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Activity Number: 518
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #313843
Title: Evolving a Traditional Business Statistics Course into a General Education Requirement Course
Author(s): Cathy Poliak*+
Companies: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Keywords: undergraduate ; quantitative literacy ; assessment

Some universities are adding a component to the General Education Requirement ("GER") called the Quantitative Literacy ("QL") competency. This QL competency requirement is satisfied when a student completes at least one approved QL course that is decided by the major and approved by their university. This paper has three components to describe how a business statistics course evolved into a GER course. The first component is the definition of quantitative literacy competency as part of the GER described by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Second, describes the process of making an undergraduate introduction business statistics course into a GER course for business majors. Lastly, the third component describes how the requirements are implemented and assessed in the business statistics course.

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