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Campus Corner: Cuyahoga Community College

Newsletter Spring 2015 FinalSince opening its doors in 1963 as Ohio’s first community college, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has provided high quality, affordable education and programs to more than 900,000 members of the community. With four campuses and numerous other locations, Tri-C serves more than 60,000 credit and non-credit students annually in more than 1,000 credit courses in over 140 career and technical programs and liberal arts curricula. In addition, Tri-C partners with regional businesses to provide cutting-edge
training and solutions to enhance workforce development in Northeast Ohio. Tri-C graduates stay in the region – over 85 percent find jobs in Northeast Ohio, providing a pool of skilled, educated workers for area employers.


Tri-C’s Math Department is home to OhioMATYC’s current President-elect, Aaron Altose. The department actively strives to improve student retention and completion with numerous on-going student success initiatives. The faculty members continue to stay active in various professional organizations, including OhioMATYC to stay up to date on the
newest information available.

Ohio MAA's Project NExT

Ohio NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a program for new faculty members. Its goal is to help newer faculty network with colleagues, to share ideas and experiences that promote professional growth, and to encourage faculty to become involved in the Ohio MAA Section.
 
On the Thursday evening preceding the Ohio Section Fall and Spring Meetings, members of Ohio NExT gather for a banquet (free of charge). This is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. After the banquet, the NExTers will spend an hour or so discussing a topic related to the profession. The next morning, the Ohio NExT program will continue featuring two workshops, as well
as contributed talks by Ohio NExTers. At this past fall’s meeting Bob Devaney of Boston University lead a workshop entitled “Spreadsheets: An Amazing Tool to Enliven and Animate Mathematics” and Lew Ludwig of Denison University lead the second workshop on issues in teaching mathematics at the college level. David DeSario of Shawnee State University and Maduka Rupasinghe of Ashland University presented 15-minute talks.
 
Ohio NExT is open to anyone in the Ohio MAA Section who is in his/her first five years of teaching in Ohio. If this applies to you, please consider joining us this spring for our NExT Banquet and Workshop, as well as the Ohio MAA Section Meeting that follows. Ohio NExT is coordinated by Chris Swanson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." onclick="window.open(\'https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.\', null, \'left=560,top=200,width=800,height=680,\');return false">'+addy_text44499+'<\/a>'; //--> ), Katie Cerrone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." onclick="window.open(\'https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.\', null, \'left=560,top=200,width=800,height=680,\');return false">'+addy_text13443+'<\/a>'; //--> ) and Chandra Dinavahi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." onclick="window.open(\'https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.\', null, \'left=560,top=200,width=800,height=680,\');return false">'+addy_text20423+'<\/a>'; //--> ). Contact Katie for membership information and details.