Partners Meeting

University of Miami
Monday, April 1, 2019

TPSE Math aims to support the efforts of organizations working to effect change in post-secondary mathematics education. By understanding where priorities overlap and where they differ, what research and data are available and what additional information is needed, what innovations have been implemented and merit scaling up, and what additional resources are needed, TPSE is committed to enhancing the capacity of each partner to do its own work more effectively in pursuit of the shared goal of stronger and more relevant education in mathematics in US colleges and universities.

This event was made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the generosity of our host, the University of Miami.

Participants included representatives of AASCU, Achieve, AMATYC, AMSAPLU, ASA, ASL, AWM, BBA, Carnegie CorporationCarnegie Math Pathways, CBMS, CCA, Dana CenterGates Foundation, INFORMS, Ithaka S+R, JFF, MAA, NAM, SACNAS, SIAM and WME, as well as TPSE's MAG.

Full Program & Agenda (pdf)
Participant list


Opening Session
Welcome - Karen Saxe for TPSE Math & Stephen Cantrell for the University of Miami
Introduction to the TPSE Priorities (slides)
  Lower-Division Pathways - Uri Treisman, The University of Texas at Austin
  Upper-Division Pathways - Karen Saxe, AMS & Macalester College
  Graduate Education - Tara Holm, Cornell University
  Teaching Strategies and Practices - Brit Kirwan, University System of Maryland

9:30-10:20 / 10:30-11:20
Speed Introductions
Participants to give 2-3 minute introductions emphasizing their work on or interest in one of the four priorities


Lessons from Other Disciplines in the Context of TPSE Priorities
Data Science / Lower-Division Pathways - Nicholas Horton, Amherst College (slides)
Computer Science / Upper-Division Pathways - Susan Rodger, Duke University (slides)
Physics / Graduate Education - Ted Hodapp, APS Bridge Program (slides)
Biology / Teaching Strategies and Practices - Susan Singer, Rollins College (slides)

Breakout Session: Toward Implementation
Participants, grouped by priority, will identify objectives their organizations will commit to work on over the next year, in partnership with one another where appropriate, and with support from TPSE.

TPSE MAG members will serve as Lead Facilitators for the breakouts, as follows:

  Lower-Division Pathways - Alycia MarshallAnne Arundel Community College
  Upper-Division Pathways - Michael DorffBrigham Young University
  Graduate Education - Scott WolpertUniversity of Maryland
  Teaching Strategies and Practices - Linda BraddyTarrant County College

Closing Session
Report-backs from groups
Closing remarks