TPSE eNews #1

TPSE math has created a new mailing list to be used sporadically to keep the community updated on activities of interest. To subscribe, please drop an email to tpsemath@ias.edu. Email content will also be shared here, beginning with today's inaugural message.

March 18, 2019 -- Greetings, and welcome to the new TPSE Math mailing list.

You are receiving this e-mail because you have attended one or more TPSE meetings or have been otherwise involved with the initiative.

Since 2016, TPSE has convened hundreds of key mathematics stakeholders and institutional representatives, including department chairs, faculty, administrators, association members, organizational partners, and TPSE board members, with a focus on lower- and upper-division math pathways and strategies to improve both mathematics teaching and overall student success. These convenings have fostered inter- and cross-institutional collaboration and led to a number of notable accomplishments, including the formation of a Mountain Regional Network, which works to address issues related to data science, and the establishment of a Mathematics Advisory Group, which facilitates the implementation of TPSE’s innovative agenda. You can read more about TPSE Math here: https://www.tpsemath.org.

We hope that you remain engaged as we continue to work with partners toward the goal of enabling all students, regardless of their chosen program of study, to develop the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary for academic success and productive engagement in society and the workplace.

Thank you so much for your interest in TPSE and for being part of the movement to strengthen post-secondary mathematics education.

** This list will be used sporadically to keep you updated on activities of interest to the TPSE community. If you would prefer not to receive these mailings, feel free to reply with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. **

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You might be interested in these opportunities from some of our partners:

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The MIT ELECTRONIC SEMINAR ON MATHEMATICS EDUCATION is an online seminar series centered on mathematics education at the university level. Talks cover curriculum, pedagogy, inclusiveness, professional development, blended and flipped classrooms, and other topics of interest. The seminar meets via Zoom every other Tuesday at noon eastern time and is open to all. Video capture, slides, and related links of past talks, as well as announcements of future scheduled talks, can be found at the seminar website, http://math.mit.edu/seminars/esme/.

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The Charles A. Dana Center presents:

IMPLEMENTING, IMPROVING, AND SCALING CO-REQUISITE MATHEMATICS COURSES A two-day design workshop http://www.utdanacenter.org/coreq-workshops

May 21-22, 2019 – Aurora, Colorado

Bring a team to this national co-requisite design workshop and create a campus-wide action plan for implementation. You will engage with research, learn best practices, and dig in to those course design factors that best fit your campus, department, and students.

Workshop sessions will focus on structures, content, pedagogy and psychosocial factors. This workshop is not tied to any specific curriculum, but rather helps to provide actionable guidance for building successful, sustainable approaches to co-requisite course design. Opportunities will also be provided for collaboration with other teams.

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You are invited to participate in a webinar on "PIC MATH AND THE BEST JOBS IN THE 21st CENTURY," featuring speakers Michael Dorff and Suzanne Weekes, and co-sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Statistics Committee, Mathematical Association of America (MAA), American Statistical Association (ASA), and TPSE Math.

Monday, June 24, 2019

12:30pm EDT / 11:30am CDT / 10:30am MDT / 9:30am PDT

What are the best jobs of the 21st century? Math jobs. Many students mistakenly think that teaching is the only career option for math students, yet there are hundreds of non-teaching jobs. This presentation will talk about some of the exciting things mathematicians in industry are doing. Also, it will talk about the national PIC Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) program that prepares students for careers in industry.

TO REGISTER: please go to https://amatyc.site-ym.com/page/Webinars and click on the registration link for this free webinar. Non-AMATYC members: Click “Register,” then "Sign In," then “Click here to join AMATYC,” and select “Friend of AMATYC.” This should allow you to sign in to the website and register for the webinar. The registration process then has two steps: completing your registration information on AMATYC’s webpage, and then clicking on the link to Zoom’s webpage and providing your registration information there. Please make sure that you complete both steps. You should receive two separate e-mail confirmations.