PULLMAN – Do graduates today understand basic quantitative information? The WSU Provost’s Speaker Series on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning has invited two experts to campus April 10-11 to lead a program that will show faculty ways of integrating quantitative reasoning (QR) across the undergraduate curriculum.
 
Caren L. Diefenderfer, an acclaimed QR expert, will be the guest speaker.  Her presentation, entitled, “Quantitative Reasoning: Making Numbers Count,” will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, April 11, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, room 203. 
 
The event is open to the public at no charge.
 
Diefenderfer, with Ruth A. Doan, both professors at Hollins University of Virginia, will also lead faculty and graduate student workshops on QR.
 
Faculty workshops
 
Thursday, April 10 in Todd Hall 268. “Quantitative Reasoning Across the Disciplines at WSU,” will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  “Creating Quantitative Reasoning Projects” will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
 
A workshop for graduate students
 
Friday,1-3 p.m.,  April 11, in Smith CUE 412. It is entitled “Teaching and Assessing with Quantitative Reasoning Projects.”
 
Faculty and graduate students can register by visiting teachingacademy.wsu.edu, or by directly contacting Teaching Academy administrative assistant Diane McGarry at 509-335-6104, mcgarry@wsu.edu.
 
The Provost’s Speaker Series was initiated in 2007 to promote and enhance the visibility of the scholarship of teaching and learning at WSU.
 
The series brings national experts in the subject to present a lecture and conduct workshops for faculty and graduate students.
 
The series also provides a venue for interaction among faculty from across the university to stimulate scholarship in this area.
 
Information on the series and the workshops is available on the Teaching Academy Web site at http://teachingacademy.wsu.edu/.