published November 21, 2012

Midwest Workshop Focuses on Sustainability, Quantitative Reasoning, and the Liberal Arts

By Marion Field Fass, SCI-Midwest Co-Director

The Midwest Center for Innovation held a workshop on Sustainability, Quantitative Reasoning, and the Liberal Arts: Enhancing Student Success Through Civic Engagement at Beloit College on Saturday, November 12, 2012. Fifty faculty members from 10 institutions in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa attended.

A keynote address on civic engagement strategies in mathematics by Cindy Kaus, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis started the challenging workshop. Breakout sessions included presentations on the campus as laboratory, environmental assessments, quantitative reasoning, sustainability activities, and a popular session led by Professor Kaus and Professor Bob Seiser of Roosevelt University on developing SENCER courses. The keynote address and other presentations will be on the SENCER website.