Structuring a Lab Emporium for Competency-Based Learning

Professor Janette Miller will share how a math lab emporium for teaching competency-based algebra courses can be structured to promote more successful developmental learners. She will discuss how the courses at the University of Wisconsin at Sheboygan have been designed, how the course structure has evolved over the five years since first redesigned, and some lessons that have been learned and observations that have been made regarding impact on student learning. She will close with a five-year snapshot of student performance.

About the Presenter:


Janette Miller is the Developmental Math Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin Colleges and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics. She holds a B.S. in Agronomy and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Mathematics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Janette has been involved in course redesign of developmental through college algebra courses since 2010. In 2013, she received the Barrett T. Scherff Teaching Award for Excellence, given to instructors who have made significant contributions to teaching and student learning on the Sheboygan campus. In, 2014, she received the UW Colleges Arthur M. Kaplan Award for Excellence for the redesign of the developmental mathematics program on the Sheboygan campus using Hawkes Learning.