Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
http://bristolcc.edu/

Susan McCourt
Division of Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

     Office: L
     Extension: x2447

Education:
M.A., University of Maryland
B.A., Hofstra University

Philosophy:
Students learn by doing and practicing, working collaboratively and independently. If you take one of my courses, expect to work hard and have fun. You'll likely be doing some work online. You'll definitely be working with other students in collaborative groups, perhaps doing projects (depending on the course) and you'll also be writing about mathematics. I will support your learning, as will the other students in the class, and as a learning community we will all be successful.

Courses Taught:
CSS 101 College Success Seminar
CSS 105 Technology Tools for College Success
MTH 011 Foundations of Mathematics
MTH 021 Foundations of Algebra I
MTH 031 Foundations of Intermediate Algebra
MTH 119 Fundamental Statistics
MTH 125 Modern College Mathematics
MTH 141 Technical Mathematics I
MTH 151 College Algebra
MTH 160 Topics in Mathematics
MTH 173 Trigonometry
MTH 251 Fundamental Business Statistics
MTH 252 Statistics for Decision Making

Affiliations:
Mathematical Association of America MAA
American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges AMATYC
New England Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges

Presentations:

Presentations

  • "Effective Use of Online Discussion Boards for Mathematics and Statistics" International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. (March, 2011)
  • "Effective Student Self Assessment" New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference on Teaching and Learning. (November, 2006)
  • "Transforming Faculty Development: Applying Best Practices to a Change Model" Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference. (October, 2005)
  • "Classroom Assessment Techniques and Classroom Action Research" Middlesex Community College Lowell, MA (April, 2005)
  • "CAR II: Beyond the Minute Paper and Muddiest Point" New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference on Teaching and Learning. (October, 2003)
  • "CAR II: Beyond the Minute Paper and Muddiest Point" Massachusetts Community Colleges Conference on Teaching, Learning and Student Development. (April, 2003)
  • "Partnerships between Academic Support Services and Content Courses" with Dr. Ron Weisberger. LAANE Conference. (October, 2002)
  • "Bridging the Digital Divide: Information Technology for College Success" Massachusetts Community Colleges Conference on Teaching, Learning and Student Development. (April, 2002)
  • "Using Tales to Teach Algebraic Concepts" Massachusetts Community College Conference on Teaching and Learning. (April, 2001)
  • Awards:
    2007 BCC Scepter and Scroll Award.
    2005 College Board Hallmark Award for Excellence in Education.
    2003 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award.

    Interests:
    Online and hybrid teaching and learning of mathematics, Mathematics History, Collaborative Learning.