Using Faculty Portfolios in a Faculty Inquiry Group

January 11, 2009

Faculty Inquiry at Cerritos College (Frank Mixson and Jan Connal) As part of the Cerritos College Faculty Inquiry project (SPECC), participating faculty began a process of thinking deeply about their teaching practices within a selected developmental class. Throughout the semester, participating faculty researchers were mentored in a sequence of guided reflections by faculty outside their […]

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Learning about Student Learning from Community Colleges

January 11, 2009

A Carnegie Perspectives repost By Pat Hutchings and Lee Shulman It’s hard to find a campus in these days of number crunching and accountability that doesn’t have some kind of office of institutional research. These offices vary a lot, with large research universities supporting a staff of a dozen or more, and small colleges sometimes […]

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Creating Windows on Learning

January 11, 2009

A Carnegie Perspectives repost By Molly Breen Every year hundreds of thousands of students begin their higher education in community colleges. Of course, these institutions also bring in large numbers of new faculty. For both groups, students and faculty alike, there are plenty of challenges to go around. Imagine yourself in the shoes of a […]

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A Mathematician’s Proposal

January 11, 2009

A Carnegie Perspectives repost Michael C. Burke (College of San Mateo; Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Foundation) In Mathematics and Democracy, Lynn Arthur Steen describes quantitative literacy as “a habit of mind, an approach to problems that employs and enhances both statistics and mathematics.” What characterizes this habit of mind, this way of thinking? Why is it […]

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Faculty Inquiry Groups

October 14, 2008

Yu-Chung Chang (Pasadena), “No Longer Lost in Translation: How Yu-Chung Helps Her Students Understand (and Love) Word Problems” Yu-Chung says: I started a faculty Inquiry Group (FIG) to investigate why so many math faculty find Intermediate Algebra onerous to teach. The FIG discovered that… 1. Word problems are hard: Students avoid doing them and teachers […]

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Student Outlines: From Question to Evidence

October 14, 2008

From Windows on Learning: Laura Graff, Dustin Culhan, and Felix Marhuenda-Donate, “Outlining Mathematics: Transforming Student Groaning into Student Learning” I have always thought a large problem in math and science education is reading. Students are never taught how to read technical textbooks. I knew that somewhere along the way I had mastered this skill, but […]

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