Academics

Mathematics Department

 

 

Mathematics Department Equity Statement and Welcome

Welcome to the mathematics department at Santa Monica College, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Our staff, faculty and tutors welcome you to our learning community, which promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are dedicated and recognize our responsibility to contribute to reducing equity gaps in mathematics education for historically marginalized groups, particularly Black and Latinx students. The success of students in mathematics is a shared responsibility with the campus community and thus we partner with our colleagues to strengthen the student support network.

Culturally responsive and active learning teaching practices drive department pedagogy to engage, motivate, and inspire students to develop the skills and critical thinking needed for real-world math applications and careers in STEM. We include and value the achievements of underserved racial groups who have contributed significantly to the field of mathematics.

Our staff, faculty and tutors are here to guide and support you in the learning process, provide you with a variety of flexible learning resources and help you achieve your academic goals.

We provide our students a variety of flexible programs (please see the list given below) designed to each student's unique gifts and needs. We are here to help you learn and grow academically, assist you with exploring career paths, and encourage you to reach your academic and career goals. The following is a list of the support that the Mathematics Department offers our students, and we highly encourage you to take advantage of these learning resources. Learning to actively seek support is very important on your road to academic excellence!

  • Math Lab  Our Math Lab offers a range of free services to current students to help them succeed in their math courses, including math workshops.
  • Faculty office hours, please check with you teacher for their current office hours.
  • Several faculty memebers of the department worked under a STEM grant and created the following modules in Canvas.  The modules are to help students refresh or learn topics in math. To self-enroll, please click the following links and you will have access to these modules in your Canvas account:

    Algebra, Trigonometry and Statistics: AT&S Modules: https://online.smc.edu/enroll/JJB9JL

    Calculus Modules: https://online.smc.edu/enroll/GWN3F9

The following is a link to programs and student support services provided at Santa Monica College: https://www.smc.edu/student-support/ , this list is updated regularly.

The Mathematics Department of Santa Monica College and the Math Lab are located in the Math Complex (MC). The department has full-time faculty members, part-time faculty members, as well as a student support staff who work together to serve the mathematical needs of the students at SMC. We offer the standard lower division (first and second year) college-level classes. Classes start as early as 6:45 a.m. and end as late as 10 p.m. We also offer accelerated classes wherein one semester students complete the material traditionally offered in two separate classes. SMC offers classes on its main campus as well as five satellite campuses.

Contact Info

While we are remote we have limited access to our offices, please send us an email if you have questions.

Location
MC 21A

Phone Number
310-434-4274

Administrative Assistant
Kristina Fukuda
fukuda_kristina@smc.edu
310-434-4274 (MC 21A)

Department Chair
Colleen McGraw, Ph.D.
mcgraw_colleen@smc.edu
310-434-3518 (MC 26)

Assistant Chair
Brian Rodas
rodas_brian@smc.edu
310-434-8673 (MC 38)

Tutoring Coordinator
Judith Mosher
mosher_judith@smc.edu
310-434-8586 (MC 84A)

Office Hours
Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.