Institutional Reform

Many of the efforts set forth during the LACTE project have been integrated into the campus culture.  Four major areas are representative of the broad impact LACTE has had at each of the ten institutions.  Examples of each of the four areas follow.

Courses, Modules, and Academic Programs

  • Workshop Course for Math Majors (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Transforming Our World Through Biotechnology course (Santa Monica College)
  • Learning Science Through Museums course (East Los Angeles College)
  • Integrating Technology in Calculus module (Occidental College)
  • Liberal Arts Mathematics course (joint effort California State University Fullerton and Fullerton College)
  • Four-year “blended” credential program for preservice elementary and secondary science teachers (joint effort California State University Los Angeles and Glendale College)
  • Revised concentrations in mathematics and science for the liberal studies major (Loyola Marymount University)

Faculty

  • Faculty experts and presentations (California State University Dominguez Hills, California State University Los Angeles, El Camino College, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica College)
  • Institutional support for the new seminar “Innovations in Math/Science/Engineering Education” (Loyola Marymount University)

Institutional Change

  • Teacher preparation has a much higher visibility as evidenced by the formation of a university level committee on mathematics and science teacher preparation (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Teacher preparation and reform pedagogy has been incorporated into the job announcements and hiring process (El Camino College)

Future and Novice Teachers

  • Institutional support for Meet the Teachers Roundtable (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Corporate sponsorship for the Future Teachers Conference (El Camino College)
  • Institutional support for internships at California Science Center, Ocean Discovery Center, and K-12 schools (California State University Dominguez Hills, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College)
  • Institutional support for science field trips (East Los Angeles College)
  • Tutorial Model Student Program (Santa Monica College)
  • Supplemental Instruction Program (Glendale College, Santa Monica College)
  • Student Groups transformed/merged into Campus Clubs (El Camino College, Glendale College, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica College)