Orlando Meetings: Presentation Summary

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This is the summary of a presentation given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 10-13, 1996, Orlando, Florida.

Maxima and Minima in Designing the AUGMENT Curriculum

With the help of FIPSE, the Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, we revised our calculus curriculum from 1990 to 1993, developing the radically different AUGMENT program. In this paper I'll discuss:
  1. our goal-articulating process
  2. how we made decisions
  3. how we remained in touch with client disciplines and administrators
  4. how we kept current students and alumni informed measures of the success of the program, including recognition by Project Kaleidoscope
  5. recent dissatisfaction with the program and how it might have been prevented current attempts to salvage important parts of the program

See http://www.augsburg.edu/depts/math/math.augment.html for more information on the AUGMENT program.

Larry Copes, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN 55454

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