This is the summary of a presentation given at the Joint Mathematics
Meetings, January 10-13, 1996, Orlando, Florida.
Establishing a Departmental Consensus for Reform
In order to have a truly reformed calculus sequence, the text or course materials must fully reflect the reform philosophy. Yet departmental adoption of a text (and/or technology) can be a politically charged decision. Furthermore, a decade of shrinking travel budgets have made it difficult for all faculty to be fully aware of the history, philosophy, and extent of calculus reform. Consequently, the move toward reform can be anything but routine. Some faculty are very tradition bound, and at small schools experimental sections may be impractical. This presentation describes efforts to move Clarion University toward a fully reformed calculus sequence with appropriate materials and technology. These efforts focus on the following.
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