Mathematics and Science Division Policies

Online courses and testing

Courses taught online require students to work at a class pace, participate in class discussions and interact with other students on collaborative assignments.

Instructors provide at least two attendance assignments per week, which may or may not be graded. Failure to complete one of these assignments will result in the student being counted absent. If a student is counted absent for more than 10% of the attendance assignments, the instructor may withdraw the student from the course unless satisfactory justification is given.

Students who plan to take an online course should be prepared to devote at least three hours per week for every credit hour of the course.

All tests and exams in online courses must be proctored. Students in online sections will take their tests at the e-Learning Testing Center (eLTC) on campus. Students who live more than 50 miles from Wake Tech should contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements to use an Alternate Proctoring Location.

If an online student is unable to use the eLTC, alternate arrangements for having the test proctored are possible at the instructor's discretion. Students must contact the instructor at least two weeks prior to the test to make these arrangements.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restricts an instructor's ability to communicate about student grades via email.  So that student and instructor can have quality discussions about graded assignments in an online environment, students are asked to sign a waiver giving their instructor permission to discuss grades via email during the semester. The form is not required, but any student who chooses not to sign the FERPA waiver must make alternate arrangements with his or her instructor for the return and discussion of graded materials.