Intermediate Algebra Web Class
I would suggest printing out this page and all the pages for the buttons below so you have it for reference. Please note that the Final is proctored and you must come to Odessa College to the Math Tutoring Center to take the Final Exam. This is the only test you have to take at OC. All other test are taken on-line. If you are VCT student you will have to arrange to take the test at your testing center and get me the information on where you are taking it and who I should contact with instructions.
Caution: If you have previously taken a web class with me, please read below carefully because there have been some changes.
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Expectations for Engagement – Online Learning
To help make the web-based learning experience fulfilling and rewarding, the following Expectations for Engagement provide the parameters for reasonable engagement between students and instructors for the online learning environment. Students and instructors are welcome to exceed these requirements.
Reasonable Expectations of Engagement for Instructors
1. As an instructor, I understand the importance of clear, timely communication with my students. In order to maintain sufficient communication, I will
· provided my contact information at the beginning of the syllabus;
· respond to all messages within 24 hours if received Monday through Thursday and within 48 hours if received Friday through Sunday; and,
· notify students of any extended times that I will be unavailable and provide them with alternative contact information (for me or for my supervisor) in case of emergencies during the time I’m unavailable.
2. As an instructor, I understand that my students will work to the best of their abilities to fulfill the course requirements. In order to help them in this area, I will
· provide clear information about grading policies and assignment requirements in the course syllabus, and
· communicate any changes to assignments and/or to the course calendar to students as quickly as possible.
3. As an instructor, I understand that I need to provide regular, timely feedback to students about their performance in the course. To keep students informed about their progress, I will
· post grades for discussion postings within one week of the discussion thread closing.
· provide grades for major assignments within 2 weeks of the due date or at least 3 days before the next major assignment is due, whichever comes first.
Reasonable Expectations of Engagement for Students
1. As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will
· line up alternative computer and internet access in case my primary computer crashes or my internet services is unavailable;
· recognize that the college provides free wi-fi and computer labs during regular campus hours to help me with accessing my course; and,
· understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my equipment or service is unreliable.
2. As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to
· getting “kicked off” of the system during tests or quizzes;
· having trouble submitting assignments; and
· dealing with a traumatic personal event.
3. As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will
· seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;
· ask questions if I don’t understand; and,
· access my course several times during the week to keep up with assignments and announcements.
Pacing: This course is not a self-paced course. Deadlines are firmly enforced. You need to make sure you have your deadlines down. You can make yourself a calendar in your MyMath software. I would highly recommend this so you will not forget any deadlines. All assignments are due by midnight of the week they are assigned unless otherwise noted. Test due dates are noted for you. There are weekly assignments and all assignments must be turned in the week they are due or they will not be accepted. If you wait until the last minute you won't get everything done, so I suggest you work on this course a little everyday. You can not work ahead to another section or chapter.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns. You may also call the office of Disability Services at 335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.
Theresa Evans, Developmental Math Instructor
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