Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum: The General Collection

The General Collection is a growing library of modules that were created specifically for SSAC and its goal of developing QL skills in non-mathematics context. These modules were made mainly by participants in project-supported, week-long workshops held in Olympia Washington in July 2005, 2006 and 2007 by the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education (The Evergreen State College).

Currently there are 55 modules in the General Collection of the SSAC Library.


View of the browse page that lists the available modules (in July 2007, when only 27 modules were live).

To access the modules, go to "SSAC General Collection Modules," which is a browse page where you can search by keyword, subject or author in the search box. You can also search according to three sets of hierarchical tags (click on the links to see the full vocabularies): Math content (Quantitative Concept) (Microsoft Word 41kB Jun17 10), Context (Subject) (Microsoft Word 29kB Jul13 07), and Excel Skill (Microsoft Word 32kB Jul13 07).

A spreadsheet card catalog of the General Collection is here (Excel 4.8MB Jul26 10). The modules are listed alphabetically by the middle segment of the module's code number – the part that gives a Library of Congress-style category for the module context. Other columns include the full title and author of the module. The last column lists the quantitative concepts and skills that the authors and editors identify with the modules.

The 55 posted modules, which range over 26 Library of Congress categories, have been developed by 40 authors from 21 educational institutions in 11 states.


The 26 LOC-style Categories


  • BF, Psychology
  • DT, History, Africa
  • E, History of the Americas
  • GB, Physical geography
  • HB, Social sciences, economics, general
  • HE, Transportation and communications
  • HF, Social sciences, commerce (including accounting)
  • HG, Finance
  • HN, Social history and conditions, social problems, social reform
  • HV, Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
  • JF, Political institutions and public administration
  • LB, Education, practice
  • LC, Education, social aspects
  • PN, Literature (Star Trek)
  • Q, Science, general
  • QA, Mathematics
  • QC, Physics (atmospheric science)
  • QD, Chemistry
  • QE, Geology
  • QH, Natural history - Biology
  • QP, Physiology
  • QR, Microbiology
  • QV, Pharmacology
  • S, Agriculture
  • TC, Hydraulic enineering
  • WY, Nursing

The 40 Authors from 21 Educational Institutions in 11 States

Arizona

  • Frank Wilson, Mathematics, Chandler-Gilbert Community College,Chandler

California

  • Mike Pogodzinski, Economics, San Jose State University, San Jose

Iowa

  • Nasser Dastrange, Mathematics, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake

Florida

  • Dorien McGee, Geology, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Christina Stringer, Geology, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Len Vacher, Geology, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Laura Wetzel, Marine Science, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg

Lousiana

  • Lawrence Couvillon, Mathematics, Southern University, Baton Rouge
  • Joseph Meyinsse, Mathematics, Southern University, Baton Rouge

Michigan

  • Gary Franchy, Mathematics, Davenport University, Grand Rapids
  • Loretta Sharma, Biology, Delta College, University Center, MI

Missouri

  • Tony Weisstein, Biology, Truman State University, Kirksville
  • Bridget Gold, Mathematics, Metropolitan Community College-Longview, Kansas City
  • Rebecca Foster, Writing Center, Metropolitan Community College-Longview, Kansas City

New Hampshire

  • Maryann Allen, Computer Literacy, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
  • Cheryl Coolidge, Chemistry, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
  • Shari Goldberg, Nursing, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
  • Semra Kilic-Bahi, Mathematics, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
  • Jody Murphy, Business Administration, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
  • Ben Steele, Biology, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
  • Bill Thomas, Biology, Colby-Sawyer College, New London
  • Nicholas Baer, Environmental Science, Colby-Sawyer College, New London

New York

  • Eric Gaze, Mathematics, Alfred University, Alfred
  • Bernadette Garam, Sociology, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York City

Pennsylvania

  • Yu-Ju Kuo, Computational Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA

Washington

  • Sara Baldwin, General Studies/ESL, South Seattle Community College, Seattle
  • Eric Baer, Geology, Highline Community College, Des Moines
  • Paul Butler, Geology, The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  • Rob Cole, Environmental Science, The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  • Vauhn Foster-Grahler, Quantitative Reasoning, The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  • David McAvity, Mathematics, The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  • Aaron Montgomery, Mathematics, Central Washington University, Ellensburg
  • Michael O'Neill, Business, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle
  • Martha Rosemeyer, Agroecology, The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  • Yilin Sun, Communication/ESL, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle
  • Rebecca Sunderman, Chemistry, The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  • Rachel Wang, Chemistry, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane
  • Jian Zou, Mathematics, South Seattle Community College, Seattle
  • Armando Herbelin, Chemistry, Lower Columbia College, Longview
  • Polly McMahon, Human Services, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane