Dr. Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg University
Authors: Dr. Suzanne Dorée and Dr. Jody Sorensen
2022 AWM Research Symposium
Research on the First Two Years of College Mathematics

The SUMMIT-P project (Synergistic Undergraduate Mathematics via Multi-institutional Interdisciplinary Teaching Partnerships) is an NSF funded consortium of interdisciplinary faculty at 12 institutions across the country. The goal of the project is to revise and improve the curriculum in the first two years of college mathematics, with significant collaboration with faculty in partner disciplines, with the goal of improving student engagement and success in the mathematics courses and transference of the mathematical knowledge to partner discipline courses. For example, at Augsburg University faculty members from Mathematics, Economics, and Chemistry worked to renovate our first year calculus courses to include more authentic applications and data-rich labs where students practice recognizing calculus in context and applying what they've learned. In this presentation, we'll highlight key elements of the SUMMIT-P model for building and sustaining interdisciplinary collaborations and share examples from the Augsburg project and our results.

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