A Handbook for Directors of Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers

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Grace Coulombe is the founding director of the Mathematics and Statistics Workshop at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She is also a Lecturer in Mathematics teaching calculus, probability, statistics, introduction to abstract math, and several q-courses. Her interests include promoting quantitative reasoning across the curriculum and exploring the mathematical practices of other cultures. She has been at Bates since 2000.

Mary O'Neill was the director of the Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center at Hamilton College from 1994 to 2013. She expanded these programs and helped to usher in a move to a new and enlarged center. Mary's main interests are quantitative literacy across the curriculum and tutor training. A founding member of the Northeast Consortium for Quantitative Literacy (NECQL), Mary has frequently presented papers and served as a panelist at meetings of NECQL and at Joint Mathematics Meetings. She is co-author, with Rob Kantrowitz, of ''Quantitative Literacy at Hamilton College'' in Current Practices in Quantitative Literacy Programs (MAA Notes Publication). She has been an invited speaker and an external evaluator at several colleges in the Northeast.

Michael Schuckers is currently Director of the Martha E. `62 and Gregg E. Peterson Quantitative Resource Center at St. Lawrence University. He is also Professor of Statistics and Rutherford Professor of Mathematics there. His research interests are in bioauthentication, statistical methods for sports, particularly ice hockey, and the application of statistical methods generally. He has been at St. Lawrence in Canton, NY since 2002.

A Handbook for Directors of Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers

Authored by Michael Schuckers
Edited by Grace Coulombe, Mary O'Neill

This handbook is a resource for people who lead, manage or direct Mathematics and Quantitative Support Centers (QMaSCs). In the chapters below, directors will find information about how to 1) manage a center, 2) interact with other entities on their campus, 3) train and build a staff, 4) assess their center, and 5) start a new center. Each chapter has been written by an experienced center director recognizing the diversity of QMaSCs. Additionally, there are ten case studies authored by directors representing a range of centers, from community colleges to liberal arts colleges to large research institutions.

This material is based upon work supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-1255945. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Publication Date:
0977674444 / 9780977674442
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US Trade Paper
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8.5" x 11"
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