This syllabus is for section 3 only! If you are in a different section, see your professor to locate your syllabus. The general FEC II syllabus is emailed to all students; it applies to all sections.
Section 3: Monday 8:00 - 9:15 AM in Rowan Hall 340 & Tuesday 8 - 10:45 AM in Rowan Hall 302 (unless the Schedule Tab indicates otherwise)
Recommended: make an appointment by email (or ask questions and I will respond). I make an extra effort to be in my office Wednesdays from 10 AM to noon, but you are welcome to stop by and see if I am in any time without an appointment any time.
PathFinder is used to deliver a web-book with online exercises for FEC II. If you have not used it before, learn about PathFinder by going to the PathFinder website. Check out the second and third FAQs on the Help Tab.
Communication outside of class is accomplished through this website and email. Emails are sent to your Rowan email address. Check your email every day. Emails sent to me outside of work hours may not be read until the next working day. Be professional when crafting your emails!
I consider this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect, and I welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, ability – and other visible and nonvisible differences. All members of this class are expected to contribute to a respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment for every other member of the class.
If you have a documented disability that may have an impact upon your work, please contact me. Students must provide documentation of their disability to the Academic Success Center in order to receive official University services and accommodations (856 256 4234). The staff is available to answer questions regarding accommodations or assist you in your pursuit of accommodations. Make sure you notify the Academic Success Center well before a test if you need an accommodation.
The Rowan Success Network powered by Starfish is designed to make it easier for you to connect with the resources you need to be successful at Rowan. Throughout the term, you may receive email from the Rowan Success Network team regarding your academic performance. Please pay attention to these emails and consider taking the recommended actions. Utilize the scheduling tools to make appointments at your convenience including tutoring.
See the general FEC II syllabus which was emailed at the start of the semester.
Learning activities include preparation, listening and discussing, and practice.
Evaluation activities are linked to learning activities.
Semester exams and a final are used to test your ability to independently solve problems. Exams are open notes plus specific handouts or pages from the web-book (that I identify). You can bring in anything you created yourself, i.e., hand-written or typed notes, drawings, etc. No photos, scans, or copies, except in the case of notes obtained from another student for a missed class session. The only electronic device that can be accessed during an exam is a calculator. The internet is off-limits. Students can only leave the test room if there is an emergency.
Guidance on completing PathFinder BEFORE and AFTER exercises can be found using the PathFinder Help Tab. General guidance is given on the FAQ Tab of my website. I will give each student one extension for a PathFinder chapter's online assignments (BEFORE or AFTER). Shoot me an email identifying the chapter and type (BEFORE or AFTER).
Your work must be your own; however, I encourage students to work together and even compare answers. If you discover different answers, discuss the problem and study each others' work, then rework and discuss until you agree on an answer (or agree to disagree). Please email, phone or stop by my office if--upon reviewing course materials and discussing with other students in the class--you are unable to complete a problem.
Grades are based on the ten point scale (92-100 = A, 90-91 = A-, 88-89 = B+, 82-87 = B, ...). The grading scheme is very fair and generous. Please do not complain about just missing the next grade up. You are strongly encouraged to obtain extra credit by attending engineering club meetings (up to three) and/or campus events (up to three) for a maximum of 3 points added to your course grade. Each student can also request one "free" extension on a PathFinder exercises set. Simply email the request, identifying the chapter and letting me know if it is for the BEFORE or AFTER exercises. No extensions will be given past the last day of classes.
More grading information is given in the general syllabus. You are strongly encouraged to earn the 3 extra credit points described in the general syllabus.
You are encouraged to work together on assignments. However, copying is not acceptable. Copied assignments can receive a zero grade (both original and copies). For paper assignments, copying is writing on your paper while looking at another student's paper. When working electronically, copying is when two students are working on one computer or a student uses a file created by another student. Cheating on a test will cause the student to receive a zero grade, at a minimum. If you are to miss an assignment due date, exam, quiz, field trip, or laboratory session you must have a valid excuse and notify me prior to the event (except in case of emergency).
Rowan University has a licensing agreement with Turnitin, an online service to help prevent student plagiarism. As part of this course I may use Turnitin at my discretion to determine the originality of your work. If your work is submitted to Turnitin, it will be stored in the Turnitin database. You have the right to refuse either to submit your work to Turnitin or have the university do so; availing yourself of this right will not negatively impact your success in the course. If you do not wish to use Turnitin you must notify me by e-mail before the fourth class period. If you object to the use of Turnitin, I will use other procedures to assess originality.
|Date||Topic / Chapter / Lab / Activity||Location||Assignment||Bring to Class|
|Jan 19||Welcome||117||Laptop, Felder Learning Styles (From FEC I or here)|
|Jan 25||Sustainability / Buildings||340|
|Feb 1||Product Development||340|
|Feb 2||Maglite Lab||302||Annotated Bibliography||Lab Notebook|
|Feb 8||Engineering Statistics I||340|
|Feb 9||Light Lab||302||Room 302 Light Memo||CEE Anno Bib|
|Feb 15||Engineering Tools - Matlab||131||Laptop|
|Feb 16||Matlab Activity||302||Maglite Report & Peer Evaluation||Laptop|
|Feb 22||Engineering Statistics II||340|
|Feb 23||Thermal Lab I (Transfer)||302||ME Anno Bib|
|Feb 29||Engineering Graphics||131||Laptop, Hand Sketch|
|Mar 1||Engineering Graphics Activity||131||Light Report & Peer Evaluation||Laptop|
|Mar 8||Exam 1 / Reverse Engineer Your Home||340||Draft Checklist||Portfolio, Draft Checklist (Printout)|
|Mar 21||Home Evaluation Charrette||340||Draft Home Evaluation Memo (Printout)|
|Mar 22||Thermal Lab II (Storage)||302||Home Evaluation Memo||BME Anno Bib|
|Mar 28||Intellectual Property||340|
|Mar 29||Product Development Activity||302||Product ideas for Prod. Dev. Memo (or more)|
|Apr 4||Basic Engineering Economics||340||Thermal Report & Peer Evaluation|
|Apr 5||PV Lab (Solar Array Tilt)||302||ECE Anno Bib|
|Apr 11||Engineering Economic Evaluation||340|
|Apr 12||Economics Lab / Reverse Engineer Buildings||302||PV Report & Peer Evaluation||CEE Anno Bib|
|Apr 18||Engineering Ethics||340||Product Development Memo|
|Apr 19||Ethics Case Study||302||Home Design Report & Peer Evaluation|
|Apr 25||Eco Footprint / Presentation Help||340||Eco Footprint||Eco Footprint (Printout)|
|Apr 26||Team Presentation||117||Presentation & Peer Evaluation||Presentation on flash drive, Business Casual Attire, Laptop|
|May 9||FINAL: 8 - 10 AM||340||Comprehensiv||Notes, Select Handouts|
I will email Traditional assignment descriptions to you well before the due date (or lab session). You will email the resulting deliverables to me (as a pdf) by the beginning of class on due date, unless otherwise indicated. The email is a letter of transmittal and the attachment is the deliverable. Name pdfs appropriately. Individual assignments: LastName-AssignmentName, e.g., "Smith-Schematic". Team assignment names are described in the Team Handout. Late traditional assignments will be accepted for one week, and lose 10 % during each subsequent 24 hour period.
Individual Assignments that all students complete are shown in the bullet lists below in plain text; Team Assignments are given in bold.
See my website FAQ for my grading abbreviations. See the FEC I web-book for guidance on formats for memos & reports, citations ("Author Year"), references, etc.