The Center for Instructional Mentoring: Successes and Challenges
Andrew Krause, Michigan State University
As this semester wraps up, the Center for Instructional Mentoring (CIM) will celebrate its first successful year. CIM was developed last summer to centralize the efforts to support teaching practices in undergraduate mathematics courses at MSU, and has been largely successful at that endeavor. I will explain the structure of CIM, share some stories that represent the success of CIM, and welcome session participants to provide feedback and input about several challenges that we have faced through our first year.
About the Speaker:
I graduated from MSU in 2011 with a B.S. in Mathematics, and a M.S. in Mathematics two years later. I'm now studying undergraduate mathematics education as my doctoral study in the Program in Mathematics Education. As a researcher, my interest is in teaching and learning at the early undergraduate level, primarily in calculus. Aside from my own schooling, I have been working full time for the last year as the Co-Coordinator of the Center for Instructional Mentoring, which includes teaching, administration, and GTA support. Aside from my love of teaching, I enjoy gardening, woodworking, remodeling my house, playing golf, basketball, softball, cooking healthy food, eating healthy food, and walking my dog with my wife.