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ERIC Number: EJ1055642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Redesigning Mathematics Curriculum for Underprepared College Students
Lucas, Marva S.; McCormick, Nancy J.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v7 n2 p36-50 2007
While developing strategies to meet the needs of underprepared students, public colleges and universities across the nation are being faced with directives, often stemming from public viewpoint, state legislatures, and/or state governing bodies of higher education systems, to modify existing university programs in an effort to decrease the cost of serving incoming or first-year students, particularly those programs addressing developmental education. Middle Tennessee State University began a redesign of all its developmental courses in an effort to satisfy recommendations and to meet strategic planning objectives of its state governing board. The purpose of this report is to examine the results of the pilot year of the redesign initiative for two prescribed mathematics general education courses MATH 1010K, Mathematics for General Studies, and MATH 1710K, College Algebra. The newly developed plan provides a more comprehensive approach that results in enhanced academic quality, flexible delivery options, greater uses of technology, and a reduction in the number of required courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; COMPASS (Computer Assisted Test); SAT (College Admission Test)