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Mandy McDaniel and Jamie Sheppard

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 3:20 pm / April 17, 2017


Mandy McDaniel and Jamie Sheppard

College of Arts and Sciences

Math instructor Mandy McDaniel and academic advisor Jamie Sheppard co-presented at the Region 8 Conference in Missoula, Montana on April 11.  Their presentation was titled, “Students Reaching the Summit of Remedial and Prerequisite Math through Collaborative Advising Efforts: Instructor, Advisor and Administrator(s).”

Their presentation focused on an inclusive model of advising developed through data-driven research. This new model has increased passing rates and student retention in remedial math. Through collaborative efforts of mathematics instructors, campus advisors, and outside campus departments it meets the needs of all student populations: at-risk, honors, student-athletes, non-traditional and first-year students.

Their data shows that this collaborative effort helps students to be more successful in current and future classes, and has increased student retention and graduation rates.