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Developing Effective STEM Professional Development Programs

Zanj K. Avery, Edward M. Reeve
2013 Journal of Technology Education  
Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies.  ...  Assessment -Assessment is one or more processes that identify, collect, and prepare data to evaluate the attainment of student outcomes.  ...  Curriculum The curriculum program must prepare graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science  ... 
doi:10.21061/jte.v25i1.a.4 fatcat:ivii5quytfbuzjbw7plkrha7lq

Important Engineering and Technology Concepts and Skills for All High School Students in the United States: Comparing Perceptions of Engineering Educators and High School Teachers

Michael Hacker, Moshe Barak
2017 Journal of Technology Education  
Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies.  ...  Assessment -Assessment is one or more processes that identify, collect, and prepare data to evaluate the attainment of student outcomes.  ...  Curriculum The program must prepare graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science, consistent  ... 
doi:10.21061/jte.v28i2.a.3 fatcat:bsyt3ydkjnd6penbfjottu2cn4

EXPERIENCE AND REFLECTION ON AN INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM FOR AN ENGINEERING ARTICULATION PROGRAM

R.W. Brennan, K. Johnston, S. Li, N. Nelson, A. Nygren, R. Paul, M. Sullivan
2020 Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA)  
We provide background on the engineering articulation program and the integrated mathematics curriculum, and provide reflections on the implementation of this approach.  ...  This integrated approach to teaching mathematics is a logical extension of the integrated curriculum models that have been gaining popularity for undergraduate engineering education since the 1960's, and  ...  In total, graduates of the B.Sc. in Energy Engineering take 4-years of postsecondary education (2 years at a polytechnic plus 2 years at the Schulich School of Engineering).  ... 
doi:10.24908/pceea.vi0.14146 fatcat:mvdjfqvb2rdqppleiwmzimk2su

Undergraduate Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation

Megan R. Hall, Ginger Holmes Rowell
2008 Journal of Statistics Education  
and minors and for teaching the corresponding statistics courses.  ...  This paper describes 25 National Science Foundation supported projects that have innovations designed to improve education for students majoring or minoring in statistics.  ...  The projects discussed in the text of this article were chosen based on several criteria: 1) characteristics that exemplify the recommendations of the ASA Curriculum Guidelines, 2) models of successful  ... 
doi:10.1080/10691898.2008.11889563 fatcat:x5pzykeqyjhcjgc2eihv2ac4hq

Seven Characteristics of Successful Calculus Programs

David Bressoud, Chris Rasmussen
2015 Notices of the American Mathematical Society  
Figure 2 : 2 Instructor self-assessment of teaching style.  ...  Case studies were conducted in the fall of 2012 at five of these universities: two large public research universities, one large private research university, one public technical university, and one private  ... 
doi:10.1090/noti1209 fatcat:kvsyng7vybgkdeg24ni7pvsc7i

A Transformative Model for Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education

David C. Usher, Tobin A. Driscoll, Prasad Dhurjati, John A. Pelesko, Louis F. Rossi, Gilberto Schleiniger, Kathleen Pusecker, Harold B. White, John Jungck
2010 CBE - Life Sciences Education  
The University of Delaware approached this problem by (1) developing a bio-calculus section of a standard calculus course, (2) embedding quantitative activities into existing biology courses, and (3) creating  ...  The curriculum of the B.S. degree in Quantitative Biology was designed to provide students with a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, with an emphasis on preparation for research careers  ...  The assessment model in Table 1 focuses on the impact of our program on students. The assessment model in Table 2 focuses on the impact of the program on faculty.  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.10-03-0029 pmid:20810949 pmcid:PMC2931664 fatcat:acc35n2yhfbbhnxz4453qyx5le

Toward a Stakeholder-Focused Curriculum: Examining Specific University Program Offerings Against Competencies Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor

Brooke Envick, Don Envick
2007 The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  
This paper focuses on specific competencies for success in technical sales. Faculty and employers are surveyed, and results indicate a high level of congruence between their opinions.  ...  These results are presented and discussed, along with the implementation of results to redevelop program curriculum.  ...  the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 7, No. 2, October 2007.  ... 
doaj:eb34851aefaa42dda849d42115cc6b9e fatcat:agurbykplfcpbbf3jowfnaiz54

The History of the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics in the United States

