Course Redesign

Goals

•To enable deep understanding of the concepts by reducing the number of topics in each course
•To promote active learning and more time on task through computer-assisted instruction

Strategies

•Hire additional full-time faculty
•Incorporate critical MTH090 objectives with MTH098 objectives and split into MTH091/092
•Create Math Computer Lab and upgrade classroom technology
•Integrate MyMathLab in MTH091/092 classes and use for homework in MTH100
•Ensure consistency through common MyMathLab course and common SLO questions on final

Timeline

Course Redesign  
Hire full-time faculty  
  • Hired one full-time math instructor (Beth Cox) to start January
October 2013
  • Hire regular full-time math instructor
 
  • Hired temporary full-time math instructor (Pat Boling)
October 14, 2013
  • Search has begun for regular full-time math instructor
February 26 (closing date)
Propose MTH091/MTH092 to Curriculum Committee  
  • Proposed and received approval by committee
September 26, 2013
  • Sent for email approval by cabinet
September 30, 2013
MyMathLab course development  
  • Created sample MML MTH090 and MTH098 and MTH100 for use spring semester
December 17, 2013; January 13, 2014
  • Create MML MTH091 and MTH092 for review
March 3, 2014
  • Visiting Calhoun Community College
February 14, 2014
  • Attending ICTCM
March 20-24, 2014
  • Offer MyMathLab training
 
  • Initial MML training by Pearson
August 16, 2013
  • Training instructors on copying and modifying MML courses
began January 13, 2014
Report changes in catalog February 14, 2014
Report letter grades December 17, 2013
Provide Math Computer Lab Fall 2014
  • Move computers and furniture from old testing center to BRS201
July 15, 2014
Upgrade classroom technology August 2014
  • Research possibilities
began October 2013
  • Invite salesmen to demo at school
January 24, 2014
  • Order equipment
May 2014
  • Install equipment
August 2014
Require common questions on final exams  
  • Created common SLO questions for MTH090,098,100
November 2013
  • Create SLO questions for MTH091, 092,100
June 2014
Perform content audit  
  • Collect syllabi from Troy, CSU, and Auburn and from other two-year colleges, and national association recommendations
May 2014 (began October 2013)

Resources

MyMathLab