Statistics Lab/Math 052

Statistical Methods I Support Syllabus

A-B Tech reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this schedule, including possible responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Any changes will be communicated by the instructor prior to the implementation of the change. Please make sure to check your email and Moodle on a regular basis.

Course Information

  • Course/Section: MAT 052
  • Course Hours: Contract Hours 3; Credit Hours 2
  • Semester: Fall 2020
  • Meeting Times: 10:00 - 10:30 MTWRF - Synchronous Online Class Meeting
  • Meeting Location: online.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-requisites: MAT –152 Statistical Methods I
  • Course Description: This course provides an opportunity to customize foundational math content specific to Statistical Methods I. Topics include developing the academic habits, learning strategies, social skills, and growth mindset necessary to be successful in mathematics. Upon completion, students should be able to build a stronger foundation for success in Statistical Methods I by obtaining skills through a variety of instructional strategies with emphasis placed on the most essential prerequisite knowledge.
  • Supplies/Materials:  No additional supplies and/or materials needed for MAT 052

Instructor Information

  • Instructor Name: Dr. Paula Hennon
  • Office Telephone Number: (828) 776-0790
  • Email Address: paulahennon@abtech.edu
  • Office Location: Birch 219
  • Office Hours: 2:30 – 4:00pm MTWF

Course Learning Outcomes/Objectives

The course will provide support for students taking MAT 152 by reinforcing MAT 152 course objectives and provide customized foundations specific to MAT 152.

A-B Tech General Education Outcomes

Expected competencies students will develop in this course:

  • Students will critically evaluate information
  • Students will solve problems
  • Students will effectively communicate

Additional information can be located on A-B Tech’s website at the following link: Course Syllabus Information.

Evaluation Criteria

Grade Break Down

Percentage

Participation

40%

Notebook Checks

20%

Success Skills

20%

Attendance

10%

Final Reflection

10%

Total:

100%

 

Final Assessment or Exam:  Each instructor will schedule a comprehensive final course assessment at some point during the last five days of the semester or the last two days of the class. The assessment may consist of one or multiple components or methods. The course schedule will indicate the date(s) and method(s) of evaluation. If the final evaluation is given prior to the last day of class, the schedule will reflect the class activities to take place after the final evaluation.  Students are required to take their final examinations at the time(s) and place(s) scheduled. Conflicts may be resolved by arrangement with the faculty member. Three assessments scheduled for the same day is considered a conflict.

Grading System

Grade Letter

Associated Percentages or Points

P

100 – 70 (Pass)

R

Below 70 (Retake)

Participation Requirements

It is mandatory that the student attend each course at least once during the first 10% of the course, or in the case of online courses, a graded activity must be submitted during the first 10% of the course. For hybrid courses, the student must attend the classroom portion of the course or complete an online graded activity prior to the 10% point. Failure to attend or complete the activity prior to the 10% point will result in the student being dropped from the course. The student will not be allowed to continue in the course or receive a refund.

Regular and punctual class participation is required of all students and essential for success, which is dependent upon active involvement in all instructional activities. To receive a passing grade, students must participate in 80% of the contact hours of the course. Active participation, regardless of course format (seated, online, hybrid), includes submission of completed assignments by the posted due dates and timely completion (as specified by the instructor) of any other course requirements: tests and exercises, discussion board entries and other group work, lab participation, and any other activities assigned in the course syllabus, discussed in class, or described in online instructional materials as contributing to the final grade.  If a student does not meet the requirement of 80% active participation, the student may be assigned an F grade for the course.

Rights, Responsibilities, and Procedures

Information on Rights, Responsibilities, and Procedures pertaining to students can be located on A-B Tech’s website at the following link: Course Syllabus Information.

ADA/Accessibility

A-B Tech is committed to creating an environment that meets the needs of its diverse student body.  If a student has a disability, thinks they may have a disability, or are having issues with the accessibility of course materials, the student should contact Support Services to arrange appropriate accommodations to ensure access to their education. Complete information and forms can be located at the following link: Student Service Overview.

Course Evaluation by Students

Students will have the opportunity to provide constructive feedback on their courses each semester at approximately the 50% completion point through an online survey.  All responses are anonymous unless a student chooses to self-identify in submitted comments.  Results are used to determine whether changes should be made during the second half of the course to improve the learning experience for students.  Additional information can be located on A-B Tech’s website at the following link: Course Syllabus Information.

Course Requirements and Expectations

Communication:

My preferred form of communication is paulahennon@abtech.edu.  If communicating by email, I will only respond to A-B Tech email addresses.  I will usually respond to emails within 24 hours during the workweek.

Grading:

My goal is to grade work on a weekly basis. Check with me if you are worried that I have not graded your work. Please check your gradebook on a regular basis for accuracy.

Make-up Work:

Submitting work late can happen with instructor approval – communication for this adjustment must occur BEFORE the deadline and not at the last minute.

Important Dates:

First Day of Class: August 24th
Last date to withdraw (W):
November 188h

Holidays/breaks: :  September 11th, October 20th, November 25st – 28rd
Last Day of Class:
December 198h

Activity Days:    **No Classes from 11 am until 1 pm ***

Mathematics Department Policies and Expectations

Email:

A-B Tech student email is to be used for official school business.  Students are held responsible for any information emailed.  Emails should adhere to professional standards.  This is the best way to communicate with your instructor.  Expect a response no later than 48 hours from the time the email was sent.  Any email that is not written in a professional tone will not get a reply, but returned to the student.  This will give the student the opportunity to rewrite the email and get a response

Grades

Your final grade in this course will be determined by the grades posted and calculated in Moodle.  Instructors do not accept additional assignments or make-up work after the final assessment has been given in the course.

Expectations: 

You will attend class prepared.  This means you need to read through sections and examples before class.  You need to have any assignments due ready at the beginning of class.  You are expected to arrive on time and check your A-B Tech student email regularly.  Be attentive during class by taking good notes, asking questions, and not being distracted by technology.

Assessments:

Any assessment submitted for grading must by created by the student for the current course.  Submitting any work from a previous course will result in an automatic grade of zero.

Academic Learning Center:

Questions about specific statistics problems from MAT 152 Homework, Quizzes, and Lab Assignments should be addressed in the 1:1 Tutoring Program from the AB Tech Academic Learning Center via zoom. Hours are 9am – 9pm Monday – Saturday and noon – 9pm on Sunday.

Course Schedule

The syllabus will be posted in the College’s Learning Management System prior to the first day of class.