Natural Science & Math / Teacher education

WOU’s new Elementary Math Specialist program received TSPC approval, first in Oregon

Western Oregon University has just launched its new Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader program (EMIL), which received unanimous approval from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) in March 2014. Last spring, TSPC approved elementary mathematics specialization standards, but WOU’s new curriculum is the first Elementary Mathematics specialization program to receive TSPC approval. The Elementary … Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Natural Science & Math

WOU recognized for outstanding academic advising for fifth consecutive year

Dr. Steve Taylor, chair of Western Oregon University’s (WOU) Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a professor of geology, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit recipient in the Faculty Academic Advising category from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Taylor will be honored and presented with this award in Nashville, … Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Natural Science & Math

WOU hosted math buddy fair on Pi Day

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University’s (WOU) Mathematics Department has engaged in a partnership with Ash Creek Elementary School (ACES). The 46 students in the two sections of WOU’s Mathematics 396 Problem Solving for Elementary Teachers, have been exchanging problem solving journals with about 100 fourth- and fifth-graders in three classes at ACES. Each WOU … Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Construction / Natural Science & Math

WOU receives $250,000 donation for DeVolder Family Science Center

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University has received an anonymous gift of $250,000 to support the construction of the DeVolder Family Science Center. This facility will meet the ever-growing demands of WOU students by providing more lab space and classrooms for high-use science curriculum. In October, WOU announced gifts in excess of $2.3 million from … Continue reading

Admissions / College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Natural Science & Math

WOU recognized for outstanding academic advising for fourth consecutive year

MONMOUTH – Western Oregon University’s staff and faculty have been recognized for their outstanding academic advising by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for the fourth consecutive year. Associate Provost David McDonald was named the 2011 Pacesetter Award Recipient and biology professor Dr. Bryan Dutton received a Certificate of Merit for the faculty academic advising … Continue reading