Instructional Planning Yearly Update 12/09/2011____________________ Mathematics

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Instructional Planning Yearly Update

Department

Mathematics

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Date

12/09/2011____________________

Division

NAS______________________

Goals and Recommendations from Program Plan

List the top five Goals and Recommendations from the last Program Plan and indicate whether they have been met?

Goals / Recommendations from six-year plan

Replace the three full-time faculty positions lost to retirement and resignation.

Hire a full-time LIA for the Math Learning Center

(MLC).

In progress

No

No

Goal Met

(identify source of funding)

No

General Fund

Comments

In spring 2011, one position was filled, but we also lost another full-time instructor to retirement.

Lost an LIA (the position went from 50% to 0%).

Increase the number of group-study rooms and general space in the MLC and the ILC. As well as provide lighting for the tables outside the MLC.

Increase the number of tutors for the Integrated

Learning Center (ILC).

No

No

No

General Fund

No

General Fund

No

General Fund

Limited availability of the proctoring center on Sundays. The tables outside the MLC cannot be used in the early evening due to inappropriate lighting.

Lost $ 7500 in one time funding the Student Senate provided last year.

Increase the adjunct office space.

No No

More of a prioritization than a cost.

Need to have a space to discuss confidential issues with students. The number of adjuncts has increased from 17 in

2005 to 26 in Spring 2012 and all share the same space.

New Goals and Recommendations

Goal/Recommendation

Increase the full-time office space.

Rehire a Laboratory Instructional Assistant

(LIA) or at least a permanent tutor at the

Scotts Valley Center.

Increase the number of smart classrooms.

List any new goals and recommendations identified by the department

Cost Explanation/Evidence of Need

More of a prioritization than a cost.

LIA: $57,122.70 / fulltime.

Tutor: $1752 per semester for 10 hours per week for a semester.

$12,500 per classroom.

All but seven instructors in the department share an office and we have three faculty sharing office 710D/E. Every instructor needs adequate space to discuss confidential issues with students.

Every semester approximately 78 students take a math course at the Scotts Valley Center and currently there are no tutoring services provided.

There are currently only two smart classrooms for which the department has first priority in scheduling. To explore many innovative and student centered teaching methodologies

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Continue improving our curriculum and ways of delivering it; including alignment with the local high schools and increasing consistency between multiple sections of a course.

Cost to attend conference(s) and other professional development activities. instructors need more smart classrooms. In January 2012, the

Title V Grant will upgrade Room 716 to a smart classroom, but we are still well short of smart classrooms.

We must improve the retention and success of our basic skills students.

SLO Assessment:

List SLO assessments, dialogues, and priorities identified as a result of your assessment below.

Attach Departmental

Assessment Analysis Forms completed in the last two semesters

. (See Revolving Wheel of Assessment for recommended schedule).

Core Competency, Course

SLO, or CTE Program SLO

Assessed.

Example: all course

SLOs for English 1A, 1B and 2

The first SLO for the following courses was assessed.

(Math 2,3,4 5ABC,7,10,12, 13,

18, 152, 154, 190A, 254)

Date of meeting where analysis /dialogue took place.

Example: Department

Meeting 8/27/10

2/2/11 (flex meeting)

2/4/11 (dept. meeting)

Priorities identified for program as a result of assessment.

supplemental instruction.

Example:

Develop strategies for teaching research and documentation skills; share rubrics for research papers; provide more instructional support outside of class.

More time in and out of class at the basic skills level, including

The second SLO for each course was assessed.

(Math 2,3,4 5ABC,6, 7,10,12,

12H, 13, 18, 152, 154, 254)

8/24/11 (flex meeting)

8/26/11 (dept. meeting)

Clarify expectations for the level of difficulty in a Math 154 versus

Math 152 question/consistency of expectations at all levels.

Increase students’ conceptual understanding.

Improve students’ algebra skills in the calculus sequence.

Increase tutoring.

Increase the number of fulltime faculty.

Develop activities to help students with the ‘big picture’/synthesizing what they have learned.

Better algebra skills at all levels (notably weak in the calculus sequence).

Increase tutoring.

Increase the number of fulltime faculty.

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