HAVE YOU FOUND THE RIGHT HOMEPAGE? This is the homepage for Section 5463, online Introduction To Meteorology (a.k.a. "Meteorology 10", "Metro 10").
I teach two sections of this class, the other section is Section 5182. There is a different homepage for that section, so if you are in Section 5182, please go to that homepage.
I also teach Section 5465, the online Meteorology Lab (a.k.a. "Meteorology 10L", "Metro 10L"). The prerequisite to take the lab, is course completion or current enrollment in an Introduction To Meteorology class. If you would like more information about the lab, please visit the Meteorology Lab homepage.
This class, Section 5463, is taught entirely online. Your independent reading and studying, class dialogue via email and the class message lists, plus additional online work and testing, eliminates the need for in-person meetings.
THE CLASS IS CLOSED AND I AM ON THE WAIT LIST--WILL I BE ALLOWED INTO THE CLASS? If you are on the wait list, you are not guaranteed a spot in the class. Students who are on the official school wait list are moved into the class should positions become available. If an enrolled student were to drop the class (or were to fail to check in during the first three days of the semester), then the first person on the wait list would be moved into the class, and the rest would be moved up the wait list. In accordance with school policy, I do not keep private wait lists from which students are placed into my classes.
THE CLASS IS CLOSED AND I AM NOT ON THE WAIT LIST--WILL I BE ABLE TO GET INTO THE CLASS? If the class is closed, you should check back to see if a position on the wait list opens up, and you should email me to let me know that you would like the join the class so that I will know of your interest. After the first week of the semester, if all students are admitted from the wait list, you might be able to join.
So, you want to learn about the weather? You have come to the right place--welcome to Meteorology 10!
Who succeeds in online Meteorology 10? Students who are disciplined and motivated succeed in Meteorology 10, because these qualities allow them to better assume a greater degree of responsibility for their own learning. Successful students feel at home navigating the internet. They are self-starters who feel confident about reading to learn and who are comfortable working independently. In a nutshell, this course is designed for the highly motivated, computer-savvy, and self-directed student who wishes to pursue a quality education.
Will I be isolated from other students and my instructor? No. Meteorology 10 is a completely online learning experience. But before you have second thoughts about whether you can thrive in the course's virtual classroom, rest assured that you'll likely have more interaction with me than you would have with an instructor in a traditional, large-lecture classroom setting. Granted, you won't necessarily meet with me face to face, but there are class discussion boards, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. The class will be surprisingly social, with students interacting and helping one another on the discussion boards. You can also attend virtual office hours in our class chat room. For private matters, students have easy access to me via email. So, as you can see, there will be ample opportunity for you to interact in Meteorology 10.
Are you ready to take an online class? Do not sign up for this class until you have taken the self assessment quiz, located at http://online.santarosa.edu/catedocs/assessment.html (you can also access the quiz from the CATE homepage). Your test results from this quiz will only be seen by you, no instructor will review it. After you have taken the quiz, you will receive computer feedback assessing your readiness for an online class. It is possible that the computer will suggest certain areas you need to master before you take an online class.
Are your expectations about taking an online class realistic? This class will take a lot of your time, and it is not easy. Please take a look at "What you need, and what you need to know, to take an online course at SRJC", located at http://online.santarosa.edu/catedocs/reqs.html.
If you have determined that you are ready to enroll in Meteorology 10, you need to complete these steps:
1. apply to become a student at Santa Rosa Junior College,
2. register for the appropriate section of online Meteorology 10.
3. check in to the class. Here's how to check in: scroll down this Class Section Page to the "Class Check-In" heading. Click on the appropriate "Class Check-In" link (which will appear on the first day of the semester), and follow the instructions. Check in for this class is available beginning on the very first day of the semester (check this semester's Schedule of Classes to determine that date).
