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Syllabus

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Summer 2020

Summer Semester: June 15 - August 6

These are the courses offered in Summer 2020 semester:

  • CRN: 51371 Math B75: Fundamentals of Algebra for BSTEM (Lab hours: Flexible 1hr 50 mins / week)
  • CRN: 50633 Math B60: Beginning Algebra (For repeats only)
  • CRN: 50642 Math B70: Intermediate Algebra (For repeats only)

Due to the COVID-19 quarantine, these classes use an online format. Students are required to complete an online Orientation. The Math B75 Students are required to join zoom meetings in the virtual Math Learning Center for their 1 hour 50 minutes lab every week. All classes are taught using the Internet-based program, ALEKS(Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces). The student may choose to read ALEKS in English or Spanish. The ALEKS website can be found at the ALEKS website.

Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Brown, Math Lab Coordinator | mathlc1@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Hours: The Math Learning Center virtual hours for Summer 2020 semester are Mondays & Tuesdays: 11am - 6:50pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9am - 4:50pm, Fridays: Closed. 

Required Supplies:

ALEKS 360 student access code (20-digit code): The access code may be purchased at the BC bookstore or the Delano campus. It is also available for purchase online from the ALEKS website. If you have time left over from a previous version of the access code, then contact the Math Lab Coordinator directly.

Course Code: The 10-digit Course Code information for accessing ALEKS is given out during the orientation.

Textbook: For Math B60/Math B70/Math B75, a digital copy of the text book will be provided when you use your access code and start the course in ALEKS.

Grading: Grading for the class is based solely on results of Proctored Assessments taken on the ALEKS program. Proctored Assessments may only be taken from home using a webcam and a lockdown browser(ALEKS). Students must request a Proctored Knowledge  Check during the virtual working hours. Only the calculator provided by the ALEKS program may be used during the Proctored Knowledge Assessment. You are required to take at least four/five times during the semester to test. The grading scale for all three courses is shown below:

  • Math B60: 100-90% = A, 89-80% = B, 79-70% = C, 69-55% = D, 54% and below = F
  • Math B70: 100-90% = A, 89-80% = B, 79-70% = C, 69-55% = D, 54% and below = F

Drop Policy: Each student is expected to put in a minimum of 8 hours (10 hours for Math B75) each week (15 hrs/week for Summer session) on the ALEKS program. To check your hours, see "Total time on the ALEKS program" under "Reports". Time on the ALEKS program may be completed from any Internet-accessible computer. Student time is checked every Monday at 11:59 pm. Excess time one week is credited toward future weeks. Students are required to put in 8 hours for Math B60 & B70 and 10 hours for Math B75 (15 hours for Summer Semester) every week throughout the semester.

If a student has not completed 8 hours for Math B60 & B70 and 10 hours for Math B75 (15 hours for Summer Semester) in the first week or fail to complete any of the milestone requirements, they will be dropped. If they make up the total time during the second week and complete the milestone requirements, they may request to reinstate. The student may request a one-time only reinstatement. In later weeks, if a student is even a minute short on time or fail to complete any of the milestone requirements again after being reinstated, he or she will be dropped from the course a second time and will not be reinstated without permission from the instructor./p>

Tutoring: All students are strongly encouraged to come and join the zoom meetings in the Virtual Math Learning Center to get online, one-on-one help. We definitely do not expect you to work on the program without the help of an instructor. The Math Learning Center has faculty and staff ready to help you understand and be successful. You may work from home and when you need help with a topic, make a note of the topic or print the page and move on to a different topic. Then join one of the virtual zoom meetings during our working hours and let us help you. To get tutoring, all students enrolled in the hybrid math courses can contact our "front desk" by logging in to "conferzoom" in "Canvas" for their class. If there is not one in session, then they will have to go to "Announcements" (in canvas) and look for  "Walk-in tutoring for MLC" and follow the link for the zoom meeting opened at that time.  However, we do not offer help with math problems over the phone or by e-mail. See "LINKS" in the menu at the left for online sources for Math help. Every other Wednesday, one of the classes has a deadline. Tutoring availability is extremely limited on these days, but any other day tutor availability is typically fairly immediate.

Incomplete Policy: Students may request an Incomplete grade at the end of the semester in order to get an extension to continue the class the following semester. You may request for an Incomplete only when you have an unforeseeable emergency and justifiable reasons with proof such as a signed and officiated medical or a police report. Details on how to qualify for an Incomplete can be found on your syllabus (distributed during orientation). If a student fails to complete the material on the extended time, the Incomplete grade automatically becomes a "F" or "D". If you are receiving Financial Aid based on units, the units for your class count only during the semester you originally enrolled in the class.

Disability Services: Students with disabilities needing accommodation, including those who had an IEP in high school, should make requests to Disabled Students Programs and Services at dspsdesk@bakersfieldcollege.edu . All requests for accommodations require appropriate advance notice to avoid a delay in services. Please discuss approved accommodations with Dr. Jonathan Brown, Math Lab Coordinator, so we can work together to ensure your access and success at BC.

Academic Dishonesty: Any form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will result in a zero for that assignment. This is the only warning you will receive. Students cannot test again the same day. Incidents will be reported to the Director of Student Life. If there is any suspicion of dishonesty, students will be asked to retake the Proctored Knowledge Check. See the Student Handbook for possible disciplinary consequences of Student Misconduct at Bakersfield College.

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