random fractal 2016 MichMATYC Fall Conference
Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15, 2016
Delta College

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Presenter(s): Victor Piercey, Erin Militzer, and Anil Venkatesh, Roxanne Cullen, Melissa Smith, and Deirdre Fagan (Ferris State University, Languages and Literature)
Time: 10:00am-10:50am Room: J138
Title: The Unexpected Partnership Between Math and English: A Public Reflection
Abstract: Over the last three years, we have created freshmen learning communities centered on linking general education mathematics courses with first-year writing courses. While we expected that the students would benefit, we were surprised to find that we as faculty grew into a learning community. We will share what we have learned from one another so far and what we anticipate the future holds for this project.
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Biographical: Melissa Sara Smith has a PhD in English Studies from Illinois State University, and she specializes in Children's and Young Adult Literature. She teaches a variety of courses in literature and composition, and her research interests include feminism and queer theory, temporality, embodiment theories, children's literature and culture, and reading and writing communities. She is also the faculty advisor of the Ferris State University English Society.