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Information For Instructors

  • Classes meet for 16 weeks, then meet once during final exam week according to the final exam schedule.

  • For all daytime 085, 090, 095 and 151 classes, all students in the class take their final at the same time.

  • All instructors are responsible for completing 10th day verification (via WebAdvisor) and midterm verification (in your mailbox) to verify who is attending your class.

  • All courses must follow the official course outline. In particular, all sections must cover the required topics, and must be graded according to department policy. You can get a copy of the official course outline from the G:\ drive on campus computers, by emailing Support Services or by emailing the Math Dept chair.

  • All syllabi must follow the department guidelines . For your convenience, for many courses the department provides a syllabus template that follows all of the guidelines.

  • You must turn in your syllabus to the Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean by the first day of class. Any changes to your syllabus must be distributed to your students in writing, and also updated with the Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean.

  • Make sure you are following your syllabus, particularly when it comes to grading. In a surprisingly high number of grade appeals we discover that the instructor was not following their own grading procedure.

  • Online homework
    • For Math 090, 091, 095, 151 online homework is required
    • For Math 115, 171, 172, 173, all students purchase access to online homework in the bookstore; requiring online homework is strongly encouraged
    • For Math 155 & 165, instructors have the option of using online homework; however, if you wish to use it you must make sure it is in the book order by notifying the Coordinator; the book order is finalized months before the semester begins.  If you are unsure if you wish to use it, Kate can give you more details on how the online homework works for these classes. 
    • For Math 085 all students are purchasing access to online homework, but it is only being used in pilot sections designated by the department.  Students in all other sections should hold onto their access card for possible future use.
  • If you have questions about department procedures, please read the department memo

  • Questions about what textbook or edition your class uses?  Please consult the  current textbook list (current as of Spring 2017).
  • If you have a student who feels they have been misplaced, make sure you refer them to the department chair.  Individual instructors should never override a pre-req for a student.
  • Don't forget that the bookstore will price match if you can get the exact same textbook or package on barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.  All students have to do is check the price using the ISBN and then
    ask for the price match when they check out!  They will see significant savings in some of our classes.

Below are links to individualized information about some of our commonly taught classes. If the class you are teaching is not listed below, feel free to contact the Chair or Coordinator for more information.

 

Math 085

  • All sections are expected to incorporate use of the calculator, when appropriate. Students are required to have a TI-30XS Multiview calculator.  For more information, see the syllabus template below.
  • The course objectives and final exam review can be found on the Math 085 page.
  • As of Fall 2016, all students will buy a lower cost looseleaf copy of the textbook from the bookstore that is bundled with Math XL online homework. Sue will be piloting Math XL in the Fall; all other sections are expected to continue using the book for homework (but have the students put their code in a safe place for possible future use).

Download Math 085 syllabus template

Math 090

  • Per the official course outline, all sections of Math 090 are required to have graded online Hawkes homework as a component of the class. Instructors are required to assign the departmentally created "curriculum"; this assures that all sections are doing the same problems with the same required mastery level. Each semester, the Dept Chair will send out an email to all Hawkes instructors with details about setting up your class correctly.
  • As of Fall 2016, an electronic copy of the textbook can be accessed through the online homework. Individual instructors may choose whether students may buy just the Hawkes code (including the e-textbook) or must buy the Hawkes code with a physical book.
  • A calculator is required for this course. The department highly recommends use of the TI-30XS Multiview calculator and/or TI-83/84 calculator.
  • The course objectives, final exam formula sheet and final exam review can be found on the Math 090 page.

Math 090 syllabus template
Math 090 required Hawkes sections

Math 095

  • Per the official course outline, all sections of Math 095 are required to have graded online Hawkes homework as a component of the class. Instructors are required to assign the departmentally created "curriculum"; this assures that all sections are doing the same problems with the same required mastery level. Each semester, the Dept Chair will send out an email to all Hawkes instructors with details about setting up your class correctly.
  • As of Fall 2016, an electronic copy of the textbook can be accessed through the online homework. Individual instructors may choose whether students may buy just the Hawkes code (including the e-textbook) or must buy the Hawkes code with a physical book.
  • A calculator is required for this course. The department highly recommends use of the TI-30XS Multiview calculator and/or TI-83/84 calculator.
  • The course objectives, final exam formula sheet and final exam review can be found on the Math 095 page.

Math 095 syllabus template
Math 095 required Hawkes sections

Math 112

  • Students will purchase a spiral-bound custom textbook that includes only the chapters required for the course. All instructors should receive the regular hardback instructor's version of the textbook from the Coordinator.
  • In order to have access to the TVM solver and regression capabilities, a TI-83/84 calculator is required for this course.
  • The department highly recommends that students are allowed to use the TVM solver in lieu of the tables, formulas, etc. in sections 8.3 – 8.5.
  • You may take your students to the computer lab and generate graphs in Excel instead of creating them by hand in section 12.2. If you need help reserving a computer lab, you can ask the Assistant to the Dean or the Dept Chair.
  • Kate can provide you with a lot of resources, such as an Excel tutorial handout, notes handouts for the students (including how to use the TVM solver and regression on the calculator) ,etc. If interested, please email her.

Math 112 syllabus template

Math 115

  • Students will purchase a looseleaf version of the textbook that they will write in as you go through the activities in class. The textbook comes bundled with WileyPlus online homework.
  • Kate and Brian have already created WileyPlus assignments that go with each Topic. Please talk to one of them to get set up in WileyPlus.
  • Students also need to buy the Fathom program in order to analyze data and perform statistical analysis. A 6 month license can be bought for a small fee at the Fathom website.
  • The textbook has a lot of resources at their website. For some of the resources you will need to request access from Wiley.
  • Kate has created Powerpoints to go with each of the Topics that can be used in class, as well as templates for handouts for some of the activities. Please contact her if you'd like a copy of this. She can also point you towards some of the resources that Brian has put together.

Math 115 syllabus template
Math 115 assignment sheet template

Math 151

  • Per the official course outline, all sections of Math 151 are required to have graded online Hawkes homework as a component of the class. Instructors are required to assign the departmentally created "curriculum"; this assures that all sections are doing the same problems with the same required mastery level. Each semester, the Dept Chair will send out an email to all Hawkes instructors with details about setting up your class correctly.
  • As of Fall 2016, an electronic copy of the textbook can be accessed through the online homework. Individual instructors may choose whether students may buy just the Hawkes code (including the e-textbook) or must buy the Hawkes code with a physical book.
  • A TI-83/84 calculator is required for this course.
  • The course objectives, final exam formula sheet and final exam review can be found on the Math 151 page

Math 151 syllabus template
Math 151 required Hawkes sections

Math 165

  • The bookstore carries a custom version of Blitzer's Pre-Calculus that includes only the chapters that we use.  Students are welcome to purchase either this or the full textbook with all of the chapters.  Please note that the covers are different.
  • A TI-83/84 calculator is required for this course.
  • If you wish to use online homework in this course, please contact the Chair and Coordinator as soon as you select the course so that the book order can be updated to include the homework access for an additional cost. 
  • Kate can provide you with notes and other resources to use with this class.  If interested, please email her.
  • Below are two sample syllabi, one using online homework (Math XL) and one using ungraded homework from the textbook

Math 165 syllabus template
Math 165 syllabus template using Math XL

Math 171/172/173

  • As of Fall 2016, all students will purchase a looseleaf version of the book that includes access to WebAssign online homework for the lifetime of the book edition. These materials can be used in the entire 171/172/173 Calculus sequence.
  • For more information on using WebAssign, please talk to Kate.
  • A TI-83/84 calculator is required for this course.