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DMA Fall Orientation : DMA Fall Orientation Thursday, August 16, 2012

Purpose of Orientation : Purpose of Orientation Overview of DMA Courses Discuss Course Expectations & Policies Preview Moodle* Preview MyMathLabPlus * *Student Access will begin on First Day of Classes Friday, August 17, 2012.

NC Redesign Key Points : Modular Approach Opportunity to complete developmental math in one academic year Condenses MAT 060/070/080 3 semesters into 8 4-week modules that can be completed in 2 semesters or less Courses were renamed DMA and renumbered Modules will be rich in context and conceptual understanding NC Redesign Key Points

New DMA Modules : New DMA Modules Each module is 1 credit hour, 1.25 contact hours. Each module is 20 contact hours.

Transition Crosswalk : Transition Crosswalk

Important Dates for Fall 2012 Session 1 : DMA Session 1 Dates Friday, August 17, 2012 - Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1 st Day of DMA Summer Session 1 Friday, August 17, 2012 Census Dates for DMA Session 1 TBD Last Day to Withdraw from DMA Fall Session 1 Thursday, September 6, 2012 Last Day of DMA Summer Session 1 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Schedule Adjustment Day(s) Thursday, September 13, 2012 Important Dates for Fall 2012 Session 1 These dates and dates for sessions 2-4 are available in your Moodle course.

DMA Course Expectations & Policies : DMA Course Expectations & Policies

Responsibilities of the Student (F2F/Hybrid) : Responsibilities of the Student (F2F/Hybrid) The instructor can expect the student to . . . Attend all scheduled classes. Be on time and remain the entire class period. Focus on class activities and avoid distracting activities. Come to class prepared. Complete all assignments and complete assignments on time. Ask questions and seek help when material is unclear. Be self-disciplined for independent learning. Respect the rights of others, fellow students, and the instructor.

Responsibilities of the Student (Internet) : Responsibilities of the Student (Internet) The instructor can expect the student to . . . Have access to a computer with a high speed internet connection. Complete the Moodle and Campus Cruiser orientation prior to class. Focus on class activities and avoid distracting activities. Complete all assignments and complete assignments on time. Ask questions and seek help when material is unclear. Be self-disciplined for the independent learning required of a distance education course. Respect the rights of others, fellow students, and the instructor.

Required Materials : Required Materials Custom Textbook Package: Mathematics in Action Custom Workbook with MyMathLabPlus (MMLP) Access Code Only available at COA Bookstore. Used for all DMA courses. Only have to purchase package once. 2 nd Bittinger Textbook available in E-book format in MMLPlus with printable pages

Required Materials : Required Materials Pencil Scientific or Graphic Calculator The Mathematics Department at College of The Albemarle recommends the Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator TI-30X IIS or a TI 83/84 Plus Graphic Calculator. Cell phones & MP3 Players are not permitted. All faculty members reserve the right to limit the use of calculators on any assignment at their discretion. Access to a computer with High Speed Internet. Open computer labs are available on all campus locations. Headphones

Attendance Policy for F2F Sections : Attendance Policy for F2F Sections Must be present in class on the First Day of Class Must complete COA Assignment—Course Outline Homework Assignment in Moodle by the census date in Moodle COA Policy states that students are permitted to miss up to 10% of a course 10% of 20 contact hours is 2 hours Hence, students can miss up to 1 class (2 hours) in a DMA course

Attendance Policy for Hybrid Sections (Sections: HYB & HYE on Dare Campus) : Attendance Policy for Hybrid Sections (Sections: HYB & HYE on Dare Campus) Must complete COA Assignment in Moodle on the First Day of the session (no later than the census date in Moodle) COA Distance Education Policy states students must be active online EACH WEEK Hence, students who are inactive in MyMathLab for more than 7 days will be withdrawn due to attendance. For Face to Face portion of the class, COA Policy states that students are permitted to miss up to 10% of a course 10% of 20 contact hours is 2 hours Hence, students can miss up to 1 class (2 hours) in a DMA course

Tardy Policy for Face to Face/Hybrid Sections : Tardy Policy for Face to Face/Hybrid Sections Students are expected to attend every class, arriving on time and remaining until the end of the class period. Should you arrive late to class or leave early such time will be documented as: 5-20 minutes = 1/3 of an hour absence 21-40 minutes = 2/3 of an hour absence 41-60 minutes = 1 hour absence 61-80 minutes = 1 1/3 hours absence 81-100 minutes = 1 2/3 hours absence 101-120 minutes is 2 hours absence

Attendance Policy for Internet Sections : Attendance Policy for Internet Sections Must complete COA Assignment—Course Outline Homework in Moodle on the First Day of the Session (no later than the census date in Moodle) COA Distance Education Policy states students must be active online EACH WEEK Hence, students who are inactive in MyMathLab for more than 7 days will be withdrawn due to attendance.

