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					Sent 8/07/2008 by email

Hello!

I hope you have had a great summer and are ready to start the Fall semester. I have included (and attached)
information about the Fall semester. Please read it thoroughly!

Except for the email I will send out with the syllabus templates (on Tuesday), this will probably be my last
communication with you as chair. As some of you may have heard, I will not be continuing as department chair.
While I have enjoyed working with you, I would like to take a break from administration and get fully involved
in teaching again. I will also be working with some of our Achieving the Dream initiatives. Thank you so much
for working with me and making my job easier by being wonderful instructors! Even though I will no longer be
chair, I am always available if you need any assistance 

The new chair will be Ms. Natasha Haydel (our former lead faculty). There has also been a change in the Exit
Assessment Coordinator. Kristina Sampson is now teaching credit math and can’t continue as coordinator. The
new coordinator is Mr. Landra Young. You will meet everyone on adjunct night. It will be an exciting semester!

Welcome to Fall 2008!

Our classes are packed with students! Most of you either already have 23 students, or are very close. Hopefully we can
successfully prepare them all for their next math class and make them all see that mathematics is not hard, and can be
very enjoyable.

Please try to email a copy of your syllabus to Natasha Haydel (Natasha.n.haydel@lonestar.edu) one week before
your class begins for approval. I will email updated syllabus templates to you on Tuesday. Primarily, the following
needs to be changed;

    1. Change the semester/class/meeting times/section numbers/etc.

    2. Modify the Instructional Outline to fit the included Fall Academic Calendar

    3. Modify the logo, Student Success Portion, and System policy portion to reflect the name change

    4. After your syllabus is approved, you may make copies. When possible, please use our copy center for copies
       instead of the copiers in the faculty suites. Copies from the copy center are not as expensive.

As you plan for the semester, please remember the following;

    1. BIG ONE: We have changed editions for our Math 0308/0310 textbook, but your students will have a mixture of
       both editions. We can’t make a student purchase a new edition, so we will just have to work with them. If you find
       that the majority of your students still have the old edition (as would be expected in many of our 0310 classes)
       you may use that edition. If most have the new edition, you may use that. If there is a true mixture, you can work
       out a system that works for you.

         Many of the changes in the textbook occur in the exercise sets. Those of you who require book homework might
         want to check the problems and page numbers you usually assign. Those of you who require MyMathlab for
         homework assignments will just choose the new edition when setting up your course. Your students, however,
         who purchased MyMathlab under the old edition will have to request a new access code. You will learn more
         about that process on adjunct night (the Thursday before school starts) and by email. NOTE: The new Instructor’s
         Resource Manual is in, so please plan to pick one up on Adjunct Night.

    2. When setting up your grade percentages, please remember that the final exam must be between 20% and 25% of
       your grade. Also, it is strongly suggested that you give your students more than three exams and include at least
       one more category (HW grades, Quizzes, Projects, etc) in the grade determination. Also, try for a grade split of
       80/20 or 70/30. It’s unfair to our students to place too much weight on testing.
    3. As a department, and in keeping with the requirements our students will encounter when they take College
       Algebra and higher level math courses, we have come to the conclusion that multiple choice exams do a poor job
       of assessing student performance. It is important for our students to be able to problem solve mathematically
       without cues to the possible answers. It is also critical that students learn how to communicate their work
       thoroughly and clearly with appropriate notation.

         For this reason, major exams (please give a minimum of three in addition to the final) need to be free response
         only. EXCEPTION: Due to time constraints, it us understandable that you may need to make your last exam and
         the final multiple choice.

    4. When designing your course outline, please be as detailed as possible. If you can list the homework assignments,
       please do so. At the very least, please list what you will be covering each class session (sections) and the exact
       dates you giving exams.

    5. Interactive and collaborative learning is highly encouraged. Therefore please invite students to participate
       actively in class discussions and in individual and group problem solving activities. We also promote the creative
       use of technology to enhance the learning process. Technology should illuminate mathematical concepts and
       simplify calculations without replacing important mathematical techniques.

    6. Please arrive on time for your class. When class ends, make sure you lock the doors, erase the board, and turn
       off the lights. Even if students are waiting, you can’t let them into the classroom without their instructor being
       present.

    7. Please do not dismiss classes early. Students are expected to be engaged in learning during the entire time they
       are scheduled to be in class. The only exception would be test day.

