To increase accessibility to our students in light of the COVID-19 situation, the Department of Mathematics will deliver all Summer 2020 courses via online instruction for the entirety of the summer term. Online course offerings and meeting times are listed on the Course Search & Enroll app.
We anticipate that summer face-to-face instruction will resume in Summer 2021.
Online Instruction Meeting Times
Summer 2020 math courses will be taught via synchronous, online-only instruction.
Similar to an in-person course, there are times in which students must be available online to meet with classmates/instructors/TAs. All of these times are listed on the Course Search & Enroll app. Students are expected to participate in courses during the scheduled times provided, similar to the schedule of in-person courses.
Please see the linked PDF message from the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and the Vice Provost for Information Technology, regarding UW-Madison Student Technology Needs.
Although already mentioned in the previous document, the Math Department would like for students to have working webcams, in the case that instructors would like to use the cameras to proctor exams. If you have any questions about the webcam and exams, please contact the course instructor.
Things to Consider
Please also keep in mind that summer math courses cover the same content as regular 16-week courses in the fall and spring, albeit in a more condensed, 8-week format. Since summer courses are relatively fast-paced, and since all math courses are being taught through synchronous instruction, consider your summer credit and course loads (i.e., the number of credits and courses you’re planning to take), course rigor, and other summer commitments when thinking about your summer courses. In particular, if you are taking more than one course, please remember to keep the workload expectations of the courses in mind (though it is good to keep in mind for any course load). You will need to exercise good time management skills in order to take summer courses, and to take math courses in particular.
The UW-Madison Summer Term website has a page on prepping for summer success in online courses: https://summer.wisc.edu/online-courses/.