PCM Class Announcements

 At the start of every class meeting, students should watch/read the appropriate class announcement. The announcements are designed to ensure students are given details about the policies and procedures related to the Pre-Core Mathematics program. Items from the syllabus (such as the grading scheme and attendance policy) and details about the online system are explained in detail in an announcement.

NOTE: A few policies are modified for classes offered during the summer session due to the shorten length of the semester. Students will be informed of these modifications by their classroom facilitator. Summer Modifications

  • Day 1: VideoTranscript giving an overview of the PCM program and discussing the key policies in the course syllabus
  • Day 2: VideoTranscript covers the following topics related to PCM: Temporary Access Code, ALEKS Learning Mode, Reading Report for Module Completion, Weekly Work Requirement, Progress versus Proctored Assessments
  • Day 3: VideoTranscript covers information related to the modules of the PCM program, course grade, and YOUR next math class. (Handouts: Goal of 4 Modules,Goal of 5 ModulesGoal of 6 ModulesGoal of 8 ModulesGoal of 10 Modules)
  • Day 4: VideoTranscript covers what it means to complete a module and take a proctored assessment.
  • Day 5: VideoTranscript covers what it means to demonstrate mastery of a module.
  • Day 6: VideoTranscript covers the course grade with details of the satisfactory notebook criteria and triggers for “pop-up” assessments.
  • Day 7: VideoTranscript covers the goal of the PCM program and tools to assist students in meeting the goal.
  • Day 8: VideoTranscript provides students with key questions that they should be able to answer about the PCM program.
  • Day 9: VideoTranscript covers tips for students related to ALEKS and email.
  • Day 10: VideoTranscript explains UALR’s Developmental Course policy related to repeating a PCM class and gives a warning to students on scholarships or grants about the PCM program.
  • Day 11: VideoTranscript asks students to reflect on the module goals set for themselves at the beginning of the semester.
  • Day 12: VideoTranscript talks about the ‘time on the math’ that is a course requirement.
  • Day 13: VideoTranscript describes a study strategy for students needing to re-take a proctored module assessment.
  • Day 14: VideoTranscript covers the midterm grade in a PCM class.
  • Day 15: VideoTranscript describes the important information on the ALEKS reports that all PCM students should know.
  • Day 16: VideoTranscript reviews a key UALR policies that all UALR students should know.
  • Day 17: VideoTranscript discusses the core math requirement for all UALR degrees.
  • Day 18: VideoTranscript discusses reasonable goals for the rest of the semester.
  • Day 19: VideoTranscript discusses the differences between ALEKS assessments and paper/pencil exams.
  • Day 20: VideoTranscript shows how to check answers for many of the problems in ALEKS.
  • Day 21: VideoTranscript discusses different approaches students can do when they get an answer wrong in ALEKS.
  • Day 22: VideoTranscript discusses which math class students should register for next semester.
  • Day 23: VideoTranscript comments on the purpose for ‘learning the math’.
  • Day 24: VideoTranscript comments on the usefulness of the UALR website.
  • Day 25: VideoTranscript reminds students to email their classroom facilitator with any questions related to the PCM program.
  • Day 26: VideoTranscript discusses the course grade for PCM courses.
  • Day 27: VideoTranscript comments on the final exam for a PCM course.
  • Day 28: VideoTranscript discusses the course/facilitator/tutor evaluations.
  • Day 29: There is no announcement for today because the time should be used for completing the course/facilitator/tutor evaluations.
  • Day 30: VideoTranscript comments on the ‘life at school’ lessons students should have learned at the end of the semester.