    8. The Learning Commons provides excellent one-on-one tutoring and computer tutoring software. Encourage your
       students to take advantage of these services regularly. ALSO, we have a new Early Intervention Program. This
       program is designed for instructors who notice that their students are floundering in class (or life), and would like
       to get these students some assistance. There will be a flyer about the program placed in your returning packets.

    9. As teachers, we all want our students to succeed. And, if the students study hard and do all of the work we have
       given them to do, most of them can be successful in learning mathematics. However, the practice of awarded an
       excessive amount of bonus points or extra credit does not really help our students. There should be no way for a
       student who scores a 59% (an F) on an exam to increase that score to 70% (a C). Please be vigilant in making
       sure that the grades our students receive are a true reflection of their ability.

    10. Please check your class roster in MyRecords FREQUENTLY during the semester. Contact students who have
        been attending class, but are not on your class roster, and consider withdrawing those students who are on your
        roster, but have not been attending class.

    11. Since we all have varying schedules, email is really our most effective form of communication. Please check (and
        delete when your inbox gets to full) emails sent to your Lonestar and personal email account. In addition to emails
        sent from the chair, you can expect to receive emails from the system and our division office (Dr. Anne Albarelli,
        Vivian Kumler, and Meanette Martino). Please read them thoroughly and reply in a timely manner. NOTE: Make
        sure you no longer use the NHMCCD email. They have ALL changed to ****@lonestar.edu. Change it in
        MyMathlab as well.

Please find your class schedule below. The columns represent, in order, the course name, section number, course
title, room location (TENTATIVE), meeting days, meeting times, instructor, class start date, and class end date. Please
contact me if you have any questions about your schedule.


  MATH                   Intermediate
             81010                           TECH 211    TTH    8:10a - 10:10a      Brown, Monica       8/25/08   12/14/08
  0310                      Algebra

  MATH                   Intermediate
             81014                           TECH 211    TTH    12:30p - 2:30p      Brown, Monica       8/25/08   12/14/08
  0310                      Algebra

  MATH
             82001        Prealgebra         TECH 207   MW       5:20p - 7:25p      Butterfras, Jan     8/25/08   12/14/08
  0306
MATH
       82003        Prealgebra         TECH 207   MW     7:35p - 9:40p     Butterfras, Martha     8/25/08    12/14/08
0306

MATH
       82001    Introductory Algebra   TECH 112   MW     5:20p - 7:25p    Cottongim, LaDawn       8/25/08    12/14/08
0308

MATH
       82003    Introductory Algebra   TECH 112   MW     7:35p - 9:40p    Cottongim, LaDawn       8/25/08    12/14/08
0308

MATH               Intermediate
       81811                           TECH 206   MWF    1:30p - 4:10p        Crowl, Burce        8/25/08    10/15/08
0310                  Algebra

MATH               Intermediate
       82001                           TECH 211   MW     5:20p - 7:25p    De Las Salas, Reynell   8/25/08    12/14/08
0310                  Algebra

MATH               Intermediate
       82003                           TECH 211   MW     7:35p - 9:40p    De Las Salas, Reynell   8/25/08    12/14/08
0310                  Algebra

MATH
       83001    Introductory Algebra   HSC 113     S    8:30a - 12:50p        Falahat, Ali         9/6/08    12/14/08
0308

MATH               Intermediate
       81008                           HSC 113    MWF    2:30p - 3:45p        Falahat, Ali        8/25/08    12/14/08
0310                  Algebra

MATH
       81005    Introductory Algebra   TECH 112   MWF   10:15a - 11:30a       Fortner, Lori       8/25/08    12/14/08
0308

MATH
       81007    Introductory Algebra   TECH 112   MWF   11:40a - 12:55p       Fortner, Lori       8/25/08    12/14/08
0308

MATH
       8W811    Introductory Algebra     DW                                  Foster, Marion       8/25/08    10/16/08
0308

MATH
       8W821   Intermediate Algebra      DW                                  Foster, Marion       10/21/08   12/14/08
0310

MATH
       81007        Prealgebra         TECH 207   MWF   11:40a - 12:55p     Franklin, Patrcia     8/25/08    12/14/08
0306

MATH
       81008        Prealgebra         HSC 115    MWF    1:05p - 2:20p      Franklin, Patrcia     8/25/08    12/14/08
0306

MATH                                    TECH
       81812   Introductory Algebra               MWF   1:05p - 3:45p       Hacker, Elvin J       8/25/08    10/15/08
0308                                     112

