Chairs +1 Conference #2

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Hyattsville, Maryland
March 10-11, 2017

Conference hashtag: #TPSE2017

Broadening the Discussion: a follow-up to the October 2016 Chairs +1 conference 

This event was made possible through the generosity of
Carnegie Corporation of New York,
the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the National Science Foundation*.

Agenda (PDF)
Participant list (PDF)
Workshops (PDF)


TPSE Math Overview
Phillip Griffiths (slides)


Uri Treisman
Tanya Garcia (slides)

Breakouts, Part 1departmental leader perspectives on strengthening upper-division pathways

Breakouts, Part 2: on support needed from professional associations and others to implement strategies discussed in Part 1

Plenary Session: Reports & Discussion

(participant feedback form)

The National Academies’ Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century project: Input from the Math Community
Alan Leshner (slides)
Statement of Task & committee members (here)

Breakouts: Small group discussions

Plenary Session: Reports & Discussion

Introduction to Workshops: NSF Perspectives
Michael Vogelius (slides)
Dean Evasius (slides)


  1. Institutionalizing Broader Participation in the Mathematical Sciences
    led by Edray Goins, David Goldberg, Phil Kutzko, Maria Noronha
  2. Teaching Math / Teaching Students: Reconceptualizing professional development for teaching (PowerPoint download)
    led by Dave Kung & Natasha Speer
  3. Introducing the BIG Math Network: practical ideas to connect academic departments with Business, Industry and Government (handout)(BIG Math Network website)
    led by Rachel Levy
  4. Linking Lower-Division and Upper-Division Pathways
    led by Dean Allison & Rick Miranda
  5. Teaching at a Community College: What Graduate Students Need To Be Prepared (slides)
    led by Laura Watkins

(participant feedback form)

Introduction (Karen Saxe)


  1. SEMINAL: A grant aimed at helping institutions develop and maintain active learning in the P2C2 sequence (slides)
    led by Allan Donsig, David Grant, Michael O'Sullivan 
  2. Corequisite Remediation and Math Pathways in the Tennessee Board of Regents (slides - PDF minus animations)(link to PowerPoint)
    led by Tristan Denley 
  3. How to Increase Cognitive and Affective Gains in Student Performance (slides)
    led by Autar Kaw
  4. Mathematics Pathways: The Right Math for the Right Student at the Right Time (slides)
    led by Frank Savina
  5. Modernizing Math Pathways for Student Success: Network Nationally and Plan Locally
    led by David May & Heather Ortiz
  6. Teaching Mathematics Using Inquiry (slides)
    led by Christine von Renesse
  7. Developing a Strategic Plan to Create a More Inclusive and Welcoming Department (slides) (selected references) (handouts) (worksheet)
    led by Darryl Yong
  8. Promoting Student Engagement with the MAA Instructional Practices Guide (slides)
    led by Linda Braddy & Doug Ensley

*This conference was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1725394. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the materials posted here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.