This course is a descriptive introduction to the science of the atmosphere. Topics include Earth/Sun relationships, temperature, atmospheric pressure and wind, clouds and precipitation, storm fronts, hurricanes and tornadoes, weather forecasting, climate, and atmospheric optics. California weather patterns and climate will be included.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe fundamental meteorological concepts. 2. Identify and describe the physical laws which govern atmospheric behavior. 3. Explain the interaction of the atmosphere with the Earth's systems 4. Examine Earth/Sun relationship and recognize the role it plays in shaping weather and climate. 5. Analyze and interpret weather maps.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Define the nature of meteorology as a science. 2. Identify and describe fundamental meteorological variables. 3. Explain the processes that generate weather phenomena. 4. Identify weather phenomena and patterns on maps. 5. Distinguish between weather and climate. 6. Explain the Earth's seasons. 7. Describe the mechanisms of heat transfer and apply this knowledge to the Earth's radiation budget, greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, and climate change. 8. Recognize global climate patterns. 9. Evaluate merit of scientific claims.
Topics and Scope: I. Introduction to science, the scientific method and meteorology as a science II. Atmosphere A. Composition B. Vertical structure C. Weather and Climate III. Solar and terrestrial radiation A. Electromagnetic spectrum B. Insolation C. Mechanisms of heat transfer D. Earth/Sun relationships E. Energy budget IV. Temperature A. Heat and temperature B. Measurement C. Controlling factors D. Global, regional and seasonal patterns V. Atmospheric moisture A. Properties of water B. Hydrologic cycle C. Humidity and humidity measurement D. Adiabatic processes and stability E. Clouds and fog F. Precipitation i. Processes ii. Types iii. Measurement G. Global, regional and seasonal patterns VI. Atmospheric pressure A. Pressure, density, and temperature B. Measurement C. Mapping and analysis D. Global, regional and seasonal patterns VII. Wind A. Direction, speed, and measurement B. Surface and upper level C. Global, regional, and seasonal circulation patterns D. Effects on oceanic circulation VIII. Air masses and weather systems A. Air masses B. Fronts C. Midlatitude storms D. Tropical storms IX. Weather analysis A. Data acquisition and mapping B. Forecasting X. Climate A. Classification B. Global patterns C. Global climate change XI. Air Pollution A. Types B. Sources C. Contributing factors XII. Optical phenomena A. Nature of light B. Types
1. Check into class online, and initiate participation on the very first day of the semester: - if you fail to check into class and initiate participation by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the first day of the semester, you may be dropped from the class. - if you fail to check into class and initiate participation by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the second day of the semester, you must be dropped from the class. (See "Class Check-In" below.)
2. Have an email account: - submit a valid email address when you check into class, so that you can send and receive email. (If you want to use two different email addresses, you must complete the Online Setup for each email address.) When you complete the Online Setup required after registering for this class, you will receive a Username, Password, and class mailing list subscription information via email. - If you want, you can sign up for a free SRJC Internet account: http://online.santarosa.edu/catedocs/student.html - Make sure class emails land in your inbox. Email correspondence is an important part of our class, so make sure you can receive all class email. It is your responsibility to: maintain an active email account (if need be, clear it out so it does not clog up and bounce emails back), make sure class emails are not being caught in your spam filter, and notify me immediately if you change email accounts.
3. Attend class: at SRJC, students are expected to attend all sessions of the courses in which they are enrolled. In this class, that means you should check your email and the course webpages regulary. In particular, you should go to the weekly "Instructor's Notes" to review my notes for you, and to obtain the weekly assignments. It is very important that you look at the "Schedule" to ascertain assignment deadlines (click on the "Schedule" icon on the Navigation Bar at the top of this page). You should consider the Section Homepage, the Instructor's Notes, the Schedule, and email together to be our virtual classroom. Checking all of these frequently is tantamount to going to class.
- Excessive Absences: school policy states "[a] student may be dropped from any class when that student's absences exceed ten percent (10%) of the total hours of class time." For purposes of this class, if you do not log into class for two weeks or more, you will be considered to be excessively absent, and you might be dropped from the class.
4. Turn in the weekly online examinations, including the Midterm and Final Examinations.
5. Participate in the ongoing class discussions. (See "Class Participation", below.)
6. Complete course work on time: ascertain assignment due dates by checking the Schedule. You are expected to turn in your assignments on time. You are encouraged to submit your work well in advance of deadlines, in order to allow yourself time to solve any problems caused by computer glitches, downtime, or any other technological inconveniences. - Extensions of time: if you want an extension of time to complete an assignment, contact me before the assignment deadline. Although I reserve the right to grant an extension of time, I do not routinely grant extensions of time to complete assignments. - Late Work Policy: if you turn your work in late (that is, after the assignment deadline has passed), you will not receive full credit. Instead, you will be docked 10% for late work.
