COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Guest Lecture: Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum – The Hollins’ Approach


4:10 p.m. Neill Hall 5W

Caren Diefenderfer and Juergen Fleck

Hollins University has two QR requirements. The QR Basic Skills Requirement(q) A student who has satisfied the QR basic skills requirement will demonstrate a baseline understanding of such topics as algebra, graphing, geometry, data analysis and linearity. The QR Applied Skills Requirement(Q) (this is similar to the concept of M courses at WSU) The QR applied skills requirement is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply quantitative skills as they solve problems in fields of study in which they show an interest. The applied skill requirement can be satisfied by passing a course designated as a QR applied course. We now have forty four courses in a wide variety of disciplines that are designated as QR applied courses. This presentation, will describe how to recruit and retain faculty members across the disciplines and give some specific examples of the projects that are in Q-courses in History, Classics/Ancient Art, and Economics.