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Plan: Mathematics Department

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Mission Statement: We offer a variety of math courses that both support all programs at GBC and help community members of our service area to achieve their academic goals.
We are committed to:
  • promoting analytical, critical-thinking, and problem solving skills to students of all majors
  • addressing the diverse goals of our students from those interested in careers in teaching or the private sector to those who seek intellectual enrichment
GOALS
1.  Goal: To provide quality teaching and curriculum (Theme 1)

Last changed on 11/18/2009 by Gaye Terras

  OBJECTIVES
  1.1  Objective: Curriculum

Last changed on 11/18/2009 by Gaye Terras

Status: Due 08 of 2010

    ACTION PLAN  
    1.1.1  Task: Pre-requisites
Examine the pathways to college-level mathematics and to the "second tier" (e.g., STAT 152, MATH 127) of courses. We may wish to add additional pathways through prerequisite changes.

Last changed on 09/10/2014 by Frank Daniels

Status: Ongoing

    1.1.2  Task: Compile a complete and updated list of course outcomes for wide distribution.

Last changed on 09/10/2014 by Frank Daniels

Status: Due 08 of 2015

    1.1.3  Task: Attempt to minimize the increasing costs of textbooks and resource materials to students.
Each faculty member should be aware of alternative instructional materials to help reduce costs to students. Such materials should include but are not limited to electronic textbooks and e-books, free and open source materials, library purchased materials, and instructional material authored by faculty members. Where possible, purchase technology (hardware, software, and equipment) to keep GBC students current and competitive -- and to prevent their having to make such purchases themselves.

Last changed on 09/10/2014 by Frank Daniels

Status: Ongoing

    1.1.4  Task: The math department and the English department have made the coordinated schedule. The schedule is helping students to make their study plans.

Last changed on 05/28/2011 by Xunming Du

Status: Ongoing

  1.2  Objective: Teaching quality

Last changed on 01/05/2010 by Mardell Wilkins

Status: Ongoing

    ACTION PLAN  
    1.2.1  Task: Meeting for improving teaching quality

Last changed on 11/18/2009 by Gaye Terras

Status: Ongoing

    1.2.2  Task: Develop typical lectures and instructional materials for classes as references.

Last changed on 04/14/2013 by John Newman

Status: Ongoing

    1.2.3  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 11/18/2009 by Gaye Terras

    1.2.4  Task: Develop real world sources of Data for mathematical analysis

Added on 09/26/2013 by Doug Hogan

Status: Ongoing

2.  Goal: Establish pathways as directed by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents to reduce the number of developmental courses needed by incoming students. Students should be ready to take credit bearing courses by their second or third semester of attendance at the institution. (|Revised|04/14/2013|John Newman| )

Last changed on 04/14/2013 by John Newman

  OBJECTIVES
  2.1  Objective: Eliminated

Last changed on 11/18/2009 by Gaye Terras

  2.2  Objective: Eliminated

Last changed on 11/18/2009 by Gaye Terras

  2.3  Objective: Working on developmental courses.

Added on 12/13/2010 by Xunming Du

Status: Due 09 of 2012

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.3.1  Task: Explore methods to smooth the transition for high school students going to college. In preparation for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), GBC faculty will be working with the Smarter Balanced consortium for the state of Nevada to help the Nevada System of Higher Education set college and career content readiness benchmarks for grade 11 students in year 2014.

Last changed on 04/14/2013 by John Newman

Status: Ongoing

    2.3.2  Task: From fall 2011, Math Department and ASC will work together to provide students with Mini-Lectures. The Mini-Lecture will normally last about 30 minutes long with at most 15 minute lecture and at least 15 minute practice. The topics of the Mini-Lectures include fractional numbers, polynomial factoring and etc.

Added on 05/28/2011 by Xunming Du

Status: Ongoing

    2.3.3  Task: With the support of the vice president Dr. Mike McFarlane, the math department and the Elko school district have decided to let high school students to take the Accuplacer test at their junior year. The diagnostic part of the test will find what students need to work on in order to be ready for the college education.

Last changed on 04/14/2013 by John Newman

Status: Ongoing





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