7. Academic Integrity: all written work is to be original. Pagiarism of any kind will result in a failing grade on that assignment. Students who plagiarize or cheat may be suspended and referred to the Vice President of Student Services for discipline sanction, in cases of egregious violation. Please read the college policy/procedure on academic integrity at: http://www.santarosa.edu/polman/3acadpro/3.11P.pdf
8. Student Conduct Standards: students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which reflects an awareness of common standards of decency and the rights of others. All students are expected to know the Student Conduct Code (http://www.santarosa.edu/for_students/rules- regulations/scs/section1.shtml) and adhere to it in this class. Students who violate the code may be suspended from two (2) classes and referred to Vice President of Student Services for discipline.
9. Contact me: if you have questions or concerns, please send me an email (use the "EMail" icon on the Navigation Bar at the top of this page). You'll likely get the fastest response from me if you send an email (private messages to me on class message lists can get buried!).
10. Do Not Send Attached Files: to keep this class virus-free, do not send any attached files with your emails. I will not under any circumstances open attached files sent to me.
11. Communicate With Classmates: if you have course-related comments that you think will be of interest to your classmates, you can post on the class Message List. To send a message through the class Message List, click on the "Mailing List" icon on the Navigation Bar at the top of this page).
12. No "Spam": please keep all of your emails to our class list serve directly related to class assignments. "Spam" is unsolicited email, and it is not permitted. If you send spam, you could be dropped from the course. The following, which are often associated with spam, are also prohibited: chain letters, pyramid schemes, "Get Rich Quick" or "Make Money Fast" schemes, advertising, or using or promoting software designed to harvest email addresses.
13. Dropping The Class: if you stop attending class, it is your responsibility to drop the class. If you don't, you risk getting an "F" for the semester.
Explore The Class Webpages: be sure to read through this entire Homepage, as it will explain the course in some detail.
Next, turn your attention to the top of this Homepage, where you will find the "Navigation Bar." Each of the graphic icon buttons on the Navigation Bar links you to an important part of this course. Be sure to become familiar with each of these icon buttons, they will help you click to success.
One of the most important icon buttons is that which is marked "Schedule." If you click on this icon, you will jump to the Course Schedule. Here you will find a link for each week, and information on when each week's assignment is due. The link for each week will take you to that week's "Instructor's Notes", which will tell you what is expected from you each week, as well as provide a link to each weekly assignment. The link to each week's assignments becomes active on Monday of the week.
The best way to access the Instructor's Notes, is by clicking on the Instructor's Notes icon on the Navigation Bar. In many ways, the Instructor's Notes link is the "meat and potatoes" for each week's course requirements---become very familiar with the Course Schedule and the Instructor's Notes links!
Take some time right now, and explore where each button takes you.
1. January 14: Classes Begin
2. January 14: Check Into Class (see "Class Check-In", below). - if you fail to check into class and initiate participation by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the first day of the semester, you may be dropped from the class. - if you fail to check into class and initiate participation by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on the second day of the semester, you must be dropped from the class.
3. January 20: Last Day To Register/Add Without Instructor's Signature or Add Code
4. January 21: Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
5. January 27: Last Day To Drop And Be Eligible For Enrollment/Course Fee Refund (must be done through the school offices, not through your instructor)
6. February 03: Last Day To Register/Add With Instructor's Signature or Add Code
7. February 03: Last Day To Drop A Class Without "W" Symbol (for an explanation of "W" symbols, click on the "Grading At SRJC" link at the bottom of this page)
8. February 04: First Census Day (faculty are required to drop all No-Show students by this date [see 2, above])
9. February 14: Mandatory Professional Development Activity Institutional Day (for faculty, therefore no classes or activities)
10. February 15: Lincoln’s Day Holiday (no classes)
11. February 18: Washington’s Day Holiday (no classes)
12. February 24: Last Day To Opt For P/NP (Pass/No Pass) (must be done through the school offices, not through your instructor)
13. March 11 - 17: Midterm Examination
14. March 18 - 24: Spring Break (no classes)
15. March 25: Midterm progress available in student portal
16. April 21: Last Day To Drop A Class With "W" Symbol (for an explanation of "W" symbols, click on the "Grading At SRJC" link at the bottom of this page)
1. Our required textbook is "Essentials Of Meteorology, An Invitation To The Atmosphere" (Sixth Edition), by C. Donald Ahrens. The ISBN number is: 978-0-8400-4933-9.
