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Topic: Fwd: Updating a List of QL Programs
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Lynn Steen

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Registered: 12/6/04
Fwd: Updating a List of QL Programs
Posted: Nov 16, 2006 4:31 PM
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Dear Colleague:

I write seeking your help to correct, revise, and update an on-line
list of quantitative literacy programs.

Several years ago the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
established a simple web page ( to provide
links to reports, organizations, and projects devoted to quantitative
literacy (aka numeracy). Initially this site contained information
created by and transfered from the National Council on Education and
the Disciplines (NCED) at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
Foundation. It is now a bit dated, especially in terms of QL
programs and projects.

I attach below the three-page pdf file "Selected Quantitative
Literacy Programs in U.S. Colleges and Universities" that is a linked
from this site. The purpose of this list is to support campuses that
are beginning to discuss new or altered approaches to QL by
illustrating a variety of approaches to QL in different kinds of

I invite nominations of noteworthy programs that should be added to
this list. Corrections and updates to the current list are also

To strengthen support for numeracy "across the curriculum," I
especially welcome entries that connect with interdisciplinary
initiatives or are anchored in departments other than mathematics.
Ideally, I'd like such suggestions to be written in the same length
and style as those already on the list.

In addition, I welcome suggestions for other important links that
should perhaps be added to MAA's QL site. (For example, MAA has
recently published a volume of "Current Practices in Quantitative
Literacy," which will be added to this site.)

Finally, please pass along this message to anyone whom you think may
be interested. Replies by early December would be most helpful.

Regards to all,


Lynn Arthur Steen
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN

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