MATH               Intermediate         TECH
       81922                                      MWF   1:05p - 3:45p       Hacker, Elvin J       10/17/08   12/14/08
0310                  Algebra            112

MATH
       81010    Introductory Algebra   HSC 111    TTH   8:10a - 10:10a       Hollins, Walter      8/25/08    12/14/08
0308

MATH               Intermediate
       81013                           HSC 113    TTH   12:30p - 2:30p       Hollins, Walter      8/25/08    12/14/08
0310                  Algebra

MATH
       81009    Introductory Algebra   HSC 111    MWF    2:30p - 3:45p        Jezek, Linda        8/25/08    12/14/08
0308

MATH
       82002    Introductory Algebra   HSC 111    MW     6:00p - 8:05p      Jolivet, Jennifer     8/25/08    12/14/08
0308

MATH               Intermediate                                            Nunez-Sammons,
       81001                           HSC 113    MWF    7:25a - 8:40a                            8/25/08    12/14/08
0310                  Algebra                                                   Alexis

MATH
       81005        Prealgebra         TECH 207   MWF   10:15a - 11:30a      Patil, Vaishali      8/25/08    12/14/08
0306

MATH               Intermediate
       81005                           HSC 113    MWF   11:40a - 12:55p      Patil, Vaishali      8/25/08    12/14/08
0310                  Algebra
   MATH                   Intermediate
             82004                             TECH 211     TTH     5:00p - 7:00p      Roane, Demetra        8/25/08    12/14/08
   0310                      Algebra

   MATH                   Intermediate
             82005                             TECH 211     TTH     7:15p - 9:15p      Roane, Demetra        8/25/08    12/14/08
   0310                      Algebra

   MATH
             82002          Prealgebra         HSC 115     MW       6:00p - 8:05p        Rose, Wayne         8/25/08    12/14/08
   0306

   MATH
             81003          Prealgebra         TECH 207    MWF      8:50a - 10:05a     San Pedro, Sylvia     8/25/08    12/14/08
   0306

   MATH
             83001          Prealgebra         HSC 111       S      8:30a - 12:50p     Sapolucia, Togba       9/6/08    12/14/08
   0306

   MATH
             81001          Prealgebra         HSC 115     MWF      7:25a - 8:40a        Scholl, Layne       8/25/08    12/14/08
   0306

   MATH
             81002          Prealgebra         HSC 115     MWF      8:50a - 10:05a       Scholl, Layne       8/25/08    12/14/08
   0306

   MATH
             81004          Prealgebra         HSC 115     MWF     10:15a - 11:30a       Shin, Lynette       8/25/08    12/14/08
   0306

   MATH
             81006          Prealgebra         HSC 115     MWF     11:40a - 12:55p       Shin, Lynette       8/25/08    12/14/08
   0306

   MATH                   Intermediate
             82002                             HSC 113     MW       6:00p - 8:05p         Singh, Balbir      8/25/08    12/14/08
   0310                      Algebra

   MATH
             83001     Intermediate Algebra    HSC 115       S      8:30a - 12:50p        Singh, Balbir       9/6/08    12/14/08
   0310

   MATH
             82004          Prealgebra         TECH 207     TTH     5:00p - 7:00p      Thibodeaux, Delia     8/25/08    12/14/08
   0306

   MATH
             82005     Introductory Algebra    TECH 112     TTH     7:15p - 9:15p      Thibodeaux, Delia     8/25/08    12/14/08
   0308

   MATH                   Intermediate
             81002                             HSC 113     MWF      8:50a - 10:05a     Woodyard, Alan        8/25/08    12/14/08
   0310                      Algebra

   MATH                   Intermediate
             81004                             TECH 211    MWF     10:15a - 11:30a     Woodyard, Alan        8/25/08    12/14/08
   0310                      Algebra


Fall 2008 – Academic Calendar

Weekday Classes Begin                                                                               August 25
Labor Day Holidays                                                                                  August 30 - 1
Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday Classes Begin                                                      Sept 5 - 7
Last day to drop and receive a "W" (see Note #1)                                                     November 7
Thanksgiving Holidays (classes are dismissed at 4:30 p.m. November 26)                                 November 27-30

Note #1 – If you are teaching a Saturday, Second Start or Fast-Track class, your withdrawal date will be different. Please
request that information from Vivian Kumler OR refer to your Returning Adjunct email (to be sent by the division at a later
date).

Final Examination Schedule (See Note #2)

Weekday classes that meet one time each week will have their final exam on the regular class day during final exam week at the exam
time listed in this schedule.

Weekend classes will have their exams on December 12-14 during regularly scheduled class periods. No changes should be made to
the final exam schedule without the approval of the instructional vice president at your college.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday Class Combinations:
Class Begins:                                       Exam Date:                           Exam Time:
6:00 - 6:59 am                                      Dec. 8                               6:00 - 7:50 am
7:00 - 7:59 am                                      Dec. 10                              7:00 - 8:50 am
8:00 - 8:59 am                                      Dec. 8                               8:00 - 9:50 am
9:00 - 9:59 am                                      Dec. 10                              9:00 - 10:50 am
10:00 - 10:59 am                                    Dec. 8                               10:00 - 11:50 am
11:00 - 11:59 am                                    Dec. 10                              11:00 - 12:50 pm
noon - 12:59 pm                                     Dec. 8                               noon - 1:50 pm
1:00 - 1:59 pm                                      Dec. 10                              1:00 - 2:50 pm
2:00 - 2:59 pm                                      Dec. 8                               2:00 - 3:50 pm
3:00 - 3:59 pm                                      Dec. 10                              3:00 - 4:50 pm
4:00 - 5:29 pm                                      Dec. 8                               5:00 - 6:50 pm
5:30 - 6:59 pm                                      Dec. 10                              5:30 - 7:20 pm
7:00 - 8:29 pm                                      Dec. 8                               7:30 - 9:20 pm
8:30 - 9:59 pm                                      Dec. 10                              8:00 - 9:50 pm


Tuesday and Thursday Class Combinations:
Class Begins:                                       Exam Date:                           Exam Time:
6:00 - 6:59 am                                      Dec. 9                               6:00 - 7:50 am
7:00 - 7:59 am                                      Dec. 11                              7:30 - 9:20 am
8:00 - 9:29 am                                      Dec. 9                               8:00 - 9:50 am
9:30 - 10:59 am                                     Dec. 11                              9:30 - 11:20 am
11:00 - 12:29 pm                                    Dec. 9                               11:00 - 12:50 pm
12:30 - 1:59 pm                                     Dec. 11                              12:30 - 2:20 pm
2:00 - 3:29 pm                                      Dec. 9                               2:00 - 3:50 pm
3:30 - 4:59 pm                                      Dec. 11                              4:00 - 5:50 pm
5:00 - 6:59 pm                                      Dec. 9                               5:30 - 7:20 pm
7:00 - 8:29 pm                                      Dec. 11                              7:30 - 9:20 pm
8:30 - 9:59 pm                                      Dec. 9                               8:00 - 9:50 pm


Note #2 – If you are teaching a fast-track class, the final exam for the first half of your class falls on the last day of class.
The final exam for the second half of your class follows the final exam schedule above.

THANKS!

Sent 8/12/2008 by email along with template attachments

Math 0306

There are several changes that you may not be aware of. Please carefully compare your old syllabus with the
new syllabus and make changes. Pay special attention to the logo, Meanette’s contact info, Student Success
info, and system policies. Please email your syllabus to Ms. Haydel (natasha.n.haydel@lonestar.edu) by next
Wednesday for review. Thanks!

Math 0308/0310
There are several changes that you may not be aware of. Please carefully compare your old syllabus with the
new syllabus and make changes.

Pay special attention to the logo, Meanette’s contact info, Required Materials, the list of covered sections,
Student Success info, and system policies. Additionally, the new edition of the textbook has Sections and
Exercise sets on different pages and different problems in some cases.

If you are using MyMathlab, creating homework assignments will be easy as ALL students will use the same
edition of the book in MyMathlab.

Homework from the textbook will need to be modified since page numbers and problems differ between the 3rd
and 4th edition. If you would rather assign homework weekly and NOT include it on your syllabus at this time,
you may do so. Just be clear about the dates for exams. Send an email if you are unsure about how to handle the
changes.

Please email your syllabus to Ms. Haydel (natasha.n.haydel@lonestar.edu) by next Wednesday for review.
Thanks!

Sent 8/13/2008 by email

Another update. Please change to this in your syllabus. Thanks!

Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of the Lone Star College System to provide equal employment, admission and educational
opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, veteran's status, sexual
orientation, or disability.


Lone Star Colleges strive to provide an excellent learning environment free from harassment or intimidation
directed at any person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or
disability. Any form of harassment will not be tolerated.

				
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