Project Gateways is lead by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Kenneth G. Furton, along with Undergraduate Education Dean Douglas Roberston, Arts & Sciences Associate Dean Gisela Casinas, and School of Integrated Science & Humanity Executive Director Suzana Rose.
One of the services provided by Project Gateways is the Mastery Math Lab, which recently opened in the Green Library, and is fully staffed with 30 lab assistants at the disposal of college algebra and intermediate algebra students. With more than 200 computers, students use MyLabsPlus software to complete weekly homework assignments and prepare for exams. This initiative has already increased passage rates.
“There are big advantages to using learning assistants as part of your studying regimen,” said Junior Pena, senior learning assistant at the Mastery Math Lab. “We deal with the common struggles of students on a weekly basis and come up with multiple alternatives to teach problem solving. Sometimes, students feel more comfortable telling us what’s working and not working in the classroom, so we also serve as liasons for them and their professors.”
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