Math Dept meeting
September 20, 2013
1510--1600
M-802
Present: Boyes, Davidson, Kovacs, Noffsinger, Papin (by phone), Stemmann, Steverson, Thoo, Wardlaw
Minutes
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1) We brought back Davidson's question from the last meeting about when we ought to hold our meeting to develop the Fall 2014 schedule. We all agreed that we would hold it on the English finals day as we had originally planned.
2) PSLOs. Boyes suggested that we assess our PSLOs indirectly by noting how well the different related CSLOs fare. We all agreed.
3) At the last meeting we agreed upon the following list of PSLOs.
1. Perform operations on mathematical objects (e.g. numbers, expressions, functions, matrices).
2. Solve equations and inequalities.
3. Graph equations, functions, inequalities.
4. Solve applied problems using mathematical and statistical methods.
5. Prove identities and theorems.
We proposed to add one more PSLO, viz.,
6. Understand properties, notation, and definitions.
Boyes will send out a revised list of PSLOs to us to vote upon.
4) CSLOs. We spent the rest of the meeting discussing CSLOs for Math 52.
Davidson suggested that we first determine what CSLOs make sense for Math 52, and then decide under which PSLO each one falls. We all agreed. We also agreed that we would determine the CSLOs first, and then decide the assessment methods.
We all next agreed that the course objectives in the course outline should drive the CSLOs. Steverson informed us that we do not need to assess every CSLO for a course every time we assess the SLOs for a course; we may assess only a subset of them each time. Thus, we do not need to worry about how many CSLOs we determine for Math 52 because we will not have to assess all of them every time.
We agreed upon the following CSLOs for Math 52 to begin. We will continue our discussion of what other CSLOs would be appropriate for Math 52 at the next meeting.
1. Perform operations on rational expressions
2. Solve a problem involving exponential and logarithmic equations
3. Solve a problem involving quadratic equations
4. Analyze and graph a quadratic function
5. Perform operations on radical expressions
We left off in the middle of discussing what CSLO, if any, ought we to add for complex numbers.
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