Meeting 1/22/00

**Agenda: 8:00am - 9:30am, Wednesday, January 19, 2000.**

**Primary Items: Curriculum Foundations Project**

**Contributed Papers for New Orleans**

1. Approval or revision of minutes from Providence meeting, July 31, 1999.

2. Brief Reminder: San Antonio events sponsored or co-sponsored by CRAFTY:

Wed., 8:00-11:00,

Thurs., 8:00-11:00, 1:00-3:45.

Paper Session, "Integrating Mathematics and Other Disciplines,"

Organizers include Bill McCallum, David Lay, and Deborah Hughes Hallett

Thurs., 9:30-11:00

Panel, "A Facilitated Dialog on Teaching Reform Issues,"

Organized for CRAFTY & MER by Bill Davis

Thurs., 1:00-2:20

Panel, "What Does Algebra Mean in the Twenty-First Century,"

Organizers: Shelly Gordon and Linda Kime

Fri., 1:00-2:30

Panel, "Curricular Reforms in Client Disciplines:

Implications for Post-Calculus Mathematics,"

Organizers: Shelly Gordon and David Lay

Sat., 9:00-10:20

Panel, "Compromise and Calculus Reform: Calculus Reform in the Long
Run,"

Organizers: Jack Bookman and Herb Kasube

3. Brief Report: CRAFTY Web Page: flashman.neocities.org/crafty.shtml

Bill Barker

4. **Curriculum Foundations Project/CUPM Curriculum Initiative**

Bill Barker and Curriculum Foundations Planning Committee

Completed: Bowdoin Workshop (Physics and Computer Science)/Barker

USMA, West Point (Interdisciplinary)/Small

Upcoming: VCU (Health Sciences)/Haver

Possible:( Names and schools sites omitted) Business and Finance/ Engineering
/ Mathematics Education

Hopes: Mathematics for Graduate Training

Needs: Statistics and Operations Research/ Chemistry/ Quantitative
Social Sciences

Debriefing on completed workshops / Advice for upcoming workshops.

Review list of workshops / Volunteers to organize workshops?

Review list of questions for the workshops.

Decisions on the Steering Committee.

Procedures for circulation, revision, and use of workshop reports.

Organization of Curriculum Conference / Interface with CUPM Initiative.

5. Discussion of possible Paper Sessions for New Orleans, January 2001

Our desire to organize paper sessions must be conveyed to the MAA Committee
on Sessions of Contributed Papers PRIOR to their meeting on Saturday at
4:00pm.

**Agenda: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Saturday, January 22,
2000.**

**Primary Items: College Algebra/Pre-Calculus Initiatives**
**Curriculum Foundations Project** (residual questions)

1. Curriculum Foundations Project/CUPM Curriculum Initiative

Bill Barker and Curriculum Foundations Planning Committee

Residual questions from Wednesday’s discussion.

2. **College Algebra/Pre-Calculus Initiatives**

Linda Kime / Don Small

Formation of a CUPM College Algebra Task Force?

Generate a report on current practice.

What should be learned in college algebra & pre-calculus?

Who should be involved?

How does this fit with the CUPM Curriculum Initiative?

3. Calculus Reform and Evaluation Initiatives

Herb Kasube / Jack Bookman / Susan Ganter

4. Client Disciplines Initiatives

Shelly Gordon

5. Linear Algebra / Differential Equations Initiatives

David Lay

6. Summary of CRAFTY Events for New Orleans in 2001

Bill Barker

7. Other business

8. Suggestions for future agenda items

Some possibilities:

Outreach to historically black colleges and universities

Distance learning and "electronic academic systems"

**CRAFTY Working Groups: Members**

The COORDINATOR for each group is indicated by the double asterisk **.

"Friends of CRAFTY" who are not actually members of the committee are

marked with a single asterisk *.

