Division of Science & Physical Education
(in the Science & Math office area)
8:30-11:30 AM; R 8:30-10:00 AM
BIOL 1010 Foundations of Biology
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
BIOL 2154 General
Principles of Nutrition
DR. K's TEACHING STYLE. . .
WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS
So, you have
registered for a class with Dr. Knauss - what do you expect?
- Dr. K's teaching style is traditional lecture.
IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS TO ARRIVE ON TIME, ALERT, AND BE PREPARED
TO ACTIVELY LISTEN.
- You will be expected to download PowerPoint
print them as notes pages, and bring them to class for the purpose of
taking notes. IT
IS IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS TO HAVE YOUR NOTES PAGES WITH YOU AND TO TAKE
NOTES DURING CLASS!
- Dr. Knauss uses PowerPoint slides in his
more as an outline for his presentation of content than as content
IS IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS TO ATTEND CLASS REGULARLY!
- Dr. Knauss DOES NOT include many pictures in
PowerPoint presentations, YET he makes frequent reference to diagrams,
illustrations, and photos found in the text. IT
IS IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS TO BRING THE TEXTBOOK TO CLASS!
- Dr. Knauss tends to lecture rather quickly -
will be a tremendous amount of material to be covered in a limited
amount of time. IT
IS IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS TO BRING A RECORDING DEVICE TO CLASS FOR THE
PURPOSE OF RECORDING LECTURE!
- Dr. Knauss's exam questions are based on what
was covered in lecture. IT
IS IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS TO STUDY THE LECTURE NOTES AND USE
BOOK AS NECESSARY!
- Dr. Knauss's tests are difficult. IT
IS IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS TO INVEST A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME,
ENERGY, AND CONCENTRATION IN STUDYING FOR AN EXAM!
- Dr. Knauss's tests are multiple-choice exams
answered on Scantron forms. IT
IS IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS TO READ EACH
QUESTION AND EACH ANSWER CHOICE VERY
|DR. K'S EXPECTATIONS . . .
. . . FOR STUDENTS
. . FOR HIMSELF
- You will read,
comprehend, and adhere to the stipulations contained in the course
- You will attend
class on a regular basis,
- You will arrive
BEFORE the scheduled class time,
- You will make
sure that your cell phone is turned OFF before class,
- You will not
talk, text-message, or disrupt class time while Dr. K is lecturing,
- You will not
ask me to compute your grade,
- You will not
ask me if there is extra credit,
- You will invest
of your time, energy, and dedication to this course.
- DR. K EXPECTS THAT YOU WILL DO
YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST IN YOUR COURSE WITH HIM!
- Dr. K will
deliver content-rich lectures that are closely related to the
- Dr. K will make
lecture as fun and interesting as possible,
- Dr. K will not
lecture beyond the scheduled ending time for the class,
- Dr. K's exams will cover
only the material covered in lecture,
- Dr. K will return
graded exams and assignments in a timely fashion,
- Dr. K grade
lecture assignments and other submitted work usingwill
rubrics to assign appropriatey objective grades,
- Dr. K will
compute grades strictly in accordance with the grading policy
stipulated in the course syllabus,
- DR. K EXPECTS THAT HE WILL DO
HIS ABSOLUTE BEST IN THIS COURSE FORTHE STUDENT!
CLASS INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
it will be necessary for Dr. K to cancel class. Dr. K will
every effort to notify students of any class cancellation in
advance of the class meeting time. Students will be notified
email and should, therefore, get into the habit of checking their GHC
email account regularly and in a timely fashion.
Knauss has administrative responsibilities that will rarely impede his
ability to arrive to class on time. Students should keep in
the standard 15 minute time accorded to Ph.D.'s in terms of starting
Mark E. Knauss has been a faculty member at Georgia Highlands College
since 2002; he has been professor of biology since 2007.
Knauss received his BS
from Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA) and his Ph.D. in biology
from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC). He
his teaching career with a position at Shorter College, where he taught
from 1988 to 2002.
Dr. Knauss lives in
Rome with his wife and three sons.
INFORMATION ABOUT DR. K
Dr. K was known at
as Jam Master K - he was the Master of Mayhem, Vicar of Volume, and
Supreme Architect of the Freshman Biology Funk.
Dr. K has played an instrumental role in the development and operation
of the educational assessment process at Georgia Highlands College; his
colleagues refer to him as: The Assessment Guru
Dr. K is always right and seldom