Data "hackathons"--such as the American Statistical Association DataFest--are an increasingly popular venue for college students to strengthen their data analysis skills and to network with industry professionals. Such hackathons are not (yet) part of the two-year college culture and yet, these events can serve as a useful tool for 'back engineering' a curriculum.
The pathways movement has generated interest in mathematics courses that provide relevant content for non-algebraically-intensive programs of study. The New Mathways Project Quantitative Reasoning course, from the Charles A. Dana Center, provides authentic content that is rigorous, engaging, and relevant to students' home, community, and professional lives. The supplemental resources for faculty provide support for facilitating an active learning environment and building students' self-regulation. In this session, you'll hear from speaker, Connie Richardson about the evolution and relevancy of this course for both Liberal Arts and Fine Arts Students
What is Quantitative Reasoning (QR), and why is it important for us to teach QR? QR is associated with the mathematics we need for decision making in our personal, professional, and public lives. The presenter will discuss implementation ideas and best practices for creating a new quantitative reasoning course that develops the fundamental quantitative literacy crucial for informed citizenship. He'll also discuss teaching using spreadsheets, even without a computer classroom. And he’ll explore some of the cutting edge functionality built into his new digital course, Thinking Quantitatively, which allows for a flipped classroom experience centered on inquiry based learning
Dr. Rickard will discuss Motivation and Readiness in the Finite Mathematics classroom. He will cover techniques, videos and assessments used to manage large classrooms and individual students. Dr. Rickard has produced a series of Calculator Help Videos recently added to MyMathLab for the Lial/Greenwell/Ritchey Finite Mathematics text
We all know it: commenting on student writing is the most important—and most difficult and time-consuming—work that we writing instructors do. With increasing class sizes and course loads, managing the writing of comments in ways that work both for student and instructor borders on impossible.
Joseph Williams’s Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace is one of our field’s most enduring and influential guides to prose style. Williams approaches style from a linguistic perspective: he identifies features of sentences, passages, and documents that lead readers to experience writing as clear, coherent, and graceful, and he shows writers how they can use these features to make their own texts more readable.
The presentation will focus on the vital role that engagement plays in a composition course. When students have a vested interest in the subject about which they are writing, they are much, much more likely to invest time and energy into their work. When they care about the subject about which they are writing, they want to do their best because the writing matters to them; they are writing to communicate ideas that are important to them—not simply writing to complete the assignment and earn a passing grade.
In this webinar, key academic leaders from Cleveland State Community College and West Virginia University at Parkersburg share their experiences in thinking outside of the box to create enhanced developmental education programs that serve students in a personalized manner to accelerate remediation.