Title

Change Comes from Without: Lessons Learned in a Chaotic Year

Publication Date

7-30-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Publication Title

PRIMUS

Volume

31

Issue

3-5

DOI

10.1080/10511970.2020.1793854

First Page

504

Last Page

516

Abstract

Our university is one campus of the larger, 23-campus California State University system. In 2017, the Chancellor of the system discontinued the developmental mathematics programs at all 23 campuses. This caught us by surprise and compelled us to act quickly. This article gives an overview of our response, highlighting the change our department underwent to improve our pre-calculus stream and general education courses, making them more interactive, supportive, and student-centered.

Keywords

Undergraduate mathematics education, departmental change, active learning, precalculus, curriculum development

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