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 (http://www.maa.org/ql) 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 institutions.
I invite nominations of noteworthy programs that should be added to this list. Corrections and updates to the current list are also welcome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org