Rebecca L. Baranowski

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Title: 
Mathematics Faculty
Primary Department:
Manages: 
 Phone: 623.935.8596
 Location: MON 241
Office Hours Additional Information 
MWF 10:45am-11:45am in MON111 (physics classroom - just walk in) Mon 12:00-1:00pm in MON241 (my office) Thur 1:00-2:00pm in MON130 (physics classroom - just walk in) All others by appointment

Rebecca.Baranowski

Education 
M.A. Mathematics
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
B.S. Math Education
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Biography 

I have been at EMCC since August 2002 and primarily teach Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations. 

General Teaching Philosophy:

My classes are a mix of active learning along with lecture.  For courses such as college algebra, trigonometry, and calculus I, I have students learn the material through a discovery based approach along with using lecture.  Students may watch videos outside of class and bring what they learned to class and teach each other.  Hands-on activities will be used to teach the concept to each other.  For calculus II, III and differential equations - more of a lecture style with integrated activities with some self teaching is done in class. 

Classes I regularly teach:

  • MAT220/221:  Calculus I
  • MAT230:  Calculus II
  • MAT241:  Calculus III
  • MAT276:  Differential Equations

 

Academic Interests 
Over the years, I have become more and more involved with learning about physics and engineering. I love learning how to incorporate materials in these courses into my classroom. Most of my students are STEM majors and want to know why they are learning math and how they will use it in their engineering, physics, chemistry, and computer science courses. I am always learning more from my colleagues and students about how they see math in their science classes and what I can do to incorporate this into my class. I also have a passion with helping students find internships and scholarships. I don't want to just be "another math teacher", I also want to be a mentor to those that want additional help.
College Service 
2014-Present: Faculty mentor for probationary faculty
2016-2018: Principle Investigator - ASAP Grant - Engineering Transfer Partnership with ASU
2012- 2015: Engage Estrella Mentor
2011- Present: STEM Task Force member
2009-Present: Leadership Council member
2009 - May 2015: Math, Physics and Engineering Division Chair
2004 - Present: All USA Scholarship Committee
2005 - 2009, 2015-Present: Student Assessment Committee rep for division
August 2016 - Current: Student Assessment Co-Coordinator
2017- Present: Academic Senate Rep for Math
Fall 2018-Present: HLC Tri-Chair for Criterion 4
Affiliations 
ArizMATYC
Doctoral Program through Ferris State University in Michigan
Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

Co-Author:  March 2018, Vol 8. Issue 1 - At Issue:  Creating a Culture of Success:  It Takes a Campus, Ferris State University

Conference Presentations 

April 2019:  Presentation at Higher Learning Commission - Streamlining Assessment

Fall 2017:  Presentation at Maricopa Student Success Conference - Calculus/Physics Learning Community

April 2017: Presentation at the Higher Learning Commission - Changing Tack: Sailing Toward The Inclusive Future of Assessment

May 2015:  Presentation at Technology Conference - Labs in Math Classroom:  Utilizing Vernier Equipment

March 2015:  Presentation at League for Innovation -  STEM Initiatives:  Learning Community between Calculus and Physics

Awards and Recognitions 

2018-2019:  Estrella Mountain Alumni of the Year

2010-2011:  NISOD Award

Recent Professional Development Activities 

May 2017-Present:  Doctoral Program - Community College Leadership

Fall 2012 - Present:  Calculus/Physics Learning Community

Summer 2013:  Internship with Arid Land and Agricultural Research Center

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
MAT221 View class details for Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MAT221)Calculus with Analytic Geometry I FAL19 MWF 9:20am - 10:30am
AUG 19 - DEC 13
MAT231 View class details for Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (MAT231)Calculus with Analytic Geometry II FAL19 TR 8:25am - 10:05am
AUG 20 - DEC 13