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BS Mathematics  Wish List IMSP Curriculum Conference 16 Dec 2010 Shem Cristobal BS Mathematics (1993-1998)
How I ended taking up BS Mathematics at UPLB <ul><li>Registration Evaluator’s ‘fault’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Below are QUOT...
Reality Bites <ul><li>20 of 30 blockmates shifted to other courses after 1 st  Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BS AMAT </li...
some things i wish my curriculum had taught me
Thoughts… <ul><li>IMSP Library have enormous number of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>copies of mathematics books </li></ul></ul><u...
Thoughts…  2 <ul><li>See student advising as a religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision/Mission/Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul...
Thoughts…  3 <ul><li>IMSP instructors have part-time (consultancy) employment to corporate institutions where mathematical...
In short… <ul><li>I don’t know how to answer the question </li></ul>But what I’ve experienced after graduation was... <ul>...
My Unofficial Survey <ul><li>Personal Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sem/Yea...
My Unofficial Survey…  2 <ul><li>About BS Math Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you feel good about yourself having ear...
 
 
 
Industry Employment (n=12)
Do you feel good about yourself having earned BS Mathematics from IMSP? (n=16)
Did you find appropriate employment after graduation? (n=16)
Was it necessary for you to take up another course to find an appropriate employment? (n=16)
(unofficial)  Survey says… <ul><li>Unable to communicate the objectives of the curriculum (probably revise it first) </li>...
(unofficial)  Survey says…  2 <ul><li>Diverse number of electives covering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul></ul><u...
Would you be recommending IMSP's BS Mathematics curriculum to your children/relatives/friends? (n=16)
Rate IMSP’s BS Mathematics Curriculum (n=16)
Thank you! IMSP Curriculum Conference 16 Dec 2010 Shem Cristobal BS Mathematics (1993-1998) s [email_address] 0927.240.339...
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deck used to convey "some things i wish my curriculum had taught me"; contains the (unofficial) survey results from fellow brods/sisses of SMM and from friends/colleagues who are graduates of the curriculum; thanks to you all for the help!

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  1. 1. BS Mathematics Wish List IMSP Curriculum Conference 16 Dec 2010 Shem Cristobal BS Mathematics (1993-1998)
  2. 2. How I ended taking up BS Mathematics at UPLB <ul><li>Registration Evaluator’s ‘fault’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Below are QUOTA Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Above average UPCAT Exam Results in Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Above average Grade in High School Mathematics </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Reality Bites <ul><li>20 of 30 blockmates shifted to other courses after 1 st Semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BS AMAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attempted shift was a failure </li></ul>
  4. 4. some things i wish my curriculum had taught me
  5. 5. Thoughts… <ul><li>IMSP Library have enormous number of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>copies of mathematics books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>journals in mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IMSP establish a reputation of ‘no-terror’ instructors </li></ul><ul><li>IMSP had a great number of PhDs in Mathematics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Thoughts… 2 <ul><li>See student advising as a religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision/Mission/Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merit to promotion percentage of advisee graduates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deeper discussion on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics electives + </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career orientation + </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Thoughts… 3 <ul><li>IMSP instructors have part-time (consultancy) employment to corporate institutions where mathematical skills are needed </li></ul><ul><li>ISEP - intentional student ejection program </li></ul>
  8. 8. In short… <ul><li>I don’t know how to answer the question </li></ul>But what I’ve experienced after graduation was... <ul><li>have to educate myself on the industry I work for </li></ul><ul><li>brag about having finished BS Mathematics, any work requirements can be learnt </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Unofficial Survey <ul><li>Personal Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sem/Year started BS Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sem/Year Graduated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Job Role/Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Employer (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location of Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment History </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. My Unofficial Survey… 2 <ul><li>About BS Math Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you feel good about yourself having earned BS Mathematics from IMSP? Why? Why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you find appropriate employment after graduation? If not, specify why not. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Was it necessary for you to take up another course to find an appropriate employment? Why? Why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would you be recommending IMSP’s BS Mathematics curriculum to your children/relatives/friends? Why? Why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please provide suggestions on what you think the BS Mathematics curriculum of IMSP should have that will increase the employment advantage of its graduates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please rate IMSP’s BS Mathematics curriculum. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Industry Employment (n=12)
  12. 15. Do you feel good about yourself having earned BS Mathematics from IMSP? (n=16)
  13. 16. Did you find appropriate employment after graduation? (n=16)
  14. 17. Was it necessary for you to take up another course to find an appropriate employment? (n=16)
  15. 18. (unofficial) Survey says… <ul><li>Unable to communicate the objectives of the curriculum (probably revise it first) </li></ul><ul><li>Update the curriculum to match today’s employment needs </li></ul><ul><li>Put effort in presenting real-world applications of theoretical mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Increase number of ‘specializations’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Research (with intro to various Statistical software) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. (unofficial) Survey says… 2 <ul><li>Diverse number of electives covering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law/Politics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business/Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-the-job training </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue ‘well-rounded’ graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Certification as in Certified Mathematician (aka Board Exam) </li></ul>
  17. 20. Would you be recommending IMSP's BS Mathematics curriculum to your children/relatives/friends? (n=16)
  18. 21. Rate IMSP’s BS Mathematics Curriculum (n=16)
  19. 22. Thank you! IMSP Curriculum Conference 16 Dec 2010 Shem Cristobal BS Mathematics (1993-1998) s [email_address] 0927.240.3399 0922.885.4215 340.9009
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