MATH0099 Intermediate Algebra CRN 50034 and 50039
Paulding Campus- MW 2:00-5:20 PM
Cartersville Campus- MW 5:00-615
Instructor: Dr. Tim Floyd, firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail is the best way to contact me. You can text to this address through the GHC system.
Office and Hours: See attached.
Textbook: Introductory & Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 4/E by Robert F. Blitzer. My Math Lab is available but not required. If you bought My Math Lab the course ID is floyd63602 .
Calculator: Required every class meeting. It doesn’t have to be a TI-83. It needs to be able to compute with fractions. I will assist in helping you learn to use your calculator before and after class, not during.
Georgia View/Vista: I will post your class progress and assignments on Vista. In case of class cancellations, your assignment will be posted on Vista.
Grading: Your course average will be based on the average of the HIGHEST FIVE TEST SCOREs out of the FIVE in-class tests rounded to the nearest unit. If you have a 70 or higher average you will be allowed to take COMPASS twice if necessary. If you score a 40 or higher on COMPASS then your final average will be determined based on your test average as follows: 90-100 average, “A”; 80-89 average, “B”; 70-79 average, “C”. If you do not score a 40 or higher on one of your two attempts you receive a grade of IP and must repeat the course.
Make-Up Policy: No test or in-class graded assignment can be made up. No homework assignment can be turned in after the due date. In extreme, documentable circumstances, evidence can be presented that may override this policy.
Cell Phone Policy: No cell phone use is allowed in the classroom during class time. Occasionally, if you must return a text or take a call, please leave the room to do so. If this becomes a common activity, I will document this activity as a class disturbance and turn the matter over to the student discipline process. Your cell phone cannot be used as your calculator.
Respect for Students in Class: In order to respect the students in this class and create an appropriate classroom atmosphere, I request that you DO NOT carry on conversations during lecture or test times. On the first occurrence of this behavior, I will make a polite request to stop. If the behavior continues, I will document the behavior and turn the matter over to the student discipline process.
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TUTORIAL CENTER: A Tutorial Center is available on the Rome, Cartersville, Paulding, and Marietta Campuses. Hours vary on each campus. These centers provide wonderful assistance and should be used when possible to supplement your classroom experience.
EXTENDED ABSENCE POLICY: “Students, who have circumstances that prevent them from continuing to attend classes over an extended period of time, sometimes request that the faculty member permit them to submit work in absentia to receive credit to complete the course. If the concurrent absences will constitute more than 15% of the class sessions for the term, then written permission from the Division Chair is required before any course assignments can be completed while missing class. The student must be in good academic standing in the course to make the request. All approved coursework must be completed by the end of the semester in which the course was begun.”
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Any student who feels he/she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the College Access Center (706-802-5003) to coordinate reasonable accomodations. You are welcome to contact me privately to discuss your specific needs.
WITHDRAWAL POLICY: The last day to withdraw without penalty is March 12, 2010. You are responsible for seeing that the withdrawal procedure is followed –remember you must drop credit classes if you drop a LS class.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: If there is inclement weather, the college posts necessary announcements on the highlands.edu web site. Cancellation notices for locations will be reported to radio stations and WXIA-TV in Atlanta. However, please be advised that station regulations may not allow for clarity in location-specific announcements such as “Georgia Highlands, Cartersville only.” Generally speaking, stations simply broadcast something like “Georgia Highlands is closed.”
STUDENT COMPLAINTS AND DISHONESTY POLICY: See http://www.highlands.edu/academics/academicaffairs/academicintegritypolicy.htm
This message applies only to students receiving financial aid: Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student’s financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form.
The mission of the Georgia Highlands College Quality Enhancement Plan is to create a curriculum-wide culture of information competency , IC, among students, which will be demonstrated through writing or other modes of communication