CUNY Improving Undergraduate Mathematics Learning (IML) Grants
In the spring of 2009, CUNY Central’s Office of Academic Affairs put forth a request for proposals (RFP) for faculty-led, evidence-based research projects that could lead to better learning in undergraduate mathematics classrooms. In November, 2009, CUNY awarded grants to 10 faculty teams ranging from $32,000 to $86,000; chosen from a competitive pool, these projects involved 27 faculty from CUNY colleges.
Advanced Resources for Student Assessment
CUNY has provided mathematics faculty access to Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite, an advanced software system to assess the appropriate entry-level course in mathematics for students based on their knowledge of techniques and concepts.
Providing Tools of the Trade
CUNY has distributed more than 275 advanced calculators to libraries at 16 university campuses. The intent: to loan calculators to students to assist them with the advanced quantitative aspects of their studies.