Case Study 1-BIO140

As a few of you have pointed out, there has been a change to the access protocols that I have asked you to work with.  I’ll rewrite the procedure and change the due date to the following week.

UPDATE, the Case Study has been updated for the new Database system (WONDER) at the CDC.  I’ve rewritten it and added the new link, it will be due on 9/27/16.

Issue with Links

There seems to have been a problem with some of the links in the BIO220 site.  I think I have solved those.  Please email me if you find any other dead links.  UPDATE: I also fixed the BIO161 link.  I think it might have had to do with a OneDrive update over the summer.  I’ll double check the rest of the units tomorrow.

Under Construction

Welcome to Fall 2016 Term at Jackson College


It is the start of term here at Jackson College, and I wish everyone the best of luck and with hard work I know it will go well.  Please note that my schedule of classes has changed from the original postings on E-services.  Due to a last minute change I am not teaching the M/W afternoon section of CEM131, Mr. Singer is.  I will be back to Chemistry next term, I just needed to cover another course instead this term.  Another note is that one of my classes, BIO140, is on the Maher campus this fall, so the BIO161 lab will not be allowed to run over (so I can make it to the other campus).

With the last minute changes my schedule got compacted and as a result I will not have time for office hours on Tuesday or Thursday for the most part.  I will be in most of Monday for office hours and can schedule on Wednesday also (as needed).

Again, best of luck and let me see the hard work.

Last Minute Course Change

Due to some unforeseeable changes his term, my teaching load will be different than I originally had.  I will NOT be teaching the M/W afternoon CEM131 class.  My Tuesday and Thursday is very packed, but Monday and Wednesday will be very open.  I’ll probably be around a lot on those days, just skipping between meetings, prep work and hanging in my office.

Class Breaks for Fall 2016


There is only one break in classes during the Fall 16 term at Jackson College, Thanksgiving Break.  Thanksgiving Break is from November 23-27, 2016.  We do have classes on Monday and Tuesday of that week and missing due to your personal travel plans is not an excuse for missed work or make-up exams.

Penultimate Grade Sheets for CEM131/BIO161

Prior to the Finals I am putting together gradesheets.  All drop grades have been accounted for and everything but the Final accounted for.  The new sheets have the following new columns.

  • Current Grade: Letter Grade without accounting for a Final
  • No Final: Percentage in the course if you do not take the final (i.e. 0/100 on Final)
  • To Keep:  The percentage grade you need on the final to keep your “Current” letter grade.
  • To Go Up: The percentage grade you need on the final to go up to the next letter grade. (if blank it is mathematically impossible to go up).

CEM131 Gradesheet

BIO161 Gradesheet / Prefinal Analysis