A new version of the textbook, which is considerably more expensive, allows access to the website academic.cengage.com. You do not need to access that website to do well in class, so I'd recommend that you save your money, and get the version without the access to the website academic.cengage.com. If you want to save even more money by purchasing a used textbook, it's fine with me.
2. Recommended but not required: "Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region" by Harold Gilliam, The University of California Press, 2nd ed. 2002.
Students who take Introduction To Meteorology are not required to enroll concurrently in the Weather Analysis Forecasting & Climatology Lab. However, if there is space available, you are encouraged to enroll concurrently in the lab.
WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS Participation counts in this class! Your participation will earn you as many as 15 points most weeks, up to a total of 210 points.
Most weeks, I'll present you with a discussion topic. There are no discussions scheduled for the first week, for the midterm week, for the holiday break week, or for the final examination week.
Nearly every week, in the Instructor's Notes, you will see a "Discussion Topics Of The Week" section. This section will link you to the "Discussion Topics Of The Week Page", where you will find instructions for participating in class discussions, and where you will find archives of each week's class discussions.
Why not access the "Discussion Topics Of The Week" page now, so that you can learn more about the discussions? Just click on the "Instructor's Notes" icon at the top of the page, and click on the "Index Of Weeks" link for this class. Then scroll down and click on the "Discussion Topics Of The Week" link.
CLASS MESSAGE LISTS To send a message to the entire class, click on "Mailing List" on the Navigation Bar. You'll land in a router page with links to the class mailing lists. When you send a message via a mailing list, your message will land in everyone's mailbox, as well as in the Class Archive.
You will not earn participation points by sending a message through the class mailing lists.
CHAT ROOM The Chat Room serves as a Student/Faculty Lounge, a gathering place for students and for me to meet and greet. The Chat Room always will be open; you can log in 24 hours a day. Throughout the weekdays, often I am available in the Chat Room (which is my online office), and, I would be happy to "chat" with you.
There are several ways to enter the class Chat Room. One way is to click on "Mailing List" on the Navigation Bar. Toward the bottom of the page, there is a link to the Chat Room.
You will not earn participation points by chatting in the class Chat Room.
TESTS AND EXAMS
1. You should complete each of the weekly assignments, in order to earn as many points as you can. Beginning on Mondays, you can find the instructions by clicking on the "Instructor's Notes" button on the Navigation Bar toward the top of this class's Section Home Page. Then scroll to the bottom of the Instructor's Notes for a link to that week's assignment(s). Generally, links to the assignments will be activated on the Wednesday before the assignment is due. Due dates for assignments are posted in the "Schedule" Section; generally, assignments are due on Monday nights at midnight. Go to the Navigation Bar at the top of the page and click on the "Schedule" icon, for due dates.
2. You must take the Midterm Examination, and it must be taken online during the time specified in the Schedule (go to the Instructor's Notes and the Schedule for details).
3. You must take the Final Examination, and it must be taken online duringthe time specified in the Schedule (go to the Instructor's Notes and the Schedule for details).
Important note about online exams: if you take a long time to complete the exam, you could be disconnected by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) for inactivity (clicking on a "radio button" does not register as activity). Second, if you click on an exam, but don't finish it, and click for it again later, you will get an entirely different exam, it will not be the same.
Another important note about online exams: they MUST be taken online. If you cut and paste an exam and then email it to me, or if you print out an exam and mail it to me by "snail mail", it will not be counted. You would be wise to take exams early enough so that if you encounter computer problems, you will have enough time to resolve them. If you have a computer problem, please borrow a friend's computer, or go to one of the computer labs on the main SRJC campus or at the Petaluma Campus to take the exam.
