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MathBench Biology Modules
Project Directors: Kaci Thompson (kaci@umd.edu) and Karen Nelson (kanelson@umd.edu), University of Maryland Program Website Impetus: A readily observed need to enhance the foundation-level quantitative abilities ...

Developing a National Model for a College-level Introductory Sociology Course
Caroline Hodges Persell, New York University Program Website Impetus: In 2001, the elected Council of the American Sociological Association (ASA) launched a Task Force with the goal of creating a curriculum for an ...

Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK)
Nathan D. Grawe, Carleton College Funding provided by NSF Grant Number DUE-0717604 and a grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation with prior support from the US Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement ...

NSF Native Cases Project
This project is developing and testing materials relevant to Native American students. The project, based at The Evergreen State College, is a collaboration with two tribal colleges, Northwest Indian College, ...

Enhancing Success in STEM by Building Skills and Intervention
With NSF support, one of our main objectives is to develop a Scientific Literacy course at Morehouse College. This program will identify at-risk students in their freshman year and then provide these students with ...

Active Learning and Inclusion of Mathematics and Modeling for Biology Undergraduates at Everett Community College
The year long biology majors series offered at Everett Community College is being re-designed. Guided-inquiry, problem-based learning activities and interactive computer simulations with reflective writing ...

Improving Quantitative Reasoning and Inquiry-Based Learning in the Undergraduate Biology Curriculum
The goal of this project is to promote intellectual development in undergraduate biology students by increasing the emphasis on quantitative reasoning and inquiry-based activities in the laboratory experience. We ...

Advancing Assessment of Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning
This NSF funded project (DUE 0618599) furthers the development of collegiate scientific and quantitative reasoning assessment tools and procedures. It would seem logical to expect that institutions would use ...

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum (SSAC) (DUE 0442629) was a three-year Phase-2 CCLI project. It had a one-year no-cost extension, and now (5/2009) has a second extension with supplemental funds to support ...

Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum in a Liberal Arts Setting
The project's goal is to incorporate Quantitative Literacy (QL) across the curriculum to improve students' abilities to use quantitative information. QL learning materials have been developed throughout ...

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