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Course ObjectivesAcademic IntegrityAcademic Integrity is expected of everyone at UC San Diego. This means that you must be honest, fair, responsible, respectful, and trustworthy in all of your actions. Lying, cheating or any other forms of dishonesty will not be tolerated because they undermine learning and the University’s ability to certify students’ knowledge and abilities. Thus, any attempt to get, or help another get, a grade by cheating, lying or dishonesty will be reported to the Academic Integrity Office and will result sanctions. Sanctions can include an F in this class and suspension or dismissal from the University. So, think carefully before you act by asking yourself: a) is what I’m about to do or submit for credit an honest, fair, respectful, responsible & trustworthy representation of my knowledge and abilities at this time and, b) would my instructor approve of my action? You are ultimately the only person responsible for your behavior. So, if you are unsure, don’t ask a friend—ask your instructor, instructional assistant, or the Academic Integrity Office. You can learn more about academic integrity at academicintegrity.ucsd.edu. (Source: Academic Integrity Office, 2018)Academic SupportSyllabusCCS 101: Carbon Neutrality at University of California Course Number: CCS 101Quarter: Winter, 2021Number of units: 2Location: Remote Time: Mondays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, starting Jan 4 2021Course Website: https://canvas.ucsd.edu/courses/21588 Instructor: Kai Atkinson (M.A.S., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD)Instructor Email*: [email protected] *Please add CCS 101 to the subject line of your email. This will facilitate a quicker response!Office Hours: Remote, by appointment. Course Catalog Description: The University of California-wide goals of the Carbon Neutrality Initiative are introduced through a series of modules where students learn basic principles of carbon neutrality, participate in seminars with campus operations staff, and tour relevant campus infrastructure including the UC San Diego microgrid, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings, and sustainable transportation efforts. Prerequisites: upper-division standing. Course Objectives1. Provide an overview of some of the many ways climate change poses new challenges to our society and exacerbates existing ones2. Encourage students to think about how climate change affects their own life, fieldof interest, academic discipline, etc.3. Introduce a sampling of some of the latest adaptive solutions being developed here at UCSD 4. Connect students to extracurricular and/or internship opportunities to start making a difference in your community Attendance Policy I want to give you as many options as possible for you to succeed, and I understand thatmany of you may be experiencing challenges related to uncertain living situations, unpredictable schedules, etc. Therefore, the majority of the class will be offered asynchronously for you to work through the material at your own convenience. It will be possible to complete all the coursework asynchronously and be 100% successful in this course. That being said, part of the goal of this course is to introduce you to people who are working directly on climate change issues, and the best way to do that is for you to hear from them yourselves. Occasionally, there will be guest presentations held over Zoom.However, there will always be the option for an asynchronous assignment for those of you unable to attend. Course StructureWeekly Assignments: I will post class materials on Canvas every Monday, with due dates throughout the week. Each week I will post a few materials such as videos, podcasts, and/or readings, and I will also post an assignment that is relevant to the materials. These will usually be due by the end of the week.Guest Speakers: 15% of your final grade will be awarded by attending Guest Speaker presentations. There will be options to earn these points in other ways if you are not ableto attend the presentations. Midterm and Final: The midterm and final will be project-based, and there will be options to complete these in groups or as individuals. There will be no exams.Grading Assignment WeightWeekly Assignments 50%Guest Speakers 15%Midterm Assignment 15%Final Assignment 20%Total 100% Grading Scale:90-100% A Pass80-89% B Pass70-79% C Pass60-69% D No Pass< 60% F No Pass Course ExpectationsWhat I expect of you What you can expect of meBe informed. Read this syllabus carefullyand completely so you understand the course structure and expectations.Enthusiasm. To be prepared for each class and to bring my enthusiasm for teaching to each class and office hour meeting.Respect. Keep up with assignments and pay attention to the guest speakers. Respect yourself and your own education by making a genuine effort to engage withthe material that is offered.Responsiveness. To respond to emails within 48 hours. Emails received on weekends may take longer. Ethics. A good attitude and maintenance of honest and ethical principles towards me, your classmates, and the execution of the course. Please read UC San Diego’s Principles of Community and Conduct Code .Timely feedback. To make every effort toreturn graded assignments within one week of the submission.Integrity. An honest, fair, responsible, respectful, trustworthy, and courageous effort on all academic work and collaboration. Please read UC San Diego’s Policy on Integrity of Scholarship.Then, take the integrity pledge!Integrity. To uphold integrity standards and create an atmosphere that fosters active learning, creativity, critical thinking, and honest collaboration.Patience. We’re all in this together, and many of us have a lot going on besides school. Be kind and patient with your classmates as we navigate this quarter together!Reasonable accommodation and understanding for student situations that arise; however, I will not make exceptions for one person that are not available to every other person in the course. Inclusion StatementI support the values of UC San Diego to “create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus in which students, faculty, and staff can thrive”. I strive to uphold the values articulated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: “We believe that true excellence is achieved through productive relationships among people of


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