McKenna, Hazel J.
Title:
Professor - Developmental Mathematics, University College
Office:
LA 221f
Phone:
(801) 863-8748
Fax:
(801) 863-7060
Mail Code:
176
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Professor
Developmental Mathematics


Hazel J McKenna has taught at UVU since 1988.



EDUCATION:

Ph.D.  Instructional Science: Educational Measurement and Evaluation; Minors in Mathematics and Statistics
Dissertation: Detection of Items on the Stanford Achievement Test that Function Differentially for Lower Ability Reading Students
Brigham Young University, 1995

M.S.  Mathematics; Minor in Statistics, Brigham Young University, 1988

B.Sc. cum laude Pure Mathematics The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986

AWARDS:

         2008 Faculty Excellence Award Nominee

         2007 Wolverine Achievement Award Finalist

         2003 Continuing Education Association Innovative Programming Award

         2002 Board of Trustees Award of Excellence

         2001 Teacher of the Year Award

         1996 Developmental Mathematics Outstanding Teacher Award

         1990 Outstanding Mathematics Faculty Award

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Assessing mathematics teaching.

The use of teaching portfolios to improve teaching.

The use of teaching portfolios in the tenure evaluation process.

Evaluation of teaching portfolios in the tenure evaluation process.

The evaluation of student attitudes towards mathematics.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Olsen, T. & McKenna, H.J. (2014). A weighted average approach to solving mixture problems. Manuscript submitted for publication.

McKenna, H.J. (2013). Math Study Skills and Strategies for Success. Manuscript submitted for publication.

McKenna, H. J. (2013). Getting Ready for Tenure.  Assessing Teaching in the College Classroom.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

McKenna, H. J. & Berglund, E. J. (2006). Effect of transition period from the prerequisite course prealgebra on the successful completion of beginning algebra.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

Berglund, E. J. & McKenna, H. J. (2006). Effect of grade earned in the prerequisite course prealgebra on the successful completion of beginning algebra.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

Bracken, L. & McKenna, H. (2003).  Investigating Basic College Mathematics, 1st edition.  Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole-Thompson Learning. 
743 pages    ISBN 0-030-34494-8 (Student edition)
ISBN 0-534-39307-1 (Instructor edition)

Bracken, L. & McKenna, H. (2003).  Investigations Manual for Investigating Basic College Mathematics. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole-Thompson Learning. 
106 pages    ISBN 0-534-40502-9

Wiberg, D., Bracken, L., & McKenna, H. (2003). Instructors Resource Manual for Bracken/McKenna’s Investigating Basic College Mathematics.  Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole-Thompson Learning.
541 pages    ISBN 0-534-40501-0

Bracken, L. & McKenna, H. (2001).  Investigating Prealgebra.  Philadelphia, PA: Harcourt, Inc. 
952 pages      ISBN 0-03-032466-1

Bracken, L. & McKenna, H. (2002).  Investigating Prealgebra, 1st edition.  Philadelphia, PA: Harcourt, Inc.
Investigating Prealgebra, 1st edition, Harcourt College Publishing, 2002.
992 pages    ISBN 0-03-022624-4 (Student Edition)
ISBN 0-03-034433-6 (Instructor Edition)

Bracken, L. & McKenna, H. (2002).  Investigations Manual for Investigating Prealgebra.  Philadelphia, PA: Harcourt, Inc. 
108 pages      ISBN 0-03-034456-5

Wiberg, D., Bracken, L. & McKenna H. (2002).  Instructors Resource Manual to Accompany Investigating Prealgebra.  Philadelphia, PA: Harcourt, Inc. 
181 pages    ISBN 0-03-034463-8

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Presentation titled I'm an Excellent Teacher and I Know How to Prove It! presented at the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges in Austin, TX, November 2011.

Paper titled Effect of Grade and Transition Period from the Prerequisite Course Prealgebra on the Successful Completion of Beginning Algebra presented at the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, January 2007.

Workshop titled Using Constructivism in the Classroom presented at the annual meeting of the National Organization of Developmental Educators in St. Louis, Missouri, June 1999.

Workshop titled Constructivist Learning presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics in Portland, Oregon, November 1998.

Paper titled Detection of Items on the Stanford Achievement Test that Function Differentially for Lower Ability Reading Students presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New York, New York, April 1996.

Paper titled Thick versus Thin Matching on the Mantel-Haenszel Estimates presented at the annual joint conference of the National Council on Measurement in Education and the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco, California, April 1992.

SERVICE

UVU

Academic Scheduling Taskforce   2006

Mathematics Taskforce   2005

Concurrent Enrollment Taskforce   2003-04

Computer Literacy Committee   1999-2000

Faculty Senate Elections Committee    1991-93

Outcomes Assessment Taskforce   1991-92

Academic Computer Committee   1990-91

Classroom Testing Center Advisory Committee   1989-90


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 

Academic Awards Committee 2014

Basic Composition and English as a Second Language RTP Committee 2012-2014

Post-Tenure Criteria Committee 2011

Tenure Critera Committee 2010

GA Steering Committee   2003-06

Developmental Studies Steering Committee   2005

Strategic Research Committee   2004-05

College Success & Academic Literacy RTP Committee   2004-05

Web Development Committee    2003-04

Scholarly Activities Committee, Chair   2003-04

Scholarly Activities Committee   2002-03

Accreditation Committee   2004

Rank Advancement Committee, Chair   2000-03

Faculty Excellence Award Committee, Chair   2002

Faculty Excellence Committee, Chair       2001-02

Student Tracking Committee   1999-2000

Math Computer Lab Committee   1999-2000


DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

Math Camp Research Committee    2013-

Tenure-Track Faculty Mentor    2004-

Lecturer Faculty Mentor     2012-2013

1020 Course Development Committee Chair 2012-13

Planning and Assessment Committee 2011

Faculty Search Committee 2011

RTP Committee, Chair  2008-2011

Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee   2004-2011

Developmental Math PR Committee, Chair   2005

Accreditation Committee   2004-05

Outcomes Assessment Committee   2004-05

NADE Certification Committee   2004-05

Math Concurrent Enrollment Committee   2004-05

Department Chair       2003-06

Faculty Search Committee   2004

Text Selection Committee   2004

Faculty Search Committee   2003

Faculty Search Committee #1    2002

Faculty Search Committee #2    2002

Faculty Search Committee, Chair   2000


SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Faculty Senate Elections Committee    1991-93

Dean Search Committee    1992

Math Department Self-Assessment Committee   1991-92


PROFESSION

Manuscript Reviewer for Educational Research Journal 2008 - 

Board of Regents Mathematics Majors Committee, USHE   2003-06

Board of Regents Quantitative Literacy Group, USHE   2000-01