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Quantitative Reasoning Assignments and Assessments

Thursday, November 18, 2021
12:00 pm–1:15 pm
Online Event

In Fall 2018, Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) replaced Symbolic Reasoning (FS) as a General Education Foundations requirement at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The primary goal of FQ courses is to teach mathematical reasoning and tools at the college level. Quantitative Reasoning skills can be taught in any discipline.

Faculty currently teaching FQ designated courses or who are interested in teaching FQ designated courses would benefit from attending this workshop. This workshop will feature assignments and teaching practices of faculty members from a variety of disciplines who have either taught FQ designated courses or have experience with Quantitative Reasoning. The workshop will include:

  • An overview of FQ hallmarks, SLOs, and the Foundations proposal form
  • Examples of effective Quantitative Reasoning assignments and assessments from various disciplines

When applying for an FQ designation, instructors are required to include information about how the course fulfills the FQ Hallmarks and Student Learning Objectives. The Foundations Board will describe the criteria that the Board considers when deciding whether a course receives an FQ designation or not, and what a successful proposal includes. Additionally, online resources shared through the General Education website provide examples of and advice for incorporating components of Quantitative Reasoning that meet the expectations of the Foundations Board.

Faculty Panelists

Victoria Fan, Center on Aging, Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health

Masato Ishida, Department of Philosophy

Christopher Muir, Department of Botany

Sarah Post, Department of Mathematics

This event is cosponsored by the Foundations Board, General Education Office, and the OFDAS Center for Teaching Excellence.

Foundations Board Members:

Chair: Monica LaBriola, Department of History
Vice-Chair: Dawn Sueoka, Library Services
Nalani Balutski, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Baoyan Cheng, Educational Foundations, College of Education
Diana Thompson, Mānoa Advising Center
Malte Stuecker, International Pacific Research Center and Department of Oceanography
Yan Yan Wu, Office of Public Health Studies
Jonathan Pettit, Department of Religion (GEC liaison)
Cari Gochenouer, General Education Office (GEO liaison)

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