Talking About Teaching

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Friday Apr 26, 2013
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Julie Dolan (Political Science) and Karen Saxe (Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science), will present, “The Joy of Team Teaching” from 12:00-1:00 PM, Friday April 26, in the DeWitt Wallace Library, suite 338.  Funded by a college FACT grant, Dolan and Saxe co-taught a new fall 2012 course, which investigated the mathematics and politics behind elections (Math and Society: Who Votes? The Politics and Mathematics Behind Elections).  Drawing on their complementary areas of interest, their goals were to demonstrate the broad applicability of mathematics to the rigorous study of politics. While the two have no illusions of replacing Nate Silver anytime soon, Dolan and Saxe are proud to note that their students correctly predicted outcomes in all but one of the elections they investigated. They will discuss course strategies employed as well as the joys of learning from one another throughout the semester. All faculty welcome. Lunch is provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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