Grossmont College Technology Plan 2007-2010.

Technology

Mathematics

Objective
To provide math faculty and staff access to high quality, state-of-the-art computer equipment for curriculum development and dissemination. To provide mathematics students access to the most current mathematical software and equipment to enhance their understanding of difficult concepts and give access to mathematical tutorials needed for mastery of the concepts.

Description
The mathematics program at Grossmont College is the largest in the district, earning over 12% of the total WSCH (Weekly Student Contact Hours) earned at the college. The department serves over 6500 students each semester and employs 17 full time faculty and over 50 adjunct faculty. In order to provide our students with an exceptional mathematics program, we continue to integrate the latest technology and software into our courses. Technology use in mathematics education is ever changing. As a result, math faculty, staff and students require access and training in equipment and software specific to the field of mathematics. Faculty workspaces, in offices and in the classroom, need to be upgraded regularly. All faculty offices should have updated high performance computers and all-in-one printers equipped to scan, fax and copy documents. Classrooms used for mathematics courses need to be equipped with a high performance computer, preloaded mathematical software, TI-Presenter, VCR, digital document camera, data projectors and wall mounted screens in addition to large amounts of white-board space.

Curriculum Impact
The mathematics curriculum at Grossmont College is heavily invested in the use of technology. The use of technology in the classroom enhances the instructor’s ability to present materials visually and to encourage interactivity with their students. Without the hardware and appropriate software, this opportunity for students would not be available.

Approximate Number of Students Served
6500 students per semester take math classes.

Action to Meet Objective
Purchase required equipment and software for faculty, staff, and students.

Support Impact
Faculty will need assistance in creating web-pages. The division intern may be sufficient. Specialists may be needed to train faculty and staff on specific software packages to be used in the classrooms.

Year 1 (2007-2008)

Objective
1. Provide all math faculty with adequate equipment for development of instructional materials, presentations, communications, and grading.
2. Have all full-time mathematics faculty establish their own webpage.
3. Begin training faculty and staff on the usage of the mathematics software and hardware technology currently available.


Action to Meet Objective

Purchase new computer and flat screen monitor for Beth Smith

Purchase 21 inch monitor for Cary Lee.

Purchase 17 CD burners to be installed on each full-time faculty’s office computer.

Purchase site license for NuCalc (70) and install on all faculty computers, classrooms the Math Study Center (70-112, 70-113)

Purchase site license for Geometer’s Sketchpad

Purchase printers (printer/scanner/copier/fax) for Rm 504AB and 200A& (Adjunct offices)

Purchase document camera for room 313 where many of our classes are taught

Have the division intern working on the division webpage run a staff development workshop for math faculty needing to update/create a webpage.

Have faculty give training workshops on the usage of technology in the classroom (for example, CBL and CBR training/ Graphing Calculator training)

Upgrade all math faculty computers with more RAM and hard space. This will be ongoing every year.

Upgrade/purchase all other needed mathematical software (including site licenses).

Year 2 (2008-2009)

Objective
1. Provide all math faculty with adequate equipment for development of instructional materials, presentations, communications, and grading.
2. Provide adequate number of computers to our part-time staff.
3. Continue training faculty and staff on current software.

Action to Meet Objective

Purchase 5 laptop computers and 1 projector and screen to be checked out by math faculty.

Purchase 5 new printers (printer/scanner/copier/fax) for the following offices: Rm 328, 383A, 384A, 382, 200B3

Purchase four computers and monitors for adjunct offices – two in 504AB and two in 200A7

Replace document cameras in room 357 and 358.

Upgrade/purchase any needed mathematical software (including site licenses).

Upgrade all math faculty computers as needed

Continue having faculty give training workshops during staff development on the usage of technology/software in the classroom.

Year 3 (2009-2010)

Objective

1. Provide continued opportunities for math faculty to be trained on newly acquired hardware and software packages.
2. Provide all math faculty with adequate equipment for development of instructional materials, presentations, communications, and grading.

Action to Meet Objective

Staff developmental funds to pay adjunct instructors to come to onsite workshops in technology and software training.

Have faculty attend workshops/conferences for the purpose of training themselves in the usage of newly acquired technology – (Have training sessions on campus run by outside specialists if needed)

Purchase 5 more laptop computers and 1 projector and screen to be checked out by math faculty.

Upgrade/purchase any needed mathematical software (including site licenses).

Upgrade all math faculty computers as needed


 


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