Congratulations on (almost) completing your first semester!

Yes, we will have class on Monday and Tuesday this week. Please come to your usual classroom at the regularly scheduled time. We will have a relaxing day debriefing this semester in Seminar.

Feel free to bring food or snacks to share!

If you have not yet submitted Portfolio 3, please turn it in to my office by 3pm on Monday (today!) with a 10 pt. deduction. Fall 2008 Portfolio 3

Here are your final grades updated as of Wednesday, Dec. 10. Please contact me by Wednesday, Dec 10 if you have any questions or concerns about your grades (or if you still plan to turn in Portfolio 3!). Otherwise, your Seminar grade will be final as of Thursday, December 11.

This is an Excel workbook with all my sections. Please scroll down to your section then look for the Unique Identifier # that you made-up. (If you don't remember, try your high school ID, a portion of your Banner A Number, or look for your Portfolio 1 and 2 grades.) Remember, only the final letter grade I have listed will be submitted (A > 89.5%)

The grade your group earned for your Interdisciplinary Research Presentation (which will count in biology and chem as well) is listed under "Presentation".

You have until Wednesday at 5pm to contact me regarding missing or incorrect grades or excused absences. All grades become final on Thursday!

Today we will debrief over Celebration Day and the rest of the semester.

You did it! Your first sememster in college is almost finished!!

Congratulations on everything you've accomplished this semester! You are all so awesome!!

What is a college education worth?

According to the Census Bureau, over an adult's working life, high school graduates earn an average of $1.2 million; associate's degree holders earn about $1.6 million; and bachelor's degree holders earn about $2.1 million (Day and Newburger, 2002).

Day, J.C., & Newburger, E.C. (2002). The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings. (Current Population Reports, Special Studies, P23-210). Washington, DC: Commerce Dept., Economics and Statistics Administration, Census Bureau. [On-Line]. Available: