Software: Microsoft Office              

WMU                   2015-2016 

Dan Briggs                           
Instructor of Mathematics
Phone: (269) 387-4537  (email preferred) 
Office:  5533 Everett   Department of Mathematics  Western Michigan University

Office hours:  Fall 2015    (Use email for other times)

Mine: MT RF 9:20-9:55;      MT R  11:55-12:25 (Everett 5523)

TA: Beth McGrew  R:12-1:00, T: 10-11, 12-1:00 in Tutor Lab Rood 3378  (10, 1, 2 R3391, office 4405)    

TA: Noha Abdelghany  R: 11-1:00, W: 1-2:00 in Tutor Lab Rood 3378  (11, 12, 3 R3391, office 4405) 

Current Schedule:  Fall 2015

42224 MT RF  11:00-11:50  Math 1700

  Engineering Calculus I  Rood 3309 

Math 1700, Engineering Calculus



40524     T  R    8:00-9:15     Math 2000 

  Applied Calculus     Rood 1104

Math 2000 Applied Calculus



42223 MT RF  10:00-10:50  Math 1230 

Calculus II         Rood 3393

Math 1230, Calculus II


TUTOR LAB: (Course Fee Provides this opportunity.) Daily (9:00am - 5:00pm) in 3378 Rood, except closes at 3:00pm on Friday.  (The hours vary from term to term so check the actual schedule at the lab)

MoreTutoring available below.





“Students are responsible for making themselves aware of and understanding the University policies and procedures that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. The academic policies addressing Student Rights and Responsibilities can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog at and the Graduate Catalog at  If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s) and if you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test. In particular, use of a cellphone or other electronics during any testing will be considered an attempt to cheat. 

Approved Calculators only.  Students participating in an approved research study may qualify for up to 2% boost to their final grade percentage.

In addition, students are encouraged to access the Code of Honor, as well as resources and general academic policies on such issues as diversity, religious observance, and student disabilities:

·        Office of Student Conduct

·        Division of Student Affairs

·        Registrar’s Office and

·        Disability Services for Students”

To assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, faculty members at Western Michigan University need to know how a disability will impact student participation and work in courses. Any student registered with Disability Services for Students who would like to discuss accommodations for this class should contact the instructor of record in a timely manner. Students with documented disabilities who are not registered with DSS should call the office at (269) 387-2116 or visit Students cannot request academic accommodations without scheduling an appointment and meeting with a DSS staff member. If a student does not register with DSS, their academic accommodations/modifications cannot be executed. 


Monday November 9th.  This is the last date a student can process an official withdrawal from the course, to avoid a possible E grade.  Incompletes are rarely given, and they are never given as a substitute for a failing grade. 


Please try to be punctual, particularly for exams.



Please do not bring food and drink to class.





More information about the Bronco Study Zone and all tutoring offered is available on the website:


Student Success Services is pleased to announce that the Bronco Study Zone will be providing free drop-in tutoring for 135 courses this fall.  The Bronco Study Zone is located on the second floor of the Waldo Library and will be open every Sunday from 3 p.m.-midnight and Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-midnight.  Services for the fall semester will begin on September 15th.


Each of our qualified peer tutors has a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher and has earned an A or BA in the course for which they are providing assistance.  The Bronco Study Zone tutors are excited to meet with and help any undergraduate student who needs support, whether for a single assignment or for consistent weekly aid.


Attached you will find a list of the classes for which we will be offering assistance along with times of availability.  Please note the course(s) that you are instructing with tutoring provided by Student Success Services at the Bronco Study Zone.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss our programs further, please contact the Director of Student Success Services, Katie Easley.  You can also find out more about the services we offer on our website


Best Regards,


Amy Degner-Petillon

Administrative Assistant

Student Success Services

Western Michigan University

3374 Rood Hall


MATH 1230

M 8:30-10 p.m.

T 7-10 p.m.

W noon-1 p.m.

Th 12:30-2 p.m., 5-6 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.

MATH 2000

M 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.

T 6-10 p.m.

W noon-7 p.m.

Th 9 a.m.-noon, 12:30-2 p.m., 5-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.

Math 1700 (see the STEP webpage)