News for Mathematics instructors

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Teaching the the Faculty of Mathematics in spring 2020

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Mathematics

  1. Classes run from 11 May to 4 Aug and will be delivered wholly and solely online.
  2. All courses become single section courses.
  3. Each course with more than one instructor will have a coordinator identified by the Chair, Director or Associate Dean.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

MATLAB programming

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Mathematics

The license below allows our students to download MATLAB to their personal laptops and then use it until June 30 without connecting to the internet (and in particular, without connecting to our campus VPN). This will make the use of MATLAB  easier for the students, which in turn makes it more feasible for W’20 instructors to assign a project involving MATLAB  programming.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Math update: Technical information on moving your teaching online for the remainder of winter 2020

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Mathematics

We would like to provide you with the following brief, additional technical information on moving your teaching online for the last two weeks of the Winter 2020 term.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Math update: Guidelines for assessments for the winter 2020 examination period

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Mathematics

  1. Recognize that everyone is stressed, and that graciousness is the preferred attitudinal response.
  2. Accept that neither accuracy in assessing student understanding nor expectations of academic integrity will be at normal levels.
  3. We will manage risk by eliminating final examinations and the associated issues of access, time zone differences, failures in technology, absence of proctors, abundance of special cases, and lack of timely support.

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