ERIC Number: EJ875522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
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Why Is It Essential to Involve Stakeholders in Implementing Beyond Crossroads?
AMATYC Review, v28 n2 p72-75 Spr 2007
Most two-year mathematics faculty initially won't gravitate toward the chapter on stakeholder involvement in implementing Beyond Crossroads. Faculty most likely will search out the chapter on curriculum and instruction. In fact, some mathematics faculty may not consider the relevancy of other stakeholders as an important factor for improving their students learning in mathematics. The thought may exist that, "I am a two-year college mathematics professor. Why do I need to collaborate with entities outside my department? Why do I need to be involved with other stakeholders? I am well versed in my content area and have the mathematical background to teach two-year college students." Part of implementing Beyond Crossroads is the recognition that improving student learning in mathematics will not be fully realized without meaningful involvement of many stakeholders. The article addresses questions and discussion that are meant to emphasize that we, as mathematics faculty members, are stakeholders and Beyond Crossroads is a call to action for all stakeholders to work together to improve student success in mathematics courses and programs in the first two years of college.
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, College Faculty, Stakeholders, Academic Standards, College Students, Community Colleges, Cooperation, Educational Quality
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134. Tel: 901-333-4643; Fax: 901-333-4651; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.amatyc.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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