Call for a Center for Advancement of Instruction in Mathematics


RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) encourage the establishment of a center to support mathematics instruction, analogous to the CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading (CAR); and be it further

RESOLVED: That the center have among its responsibilities:

a. Development of a fourth-year high school mathematics course, analogous to the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC);

b. Professional development for, and evaluation of, the fourth-year mathematics course;

c. Professional development in effective mathematics/quantitative reasoning instruction; and
d. Policy alignment in matters affecting mathematics curriculum and instruction.

; and be it further


RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor, CSU campus Presidents, CSU campus Senate Chairs, CSU Provosts/Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, CSU Math Council, CSU Deans of Colleges of Education, and the CSU Quantitative Reasoning Task Force.

RATIONALE:  Currently, 27% of incoming CSU students arrive unprepared to succeed in college-level mathematics. In March 2016, the ASCSU passed AS-3244-16/APEP (Rev), “Support for Requiring a Fourth Year of Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning for Admission to the California State University”. Like the Center for the Advancement of Reading (CAR), this proposed center will provide leadership, support, training, and curricular resources in mathematics instruction for CSU faculty and California’s K-12 teachers.

Approved Unanimously – May 19-20, 2016


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