**Curriculum Foundations.**

**CF Planning Committee.**

** Bill Barker barker@bowdoin.edu

Susan Ganter sganter@aahe.org

* Bill Haver wehaver@vcu.edu

* Deb Hughes Hallett dhh@math.harvard.edu

* Harvey Keynes keynes@math.umn.edu

Bill McCallum wmc@math.arizona.edu

* Don Small ad5712@exmail.usma.edu

**CF Support.**

Jack Bookman bookman@math.duke.edu

Sheldon Gordon sgordon@ccmail.sunysb.edu

Herb Kasube hkasube@bradley.bradley.edu

* Ron Douglas rgd@tamu.edu

* Martin Flashman mef2@axe.humboldt.edu

* David Smith das@math.duke.edu

**Calculus Reform Initiatives:**

**Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Calculus Reform.**

** Herb Kasube hkasube@bradley.bradley.edu

Bill Barker barker@bowdoin.edu

Jack Bookman bookman@math.duke.edu

Susan Ganter sganter@aahe.org

**"AFTY" Initiatives:**

**College Algebra.**

** Linda Kime kime@umbsky.cc.umb.edu

Karabi Datta dattak@math.niu.edu

Wade Ellis, Jr. wade_ellis@wvmccd.cc.ca.us

Sheldon Gordon sgordon@ccmail.sunysb.edu

* Don Small ad5712@exmail.usma.edu

**Linear Algebra / Differential Equations Initiatives.**

** David Lay lay@math.umd.edu

Karabi Datta dattak@math.niu.edu

Wade Ellis, Jr. wade_ellis@wvmccd.cc.ca.us

* Martin Flashman mef2@axe.humboldt.edu

* Frank Wattenberg fwattenb@nsf.gov

**Client Disciplines Initiative.**

** Sheldon Gordon sgordon@ccmail.sunysb.edu

Susanna Epp sepp@condor.depaul.edu

David Lay lay@math.umd.edu

Bill McCallum wmc@math.arizona.edu

* Frank Wattenberg fwattenb@nsf.gov

**CRAFTY Web Page.**

* ** Martin Flashman mef2@axe.humboldt.edu

Bill Barker barker@bowdoin.edu

* David Smith das@math.duke.edu

**CRAFTY Working Groups: Descriptions**

**Curriculum Foundations Project:**

**CF Planning Committee and CF Support Working Group.**

The CUPM has undertaken a major review of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. As its part of this review, CRAFTY has been organizing workshops with members of the partner disciplines. The purpose of these workshops is to determine the mathematical needs that these disciplines have from the first two years of collegiate mathematics instruction. The information is conveyed primarily via reports produced by each workshop in response to a list of questions provided by the Curriculum Foundations Planning Committee. The workshops are hosted and funded by a variety of educational and research institutions across the country. A Curriculum Conference will be organized as the final event in the project, pulling together the reports from all the workshops and producing recommendations for inclusion in the CUPM Curriculum Initiative.

In addition to the Curriculum Foundations Planning Committee, there
is also a Working Group of CRAFTY to give additional support to the project.
It is also intended that a high level Steering Committee will be organized
to provide guidance and a diversity of viewpoints for the project.

**Calculus Reform Initiatives:**

**Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Calculus Reform.**

As one of the most heavily funded and widely influential initiatives
in mathematics education in the last thirty years, the calculus reform
movement and its consequences deserve continued monitoring and evaluation.
This working group seeks to promote and stimulate such evaluation and reflection.

**"AFTY" Initiatives:**

**College Algebra.**

This working group will report on the current status of reform efforts
in the instruction of college algebra, and will recommend appropriate initiatives
and actions for CRAFTY to undertake. CRAFTY is considering the possibility
of a major effort in this area.

**"AFTY" Initiatives:**

**Linear Algebra / Differential Equations Initiatives.**

This working group will propose initiatives for CRAFTY to consider concerning
courses that immediately follow calculus. It will also report on the current
status of reform efforts in this area, e.g., what groups are involved in
major efforts, who are the key players, etc.

**Client Disciplines Initiative.**

This working group grew out of an NSF grant proposal designed by Shelly
Gordon in the mid 90s. The goal is to increase communication between mathematics
and the partner disciplines, primarily to improve cooperation and cross-fertilization
with regards to the first two years of collegiate mathematics. Contributed
paper sessions organized by this working group at the January meetings
have drawn an enormous number of proposed papers.

**CRAFTY Web Site.**

Martin Flashman, now a CRAFTY emeritus, is our web site guru. He has
constructed and maintained a very impressive "draft" web site which is
well-worth a visit. Besides finding as much information as you could ever
want about CRAFTY, Martin has added useful links to numerous other sites.

**CUPM Subcommittee on**

**CALCULUS REFORM AND THE FIRST TWO YEARS (CRAFTY)**

flashman.neocities.org/crafty.shtml

January 2000

William Barker 1/01 barker@bowdoin.edu

Chair Bowdoin College

8600 College Station,

Brunswick, ME 04011-8486

(207) 725-3571

Jack Bookman 1/01 bookman@math.duke.edu

Duke University

4421 Whitfield Road (home)

Durham, NC 27707

Karabi Datta 1/02 dattak@math.niu.edu

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

Wade Ellis, Jr. 1/01 wade_ellis@wvmccd.cc.ca.us

West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Avenue

Saratoga, CA 95070-2200

Susanna Epp 1/03 sepp@condor.depaul.edu

DePaul University

2219 North Kenmore

Chicago, IL 60614-3504

Susan Ganter 1/01 sganter@clemson.edu

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Clemson University

Clemson, SC 29634-1907

Sheldon Gordon 1/00 gordonsp@farmingdale.edu

SUNY Farmington

61 Cedar Road (home)

East Northport, NY 11731-4128

Herbert Kasube 1/02 hkasube@bradley.bradley.edu

Bradley University

1501 W. Bradley Avenue

Peoria, IL 61625-0001

John Kenelly 1/03 kenellj@clemson.edu

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Clemson University

Clemson, SC 29634-1907

Linda Kime 1/03 linda.kime@umb.edu

University of Massachusetts at Boston

Harbor Campus

Boston, MA 02125

David Lay 1/03 lay@math.umd.edu

University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, MD 20742-0001

William McCallum 1/03 wmc@math.arizona.edu

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721

Anita Salem 1/03 Anita.Salem@rockhurst.edu

Rockhurst College

1100 Rockhurst Road

Kansas City, MO 64110-2561

**FRIENDS of CRAFTY**

(we grow larger each year...)

January 2000

Tom Banchoff tfb@cs.brown.edu

Tom Berger trberger@colby.edu

Mort Brown mbrown@math.lsa.umich.edu

Ron Douglas rgd@tamu.edu

Joan Ferrini-Mundy jferrini@msu.edu

Naomi Fisher ndfisher@uic.edu

Martin Flashman mef2@axe.humboldt.edu

Laurette Foster Laurette_Foster@pvamu.edu

Frank Giordano f.giordano@mail.comap.com

Jack Grubbs jgrubbs@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu

Bill Haver wehaver@vcu.edu

Roger Howe howe@math.yale.edu

Deborah Hughes Hallett dhh@math.arizona.edu

Harvey Keynes keynes@math.umn.edu

Jim Lightbourne jhlightb@nsf.gov

Shirley Pomeranz pomeranz@euler.mcs.utulsa.edu

Donald Small ad5712@exmail.usma.edu

David Smith das@math.duke.edu

Kathleen Snook ak7056@exmail.usma.army.mil

Elizabeth Teles eteles@nsf.gov

Frank Wattenberg frankw@math.montana.edu

Lee Zia lzia@nsf.gov