Programmatic Reform: The Care and Feeding of a Mathematics Major

G. Daniel Callon
Franklin College
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Franklin, IN 46131
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E-mail: callond@franklincoll.edu

ABSTRACT

Mathematics departments across the country (and world-wide) are currently at various stages of curriculum reform. Some are just now thinking of starting implementation efforts (usually at the calculus level) and are looking at various existing models, while others have a decade or more of experience at moving beyond the traditional lecture format and content-driven curriculum. In the latter departments reform has generally spread far beyond calculus, reaching from upper- level courses to service and developmental courses. A major question now looms before such departments: what comes next? The answer: programmatic reform.


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