Your grade will be based on the accumulation of points from assignments, including exams (weekly quizzes, midterm and final exams), the Introduction Assignment, the Remarkable Weather Events Essay and Participation in discussions using the grading scale below. In addition, you can improve your score on your lowest weekly quiz by turning in an Optional Essay.
As the course progresses, you can access your test scores, as well as the actual questions and answers from assignments, in order to help you with your studies. Immediately after you submit an exam, you will see your score on the screen. Here's how you can find your score in the Gradebook: click on the Gradebook icon on the Navigation Bar, go to the Gradebook for your Section, and log on with your Username and Password. After the Gradebook loads, you will see a spreadsheet with assignments and scores for all students (students are identified by the last four digits of their student ID numbers).
Here's how you can look at the questions and answers from your tests: if you will scroll down past the Gradebook's spreadsheet, you will find your individual tests, including the questions, the answers you gave, and the correct answer (if different from your answer). Test results are available only after a test's due date. For instance, if an assignment was due on, say, January 27, the Gradebook would be configured to show questions, answers, correct answers, etc. beginning on the 29th.
Here is how final grades for the course will be calculated:
1. Weekly assignments (up to 20 points/week except for Week 01 which is 25 points) = 305 points
2. The Remarkable Weather Events Essay (up to 50 points) = 50
3. The Optional Essay. The Optional Essay is worth up to 20 points. If you choose to turn in the Optional Essay, your score will be substituted for your lowest score of all the weekly "quizzes".
4. Participation Points (up to 15 points most weeks, for a total of no more than 210 points) = 210 points
5. Midterm Exam (60 questions at 1 point each) = 60 points
6. Final Exam (150 questions at 1 point each) = 150 points
7. I reserve the right to award additional points to a student who, in my sole subjective discretion, has contributed to the class over and above what is required or requested. Contributions which, in my subjective judgment, merit additional points, could help you if you are "on the borderline" between two grades. However, you should not expect to be awarded such points, even if you think your contributions are equal to or greater than another student whose contributions are the basis for my awarding additional points. In addition, you should not expect to be awarded additional points, even if your final number of points falls just short of the next-highest grade.
Maximum Semester Point Total = 775 points
Final course grades are awarded according to the following scale:
A = 697.5 to 775 (90-100%) B = 620 to 697.4 (80-89%) C = 542.5 to 619 (70-79%) D = 465 to 542.4 (60-69%) F = 000 to 464 (<60%)
A TYPICAL WEEK IN THE LIFE OF AN ONLINE STUDENT
Just what exactly goes on in the online Meteorology class? It's not really all that mysterious. This is what you might be asked to do in an typical week of class:
1. Go the class Schedule by clicking on the Schedule Icon on the Navigation Bar on the top of the page, and make sure you are staying current with the class assignments. The Schedule contains the due dates for assignments for each week.
2. Click on the Instructor's Notes icon on the Navigation Bar on the top of class web pages. Next, identify the appropriate week. You will notice that there are links under that week that guide you to my notes, and to links that pertain to the week's topics. My lecture notes will be available to you beginning on Monday of the week; links to topics are always available to you. A. Read the online lecture notes, and go to any links indicated within the notes. B. Toward the top of the lecture notes, there is a section entitled "What You Need To Do This Week". Typically, you will see instructions including what chapter to read in your textbook.
3. Links A. You are welcome to visit as many of the links that pertain to the week's topics as you can to learn more about the week's material. You can find these links as described above by clicking on the "Instructor's Notes" icon, and using the links to the topics, or by going to the last section at the bottom of this page (the Section homepage), and accessing the weather links there.
4. Extra Help A. If you have a question about any of the material, be sure to consult me either on the class mailing list (click on the Mailing List icon on the Navigation Bar) or by direct email to me (click on the Email icon on the Navigation Bar). Questions about the material which could be of interest to your classmates should be sent through the class mailing list. Questions addressing your individual performance in class should be addressed to me through direct email. B. You are welcome to log in to the Chat Room for the Introduction To Meteorology; it's available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to chat with whoever happens to drop by--maybe your fellow students, maybe me. On Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m., I will hold office hours in the Chat Room. (You can access the Chat Room by clicking on the "Instructor's Notes" icon, and scrolling toward the bottom of the page).
