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A Survey about Math Proficiency and STEM Success
As reported in a recent report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, roughly 60% of students who enter college with the goal of majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) end up graduating in a non-STEM field. As part of a national five-year study of why undergraduates leave STEM majors, we are conducting a very short survey of STEM faculty and instructors.
What we want to know is this: What level of math proficiency do STEM faculty consider a good indication that a student is likely to succeed in a STEM major?
The survey has just two questions: the one above and a second that asks about your field of study. Neither question asks for information that can personally identify you, so your answers are anonymous. Our findings will be used only to make sampling decisions for our study.
We will greatly appreciate your cooperation. Feel free to share the link for this survey <http://go.wisc.edu/adai0s> with colleagues. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Mark Connolly (University of Wisconsin–Madison) & Anne-Barrie Hunter (University of Colorado Boulder)
Principal Investigators, Talking about Leaving Revisited
(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)