Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Research endeavors of OU-C faculty member Dywayne Nicely are featured in Perspectives magazine article



The current edition of Perspectives, Ohio University’s publication dedicated to research, includes a story, “Words + numbers: How reading comprehension can boost math scores,” about the endeavors of OU-C mathematics faculty member Dywayne Nicely.

The article discusses a project Nicely spearheaded, which was supported by a university-sponsored Baker Fund Award, that studies the connection between high school students’ reading comprehension and math skills, with the goal of improving their college preparedness.

Nicely’s project tracked the progress of 63 Chillicothe High School junior students in two math courses during the 2012-13 academic year. Following is a campus news blog story about the project: http://www.oucnewsblog.com/2013/01/chillicothe-campus-faculty-member-leads.html.

In many ways, Nicely’s project mirrors the mission of the Chillicothe Campus and regional higher education, in general, through its emphasis on preparing students for making the most of their college education and then reaping the rewards of that experience. His endeavor also underscores the power of partnering with local organizations and individuals who share that commitment to student success.

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