Electronic Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Atlanta, Georgia, March 10-13, 2016

Paper A016

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Assessing Core Curriculum in the Foundational Component Area of Mathematics For Undergraduate Research

Rohitha Goonatilake

Texas A&M International University

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Miguel San Miguel

Texas A&M International University

Runchang Lin

Texas A&M International University

Sofia C. Maldonado

Texas A&M International University

Aida C. Garza

Texas A&M International University

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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) revised the Texas Core Curriculum (TCC) rules in October 2011. Implementation of the rules and revisions was effective Fall 2014. The Coordinating Board based the revisions on the recommendations of the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee (UEAC), which is comprised of faculty members from Texas public community colleges and universities. In particular, College Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, Business Mathematics-I, Pre-calculus, and Calculus-I courses will be evaluated on a rotation basis to see if the content of the courses meet competencies in Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Written Communication, and Empirical & Quantitative Skills necessary for expanding discipline-specific undergraduate research and scholarship. This presentation will discuss the way these courses were selected, the nature and extent of the assessment being conducted, and, most importantly, the technology and textbook materials being used in the courses at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).

Keyword(s): student research