May 18, 2010
WVU Parkersburg selected to participate in national developmental math initiative.
CONTACT: Dr. Rhonda Richards, senior vice president, academic affairs, 304-424-8242.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is one of 52 institutions selected from across the nation to participate in a national initiative to engage the nation’s community colleges in a redesign of developmental math curricula.
Following a competitive application process, WVU Parkersburg has been invited to participate in the National Center for Academic Transformation's “Changing the Equation” workshop this week (May 19-21) in Dallas, Texas.
Teams from each of the invited institutions, including WVU Parkersburg, will present redesign proposals during the Dallas workshop sessions. A sub-set of the institutions will be selected to receive a $40,000 grant to support implementation of their remedial math redesign. Institutions will be expected to pilot their plans in spring 2011 and fully implement their programs in fall 2011.
Goal of the developmental math initiative is to improve student learning outcomes in remedial/developmental math while reducing costs for both students and institutions using NCAT’s redesign methodology.
Representing WVU Parkersburg at the “Changing the Equation” workshop are Dr. Rhonda Richards, senior vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Cindy Kelley, associate dean for academic affairs, and Al Edwards, professor of mathematics.
NCAT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in using information technology to redesign learning environments to produce better learning outcomes for students at a reduced cost to the institution. The program “Changing the Equation,” is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
cd05/18/10For additional information, contact:
Executive Director Institutional Advancement
(304-424-8203 - Office)