Quantitative Literacy and Writing

Nathan Grawe will visit Keene State College

Many sections of Thinking and Writing are taught from disciplinary perspectives (or draw on disciplinary methods) that require quantitative skills. Dr. Nathan Grawe’s visit will include talks that address the use of quantitative reasoning in student writing. Grawe is the Director of the QuIRK (Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning & Knowledge) Initiative at Carleton College, Dean of the College and Associate Professor of Economics.  Participants will explore ways of enhancing our students’ quantitative communication skills across a variety of disciplines by reviewing student papers and classroom assessments that help to build these skills. ITW instructors may also find the materials at the QuIRK web site to be of interest.


Thursday, April 15, 3:00pm to 4:00pm: Plenary (Huntress 012) “Use, Misuse and Missed Use of QR in Student Writing” (First Session)

Friday, April, 16, 10:00am to 11:00am: Plenary (Huntress 012) “Use, Misuse and Missed Use of QR in Student Writing” (Second Session is available if you can’t make First Session, the content is the same for both sessions)

11:30am to 2:30pm: Workshop (Madison Street Lounge) “Using Quantitative Reasoning to Achieve Integrative Learning” Lunch to be served @11:15

If you are interested in attending Nathan Grawe’s Plenary Session I or Session II and/or his Workshop, please complete this form by April 13, 2010. If you are interested in attending the Northeast Consortium on Quantitative Literacy (NECQL) meeting on Saturday, April 17, 2010, please register here by April 13, 2010

These events have been made possible with the help of Eileen Phillips, Director of the Math Center, CELT,   Provost Mel Netzhammer, Associate Provost Ann Rancourt and Dean Gordon Leversee.

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