Equity in Undergrad Education Abstracts
P. C. Kenscahft,Winning Women into Mathematics
Booklet prepared by the Committee on Participation of Women of the Mathematical Assocation of America.
P. Rogers,Thoughts on power and pedagogy
A discussion of the successful bachelor's program in mathematics at SUNY College at Potsdam.
E. Seymour,Undergraduate problems with teaching and advising in SME majors - explaining gender differences in attrition rates
Science, math and engineering (SME) majors who shift to other courses attribute their decisions to poor teaching techniques. Most professors do little to motivate their students and regard teaching as more of a chore. Class size is another problem where individual attention is impossible. It was also determined that females who pursue SME degrees are apt to be better achievers than males. However, inappropriate choice of courses and absence of firm motivation influence their decisions to switch.