2021;
348 pp;
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MSC: Primary 97;

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#### Supplemental Materials

# Transformational Change Efforts: Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning

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*Wendy M. Smith; Matthew Voigt; April Ström; David C. Webb; W. Gary Martin*

The purpose of this handbook is to help launch institutional transformations in mathematics departments to improve student success. We report findings from the Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning (SEMINAL) study. SEMINAL's purpose is to help change agents, those looking to (or currently attempting to) enact change within mathematics departments and beyond—trying to reform the instruction of their lower division mathematics courses in order to promote high achievement for all students. SEMINAL specifically studies the change mechanisms that allow postsecondary institutions to incorporate and sustain active learning in Precalculus to Calculus 2 learning environments. Out of the approximately 2.5 million students enrolled in collegiate mathematics courses each year, over 90% are enrolled in Precalculus to Calculus 2 courses. Forty-four percent of mathematics departments think active learning mathematics strategies are important for Precalculus to Calculus 2 courses, but only 15 percnt state that they are very successful at implementing them. Therefore, insights into the following research question will help with institutional transformations: What conditions, strategies, interventions and actions at the departmental and classroom levels contribute to the initiation, implementation, and institutional sustainability of active learning in the undergraduate calculus sequence (Precalculus to Calculus 2) across varied institutions?

This book is published in cooperation with Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences

#### Readership

Department chairs, deans, and mathematicians wishing to make changes in the teaching of pre-calculus and calculus at a variety of institutions.

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## Transformational Change Efforts: Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning

- Cover Cover11
- Title page iii4
- Acknowledgments vii8
- Foreword ix10
- How to Use This Book xi12
- Common Terms, Definitions, and Abbreviations xiii14
- Executive Summary of Transformational Change Efforts: Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning xvii18
- Part I. Overview of SEMINAL 124
- Part II. Six Case Studies 3558
- Chapter 3. Phased Change University: A Multistage Approach to Educational Improvement 3760
- Chapter 4. All-In University: Changing Everything at Once 5780
- Chapter 5. Crossroads University: An Inflection Point Toward Educational Innovation 7194
- Chapter 6. Long-Term University: Building a Self-Sustaining System 93116
- Chapter 7. Critical Response University: When a Crisis Results in a New Improved Vision 111134
- Chapter 8. Grassroots University: Building Capacity through a Sustained Commitment to Instructional Innovation 125148

- Part III. Levers for Change 143166
- Chapter 9. Active Learning Mathematics 145168
- Chapter 10. Leadership 187210
- Chapter 11. Designing and Implementing Course Coordination 205228
- Chapter 12. Students’ Experiences with Active Learning Mathematics 221244
- Chapter 13. Professional Development 243266
- Chapter 14. Use of Resources to Support Active Learning 261284
- Chapter 15. Culture and Equity 277300
- Chapter 16. Sustaining Active Learning 299322

- Part IV. Summarizing What We’ve Learned 319342
- Back Cover Back Cover1372