As part of a multi-institution, National Science Foundation (NSF) grant-funded project, Ferris State University (FSU) joins a national effort to reform mathematics curricula. Researchers from FSU developed and facilitated a faculty learning community (FLC) as one strategy to redesign the traditional approach to the quantitative reasoning skill development of students in the departments of mathematics, nursing, social work, and the College of Business. Over the course of one academic year, the FLC provided an interdisciplinary faculty connection to develop pedagogical approaches that integrated cross-curricular concepts and context from each discipline. The FLC not only produced uniquely designed, learning-centered approaches to teaching quantitative reasoning but created a sense of community and camaraderie that promoted faculty development and the scholarship of teaching.
Bishop, Rhonda; Piercey, Victor; and Stone, Mischelle
"Using a Faculty Learning Community to Promote Interdisciplinary Course Reform,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 16
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol16/iss1/7