What is the purpose of the Title III Grant?
Mount Mary University generated the BOLD Project with the key goal to increase graduation of low-income students who need developmental Math and English courses through strategies that support students and develop expertise to reconceive developmental education. Strategies to support students and develop expertise are combined to broaden access of effective Promise/TRIO and Grace Scholars student support, add new student support elements, and reconceive Math and English developmental education. Goals for the BOLD Project include increasing student retention, persistence, and timely completion rates.
Creating an Engaging and Thriving Environment for Students in Math Courses
In April 2019, we hosted renowned mathematician Dr. Dandrielle Lewis. Because past experiences shape students' preparation for college, it is helpful to be aware of those experiences and to be creative when teaching students who need developmental math. Implementing comprehensive, integrated, and long-lasting support programs aid these students as they matriculate through college. Services and strategies of the Educational Opportunity Program and the University of Richmond Integrated Science Experience were explored.
Typo? Mistake? - Does it matter?
In May 2019 we hosted Dr. Peter Adams. Presentation description: How can we as instructors, tutors, and advisors most effectively and equitably respond to "errors" in our students' writing?
Power in Numbers: Unveiling Statistical Hidden Figures
In October 2019, we welcomed statistician Dr. Talithia Williams to campus to discuss the power of STEM and her journey as a woman of color in the field. Dr. Williams reminded us of the power of representation in the sciences and the importance of remembering the people who have paved the way before us—especially women and women of color.
Through her book, Power in Numbers, her popular TEDx talk, and as a co-host on NOVA Wonders, Dr. Williams is helping to change the collective mindset regarding STEM. And through her research and work in the community, Dr. Williams is a leading example of how statistics—and the sciences—can create positive change.
From Hip Hop to Hope: Deploying Youth Culture for Academic Success
In November 2019, we welcomed Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin for a presentation called "From Hip Hope to Hope: Deploying Youth Culture for Academic Success". Since the initial introduction of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, our schools and classrooms have grown even more complex. The combination of rapid technologies and the enthusiasm of youth culture make it necessary for teachers (at all levels) to rethink their practice. Even culturally relevant pedagogy must evolve. This talk spoke to the way the evolution of culturally relevant pedagogy may insure that more students may experience success both in and out of the classroom.
High Impact Mathematical Thinking & Learning through Habits of Mind
In January 2020, we hosted Dr. Erick Hofacker. Presentation description: Students are expected to learn various forms of content at the different grade levels as they progress through school. What should be emphasized & be consistent throughout that education are the mathematical practices they learn to implement with their mathematical thinking & reasoning associated with the content. It is these habits of mind that we want students to develop so they can apply ideas & concepts to the various disciplines of study & careers they will encounter throughout life.