DFMS Educational Outcomes
Outcome 1: Display proficiency with topical content included in the mathematics courses.
Outcome 2: Effectively communicate topics related to mathematics and statistics.
Outcome 3: Apply principles of science and the scientific method to frame and resolve a wide variety of problems related to mathematics and statistics.
Outcome 4: Engage in a lifelong learning process via the ability to self-educate.
DFMS has a strong mentoring, observation, and faculty development program. Faculty members routinely sit in on each other’s classes and discuss pedagogy and techniques.
We encourage observers to seek out the instructor they wish to observe prior to the lesson being observed, have a discussion about the type of observation and the expectations of the observed, and then another discussion after the observation whereby the observed can gain insight into their expectations versus what happened in that class.
Observations focus on teacher pedagogy competency, student-teacher discourse, verbal behavior of the students, and task orientation of the students.