5. Participate in the weekly class discussions A. Take a look at the weekly discussion topic as indicated in the "Discussion Topic Of The Week" page. B. Read all the messages from your classmates stored in the relevant archive on the "Discussion Topic Of The Week" page. C. After reading the topic, and reading your classmates' comments, send in your ideas to the class. D. Remember, this is part of your participation grade.
6. Weekly Quiz. A. Finally, when you are confident you understand all the material, use the link at the bottom of the "Instructor's Notes" page to take that week's online quiz. The quiz will be available to you beginning on Wednesday of the week. Immediately after you submit your quiz, the computer will indicate your score. (Note: there are several weeks during the semester where there is no quiz, for instance: the first week there are essay assignments instead, and of course there is no quiz during the break [Spring Break], and during midterm and finals week.) B. Your quiz score will again be available to you beginning on the Wednesday after the quiz deadline; at that time, the questions and answers from your quiz will also be available. You can check for this information by clicking on the "Gradebook" icon on the Navigation Bar.
7. Feedback To help me improve the online class, please use the feedback link at the bottom of the page to let me know what worked and what didn't work for you for the week.
Obviously not every week will be conducted in precisely this manner, but that's a pretty good outline for a typical week in this class.
EXTRA CREDIT: OPTIONAL ESSAY
You do not need to complete the Optional Essay Assignment to get an A in the class.
The Optional Essay is worth up to 20 points. If you do submit an Optional Essay, your score on the Optional Essay will be substituted for your lowest score on the weekly "quizzes".
If you would like credit for submitting the Optional Essay, that assignment must be submitted by the date indicated in the class Schedule.
There are two ways to access the Optional Essay Assignment. One route is to click on the "Instructor's Notes" icon on the Navigation Bar at the top of this page, then scroll down to "Optional Essay Assignment" toward the bottom of the page. The other route to access the Optional Essay Assignment is to click on the "Schedule" icon above, and scroll down toward the bottom of the page.
ONLINE OFFICE HOURS
My online office hours take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. During office hours, I will be at my computer, and will be able to respond to any emailed questions or comments you may have.
But you don't need to wait for office hours to contact me. Typically, I give lightning-fast responses to your emails. Feel free to continue contacting me at any time of the day or night (not just during office hours), and I'll get back to you quickly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTION: What is the best way to contact the instructor?
ANSWER: Email is the best way to contact me, especially if you have questions of a personal nature (ex: concerning your individual performance in class). To email me, click on the Email icon on the Navigation Bar.
Questions or comments about the weather, about science, or about course material which might be of interest to your classmates could be sent through the main class mailing list (click on the Mailing List icon on the Navigation Bar). ------------------------- QUESTION: If I email the instructor, how soon can I expect to hear back?
ANSWER: I try to give lightning-fast responses to student questions, so feel free to email me questions and comments you may have, and I'll do my best to get back to you quickly. You can expect to hear back from me me within 24 hours during weekdays. ------------------------- QUESTION: Do you have Office Hours?
ANSWER: My online office hours take place on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. During office hours, I will be at my computer, and will be able to respond to any emailed questions or comments you may have.
I do my best to give lightning-fast responses to your emailed questions anyway, as many of you who have emailed me already know. Feel free continue emailing me any questions and comments you may have at any time of the day or night (not just during office hours), and as usual, I'll get back to you quickly.
In addition, the Chat Room serves as a Student/Faculty Lounge, a gathering place for students and for me to meet and greet. The Chat Room always will be open; you can log in 24 hours a day. ------------------------- QUESTION: I am having computer problems, so I have printed out my quiz/midterm/final exam, have taken it, and am now sending it to you via email (after having cut-and-pasted my online exam) or snail mail. Hope that's okay.
ANSWER: It's not okay. An exam that is not submitted online as required will not be counted. This is an online class, and online exams MUST be taken online. If you print out an exam, then mail it and your answers to the instructor either online or by "snail mail", the exam will not be counted. If you have a computer problem, please borrow a friend's computer, or go to one of the computer labs on the main SRJC campus, or at the Petaluma Campus, to take the exam. If you are still having problems, please contact me, and if I cannot solve it, then please submit a "Bug Report" to Bill Stone, the CATE webmaster. ------------------------- QUESTION: I am having technical difficulties with my computer. What shall I do?
