Distance Learning

Online Courses

The Mathematics program is just beginning to offer courses on-line. Until very recently, the technology necessary to effectively teach Mathematics online. We have successfully offered sections of Math 115 Finite Mathematics during the Summers of 2011 and 2012 and a section of Math 110 College Algebra during the Summer of 2012. We will be offering Math 115 and Math 200 Intro to Statistics online this coming Summer. We have been contacted by the new Nursing Program concerning offering a section of Math 200 online each Fall and Spring semester. We are attempting to hire someone to help fill this need.

College Now

SMSU has a concurrent enrollment program (aka dual credit or dual enrollment) called College Now. This program consists of 100 and 200-level courses, delivered in regional high schools by highly qualified high-school teachers, mentored by SMSU faculty. There are approximately 100 school districts and nearly 4,500 students who participate in College Now annually. SMSU has been offering concurrent enrollment programs since 1984. The SMSU College Now Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). The program is quite popular with the participating high schools and students. The students can earn college credits while still in high school at no cost. The high schools are able to keep their best students, who may otherwise enroll in PSEO courses on college campuses, in their buildings.

The Mathematics program participates heavily in the SMSU College Now program. All courses are mentored by current or retired SMSU faculty. Just over half of the College now sections in Mathematics are mentored by retired faculty as adjuncts, slightly less than half are mentored by current faculty as overload and a small number of sections are mentored as part of the regular load of faculty. Mentors are compensated at a rate of .75 credits per College Now section.

The enrollments and trends in SMSU College Now Mathematics courses are given in following tables and charts. There are three schools who had not completed registration at the time of writing, which are not included in the 2013 numbers. If the numbers from last year are used as estimates, the totals are very close to the 2012 numbers.

The Mathematics program is hoping for a successful hire to help accommodate the growing demand for College Now sections.

College Now for FY 2010 - 2013
2010 2011 2012 2013
# of Schools 57 61 64 64
# of Students 1694 1876 2078 2012
2010 2011 2012
# of Schools 27 28 32
# of Students 745 745 848
College Now Annual Totals by Course
  2010 2011 2012 2013
Math 110 905 942 1175 973
Math 125 551 426 545 404
Math 135 472 682 677 675
Math 150 472 517 492 574
Math 151 39 50 30 77
Total 2439 2617 2919 2703

 

College Now FYE by Course
  2010 2011 2012 2013
Math 110 90.5 94.2 117.5 97.3
Math 125 55.1 42.6 54.5 40.4
Math 135 78.7 113.7 112.8 112.5
Math 150 78.7 86.2 82.0 95.7
Math 151 6.5 8.3 5.0 12.8
Total 309.4 345.0 371.8 358.7

College Now

Last Modified: 5/11/17 11:28 AM