ASCI 110 Week 1
ASCI 110 Week 1 ASCI 110
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Syllabus for Animal Nutrition, Metabolism & Feeding (ASCI 110) Course Information Credits: 4 Credit Hours Duration: Aug 29 -‐ Dec 09, 2016 Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM Location: 108 Terrill Building (Lecture) 120 Jeffords Hall or Miller Farm depending on week (Laboratory) Instructor Laboratory Coordinator Name: Dr. Jana Kraft Name: Fran Kinghorn Email: Jana.Kraft@uvm.edu Email: Fran.Kinghorn@uvm.edu Phone: (802) 656-‐5489 Phone: (802) 656-‐0676 Office: 219 Terrill Building Office: 107C Terrill Building Office hours: By appointment Graduate Teaching Assistants • Allison Unger E-‐mail: Allison.Unger@uvm.edu • Korin Eckstrom E-‐mail: Korin.Eckstrom@uvm.edu • Allie Lundberg E-‐mail: Allie.Lundberg@uvm.edu • Richard Scuderi E-‐mail: Richard.Scuderi@uvm.edu ASCI 110 Syllabus 1 | Page C OURSE O BJECTIVES The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the chemical composition of food that determines its nutritive value, and to gain an understanding of how the total nutritive value of feeds and feeding influences animal metabolism. Specific Objectives 1. Understand what is defined by nutrition and nutritional requirements. 2. Understand basic comparative gastrointestinal physiology. 3. Understand the chemical composition of feeds. 4. Identify the major nutritive components, and understand their role in animal health, and metabolism. 5. Understand how feedstuffs work in concert with each other to fulfill the requirements of various animal species. 6. Understand how requirements can change based on the physiologic state of the animal. G RADING S YSTEM Grade Allocation % of total grade Test 1 10% Test 2 10% Nylon Bag Assignment 15% Into the Wild Assignment 15% Weekly Laboratory Assignments (2% each x 8 Assignments) 16% Laboratory Practical Exam 14% Final Exam 20% 100% TOTAL The Course Grade will be determined by the total earned out of 100 % (cumulative %) possible. The grade cut-‐offs are as follows: 97 -‐ 100 A+ 87 -‐ 89 B+ 77 -‐ 79 C+ 67 -‐ 69 D+ <60 F 94 -‐ 96 A 84 -‐ 86 B 74 -‐ 76 C 64 -‐ 66 D 90 -‐ 93 A-‐ 80 -‐ 83 B-‐ 70 -‐ 73 C-‐ 60 -‐63 D-‐ ASCI 110 Syllabus 2 | Page I have no intention of grading on a curve based on class performance. Information on University grading policy can be found in the catalog on-‐line at: http://catalogue.uvm.edu/undergraduate/ or by the following hyperlink to grading. If you would like to contest your final course grade, please follow the procedures outlined in the University grade appeals policy: http://www.uvm.edu/policies/student/gradeappeals.pdf. P OLICIES AND OTHER G ENERAL INFORMATION Blackboard course site: The course Blackboard site will be actively used. This syllabus and tentative class schedule will be posted on Blackboard. Updates to the class schedule (if any) will be posted on blackboard. Reading materials, copies of the lecture, and assignments will be posted under the Course Materials section. There will be an opportunity to submit assignments through blackboard. Grades will be posted through Blackboard. Additional blackboard use may be required. Policies on extensions/lateness: A penalty of 10% of the allotted grade will be deducted each day the submission is overdue. Policies on cheating/plagiarism: You are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the “Academic Honesty Policy Procedures” http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf. Academic dishonesty is completely unacceptable. Any student who commits any act of academic dishonesty including cheating, lying, stealing and deceit in any of their diverse forms will not have their work graded (grade of 0) and will have their name forwarded to the Center for Student Ethics & Standards for further action. See the Code of Academic Integrity (available through http://www.uvm.edu/cses) for further details. Be particularly careful to avoid plagiarism when working on written assignments. You are expected to properly cite the work of others, complete authentic work, collaborate on work only when authorized, and adhere to instructor guidelines for completing academic work. Cell phone/laptop/iPad etc. usage: Please silence your cell phones , put away cell phones, laptops, music players, iPads, etc. before entering the class as no calling or texting is permitted in class. Cell phones are not permitted during exams. Use of any cell phone during an exam will result in that exam being confiscated for no credit. Student learning accommodations and special needs: In keeping with University policy, any student with a documented disability interested in utilizing accommodations should contact SAS, the office of Disability Services on campus. SAS works with students and faculty in an interactive process to explore reasonable and appropriate accommodations, which are communicated to faculty in an accommodation letter. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty to discuss the accommodations they plan to use in each course. Please click on this link, Accommodation Guidelines, to better understand the process. A student's accommodation letter lists those accommodations that ASCI 110 Syllabus 3 | Page will not be implemented until the student meets with their faculty to create a plan. Contact SAS: A170 Living/Learning Center; 802-‐656-‐7753; email@example.com; or www.uvm.edu/access Other important websites: Writing Center: http://www.uvm.edu/wid/writingcenter/ Learning Co-‐Op: http://www.uvm.edu/learnco Special Needs and Accommodation Statement: Students who need special accommodations or services should contact the Office of Specialized Services at 802-‐656-‐7753 and submit a letter to Dr. Kraft no later than September 12 2016. th Student Athletes: Student athletes should submit their planned schedule of academic competitions to Dr. Kraft by September 12 2016. We are committed to the resolution of schedule conflicts such that both course requirements and student participation in athletic competitions can be accommodated. Textbooks and Support Materials: There is no requirement to purchase a text book for this class. All required and ancillary reading materials will be posted to the course Blackboard site. Suggested references and resources: Applied Animal Nutrition: Feeds and Feeding. Peter R. Cheeke Basic Animal Nutrition and Feeding. W. Pond, K. Pond, P. Schoknecht and D. Church Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition. John McNamara Livestock Feeds and Feeding. Richard O. Kellems Feeds and Feeding. Tilden Wayne Perry, Robert S. Lowrey and Arthur Edison Cullison http://www.nap.edu/browse.html – look for free online “Nutrient requirements” Subject to Change Statement This syllabus attempts to be complete, but the instructor reserves the right throughout the course to make appropriate changes in a timely way. Note: I am available by appointment. Send me an email from your UVM e-‐mail account with the reason you want to see me and three available dates/times. ASCI 110 Syllabus 4 | Page ASCI 110 Syllabus 5 | Page
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