Rebecca L. Baranowski

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Title: 
Mathematics Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8596
 Location: MON 210K
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Rebecca.Baranowski

Education 
Ed.D Community College Leadership
Ferris State University
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- 2015: STEM Task Force member
2009-December 2020: Leadership Council member
2009 - May 2015: Math, Physics and Engineering Division Chair
2004 - Fall 2019: All USA Scholarship Committee
2005 - 2009, 2015-2019: Student Assessment Committee rep for division
August 2016 - May 2021: Student Assessment Co-Coordinator
2017- May 2020: Academic Senate Rep for Math
Fall 2018-Fall 2021: HLC Tri-Chair for Criterion 4
Fall 2020- Fall 2021: Faculty Lead for Assessment Academy
District Service 
Fall 2020-Present: MAT187 Review of course competencies
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

Co-Author: MAT151, MAT182, MAT22X, MAT241, and MAT276 workbook

Conference Presentations 

May 2021 - Ferris State University - Trends: Leadership Series Workshop - My Most Profitable Stock: Invest in Time

April 2021 - Maricopa Community Colleges - Professional Development Series - Assessment

March 2021: League for Innovation - Changing Assessment Through Systems Thinking

January 2021: American Association of Physics Teachers - Integration of Calculus and Physics at Community College Level

April 2019: Higher Learning Commission - Streamlining Assessment

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

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

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

March 2015: League for Innovation Roundtable -  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-May 2021:  Doctoral Program - Community College Leadership

Fall 2012 - Present:  Calculus/Physics Learning Community

Summer 2013:  Internship with Arid Land and Agricultural Research Center

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