Phil Veer

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Class Format

Self-paced, online, and face-to-face. Self-paced courses allow students to take up to 9 months to finish the course using a self-study format. Online classes allow the students to study and learn using online software. Face-to-face courses will typically include lecture as well as informal question and answer time.

Resource Use



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My face-to-face classes normally require the use of a textbook and calculator. Graphing calculators are recommended for classes at or above the College Algebra level, but not required. My self-paced and online courses require the use of an online homework system. In these courses, the ebook is included within the software making the hard copy textbook optional.


Assessment in my self-paced  and online courses is done via tests taken in the testing center or another approved testing facility. For self-paced courses, students have 3 chances to take each unit test to try to improve their score. Assessment for my face-to-face classes is done via quizzes and tests taken in class.

Homework Policy

My self-paced and online courses have an online homework requirement for each section that we cover. Students in my face-to-face courses will be expected to complete homework, section by section and turn it in periodically as required in the class schedule.

Attendance Policy

There is no attendance policy for my self-paced courses. Face-to-face courses have the same attendance policy as the college for the beginning of the semester. After that time, there are no additional attendance policies other than those related to quizzes and tests missed the day of an absence. For my online classes, students will be expected to post to the discussion board and keep up with the course schedule on a weekly basis.


My schedule varies, so while I am often available, appointments are recommended since I have to be off-campus for some of my college responsibilities.

Additional Information

Enrollment in my self-paced courses is open at any time in the semester.