quantitative, mathematics, learning support center, handbook
Grace Coulombe, Mary B. O’Neill, and Michael Schuckers (Eds). QMaSC: A Handbook for Directors of Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers. (Tampa FL: USF Libraries – Tampa Library, 2016). http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/qmasc_handbook/
The over thirty different authors of this handbook, all of whom are experienced in supporting learning in mathematics and quantitative disciplines, provide a useful perspective on the practical issues that affect the running of a learning support centre, as well as the problems of working within a complex institution of higher education. The handbook contains information on leadership and management, how to maintain community interactions, managing staffing (including hiring and training), and sections on assessment and issues related to starting a new centre. It concludes with ten case studies in which various support centres in different types of institutions and with different missions are described in detail.
Frith, Vera. "Review of QMaSC: A Handbook for Directors of Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers edited by Grace Coulombe, Mary B. O’Neill, and Michael Schuckers (2016)." Numeracy 10, Iss. 1 (2017): Article 8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-46126.96.36.199
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