- Lost and Found
- Resources and Contacts -- Getting Help
- General Chemistry Textbook, Online Homework, Clickers
- General Chemistry Class / Lab
- Adding / Dropping Classes
- Graduate Student Procedures
Lost and Found
Q: I left my personal property in the lecture hall/lab. Where can I go to find it?
A: A lost item may have been turned in at the Chemistry/Physics office in Reichardt 102, or the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Dean's office in Reichardt 358 (474-7608), or to Lost and Found at the Wood Center main desk (474-7034) .
Resources and Contacts -- How to get help
Q: What help is available and when?
A: Visit the Chemistry Learning Center for more information.
Q: What are my professor's office hours?
A: Your professor's office hours are listed in your class syllabus and on Blackboard.
Q: What are the TA's office hours?
A: TA office hours are listed on Blackboard.
General Chemistry Textbooks, Online Homework, Clickers
Q: Can I buy an online homework access card that another person has used?
A: No -- They would have registered it in their name, and it cannot be transferred to another name.
Q: I can see that people online offer online homework access cards cheaper than the card you are suggesting. Will they work?
A: We believe we have found the cheapest online homework access card that works with our book. There are many online homework access cards for other books, but those won't let you do the problems associated with our book, so they will not work for you. Refer to the advice that was sent to you by your professor and is on Blackboard
Q: I see that there are cheap used copies of older editions of the textbook on the internet. Can I use one of those?
A: While the topics of earlier editions of the book are similar, you will have to do some work to translate between the books to assure your reading matches what we are covering in the class. You also need the online homework access card for the current edition even if your physical book is an earlier edition
Q: For sections that use them, can I buy another student's "clicker"
A: Yes, as long as it is the same make and model specified in the class syllabus.
Q: Can I use the smartphone application instead of a dedicated clicker?
A: This decision is up to your instructor and should be spelled out in the syllabus, but most instructors are allowing the smartphone application.
Q: I lost my clicker. What do I need to do?
A: If you cannot find it soon, you will need to get a new clicker or smartphone application, then register the device as described in the beginning of the semester paperwork. If you experience problems, contact your professor.
General Chemistry Class/Lab
Q: I missed class. What do I need to do?
A: Get any notes from one of your classmates. Your professor may also be capturing lecture video that you can view -- log into Blackboard and look for the "EchoCenter" link or check the syllabus for how to get this information. Turn in any assignments to your professor's mailbox (found in Reichardt Room 194)
Q: I missed lab. What do I need to do?
A: You MAY be able to come to a lab session later in the week. Find a time that works with your schedule and talk to the TA to determine if there is room in the lab for you to attend. Please note, you are not guaranteed a spot in a lab that you are not registered for. Admittance is dependent on space and at the TA's discretion. Turn in the lab that is due to your regular TA's mailbox (located in Reichardt Room 194)
Q: I know that I am going to miss class/lab. What do I need to do?
A: For class: Check the syllabus and determine what you will be missing. If you are missing an exam, you will need to contact your professor and schedule a make-up. If you are missing a lecture, you will need to get notes from a classmate or view the lecture capture via Blackboard / EchoCenter. Be sure to turn in any assignments that are due to your professor's mailbox (located in Reichardt Room 194)
For lab: You MAY be able to attend a lab session sometime during the same week (labs topics change weekly). Find a time that works with your schedule and talk to the TA to determine if there is room in the lab for you to attend. Please note, you are not guaranteed a spot in a lab that you are not registered for. Admittance is dependent on space and at the TA's discretion. Turn in the lab that is due to your regular TA's mailbox (located in Reichardt Room 194)
Q: I need to turn in an assignment to my professor/TA? Where can I take it?
A:You can turn in an assignment to your professor/TA's mailbox (located in Reichardt Room 194)
Q: Can I use my programmable calculator (or iPhone calculator) during general chemistry examinations
A: No. Only non-programmable calculators, and devices that are not internet enabled are generally allowed. This requirement is in agreement with all major professional societies' policies on the use of calculators for examinations. In particular, the American Chemical Society standardized exams do not allow use of programmable calculators or internet devices. Any exceptions to this policy will be described in the class syllabus.
Q: I ordered by books, but they are in the mail. What do I do before they arrive?
A: Your instructor may have placed a copy of the textbook on reserve in Rasmuson Library.
Q: In sections that use clickers, can I borrow my friend's, or can I loan one to someone else?
A: No. Each clicker is identified with each student. If you use your friend's clicker in class during a graded clicker quiz, then your quiz score will be credited to your friend and not to you. Falsely representing yourself by asking a friend to use your clicker during a quiz is considered cheating.
Q: I would like to do my online homework here in the Reichardt Building. Are there any computers I could use?
A: Computers in REIC 170 are available for 100-level chemistry students 8 AM-5 PM Mon-Fri. Log in with your UA user ID and UA password. If you cannot log in, please contact OIT at 474-8300 or check with the office manager (Ellen Craig in 102 Reichardt) to correct the problem. The REIC 172 computer room is reserved for students in upper division chemistry courses who pay a computer fee; it may also be reserved for a chemistry class.
Adding / Dropping, etc.
Q: I want to drop my class. What do I need to do?
A: Check your student calendar. If it is before the last day of student-initiated withdrawals, print up an Add/Drop form and follow the instructions completely. If it is after the last day of student-initiated withdrawals, use the Late Withdrawal appeal form found here and follow the instructions completely
Q: I want to add a class. What do I need to do?
A: Print up an Add/Drop form and follow the instructions completely.
Q: I want to switch lab times. What do I need to do?
A: First, you need to determine if there is space available in the lab section that you want to switch to. You can determine this by checking the course finder at www.uaf.edu. Then, you need to check your student calendar. If it is before the last day of student-initiated withdrawals, print up an add/drop form and follow the instructions completely.
Graduate Student Procedures
Q: How can I get help with graduate student paperwork or procedures?
A: Your advisor or the graduate program coordinator are great resources of information on graduate student issues. Our graduate programs have developed a "current student" page with general information and graduation timelines. See the following links: