WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO SUCCEED IN A MATH CLASS?
OFFICE HOURS: When seeking instructor’s help during office hours, it would be helpful if you would organize your questions in advance as much as possible, and be prepared to show your own homework attempts.
MATH ASSISTANCE CENTER (MAC): IUN provides free math tutoring services on a walk-in basis at HH 446. All Math Tutors are students majoring in Mathematics, a math-related field or are graduates with a degree in a math related field. In order to accommodate students with varying schedules, we offer evening and Saturday hours. For more information, please call the Math Lab at (219) 980-6979 or check web page http://www.iun.edu/math/student-resources/Math_Assistance_Center.htm . Before visiting MAC remember to organize your questions in advance, and be prepared to show your own homework attempts.
THE GRADE OF INCOMPLETE: The grade ‘I’ indicates that the student's work in a course is satisfactory thus far but has not been completed as of the end of the semester. It may be given only when
It is the responsibility of the student who has incurred a grade of Incomplete to fulfill the requirements of that course within a maximum of one calendar year from the date on which the ‘I’ grade is recorded. After one calendar year, a grade of Incomplete automatically changes to a grade of F on the student's record.
OTHER GRADES: Effective for the Fall of 2006 there were 2 new grades; I* & F*. These grades are given for academic dishonesty/plagiarism/cheating. When a student has either an I* or a F* that grade can never be changed to a grade of W or FX. Effective with the Spring 2005 grades of FNN is to be entered for a student who has never attended.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: It is the responsibility of the student to know of the prohibited actions such as cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, academic, and personal misconduct, and thus, to avoid them. All students are held to the standards outlined in the code. Please reference the http://studentcode.iu.edu/ for a complete listing. Any violation may result in serious academic penalty, ranging from receiving a warning, to failing the assignment, to failing the course, to expulsion from the University.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you have a documented disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Visit Student Support Services at HH 239 (980-6798) or go to web page http://www.iun.edu/student-support/ for more information.
ELECTRONIC COURTESY: So as not to disturb others please make sure all electronic devices are either turned off or in the silent mode when coming into the classroom. Use of cell phone is prohibited during exams.
WHAT CLASS SHOULD YOU TAKE? All incoming students should take the Mathematics Placement Test. More information is at http://www.iun.edu/math/student-resources/Placement.htm . Placement testing and counseling is available in Admissions Office (219) 980-6830. The order in which the math courses should be taken is shown in the following chart. More details, as well as information about textbooks, material covered, practice tests and their solutions may be found at department web page http://www.iun.edu/math/student-resources/prepare-for-classes.htm .