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Math Education
Colloquium Series
@ Suffolk University
Boston



Celebrating Our 11th Year
of Teaching On-Line

Suffolk University is one of the major universities in Boston, featuring its internationally respected Law School, School of Management, and College of Arts and Sciences

Suffolk University is
fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

All Distance Calculus Courses
are offered through the
Mathematics &
Computer Science Department
at Suffolk University.

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Distance Calculus
Sister Program


Distance Computer Science Course Requirements

  1. 1. Complete All Course Assignments
    A variety of reading, true/false, and lab assignments will be given throughout the duration of the course.

  2. 2. Complete All Course Quizzes
    A set of Quizzes will be assigned throughout the duration of the course.

  3. 3. Complete and Pass a Proctored Final Exam
    The student must complete a proctored Final Exam.

    • Regular Suffolk University Students:
      This Final Exam must occur on-campus under the supervision of the instructor.

    • External Students:
      This Final Exam may occur at your (remote from Suffolk's Boston Campus) location, under a proctored environment that is approved by the instructor. Commonly, the Final Exam Proctor is a teacher at a local school in your area, or a librarian at a local library, or a religious leader at a place of worship in your area, or a supervisor at a workplace. The Distance Computer Science instructor will coordinate with the student to identify and establish the Final Exam proctor arrangements.

  4. 4. Score 70% or Higher on the Final Exam
    In order to verify that the student work during the semester has been genuine - i.e. the work has been completed by the student enrolled in the course, and not by a surrogate - the student must complete the Final Exam with a score of 70% or higher. For a student who honestly completes the course, scoring 70% or higher on the Final Exam is, in our experience, a very easy and rewarding conclusion to the course.

    If a discrepancy exists between the student work evaluated during the term of the course, and the Final Exam, the only conclusion the instructors may come to is that the student work was not genuine, and that academic honesty is in doubt. In such cases, a failing grade will be awarded to the student.

  5. 5. Time Limit For Completion of the Course
    Students have the following time limits on completing the courses:
    • Regular Suffolk University Students:
      Regular Suffolk University Students must follow the traditional Suffolk University Academic Calendar; thus, Regular Suffolk University Students must start the Distance Computer Science courses at the beginning of a regular academic term, and finish the courses within that term.
    • External Students:
      External Distance Computer Science students are allowed 1 year from the semester of enrollment in the Distance Computer Science course to complete the course. As External Students are not bound by the traditional academic calendar, these students often start the courses in the middle of a term, and finish the courses - at their own pace - in the middle of a subsequent academic term. The time limit, however, is 1 full academic year; for example, if you enroll in Spring 2006 semester for a Distance Computer Science course, you have until the end of Spring 2007 to finish the course.

  6. 6. Independent and Honest Student Work
    Due to the nature of the distance "classroom", an extra statement on academic honesty is required. All students are expected to submit work that is genuinely their own .

    Help from the instructors is expected - the courses are based upon communication between student and instructor.

    Help from friends, fellow students, loved ones, neighbors, and tutors are all encouraged and often quite helpful to the learning process.

    However, work submitted must be work the student completed by their own hand and brain .

    Due to the intensive level of communication between student and instructor, and the experience of the instructional team, such academically dishonest behavior is actually quite difficult to get away with. The instructors have an excellent sense of the student learning process, and the language and concepts that a student at the level of the course should be able to command. It is actually quite easy to identify when a student is receiving "more than just help".

Distance Computer Science is offered through the Mathematics and Computer Science Department
at Suffolk University •41 Temple Street • Beacon Hill • Boston, Massachusetts 02114 USA

Phone: 617.497.2096
FAX: 617.497.2116
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