Withdrawal Policy : Withdrawal Policy Students may withdraw from class after ten percent but prior to the completion of seventy-five percent of a class. Students may also be withdrawn for non-attendance. Withdrawals through completion of seventy-five percent will result in a "W" grade. See Moodle for list of important dates including withdrawal date. After the 75% date withdrawals are only given in rare circumstances with approval of the instructor and department chair. All withdrawal forms must be signed by the course instructor.

Policy for Attendance & Grades after 75% Point : Policy for Attendance & Grades after 75% Point After the 75% point, students who fails to adhere to the attendance policy with be given a grade of R (Re-Enroll) and be required to re-enroll in the course.

To Pass a DMA Course, a student MUST have … : To Pass a DMA Course, a student MUST have … A grade of 80% or better on the final exit exam AND An overall average of 80% or better The overall course grade consists of Proctored Final Exam  50% Proctored Quiz 1  20% Proctored Quiz 2  20% MML Homework  10% Unlimited attempts on HW…Can be submitted late with 10% late penalty prior to the exit exam.

Opportunities for 2nd attempt at proctored assessments… : Opportunities for 2 nd attempt at proctored assessments… Students can earn a second attempt on each proctored assessment by completing a remediation homework assignment with a grade 90% or better

New Grading Scheme : New Grading Scheme P for Passing A grade of 80% or better on the final exit exam AND An overall average of 80% or better The overall course grade consists of R for Re-Enroll

Assignments : Assignments

Homework : Homework Homework problems from each section will be assigned in MMLPlus . Unlimited attempts at each homework question. Students should strive for 100% on each of these. Students should try to limit the usage of the assistance buttons (help me solve this, show me an example, etc) as these resources are not available on quizzes or the exit exam. Do each section as it is assigned – it is crucial to success in this class that one does not procrastinate. To understand each successive lesson, one must fully understand all of the previous lessons. Homework is absolutely essential to success in this class.

Workbook : Workbook Various conceptual and contextual activities will be completed in the module workbook to introduce and reinforce the learning outcomes of the class. Workbooks will be assessed at the end of the semester to verify completion of the required module activities. The workbook grade will count as a homework grade. Students are expected to make up workbook activities. Students should consult with their instructor following any absence.

Study Skills/Math-Reading Connections : Study Skills/Math-Reading Connections There will be a study skills component completed in MML that will be completed online .

Quizzes : Quizzes There will be two proctored quizzes in MMLPlus . F2F sections will take proctored quizzes in class. Internet sections will take proctored quizzes on campus. Quizzes are closed notes/closed book. You have 50 minutes to complete each quiz. Calculator usage varies based on DMA course. Students have 2 attempts at each quiz, with the highest score counted. Students are required to complete a remediation homework assignment with a score of at least 90% before being granted the second attempt. Quizzes must be completed prior to the last class meeting of the session.

Exit Exam : Exit Exam There will be two proctored quizzes in MMLPlus . F2F sections will take proctored quizzes in class. Internet sections will take proctored quizzes on campus. You have 75 minutes to complete the Exit Exam. A student must earn a grade of 80% or better on the final exit exam and have overall average of 80% or better to pass the course. Students are required to complete a remediation homework assignment with a score of at least 90% before being granted the retest. The retest must occur by the last day of the session. Students may use a scientific or graphic calculator (TI 84-Plus or below) on the exit exam.

Calculator Usage : Calculator Usage Students can a scientific or graphic calculator (TI 84 Plus or below) on any of the module exit exams. Some modules do restrict the usage of certain calculators on quizzes. DMA 010—No Calculator on Quiz 1 or Quiz 2 Students required to do basic operations with integers and order of operations WITHOUT A CALCULATOR DMA 020—No Calculator on Quiz 1 or Quiz 2 Students required to do basic operations with fractions WITHOUT A CALCUALTOR DMA 050—No Graphic Calculator on Quiz 1 or Quiz 2. Scientific calculators are permitted Students are required to be able to graph a line WITH A GRAPHIC CALCUALTOR.

