You will be responsible for reading the designated exercises before coming to each week’s lab. What you will actually be doing in the lab that day may vary somewhat from what is written in the lab manual. You will be informed of any changes made to the lab procedure at the beginning of that lab period. microbiology lab Notebook Handouts (MLNH) PLEASE NOTE THE Microbiology Lab Notebook Handouts (MLNH) ARE VERY IMPORTANT, THEE HANDOUTS ARER THE DIRECTIVES THAT WILL GUIDE YOU IN THE LAB! Laboratory Policies Attendance is required; this will often include checking cultures 24-48 hours or more post-inoculation.
Missed labs can only be “made up” by having permission to attend another lab section the same week since equipment and supplies for each exercise are only available during the week the exercise is scheduled. As lab sections are full, you must obtain permission from both your Graduate TA and the Graduate TA of the alternative lab section you plan to attend prior to your making up the lab. Students with disabilities please contact your Graduate TA to discuss any special needs that you may have. PLEASE DO NOT PLAN TO ATTEND ANOTHER LAB SECTION WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION. Make-up Exam Policy:
Students are required to be present for quizzes and examinations. Whether or not an absence for an exam or quiz will be excused is at the discretion of the instructor. An exam missed due to an excused absence must be taken as directed by the GTA (in the presence of the GTA).
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An unexcused absence for an exam will result in an exam grade of zero. Grading Weekly quizzes* 20% Midterm20% Final20% Unknowns20% Practicals15% Notebook 5% TOTAL 100% *Weekly quizzes will typically be composed of approximately 60% material from the last week’s lab and 40% from reading material assigned for that week’s lab.
The lowest quiz grade will be dropped before calculating the final lab grade. The final exam will be comprehensive. “A grade of I (incomplete) may be assigned for a course if, in the opinion of the instructor, there are extenuating documentable circumstances which prevent the student from completing the required work within the semester of enrollment for the course. The incomplete must be removed by the end of the final examination period of the following semester, excluding the summer session, for the student to receive credit for the course.
If the incomplete is not removed during the allotted time period, it will revert automatically to an F. ” Lab Supplies A loose leaf notebook is required in which you will accumulate any handouts, the lab lecture notes, the results and quizzes for each of the labs. This notebook will be graded twice during the semester. Lab Kit Individual components are available in the bookstore or you may lease a kit from Phi Sigma (the Biology Graduate Student Society) and the Mu Sigma Microbiology Society. These items will be available for purchase of $10.
You may rent these kits during the first couple weeks of lab. Inoculating loop Lens Paper (10-15 sheets) Bibulous paper (5-6 sheets) 10 glass microscope slides 1 Clothespin (spring-type, for holding slides) Matches Aprons and Goggles must be worn at all time while in the lab – you will be given an apron and a pair of goggles to use during the semester, but the goggles must be returned at the end of the semester. Please note that if you do not wear your lab apron and goggles, you may be asked to leave the lab. You will need the following for lab:
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Sharpie permanent marker Gloves will be provided Lock for drawer (optional) – Please let the Graduate TA know which drawer you take. IMPORTANT NOTE: All microbiology lab students, please note that at the end of the semester, during the lab clean-up, if you do not clear out ALL ITEMS with your name, initials, and or lab section, from the cold room, hot room, incubators, lab drawers, and benches, you will receive 5 points off your overall lab grade. Mandatory Online Safety Training: 1. Go to http://www. uta. edu/training. 2.
Log on using your network log-on ID and password (what you use to access email).
If you do not know your NetID or need to reset your password, visit https://webapps. uta. edu/oit/selfservice/ . 3. The available courses for completion will be listed under “Training I’m Enrolled In”. Complete the course entitled ‘Student Lab Safety Training – General. ’ ***NOTE: If you completed Wet, Dry or Biology Lab Safety Training course last semester for another class, that training is still applicable until the end of this academic year.
Please follow instructions in #4 to print the certification page for your TA. 4. Go to ‘Training I’ve Completed’ and print the displayed page for your TA. Verify that it shows clearly your name, and that ‘General, Wet, Dry or Biology’ training is completed/passed and the date when the training was completed. If you have just completed the training but it is not updated on the ‘Training I’ve Completed’ page, please log out of the system and log back in. If the training still does not show up on this page, call the Helpline at 817-272-5100.
5. If you were enrolled in a course with a lab last semester and did not complete the training or if you do not see training for this academic year listed, email edu providing your name, a contact phone number, NetID and course (e. g. BIOL 1441-005) and request the appropriate training for your course. 6. Students who have not completed the training by census date may be dropped from the lab (and consequently the lecture).
7. Lab Safety Training is required to be completed once every academic year.
Training completed in the Fall semester is valid for the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. It is your responsibility to print your training certification page and turn it in each semester to your TA for each course with a lab you are enrolled in. For training specific questions, contact the Environmental Health and Safety office at 817-272-2185. For technical assistance with the training, please contact the Office of Institutional Compliance at 817-272-5100 or email edu
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