Spotlight on Innovation: How Bryn Mawr is Closing Math Gaps With Targeted Online Modules

Posted January 29th, 2015 at 1:36 pm.

The Academic Impressions publication Higher Ed Impact takes a look at Bryn Mawr’s “First in the World” (FITW) project.

From the “Why You Should Watch the Project” section of the article:

“We are excited to watch this project and see how this just-in-time approach increases STEM success for underprepared students. If successful, it may also serve as a model for addressing skill gaps in other academic areas (beyond STEM) in a personalized and efficient manner.”

Nearly 500 applications were submitted for this FITW grant competition.  The 24 colleges and universities selected for this initial year of awards represent 17 states, 19 public, private, and nonprofit four-year institutions and five public and private two-year institutions.  Six of the 24 winning applications are from minority serving institutions, which will receive about $20 million in funding. Many of the grantees have additional organizational partners, such as other postsecondary institutions, non-profits, and businesses.

Bryn Mawr is the only traditional liberal arts college, and the only Pennsylvania college, to receive an award. This project will build on Bryn Mawr’s record of leadership in the development and study of blended learning approaches in a liberal arts college settings.

Academic Impressions serves thousands of colleges and universities through webcasts, conferences, and on-campus workshops. The organization  also produces three electronic news publications under the title of Higher Ed Impact and various other print publications (monographs, research reports, etc.).


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