68One Size Does Not Fit All

68One Size Does Not - One Size Does Not Fit All the Capstone Program in Mathematics at CC Marlow Anderson The Colorado College March 6 2006 The

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One Size Does Not Fit All: the Capstone Program in Mathematics at CC Marlow Anderson The Colorado College March 6, 2006
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The Obligatory Block Plan Slide Year is divided into 8 blocks (3.5 weeks) Students take one course at a time Faculty teach 6 of 8 blocks There are semester-long half unit courses – but they require time-stealing from the block course Scheduling a major requirement for seniors in a single block is problematic
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CC Math Department Ten tenure-track faculty – one Ph.D. Computer scientist 15-20 majors per year Strong traditional math major, with enlarged interest in applied math (two new hires) Brand new computer science major
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Distinction in Mathematics A program traditionally for only the best students Requires high grades, extra coursework and a faculty vote Includes an independent expository or research component with an oral presentation to students and faculty
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Math Department Distinction We’ve been too lax, and too stringent – what are our standards Students with lesser records still can benefit from independent projects! Great recent idea: decrease the length of the talks, and have them all on one day – great camaraderie and mutual support among the candidates
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The new college president Richard Celeste puts senior capstones on his CC2010 trip-tix Other departments in the sciences have
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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68One Size Does Not - One Size Does Not Fit All the Capstone Program in Mathematics at CC Marlow Anderson The Colorado College March 6 2006 The

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