Please join Karen Rhea, Emeritus Lecturer from University of Michigan. With national attention focused on the first two years of college (due, in part, to the President's Council on Education), there is a resurgence of interest in introductory courses.   Nationally respected mathematics educator Karen Rhea will describe an introductory mathematics class model that encourages an interactive-engaged classroom for ~5000 students per year, how the style is supported, and the reasons why she believes the model promotes the goals of STEM education.   NSF and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are currently conducting a study of successful programs in Calculus.  Some early data from that study will be presented. Karen Rhea is Emeritus Collegiate Lecturer from the University of Michigan.   She previously served as and Director of the Freshman/Sophomore Program at U-M where she helped to supervise the training and mentoring of 50-60 new mathematics instructors (graduate students and postdocs) each year.  Additionally, she regularly coordinated one of the large, multi-section courses (e.g., typically ~55-60 sections of Calculus I in the fall) and taught in the Intro Program.  She has been a member of the Calculus Consortium since its inception (25 years now) and has co-authored several texts.  She has served on the MAA Committee on Professional Development and is currently a member of the Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics. View this seminar

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 16:00