Abstract / Synopsis
In this article I describe Adelphi University's Mathematics Orientation Seminar, a new course that was introduced into the mathematics major to help students find their passion in mathematics and to strengthen the educational community within our department. I discuss quantitative and qualitative results of surveys among students in the Mathematics Orientation Seminar in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017, which suggest that this might be a useful course for other institutions to utilize within any major. Finally, I explore faculty perspectives and describe what I believe to be the final version of this course.
Salvatore J. Petrilli, "The Mathematics Orientation Seminar: A Tool for Diversity and Retention in the First Year of College," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 9 Issue 1 (January 2019), pages 24-48. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201901.04. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol9/iss1/4