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 2014 Faculty Innovation Award Winner 

Chattanooga State Community College

John Squires, associate professor of mathematics at Chattanooga State Community College, accepting the 2014 Faculty Innovation Award.

John Squires “has left no stone unturned when it comes to doing things differently in order to benefit our students.”

--James Catanzaro, President,
Chattanooga State Community College

In the course of 3 years, John Squires assisted with the redesign of 12 math courses at Chattanooga State Community College. Squires, associate professor of mathematics and head of the math department, has become a recognized leader in the nation’s reform initiatives of mathematics.

During the redesign of the courses, Squires worked with faculty to produce quality resources for each course, including videos and powerpoints. The math lab has grown from 60 to 180 computers. A continuous enrollment plan was implemented, so students who finish a course early can immediately begin the next course.

With Squires’ help, developmental math student success rates at the college have increased from 48% to 65% and college math success rates improved from 66% to 73%. Enrollment in college math courses increased by more than 33%.

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