An Update on Characteristics of Successful College Calculus Programs
Talk by Dr. Jess Ellis (Dept of Mathematical Sciences, MSU)
3/28/2019 Wilson Hall 1-144 4:10-5:00pm
Abstract: For the past near decade, my research team and I have focused our research on understanding what characteristics of college calculus programs support student success, and have disseminated our findings to help improve college calculus education across the country. In more recent years, I have re-analyzed our data and learned that we missed a critical and cross cutting characteristic for real success: diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. In this talk, I will share what I mean by these practices in relation to college calculus programs, and share some preliminary results drawing on our follow up study focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in precalculus and calculus programs.