Formula Sheet Usage : Formula Sheet Usage Students are permitted to use the Geometric Formula & Metric to US Conversion Sheet on all assessments. Instructors should have copies of these Proctoring Centers will also have copies as well.

Due Dates & Late Work : Due Dates & Late Work Each homework assignment will have a due date set by the instructor. Students are permitted to complete homework assignments late with a 10% late penalty assessed. The late penalty will only be applied to questions worked after the due date. All homework assignments must be completed prior to 8am on the last class meeting of the session. All proctored assessments must be take prior to the last day of the session.

Proctored Assessments for Internet Sections : Proctored Assessments for Internet Sections Students are required to complete 3 proctored assessments (2 quizzes and a exit exam) on campus. Students should complete the proctored assessments in a manner that allows time for remediation and retesting if needed. I.E. Don’t wait till the last day of the session to take your exit exam. No extensions will be given except in extreme circumstances. See Moodle for a list of proctoring sessions. Students testing on the Elizabeth City and Dare Campus are required to sign up prior to attending the session as seats are limited.

Academic Support Center Hours : Academic Support Center Hours Drop in Math Tutoring on the Elizabeth City Campus* Monday and Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Drop in Math Tutoring on the Dare Campus* Monday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesday Noon - 2:00 pm Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 pm Drop in Math Tutoring on the Edenton-Chowan Campus* Monday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Tuesday Noon - 2:00 pm Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm *No Appointment Necessary

One on One/Small Group Tutoring : One on One/Small Group Tutoring Contact one of the following coordinators listed below for more information. Robin Pavey , Elizabeth City Campus - Office C139 or at 252-335-0821 ext. 2244 Susan McRae, Edenton-Chowan Campus - Office 228 or at 252-473-2264 ext. 227 Laura Katz, Dare County Campus - Office 134 or at 252-482-7900 ext. 2402

Respect for Normal Operation : Respect for Normal Operation Students who cheat or plagiarize are subject to disciplinary action by the college. The following , while not intended to be inclusive, illustrate offenses which are regarded as obstructive and disruptive: Behavior that disrupts any normal operation of the college, including a conducive learning environment in the classroom Use of profanity or other offensive language verbally or in writing Any student who disrupts class, shows lack of support for the work of others, or are underprepared to participate in class activities may be asked to leave class. If a student does not leave in a timely manner, security will be contacted and the student will be withdrawn from class. Extreme or persistent problems will result in withdrawal from the class and will be reported to the appropriate college authorities. Students who are asked to leave class due to behavior issues will be marked absent for the portion of class missed. If disruption occurs during testing, the student will be asked to leave the class and will receive a zero for that test grade. *(Please refer to the current COA Catalog for complete explanation and procedures for “Students Right, Regulations & Responsibilities”.

Cell Phones : Cell Phones Cell phone usage is prohibited in the classroom. If a student is observed using or having a cell phone in view, the student will be asked to either put the cell phone away or leave the class. If a student has a cell phone in view during testing, the assumption considered by most universities and colleges is that the student may be cheating which is not acceptable under any circumstances, and a student may be given a zero.

ADA Statement : ADA Statement College of the Albemarle seeks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 504 is a Federal Civil Rights Law, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act expands the scope of institutional and service provider responsibility for providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Contact Person Elizabeth City or Edenton-Chowan Campus students should contact Andrea Temple (AE119) (335-0821 ext. 2277). Dare Campus students should contact Laura Katz (DCC228) (473-2264 ext. 227).

Course Outline : Course Outline All of this information can be found in your course syllabi on Moodle on the first day of class.

Moodle : Moodle Must Complete COA assignment on First Day of Session Course Syllabi, Course Pacing Guide, List of Assignments with due dates Videos and PPT correlated to DMA Workbook Additional resources Login and SHOW students MOODLE 

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MyMathLab Plus : MyMathLab Plus Login Page: albemarle.mylabsplus.com Username: firstname_lastname Password: mmddyy (Birthday)

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