Quantitative literacy topic of discussion at The U on April 14

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota will host Dr. Bernie Madison, a nationally renowned speaker on quantitative literacy, Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Al Neuharth Media Center. There will also be a reception prior to the lecture in the Neuharth Conference Room at 7 p.m.

Madison’s lecture, “Quantitative Literacy in America: What Kind to How Much and Beyond,” is part of The U’s strategy to incorporate quantitative literacy into courses across a broad array of disciplines – a recommendation of the USD Math Task Force. The full report of the Math Task Force and its charge is available at www.usd.edu/acadaffairs/math_task_force_report.pdf.

In addition to lecturing at The U, Madison is scheduled to host a workshop at the Delzell Education Center for faculty members looking to introduce elements of quantitative literacy into their courses. Faculty can register for the workshop, which is scheduled at 3 p.m. in room 110, by contacting the Center for Teaching and Learning at ctl@usd.edu. All USD faculty are encouraged to register and attend the workshop.

For more information about the lecture, the workshop or quantitative literacy, please contact USD’s Center for Teaching and Learning at (605) 677-5411 or visit their Web site at http://www.usd.edu/ctl/.