Instructor: Michael McCain
Office Phone: (805) 289-6501
Tuesday: 10:00-10:30am, 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday: 11:00-12:30pm, 6:00-7:00pm
Pre-Reading and Learning: Students are expected to pre-read textbook sections before lecture. This has been proven to stimulate the learning process allowing the student to antipate and thus learn more effectively. It is also expected that you learn some material on your own. I will announce in class which textbook examples you are expected to study and learn on your own.
Attendance for On-Campus Classes: For on campus classes, attendance will be taken daily at the beginning and end of every class. It is the student's responsibility to sign the attendance sheet twice a day. Absense and/or tardiness may be used as the deciding factor in the case of a "border-line" class grade. However, if a students absence exceeds 1/9 of the total class contact hours for the semester the instructor may drop the student from the class and record a grade in accordance with the Ventura College policy for dropping a course.
Attendance for Online Classes: For online classes, attendance will be checked every Tuesday at 10:00am. Attendance will be calculated by adding the number of hours logged into and either watching vidoes or working your MyMathLab homework, practice tests, or tests. The student is responsible for a minimum of 50 minutes per unit for any given week. (i.e. 5 unit class = 4 hours and 10 minutes per week) This is the same amount of time the equivalent on-campus class would meet for lecture on a weekly basis. For every 50 minutes the student comes up short, they will receive 1 absent mark. Keep in mind, it is expected that the average student will spend about 3 times this amount per week. You can check your hours at any time by clicking the "Gradebook" tab in MyMathLab. Absenses may be used as the deciding factor in the case of a "border-line" class grade. In addition, if a student's absences exceed 1/9 of the total class contact hours for the semester then the instructor may drop the student from the class and record a grade in accordance with the Ventura College policy for dropping a course.
Registration Deadlines: The last day to add the class is August 30th, 2013. The last day to drop with a refund is August 30th, 2013. The last day to drop without a W on your transcript is September 6th, 2013. The last day to drop with a W is November 22nd, 2013.
Tutoring Center: The Tutoring Center is dedicated to providing academic tutorial support for Ventura College students. The Center’s goal is to help make a student’s educational experience a successful one. Drop-in, group and individualized tutoring are available free of charge to all Ventura College students.
Students with Disabilities: If you have, or think you may have a learning disability, please contact the Education Assistance Center (EAC) as soon as possible. Any accommodations for this class must be pre-authorized by the EAC.