it will get easier as you become more adept at playing the game and become an expert student.For your last assignment I'd like for you to review and tell me if you actually did what I asked of you at the beginning of the semester. If you have failed to meet my requirements for an A I will be giving an essay exam during our regularly scheduled finals period on Monday morning. You will have one last chance to redeem yourself and prove that you can follow directions (one of the keys to success at the university).You were asked to do 3 things:1) did you visit my office (you will always be welcome there by the way).2) did you make a post in your personal blog at least once a week. If you did then you should have around 14 posts. I am looking for 12 post. If you have 12 posts, give yourself full credit.3) did you respond INTELLIGENTLY by commenting to at least 8 of my posts on the ngcsu_sfcs blog. You will not get credit for, "yeah, I agree with thatjacob". I am looking to see if you used your brain.If you did what I asked, "Congratulations!" you just got your first, and probably only, easy A.If you failed to follow directions, feel bad about it, and would like a chance to redeem yourself let me know that you will be at my office on Monday at 8 for your essay test. Bring some crayons and a funny hat.
Good morning Scholars,Some excellent replies to Monday's post. Congratulations and keep on thinking and planning.For today, let's share our favorite stress relieving sites on the internet with each other. It might come in handy as we are studying for exams during the next few weeks. I'll go first. (Warning -- Don't view these cartoons without a grain of salt, some of them aren't necessarily PC ;-) Check out coffee house propaganda and drugs in your head. I will warn you ahead of time the language is very street. Similar to how I hear students talk in the cafeteria.If smart mouthed squirrels aren't your cup of tea then try this fishing game.Both of these sites came to me by way of my students. Feel free to share whatever you enjoy. I could actually use some material that's a little more politically correct. I apologize in advance if anyone is offended ;-0~
Scholars,We decided last Monday that we would only meet virtually for the remainder of the semester. I'd like to congratulate those of you who have done what I have asked. Your posts and contributions to the class have been fantastic, You will be very successful if you keep it up.I'd like to encourage those of you who have engaged in mediocrity to take it up a few notches. Many of you will need to get serious if you wish to fulfill the plans you shared with the class at the beginning of the semester. Attending the university is a full time job!For this mornings assignment I'd like for you to reflect and share with us after almost completing a semester at the university. What do you want to do? What are your goals and how have they changed after a semester at the university? What are you gonna need to do to get where you want to go?prof_chuck
Scholars,Thanksgiving is coming up. What are you thankful for?If you are not thankful for anything feel free to vent and tell us what annoys you.I'm thankful for coffee and chocolate. I appreciate nice shoes. I thankful that Rory and Lorelai got back together. I'll save the annoying things for later. It's a much longer list ;-)
Scholars, Do you want to be a part of battle of the sexes. I'll sponsor a team. No one has come to me yet. If you want to get a team together just come to the psych office and tell Ms. Francis that you are in my SFCS class and that you want to have a team. I'll pay her when I get back from Washington. The team can be from 2-6 players.If any of you three boys want to have a team I'll sponsor you too.
Think you know the opposite sex? Test your sex IQ and find out!The Psychology Club and NGCSU Psi Chi invite you to join us for Battleof the Sexes - Thursday, Nov. 17th at 7PM in the HNS Auditorium. Teamsof 2-6 males or females will answer questions about the opposite sex,competing for a $100 cash prize ($50 for the runner up).Tickets will be sold in advance for $3 in the Canteen and Chow Hall onMonday, Nov. 14th and Tuesday, Nov. 15th. from 11AM to 2PM. Teams mayalso register at these locations as well (there is a $15 registrationfee). Tickets will be available at the door for $5.If you have any questions, please e-mail Sean Rife -email@example.com.Hope to see you there!
Scholars,I'll sponsor some teams for battle of the sexes. Let's get at least one team together in the morning.
SFCS Scholars,Glad we got to talk about the way final examinations play out on Monday. I believe that discussion will help several of you not fall into a bad test taking situation.With that in mind I want to encourage you to think about what you need to accomplish between now and the end of the semester and see how it fits into your calendar.Answer the following questions and any others that you feel will help you get organized for the academic sprint coming up in each of your classes:1. When is the final examination and what will it cover (just a few chapters or is it comprehensive).2. How may tests do I have left and what do they cover.3. How many and what kind of papers or essay assignments do I have left. Have I acquired the correct resources (plan on interlibrary loans taking a couple of weeks).4. Labs, am I up to date?5. Group projects: Are we organized? Do we have good leadership and competent people working on tasks? Do I need to take some serious initiative and get the project rolling?6. What ever I forgot that is relevant to you being successful in your classes ;-)See you on Monday or if you drop by....
Please mention this to your students:Please join Gamma Sigma Sigma for the annual Susan G. Komen BreastCancer Foundation Benefit Concert.The show is this Tuesday, November 8th at 7:30 in the NGCSU Hoag StudentCenter Auditorium.There is a $3 suggested donation at the door: 100% of the proceeds fromthis show will go to the Komen Foundation for breast cancer research andawareness efforts.Please mention this event in your classes and encourage your students toattend this show. Gamma Sigma Sigma hopes to beat their previousdonation record of $900.00 for this event. Members will be passing outattendance vouchers to students after the show to make verificationeasier for faculty. We will also have a raffle and information on cancerprevention, nutrition, etc.We hope to see you there!
Scholars,Here's some info on Final Examinations. I'll talk about all of this in class today:From the Student Handbook...
Special Arrangements for Final Examinations The final examination is a scheduled part of the class. When a student registers for a class, he or she is registering for the scheduled final examination as well. It is the student’s responsibility to be available to take examinations at the times scheduled. Students are required to report for each final examination as scheduled except when special arrangements are approved by the instructor and the department head. No student is required to take three final examinations on the same day. Any student with three scheduled examinations on the same day should contact her/his instructor to make arrangements to have one of the examinations rescheduled.
5.23 Final ExaminationsIt is expected that all faculty will schedule a final examination for each class they teach. Non-traditional classes (internships, clinicals, etc.) that would not necessarily hold final examinations may be exempt from this requirement.The date and time for a final examination is a scheduled part of the class. When a student registers for a class, he or she is registering for the scheduled final examination as well. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to be available to take the examination at the time scheduled.Only in the case of unusual extenuating circumstances should consideration be given for allowing a student or a class to take the final examination at a time other than the scheduled time. When extenuating circumstances occur, the following procedure is to be followed:1. A request for a change in the examination schedule for an entire class is to be submitted in writing by the instructor. The request is to include a justification for the change. Such a change requires written approval of the department head and the dean of the school. The entire class of students should sign a statement agreeing to the time change.2. A request for a change in the examination schedule for an individual student is to be submitted in writing by the student. The request is to include a justification for the change. Such a change requires written approval of the instructor and the department head.No student is required to take three final examinations on the same day. Such a situation is sufficient reason for the student to be granted permission to take one such examination at an alternate time. Students should contact the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs to obtain permission.