Alan Tucker
2013 The American mathematical monthly  
This article describes the history of the mathematics major and, more generally, collegiate mathematics, in the United States.  ...  Interestingly, the Mathematical Association of America was organized about 100 years ago around the same time that academic majors came into existence.  ...  I remember my father lamenting that there was no way Princeton could counter such offers, since Princeton believed that all faculty should teach at least one undergraduate course a semester and no one  ... 
doi:10.4169/amer.math.monthly.120.08.689 fatcat:hb3qb4aka5fwnkxvmzvl5zfqc4

On the Teaching of Statistics in Italy

Benedetto Barberi
1960 American Statistician  
As far as scientific Faculties are concerned, there are basic elements on sanitary statistics in the Medicine Faculty curriculum.  ...  In a number of other Faculties, however, no statistics courses are offered at all, or at best, very few.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00031305.1960.10501097 fatcat:zrm4cv4cpfbqnnbxfxymidrbii

Towards a Forward-Thinking College Calculus Program [chapter]

Jessica Hagman
2019 Theorizing STEM Education in the 21st Century [Working Title]  
In this chapter, I discuss how calculus has come to occupy this position over time and the current state of college calculus drawing on two national studies in the United States.  ...  I then define a forward thinking-calculus program as one designed to support a diverse population of students to thrive, provide an example of a program aligned with this approach, and discuss key features  ...  Acknowledgements This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. 0910. 13 Towards a Forward-Thinking College Calculus Program DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.87940 fatcat:dsl6fhd52jhnxgnzp5gwg7krpi

A New Start for Mathematics Curriculum [chapter]

Alan Tucker
1985 New Directions in Two-Year College Mathematics  
Section I suggests that the pre-calculus orientation of high school mathematics may be inappropriate, viewing mathematics related to computers and dependent on computers for computation as more widely  ...  In section II, two-year college instructors are urged to take the initiative in developing new curriculum and teaching modes, taking advantage of their training, the classroom environment, and the absence  ...  Tucker 2 mathematics enrollments are at the level of intermediate algebra or below.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4612-5116-3_3 fatcat:hrzzhkib3rbh5dxq3kqmhtyb3i

ARE ALL INFORMATION SYSTEMS CREATED EQUAL - DOES ACCREDITATION SOLIDIFY INFORMATION SYSTEMS AS A DISCIPLINE?

2011 Issues in Information Systems  
The faculty must have sufficient responsibility and Issues in Information Systems Volume XII, No. 2, pp 264-272, 2011 270 authority to improve the program through definition and revision of program educational  ...  Faculty Each faculty member teaching in the program must have expertise and educational background consistent with the contributions to the program expected from the faculty member.  ...  The curriculum must include at least 30 semester-hours of study in information systems topics. 2.  ... 
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2011_264-272 fatcat:ywwy5jtxofdtvhshcdwi7m6wma

13: The Role of a Teaching Center in Curricular Reform

Constance Ewing Cook
2001 To Improve the Academy  
They gather evaluation and assessment data about the current curriculum so thatfaculty decisions about improvements are based on empirical evidence.  ...  Examplesfrom the University ofMichigan's Centerfor Research onLearning and Teaching illustrate instructionalconsultants' contributions tothe curricular reform process.  ...  As part of her independent student project, she conducted interviews of selected faculty who received CRLT grants for curricular reform.  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.2334-4822.2001.tb00533.x fatcat:tx5l45ye5ffctk2xhh6htgnzke

Some Reflections on the Interaction of Mathematics Programs at Two-and Four-Year Colleges [chapter]

Stephen Rodi
1985 New Directions in Two-Year College Mathematics  
The four-year faculty must recognize the outstanding teaching that generally takes place at two-year colleges. Both have to work together on projects that benefit them mutually and their _students.  ...  In light of this, two-and four-year mathematics faculty need to sharpen their understanding of each other and to plan improved interaction.  ...  (NJ In light of this, two and four year mathematics faculty need to sharpen their current understanding of each other and C7`to plan improved interaction. .0 , For the most part, faculty at two and four  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4612-5116-3_22 fatcat:glu23we4pjdrlmljc4f5yia2si

Paradigms in Physics: Restructuring the Upper

Corinne A. Manogue, Kenneth S. Krane
2003 Physics today  
Eight years ago, Oregon State University's physics faculty reshaped their curriculum into one focusing on themes and concepts that cut across a variety of subjects.  ...  Students, faculty, and teaching assistants discuss the changes.  ...  of the faculty who teach the paradigms and capstone courses at any given time.  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.1620835 fatcat:b272bhv5cza75igkr6z5e73xby
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