ANSWER: If you encounter technical difficulties when accessing pages, taking tests, viewing gradebooks, and so on, always contact me first, because I am your first line of defense. However, we do have a formal "bug" reporting system, and problems with the Distance Education server or the Sisters courseware can be sent to our webmaster via the "Report Distance Education system problems" link on the Distance Education homepage, or directly at http://online.santarosa.edu/testbank/?815. ------------------------- QUESTION: I forgot my Username, or Password. What can I do?
ANSWER: Just go to the password reminder page and request that information directly from the system. The link to the password reminder page appears on this homepage in the section directly below under the "Class Check-In" heading. If this does not work, please email me privately. ------------------------- QUESTION: Can I do extra credit work to improve my grade?
ANSWER: Yes, you can earn extra credit by making "Weather Suggestions", which are described in the Instructor's Notes for the final week. ------------------------- QUESTION: what if I need disability-related accommodations for this class?
ANSWER: if you need disability-related accommodations for this class, such as a note taker, test taking services, special furniture, etc., please provide the Authorization for Academic Accommodations (AAA) letter from the Disability Resources Department (DRD) to me as soon as possible. You may also email me privately about your accommodations. If you have not received authorization from DRD, I recommend that you contact DRD directly. DRD is located in Analy Village on the Santa Rosa campus, and Jacobs Hall on the Petaluma Campus. ------------------------- QUESTION: could there be any changes to the Section Homepage or the Schedule during the semester?
Yes. The Section Homepage and the Schedule are intended to give students guidance in what may be covered during the semester, and will be followed as closely as possible. However, the instructor reserves the right to modify, supplement and make changes as course needs arise.
Before you can participate in this class you must register with Admissions & Records. When the class actually begins, you must check in online as soon as possible. By checking in, you'll notify your instructor of your email address and you'll create your personal username and password. You'll need that username and password to access some Web-based components of your class and/or to fully participate in certain online activities. After you check in, your username and password will not be activated until your instructor accepts you into the class; acceptance might sometimes take a day or two, so don't delay! Check in as soon as class begins.
This class is configured so that you MUST go through the CATE check-in process. No username or password will be functional until you successfully complete the check-in process and your instructor accepts you into class.
Use the following link to reach the online check-in page for this class:
The check-in link is no longer available because check-in has closed. The check-in link for this section was open in this location from 14 January 2013 through 24 January 2013.
Your CATE username and password are case-sensitive. Username is not the same as username which is not the same as USERNAME. Password is not the same as password
which is not the same as PASSWORD. You must enter your username and password correctly in order for them to work.
Distance Education (Distance Education formerly was known as "CATE") You can find links to online class homepages, messages from the Distance Ed. webmaster, and info on the Distance Ed. server downtimes
SRJC Internet Accounts For Students -- If you are taking an online SRJC class, you must have an email account, either your own, or one through SRJC. As a SRJC student, you are eligible for a free SRJC student internet account, which can help you keep class emails separate from the rest
Grading At SRJC --click on "3.10P Grading" for info on Grades, Pass/No Pass Symbols ("P/NP", "I", "IP", "RD", "W", Military Withdrawls), Degree-Applicable GPAs
SRJC Network Status -- Use this page to see if SRJC networks, including internet access and email, are currently up and running
Bug Report -- If you're having technical problems, use this link to report Distance Education system problems to the webmaster
This is the homepage for one section of METRO 10 at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Information on this page applies to this particular section and has been placed here by the instructor of this section.
Other sections of this course might be taught by different instructors, might be delivered by different means
(such as in the classroom, on the Internet, or via television), and in any event might not use the same information presented on this page.
For a full listing of all sections of this course, visit the
complete schedule of classes.
You must be a Santa Rosa Junior College student in order to take any section of this course.
If you are not already an SRJC student, you must first apply for admission to the college.
After you have been admitted to SRJC, then you must officially enroll in this course through
the Admissions and Records Department. Read the SRJC Online Orientation for more information on eligibility, registration, fees, etc.
SRJC is committed to making courses accessible to students with disabilities. If you experience difficulty with accessing required or reasonably necessary
course materials, please contact the instructor or the Disability Resources Department.