Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematics Education Seminar
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
Valley Library Willamette East Room (3rd floor)

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Michigan State University
Abstract: 

"Transforming the Gateway: Redesigning Large Introductory-Level Courses"
Over the last three years I have led a transformation of the Survey of Calculus course at Michigan State University. This applied calculus course serves over 3600 students per year. I will discuss the new course design, as well as the challenges in transforming large courses. This course redesign is part of a push by the MSU math department to improve introductory math courses, as well as a broader effort across the university to improve STEM gateway classes. I will briefly discuss efforts and programs at the department and university level that have led to these changes in institutional teaching culture.