Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics Events

TPSE Math Panel: Exploring the Future of Mathematics Education – what should we be teaching?, organized by Scott Wolpert, University of Maryland and TPSE Math and Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University and TPSE Math; Wednesday, 9:00–10:30 am. TPSE Math will inaugurate a series on the future of the mathematics education enterprise – visions of the future for our community. At JMM 2022, TPSE will showcase a panel of innovators in undergraduate data science curricula: Professor Johanna Hardin, Pomona College, MAA Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics; Professor Deanna Needell, UCLA, Dunn Family Endowed Chair in Data Theory; and Professor Talitha Washington, Atlanta University Center Consortium, Director Data Science Initiative. The panel will be moderated by Sylvester James Gates, Jr, Brown Theoretical Physics Center Director, Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, an Affiliate Mathematics Professor and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Gates served on the 2016 U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the National Commission on Forensic Science.

The mathematics community is facing special challenges and undergoing many changes. We are looking forward to being a voice in formulating future education directions. Data science is providing our community the opportunity to offer a curriculum that impinges on everyone’s daily life.

TPSE Math Panel: Developing Innovative Upper Division Pathways in Mathematics: Strategies for Enrollment and Inclusion, organized by Rick Cleary, Babson College and William Yslas Velez, University of Arizona; Friday 1:00–2:30 pm. The Upper Division Pathways (UDP) group of TPSE (Transforming Post-Secondary Education) has been working to identify best practices in mathematics departments that have grown their enrollments, increased participation from students in traditionally underrepresented groups, and produced graduates well prepared for careers. In this panel, members of our working group will inform the community of our work to date. We will highlight resources and strategies departments can use to recruit a larger and more diverse set of students. We will discuss ways that mathematics departments can make good arguments for support within their institutions. These initiatives are among key lessons from a TPSE-commissioned report from the Rutgers Education and Employment Center on best practices in innovative departments. Panelists to be announced.

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