Rationale for Course Redesign:
UMKC's recent involvement in the national Access 2 Success Initiative revealed that students who enrolled and successfully completed college-level math during their first year are more likely to be retained for their sophomore year. Students' success in Math 110 - College Algebra is crucial to UMKC's retention of students and progress toward degree completion.
According to the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT), redesigned courses have high student success rates and demonstrate increased efficiencies in course delivery. At UMKC, we place students' success at the center as the first goal in our university strategic plan; therefore, the redesigned course is planned according to this goal.
Key Features of Course Redesign to Increase Student Learning:
Course redesign for Math 110 is based on the emporium model. See NCAT's website.
- Increased time for students to "do" math rather than listening to lectures about math
- Increased assessment of student learning with specific feedback about learning performance
- Increased amount of feedback on learning and decreases time to receive feedback on student learning performance
- Increased opportunity to work with peers during the learning process
- On demand learning support in a lab environment designed to address individualized learning challenges
Quintiles, Pittsburg State University, EMB Statistical Solutions, Kansas State University, Hallmark, University of Kansas Medical Center, H&R Block, PRA International, AAFP, Commerce Bank, Midwest Research Institute, UMKC, and elsewhere.
No comprehensive Master's Examination will be required
to earn a Master's Degree with concentration in Mathematics or Statistics.