Brief Report: Characteristics of Precalculus Through Calculus 2 Programs: Insights From a National Census Survey

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  • 1 San Diego State University
  • | 2 Colorado State University
  • | 3 Virginia Tech
  • | 4 Portland State University
  • | 5 Macalester College

We present findings from a recently completed census survey of all mathematics departments in the United States that offer a graduate degree in mathematics. The census survey is part of a larger project investigating institutional features that influence student success in the introductory mathematics courses that are required of most STEM majors in the United States. We report the viewpoints of departments about characteristics shown to support students' success as well as the extent to which these characteristics are being implemented in programs across the country. We conclude with a discussion of areas where we see the potential for growth and further improvement.

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1 The Progress through Calculus PI team consists of David Bressoud, Jessica Ellis Hagman, Sean Larsen, Rachel Levy, Chris Rasmussen, and Estrella Johnson (senior personnel). Other personnel include Naneh Apkarian, Linda Braddy, Jessica Gehrtz, Dana Kirin, Matthew Voigt, and Kristen Vroom.

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