Focus on Upper-Division Pathways

Baltimore, Maryland
June 14, 2017

This day-long meeting, designed to help inform TPSE implementation plans, will bring together faculty members from some 15 colleges and universities who have done pioneering work relevant to upper-division math pathways; representatives of organizations whose employees require strong undergraduate math preparation; and professional association representatives.

Discussion will center around the need for innovation in mathematics and math-related curricula at the upper-division level, and how successful models can be evaluated, scaled up, and disseminated to other institutions.

Agenda (draft; subject to change)

Welcome and Introduction to TPSE Math
Phillip Griffiths, IAS & TPSE Math

The Upper-Division Pathways Initiative
Mark Green, UCLA & TPSE Math

Industry Panel on Workforce Demand in the Mathematical Sciences
Moderator: Danny Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Panelists:  Charles Johnson-Bey, Lockheed Martin Cyber Solutions
                  David Saltman, Institute for Defense Analyses
                  Josh Sullivan, Booz-Allen Data Analytics
                  Arthur Szlam, Facebook

11:00-11:30: Break

Discussion: Strategy for Collecting and Analyzing Data on Workforce Demand
Moderator: Danny Goroff

12:00-1:00: Working lunch

Association Presentations
AMS: Douglas Mupasiri, Chair, Committee on Education, AMS; University of Northern Iowa
ASA: Donna LaLonde, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, ASA
MAA: Michael Boardman, Chair, Cmte for the Undergrad Program in Math, MAA; Pacific Univ
SIAM: Peter Turner, Fellow & former VP for Education, SIAM; Clarkson University

College/University Panel on Strategies for Creating Upper-Division Pathways
Moderator: Uri Treisman, Dana Center, UT Austin & TPSE Math
Panelists:  Jeffrey Humpherys, Brigham Young University
                  Peter Olver, University of Minnesota
                  Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
                  Scott Wolpert, University of Maryland

2:45-3:15: Break

Facilitated Discussion: Implementation strategy for adaptation and scale-up of upper-division pathways; Funding strategies
Moderator: Brit Kirwan, University System of Maryland & TPSE Math

Meeting wrap-up
Phillip Griffiths