Redesigning with the Right Resources: A College Algebra Success Story

Does your College Algebra course need to be redesigned, but you don’t know where to start? Have you already redesigned your course, but you’re unsure how to track your data? Join Dr. John Russell Taylor from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) as he discusses how he and his team developed and navigated the redesign of UNCC’s college algebra course. He will highlight the course structure, materials, and success rates. John will share details of his role in finding the right class materials; creating resources such as videos, notes, and assignments; piloting the new course; and introducing the model to more faculty and students.

About the Presenter:

Dr. John Russell Taylor studied mathematics and history at North Carolina State University and received his M.S. in applied mathematics from the school in 1990. In 2006, John received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). His dissertation was called “Arithmetic Properties of Pullback Domains.”

John has been a professor and lecturer at UNCC since 2006. The undergraduate courses he teaches range from algebra to engineering calculus. He also teaches graduate courses on linear and abstract algebra and biostatistics. Since 2013, John has helped lead the redesign of pre-calculus, calculus, and college algebra courses at UNCC.