CUPM Subcommittee on

Calculus Reform and the First Two Years (CRAFTY)

Agenda for Meeting 1:00pm 2:50pm, Friday, August 4, 2000

A-1 Lounge, Dorm A, Canyon Point, UCLA

1. Introductions.
2. Approval or revision of minutes from DC meetings, January 2000.
3. Discussion on New Orleans events sponsored or co-sponsored by CRAFTY:

Panel, "CF Project I: Reports from the Client Discipline Workshops,"
Organizers: Jack Bookman and Susanna Epp

Panel, "CF Project II: Implications for the Mathematics Community,"
Organizers: Jack Bookman and Susanna Epp

Panel, "How to Facilitate Change?"
Organized by Don Small.

Panel, "Evolving Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum,"
Organized by Don Small

Panel, "Re-Defining ‘College Algebra’ Courses,"
Organizer: Shelly Gordon

Panel and Open Discussion, "Reforming College Algebra,"
Organized by Don Small

Poster Session, "College Algebra Reform,"
Organizers include Don Small

Contributed Paper Session, "Integrating Mathematics and Other Disciplines,"
Organizers include Bill McCallum and Deborah Hughes Hallett

Special Session devoted to the Curriculum Foundations Project,
Organized for CRAFTY & MER by Bill Barker and Naomi Fisher

4. Curriculum Foundations Project/CUPM Curriculum Initiative
Bill Barker and Curriculum Foundations Planning Committee
Review list of workshops / Volunteers to participate?
Debriefing on completed workshops / Advice for upcoming workshops.

Completed: Bowdoin Workshop (Physics and Computer Science)/Barker
USMA, West Point (Interdisciplinary)/Small
Clemson (Engineering)/Ganter
VCU (Health Related Life Sciences)/Haver

Definite: Arizona (Business & Finance)/McCallum & Hughes Hallett
Michigan State (Math Education)/Ferrini-Mundy & Snook
Los Angeles Pierce College (Technical Math)/Yoshiwara
J. Sargeant Reynolds CC (Technical Math)/Wood & Hovis
Grinnell (Statistics)/Moore
Macalester (Biology and Chemistry)/Bressoud

Intended: MSRI (Math Preparation for the Major)/McCallum

Procedures for circulation, revision, and use of workshop reports.
Events at mathematics meetings.
Use of a CRAFTY web page for dissemination of reports.
Apply for grant for support of a web page?
Publication as MAA Notes.
Circulation to the partner discipline organizations.
Organization of Curriculum Conference / Interface with CUPM Initiative.

5. Task Force on First-Year (Precalculus) Mathematics (Chair: Linda Kime)
Tom Berger

How does this fit with CRAFTY activities and CUPM Curriculum Initiative?
What about Don Small’s proposal for a College Algebra Reform conference?

6. Calculus Reform and Evaluation Initiatives
Herb Kasube / Susan Ganter

7. Client Disciplines Initiatives
Susanna Epp

8. Other business

9. Suggestions for future agenda items

CRAFTY Working Groups: Members

August 2000

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
Susan Ganter
Bill McCallum
* Bill Haver
* Deb Hughes Hallett
* Harvey Keynes
* Don Small

CF Support.
Jack Bookman
Herb Kasube
Susanna Epp
* Ron Douglas
* Martin Flashman
* Sheldon Gordon
* David Smith

Calculus Reform Initiatives:
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Calculus Reform.
** Herb Kasube
Bill Barker
Jack Bookman
Susan Ganter
Anita Salem

"AFTY" Initiatives:

College Algebra.
** Linda Kime
Karabi Datta
Wade Ellis, Jr.
* Laurette Foster
* Sheldon Gordon
* Don Small

Linear Algebra / Differential Equations Initiatives.
** David Lay
Karabi Datta
Wade Ellis, Jr.
* Martin Flashman
* Frank Wattenberg

Client Disciplines Initiative.
* ** Sheldon Gordon
Susanna Epp
John Kenelly
David Lay
Bill McCallum
* Deb Hughes Hallett
* Frank Wattenberg

CRAFTY Web Page.
* ** Martin Flashman
Bill Barker
* David Smith

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 is 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 coordinate CRAFTY’s involvement with the College Algebra Task Force, organized primarily by the CUPM. It will also 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.

"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, a CRAFTY emeritus, is our web site guru. He has constructed and maintained an 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

August 2000

William Barker 1/01
Chair Bowdoin College
8600 College Station,
Brunswick, ME 04011-8486
(207) 725-3571

Jack Bookman 1/01
Duke University
4421 Whitfield Road (home)
Durham, NC 27707

Karabi Datta 1/02
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

Wade Ellis, Jr. 1/01
West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-2200

Susanna Epp 1/03
DePaul University
2219 North Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614-3504

Susan Ganter 1/01
Department of Mathematical Sciences
O-106 Martin Hall, Box 340975
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0975

Herbert Kasube 1/02
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61625-0001

John Kenelly 1/03
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-1907

Linda Kime 1/03
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Harbor Campus
Boston, MA 02125

David Lay 1/03
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742-0001

William McCallum 1/03
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Anita Salem 1/03
Rockhurst College
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561

(An ever expanding universe…)

August 2000

Tom Banchoff
Bill Bauldry
Tom Berger
David Bressoud
Mort Brown
Ron Douglas
Joan Ferrini-Mundy
Naomi Fisher
Martin Flashman
Laurette Foster
Frank Giordano
Sheldon Gordon
Bill Haver
Roger Howe
Deborah Hughes Hallett
Harvey Keynes
Don Lewis
Jim Lightbourne
Tom Moore
Harriet Pollatsek
Wayne Roberts
Donald Small
David Smith
Kathleen Snook
Elizabeth Teles
Frank Wattenberg
Susan Wood
Lee Zia