Course Quality Review
|Course ID: EN.625.201.81 General Applied Mathematics
This course is designed for students whose prior background does not fully satisfy the mathematics requirements for admission and/or for students who wish to take a refresher course in applied mathematics. The course provides a review of differential and integral calculus in one or more variables. It covers elementary linear algebra and differential equations, including first- and second-order linear differential equations. Basic concepts of matrix theory are discussed (e.g., matrix multiplication, inversion, and eigenvalues/eigenvectors).
Primary Program: Applied and Computational Mathematics
|Course Organization||Met/Not Met||Recommendation|
|CO1: Course content is clearly organized into learning modules or units.||No Revision Needed|
|CO2: Course navigation is present, logical, consistent, and effective.||No Revision Needed|
|CO3: Getting Started page clearly outlines how to get started in the course site.||No Revision Needed|
|Course Information Materials||Met/Not Met||Recommendation|
|CIM1: Course contains all course information documents including syllabus, course outline, and instructor bio.||No Revision Needed|
|CIM2: Course syllabus uses the most recent template containing accurate text relating to school policies and disability services.||No Revision Needed|
|CIM3: Course objectives are measurable and align with course assessment strategy.||No Revision Needed|
|Module/Unit Design||Met/Not Met||Recommendation|
|MD1: The module-level learning objectives are measurable and present at the start of each module.||No Revision Needed|
|MD2: The module contains guidance on how to successfully navigate through and complete required components.||No Revision Needed|
|MD3: Module layout is logical and easy for the user to navigate.||Recommended Revision||
Video presentation structure needs to be modified to current standards and discussion questions posted in the module rather than just on the discussion page.
|MD4: All existing external and internal links work.||No Revision Needed||MD5: Naming conventions for individual items are consistent throughout the course.||No Revision Needed|
|Course Materials||Met/Not Met||Recommendation|
|CM1: Course materials such as PowerPoint and Word files and those used in creating videos use templates that show accurate EP branding.||Essential Revision||
Most all of the videos need to be updated to include original EP branding.
|CM2: Course materials use universal design best practices as outlined in the Accessibility Checklist.||Recommended Revision||
Videos need to be reviewed and adjusted for accessibility.
|CM3: Readings in the course are listed through Ereserves.||No Revision Needed||
Some of the readings are from required textbooks and others are included in eReserves.
|I1: Expectations for timely and regular feedback from the instructor are clearly stated in the course syllabus.||Recommended Revision||
It is lightly mentioned but needs to be stressed in various places in the syllabus.
|I2: Students have an opportunity to get to know the instructor and one another at the start of the course.||No Revision Needed|
|I3: Course offers opportunities for student to student and student to instructor interaction and constructive collaboration.||No Revision Needed||
Plenty of discussion opportunities throughout the course.
|Activities & Assessment||Met/Not Met||Recommendation|
|AA1: Course grading policies, including consequences of late submissions, are clearly stated in the course syllabus.||No Revision Needed|
|AA2: Course assessment strategy includes frequent and appropriate methods to assess students’ mastery of content that align with course learning objectives.||Recommended Revision||
Use problems other then textbook problems where solutions can sometimes be found on the web.
|AA3: Assessments require high-level mastery on the Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning.||No Revision Needed|
|AA4: Criteria for the assessment of a graded assignment are clearly articulated (e.g., rubrics, exemplary work).||No Revision Needed|
|AA5: Students have opportunities to review their performance through ungraded practice assessments.||Recommended Revision||
Practice problems are not included in the course and would be helpful.
|A1: The course employs accessible technologies.||Essential Revision|
|A2: Course content materials can be interpreted through use of assistive technologies such as screen readers.||Essential Revision||
Convert videos using the new template.
|A3: All visual media has explanatory alternative text (alt tags).||Essential Revision||
Not included although this will be difficult based on the content for this course.
|Academic Integrity||Met/Not Met||Recommendation|
|AI1: Assessments clearly define expectations of academic integrity (e.g., no collaboration).||No Revision Needed||
Might be a couple to adjust but most do.
|AI2: Effective strategies are incorporated to reduce the risk of misconduct.||No Revision Needed||
Integrity policy is noted and individual work is required in the course.
|AI3: Use of a plagiarism detection tool (e.g., SafeAssign, TurnitIn) for pertinent assessment.||Recommended Revision||
SafeAssign could be employed throughout. This is currently not done and it is difficult to do with math.submissions.
The course mainly needs to be refreshed and brought up to current standards for accessibility. I will consult with the instructor as to whether the content is up-to-date or needs to revised or adjusted.
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Reviewer: Robert Armstrong (Barmstrong@jhu.edu)