Alfred Okao


Class Format

This is a Face-to-Face course and primarily lecture format, but the first 10-15 minutes, I return class worksheets to students and go over any concerns students have on any specific questions. If it is a new section or chapter, then there is a lecture involving lots of note taking. However, student participation is paramount and strongly encouraged because it helps to keep lectures within context by relating it to real life examples.

Resource Use

Book: There is a required textbook

Calculators: I tend to use calculations that are simple, but a calculator comes in handy especially for exams.

Software: I use “D2L” to post all grades, which every student can access to monitor their progress. “Connect Economics” is where I post all the assignments.

Assessment: The student’s grade is based on-         

  • Four exams
  • Ten in-class worksheets
  • Ten Connect multiple-choice assignments
  • I may assign extra credit points at my own discretion if necessary.

Homework Policy:

  • All assignments are posted in Connect economics and students are provided with the registration web address
  • All assignments have specific due dates.
  • Connect multiple-choice is done and graded automatically online and students get instant feedback.
  • After the due dates, they are reposted as a study guide for tests.
  • Worksheets are done in class, either individually or in groups.
  • I may extent due dates if I still need to complete a section to give students all the information they need to do the assignments.
  • There is no make-up for missed homework.

Attendance Policy:

It is the Economics Department policy NOT to withdraw a student for poor attendance or non-attendance. Should you decide to stop coming to class, it is up to you to withdraw from the course before the withdrawal deadline.

Availability:

I have specific office hours and days clearly stated in the syllabus depending on which days of the week the class meets. I may have office hours before and/or after class. However, students that have conflict have to make other arrangements with me personally.

 

Additional information:

I always respond to any e-mail I receive from students in a timely manner.

It is the responsibility of every student to check their JCCC e-mail account regularly because that is the sole means of communication I have with students.