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Scientific Graphics Design (NR 525, 3 credits, summer semester)
Advisory - Computer system requirements
Instructions for interactive lessons

 

General information
Registration procedures

Guided independent learning
Additional guidelines
Examination and grading

Skills required for this course
Copyright considerations

Contact with professor
 

 

General Information  Students enrolled in this online course  will follow the course syllabus, readings, and assessments shown in the course syllabus Instead of conventional lectures or lectures sent via compressed video, students will learn independently through interactive lessons that include context-sensitive audio mini-lectures. Although these interactive lessons will assist students in mastering the material, supplemental reading, study of graphic designs in the literature, and graphing practice are essential.
 

Summary

All University of Idaho regulations and calendar deadlines regarding courses apply. This includes dates for changing sections, and dropping or withdrawing from the course. Students must complete all requirements for the course on time in order to receive a completion grade.

Students enrolled in this online course can only consult on course material via email or video conferencing.

Students in this online course are expected to study and master the course material with limited personal contact and supervision from the instructor. The accelerated pace of this summer course requires diligent study, practice, and review to master the subject of the course.

All projects must be completed at a level of excellence (i.e., "A" level) in order to receive a grade of pass. All requirements for the course must be completed within the summer session that the course is offered. 

Students are responsible for configuring their computer systems to access the course materials. Review the computer system requirements described in the Advisory section.

 

Registration procedures summary  (Register) Students who are interested in enrolling in this online course can register for the course through the normal university procedures for registration. Non-University of Idaho students should register for the "non-degree" option. After registering for the course, students should contact the Professor to confirm email contact and that the introductory information was received..

All University of Idaho regulations and calendar deadlines regarding courses apply. This includes dates for changing sections, and dropping or withdrawing from the course. Students must complete all requirements for the course within the semester session in which the course is started in order to receive a completion grade.

Students are responsible for conducting themselves in an honorable manner in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Follow normal course registration procedures for the University of Idaho.

Register for Scientific Graphics Design
(NR525) CRN 83556

Preparation for the course: Consult the Announcements section. Complete all pre-course preparation and complete and submit the student information form via email.

Note. You will receive the access codes for the course material only after the professor has received your completed information form.

Guided independent learning This online course is designed for highly motivated students who can learn independently with a minimum of supervision. Interactive interactive lessons with audio mini-lectures, supplemental readings, and regular practice with developing graphs comprise the essential elements of the course. Students are encouraged to frequently review the interactive lessons throughout the course.

The interactive lessons require specific computer system configuration. Carefully review the system requirements and configuration in the Advisory section, and the Instructions section for using the interactive lessons.

Students learn and master the material at their own pace - anytime and place. The only constraints are the fixed dates for the assessments, and that the course must be completed within the scheduled University of Idaho summer session.

Assessments and dates Consult the syllabus section for the type and schedule of assessment for the course. All projects must be completed at a level of excellence (i.e., "A" level) in order to receive a grade of pass. All requirements for the course must be completed within the summer session that the course is offered. 

Contact with professor Students enrolled in this online course can consult live with the professor electronically via Skype video by appointment. Correspondence via email can occur anytime, with a response from the professor generally within one working day. Because of email filtering software at the University of Idaho, be sure to identify the course name and number in the email subject line e.g., "Scientific Graphics (NR525)."

Copyright considerations  This course contains copyrighted original and adapted material. Students can access these course materials while enrolled in the course.  No material can be copied, saved, transmitted, or adapted in any way without written permission from Professor Robberecht.

Additional guidelines for the course

Students are responsible for conducting themselves in an honorable manner in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
 

Students are on their honor to complete all assigned course projects on their own. All materials that are used verbatim or adapted for the course projects (e.g., images, graphs, text) must be properly referenced. Plagiarism will may result in a failing course grade.
 

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner in all aspects of the course, including correspondence via email, video conferences, and letters.
 
All University of Idaho regulations and calendar deadlines regarding courses apply. This includes dropping or withdrawing from the course. Students must complete all requirements for the course on time in order to receive a completion grade.
 

Students are expected to complete all course projects at a high level of professional quality. A passing grade will only be awarded for mastery of the course material.
 

Although your progress in mastering the course material will not be officially monitored, it is the student's responsibility to learn and master the the course material.

 

Additional considerations
This online course is designed for highly motivated students who can learn independently with a minimum of supervision. Interactive interactive lessons with audio mini-lectures, supplemental readings, and regular practice with developing graphs comprise the essential elements of the course. Students are encouraged to frequently review the interactive lessons throughout the course. Although these interactive lessons will assist students in mastering the material, supplemental reading, study of graphic designs in the literature, and graphing practice are essential.

See the Learning Tips section for assistance on effective study methods.
 

Students are responsible for configuring their own computer systems to access the course materials. Review the computer system requirements described in the Advisory section. The University of Idaho Student Computer Lab machines have been configured to run all course materials.
 
Skills required for this course: In order to complete the projects for this course, students are required to be proficient at the following computer skills:

Windows operating system
Internet Explorer (including the required browser configuration)
Instructions for the interactive lessions
Scanning images (and access to a scanner)
Photo-imaging software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photopaint, or similar programs)
SigmaPlot for scientific graphics
The International System of Units (SI) and the metric system