Lander, WY – In response to a literal epidemic of messiness, faulty counting, and bad logic on school work-study timesheets, Wyoming Catholic College has been forced to add a new 3rd Grade equivalent Math and basic logic course called Timesheets 101 according to several IIT sources within school administration.
The intensive course will meet twice a week with tests once a month in addition to Math quizzes and practice assignments to ensure that students properly learn the “intensely important skill” of timesheet mathematical logic. Overall the course will add an additional 3 credits to the curriculum and to what is required for graduation, making the first semester of freshman year by far the school’s most intensive, with a total of 23 required credit hours.
“It’s kind of sad that we have to do this,” says sophomore Michel Rioux, a faculty assistant at the school, “But unfortunately this problem has been getting worse for some time and when it finally reached a point this year where hardly any students could do basic arithmetic for something as important as recording their hours worked we realized that we needed to do something.”
Mrs. Pendleton and Dr. Olsson will be the primary instructors for the course but a rotating sequence of Business Office staff and Work Study supervisors will assist in teaching students various important mathematical concepts connected with the course’s primary goals.
Schedules have not yet been set as the course will begin next semester, “sadly a bit late for this year’s freshman, but the best we could do” according to Michel. For future incoming classes it will otherwise run in the fall semester.
Besides helping students to fill out timesheets correctly it’s also hoped that the course will help them in other practical ways around WCC. For example, counting sausages and the like has also apparently been difficult for many students and often leads, according to kitchen staff, to people taking more than their fair share of meat at meals. Thus even students not on work-study “would benefit highly” from the course and it “will be required to be taken at least by every freshmen in order to help with those sorts of problems” reports school Student Life Office assistant director Mary Detsagah.
Upperclassmen and administrators may also be required to take the course, particularly in order to help them in better calculating the number of students in each room, something that has also been particularly error prone in recent years with lots of confusion by certain Student Life Office assistants as to exactly how many people are in each room as with, according to senior Sophia Donaldson “when they messed up and stuck seven people in a two person room” this year “but left half the juniors without roommates.”
Dr. Olsson estimates that nearly half of those who take the course will likely fail. “It really is that intensive,” he warns.