Friday, January 23, 2015

Spring 2015

Welcome Back!

I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful break and are ready to learn, minds open, questions forming. Most of the information that you need to know about your class will be made available to you the first day of school and is also available on the syllabus (posted in our classroom in Blackboard). This blog will provide you with some key information for getting started (and also lists office hours, textbook, etc in the sidebar).

Online students have a "mandatory" orientation on Monday, 1/26 in room 401. At this time, I confirm attendance and drop all no-shows, to make room for waitlisted students and those attempting to crash. The online class is full with a full waitlist so if you are unable to attend the orientation, reach out to me before our orientation. Waitlisted students should still attend as codes will go to those who are showing an intent to participate by attending orientation. (Email me if you have a conflict.)

Face-to-face students will get started Tuesday morning, at either 8 or 9:30. Missing the first day results in your being dropped from class and your spot given to another student. Please email me if you are unable to attend but plan to participate.

Last Fall, I switched to a more interactive book, available at a price that is less than my previous book. If you are interested in owning JUST the electronic version ($85), I will provide that code to you in email, on Blackboard and on the syllabus. If you wish to purchase the softbound book, in edition to the e-version, you can either do that through the link that I supply or in the bookstore. The price for that varies, based on whether you purchase in the book store on via the link ($125).

For face-to-face students (F2F), in the past I have made the course reader (all of my powerpoint slides) available via Aptos Print Smith, in a book. In an effort to reduce costs, I will be posting those outlines as PDFs in our classroom in Blackboard. Having it in a bound format has often been very helpful for students, but if I can help you to save $20, I am willing to do so. For those who want a bound copy, we will make arrangements for that.

I hope this answers some of your "getting started" questions. More information will be available the first day of school. You are welcome to email my nutritionrusso account too (it's at gmail, in case you don't already have it).

Eat well, play fit,