Mathematics Colloquium (link)
|Date:||Monday, September 17th|
|Time:||4:00 pm-4:50 pm|
Speaker: William Velez
Additional Public Info: Abstract: In the late 1980's I began my efforts to increase the success rate of minorities in first semester calculus. The interventions that I devised were very time consuming and as the number of minority students increased, I could not manage that kind of effort. I developed my Calculus Minority Advising Program in an effort to meet with scores of minority students each semester. This program consists of a twenty-minute meeting with each student at the beginning of each semester. These meetings with students eventually transformed my own attitude about the importance of mathematics in their undergraduate curriculum.
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