About Developmental Math


MAT 0980


Course Fee:

The fees for this class that you have already paid with your tuition will cover the costs of the syllabus, dept. policies, non reusable tests (50 sheets), Scantron forms (midterm and final), and additional handouts.


Attention Students With Disabilities:

If you have any disability which may impair your ability to successfully complete this course, please contact the Accessibility Services Department (room LC 312; 863-8747). Academic Accommodations are granted for all students who have qualified documented disabilities.  Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the Accessibility Services Department.  



Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds. The act is intended to eliminate sex discrimination and harassment in education. Title IX covers discrimination in programs, admissions, activities, and student-to-student sexual harassment. UVU’s policy against sexual harassment extends not only to employees of the university, but to students as well. If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination (including discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation), you can speak with your professor, or contact either the Developmental Mathematics Department Chair or Associate Dean of University College.


Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin at any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title VI prohibits racial harassment, and such harassment is prohibited in all facets of campus life at UVU. If you encounter this type of discrimination/harassment, you can speak with your professor or contact either the Developmental Mathematics Department Chair or Associate Dean of University College.



The Developmental Math Advisor is available to assist students with course selection and advisement. Contact Sharon Larson in LC 404a, 863-6726.


Learning Strategist:

The Learning Strategist offers learning assistance to students who are having problems with test taking, concentration, attendance, and all types of study skills. You may contact Pat Nelson in LC 405Q or at pat.nelson@uvu.edu.  If you have any diagnosed learning or physical disability which may impair your ability to successfully complete this course, please let the instructor know at the first class meeting.                


Math Lab:

Free Math Help is available for all students in this class. Regular use of the Math Lab helps students get higher grades. The Math Lab (LA 201 or LA 207) is a great place to do your homework.  If you get stuck, a tutor is available to help you understand the material. Tutors are also available at various locations across campus – in the Tutoring Commons (LC 405q) and (WB 146g) and in the math computer classroom (LA004). The Math Lab has schedules for these locations. If you can’t stay on campus, you can chat live with a tutor on MathLab Online.  More information is at www.uvu.edu/mathlab  The Math Lab hours are the following:

Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., & Saturday  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The Math Lab also has Online Tutoring.  Call 863-8310 for more details.


Academic Honesty:

No academic dishonesty will be tolerated in this course. The penalty for a first offense is an “F” for the assignment/quiz/test; the assignment/quiz/test cannot be redone. A second offense means that you fail the course and will be reported to the Department Chair and to Student Advising.  Below is the definition of cheating taken from the current Utah Valley University Catalog. This definition does not apply to group work assigned by the instructor that you have actively participated in. Please read the complete “Student Rights and Responsibilities” section in the current UVU catalog so that you are aware of your academic responsibilities.



Cheating is the act of using, attempting to use, or providing others with unauthorized information, materials, or study aids in academic work. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, passing examination answers to or taking examinations for someone else or preparing or copying others' academic work.


Dropping The Course/Incompletes:

Students who choose to drop the course must complete the drop process by the date listed in the class schedule. Failure to drop the course by the drop deadline will result in a UW if you were passing the class on your last day of attendance or an E if you were failing the class on the last day of attendance. To qualify for an incomplete, you must have completed 80% of the coursework with a passing score and have a medical or employment emergency that physically prevents you from attending class. The department chair will require documentation.



A departmental final exam will be given in this course to assess outcomes.  The final must be at least 25% of grade if no midterm is given and at least 20% if a midterm is given. If there are no other un-proctored exams (i.e. you use online exams), the minimum percentage that your overall proctored exam (final or both final and midterm combined) must be at least 40%.



Each instructor has the right to set their own policy on calculators in regards to homework assignments, quizzes, chapter tests, and special projects. Calculators are not allowed in MAT 0800 and MAT 0950 on the departmental final (nor on the departmental midterm, if given). All students may use scientific calculators on Midterm and Final Exam in the following MAT courses: 0980, 0990, 1000, 1010. Graphing calculator use is not permitted.