Spring 2012-Second Half of Semester
Dr. Jerry Skinner;
Capwell Hall Rm. 211; phone: 570-945-8404.
None required; readings will be handed out
in class or available from this page.
If you want to know how to identify the plants we will be discussing:
Wildflower Guide. Little,
Brown & Company: Boston.
Young, S. 2010
Name Changes for
When this course is
complete, you will
Weather permitting, we
will sometimes be outside; be prepared!
course business; intro to invasives: selection of presentation
Characteristics of invasives
Control/eradication of invasives
time and place TBA
esthetically mounted, properly identified and documented plant (10 pts).
aid in proper identification and grading, you must look in the Vascular
Plants of Pennsylvania book (henceforth referred to as the FLORA book),
and write IN PENCIL the page number of the
range map on the BACK of your mounted specimen
sheet. You must also write
the page number of your field guide where you found this specimen so
that I can look it up quickly when grading.
Newcombe: p. 151
How your grade will be determined:
1 specimens (@ 10 pts)
Quizzes (3@20 pts)
= 90%, B = 80%, C = 70%, D = 60%, F = <60%
plus/minus grades will be assigned.
Species Information System (US Government), Alien
Plant Invaders (National Park Service)
Native Plant Society
Pennsylvania Flora Project
The Fine Print:
Keystone College does not discriminate in any of its programs on
the basis of disability. While there is not a deadline for the
disclosure of a disability by a student, in order to facilitate
the documentation and accommodation processes, students are
encouraged to voluntarily and confidentially disclose and
disability requiring an accommodation prior to the beginning of
class. This disclosure should be made to Owen Conaghan,
firstname.lastname@example.org , College Counselor & Coordinator
of Disability Services. Students who disclose a disability, and
who are seeking an accommodation, ultimately will be expected to
provide documentation verifying the disability.
Honesty – Division of Natural Science and Mathematics
All students are subject to the
College's policy and procedure on academic dishonesty; see the
current Keystone College catalog.
The Natural Science and Mathematics
Division recognizes that any form or degree of academic
dishonesty challenges the principles of truth and honesty which
are among the most important founding principles of science and
mathematics discovery. Keystone College treats academic
dishonesty as a serious violation of academic trust. It
penalizes all students found to have engaged in such behavior.
honesty within the College and the Natural Science and
Mathematics Division must be a cooperative enterprise of
faculty, students and administrators. Acts of academic
dishonesty include but are not limited to the following:
- The illegitimate use
of study materials or electronic devices in any form during a
quiz or examination.
- Copying answers from
the quiz or examination paper of another student.
- Plagiarizing or
falsifying materials or information used in the completion of
any assignment which is graded or evaluated as the student's
individual effort. Plagiarism includes submitting as one's own
the ideas or work of another, including the laboratory data,
written materials or the computer files of another, regardless
of whether that information is used verbatim or in paraphrased
form. The same applies to anything derived from the Internet,
including research papers purchased online.
- Obtaining, through
theft, bribery, or collusion, or otherwise improperly securing
an examination paper prior to the time and date for the
administration of the examination. Also, use of an examination
paper previously administered (e.g., during an earlier term)
without the consent of the instructor who authored the
- Impersonating a
candidate at an examination or availing oneself of such an
impersonation in any traditional or online class.
interfering with any person's scholastic work, for example, by
damaging or stealing laboratory experiments, computer data
files or library materials.
- It is presumed that
material submitted by a student for an assignment is original
to that assignment and, therefore, submitting the same work
for more than one course without the consent of the
instructors of each course in which the work is submitted is
considered dishonest. Submission of previously graded work
from prior assignments is considered dishonest.
- Aiding or abetting
any act of academic dishonesty including but not limited to
such offenses as described above.
Any student caught cheating, or
using someone’s work as their own, will be reported to the
Academic Dean of the College. A grade of zero will be recorded
for that assignment/test/quiz. For more information on dishonest
acts including plagiarism, cheating, and fraud, consult your
Student Information Guide.
Keystone College states that all official student
email correspondence be sent only to a student’s Keystone
email address and that faculty and staff consider email from
students official only if it originates from a Keystone
account. This allows the College to maintain a high degree of
confidence in the identity of all individuals and the security
of transmitted information. Keystone College furnishes each
student with a free email account that is to be used in all
communication with College personnel
has set deadlines for withdrawing from courses. These
dates and times are published in the course catalog and on the
Academic Calendar. It is the student's responsibility to handle
withdrawal requirements from any class. The proper paperwork
must be completed to ensure that you will not receive a final
grade of "F" in a course if you choose not to attend once you
are enrolled. If you are considering withdrawing from a class,
consult your Advisor and refer to the
“I” (Incomplete) will only be given under extenuating
circumstances. It will not be given to students who simply fail
to do the work or miss an exam. If an “I” is given, students
must complete the work within four weeks into the following
semester, or receive a grade of “F” for the course.
College offers tutoring assistance for many of its
courses. For more information, or to schedule an appointment,