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Doug Bullock, Janet Callahan and Susan Shadle

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 7:53 am / June 22, 2015


Doug Bullock, Janet Callahan and Susan Shadle

Center for Teaching and Learning

Doug Bullock, associate professor of mathematics; Janet Callahan, associate dean of academic affairs; and Susan Shadle, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, presented a paper titled: “Coherent Calculus Course Design: Creating Faculty Buy-in for Student Success” at the annual ASEE conference and exposition in Seattle, Washington, June 14-17. The paper received the Mathematics Division Best Paper Award.

The paper described a bottoms-up approach to course management that was framed by the calculus instructors themselves, whose dedication and commitment made the project a success. The team used a common homework framework as the underlying principle for increasing coherency of topic coverage across sections. The work was supported by three National Science Foundation grants, DUE-0856815 (Idaho STEP), DUE-0963659 (I^3), and DUE-1347830 (WIDER), and also by an Institutional Program Transformation Award.