Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics (TPSE)

Contributed Paper Session


TPSE Invited Address, Friday, 11:00 a.m, Sylvester James Gates, Jr, Clark Leadership Chair in Science, University of Maryland; past president of American Physical Society, National Medal of Science, What Challenges Does Data Science Present to Mathematics Education?


TPSE Panel on Grading for Active Learning & Department Change, organized by Katherine Stevenson, CSU Northridge, Rachel Weir, Allegheny College, Scott Wolpert, University of Maryland and TPSE Math, and Stan Yoshinobu, University of Toronto; Thursday, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Discover why leaders in education are reevaluating their grading practices. Gain insights into their motivations, such as empowering student learning and promoting educational equity. Explore transformational efforts by groups and individuals at the local and national levels, hearing about the challenges faced and impacts on student learning. The panel discussion will provide an opportunity to reimagine assessment and grading practices as mechanisms to deeply engage students as learners. Panelists will include: Jeff Anderson, Foothill College; Kyle Peterson, DePaul University; Amanda Harsy Ramsay, Lewis University; and Rachel Weir, Allegheny College. The moderator will be Kate Stevenson, California State University – Northridge.

TPSE Panel on Developing Innovative Upper Division Pathways in Mathematics: Strategies for Enrollment and Inclusion, organized by Oscar Vega, California State University, Fresno, and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University; Thursday, 3:00–4:30 p.m. The Upper Division Pathways (UDP) group of TPSE 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, we will have representatives from departments with large numbers of majors discuss the strategies and resources they have used to recruit and retain students in mathematics. Panelists will be: Jianzhong Su, University of Texas at Arlington; Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University; and Kimberly Seashore, San Francisco State University. The moderator will be Oscar Vega, California State University, Fresno.