Western Regional Meeting on Graduate Education

University of Southern California
Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD), room 116
(campus map)
September 14-15, 2019

TPSE's inaugural meeting on Graduate Education will provide an opportunity for participants from various types of institutions to gather and share information about their graduate programs. Discussion will focus on which aspects are working effectively, where successful innovations have been introduced and how they could be adapted and implemented more broadly, and what further changes might be beneficial. Each session will consist of a brief panel discussion followed by extended group discussion.



Saturday, September 14
8:00-9:00: Breakfast and informal mingling

9:00-9:45: Introduction to TPSE Math and Its Graduate Education Focus
  Phillip Griffiths, TPSE Math & Institute for Advanced Study

9:45-11:00: Administrators' Perspective
  Brit Kirwan, TPSE Math & University of Maryland - Moderator
  Sheldon Axler, San Francisco State University
  Jim Lewis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  Jenny McNulty, University of Montana
  Scott Wolpert, University of Maryland

11:00-11:30: Break

11:30-1:00: Recruitment, Retention, Mentorship
  Tara Holm, TPSE Math & Cornell University - Moderator
  Matthew Ando, University of Illinois
  Ruth Haas, University of Hawaii
  Shelly Harvey, Rice University
  Doug Ulmer, University of Arizona

1:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:30: Career Paths
  Mark Green, TPSE Math & UCLA - Moderator
  Wilfrid Gangbo, UCLA
  Skip Garibaldi, IDA Center for Communications Research - La Jolla
  Nirmala Kannankutty, NSF
  Katherine Stevenson, CSU Northridge  

3:30-4:00: Break

4:00-5:30: Diversity and Inclusion
  Karen Saxe, TPSE Math & AMS - Moderator
  David Goldberg, Math Alliance & Purdue University
  William Massey, Princeton University
  Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College
  William Velez, University of Arizona

6:30: Reception (co-sponsored by the California State University System)

Sunday, September 15
8:00-9:00: Breakfast and informal mingling

9:00-10:30: Evolution of Graduate Programs
  Eric Friedlander, TPSE Math & USC - Moderator
  Sunčica Čanić, University of California, Berkeley
  Michael O'Sullivan, San Diego State University
  Don Saari, University of California, Irvine
  Ravi Vakil, Stanford University

10:30-11:00: Break

11:00-12:30: Synthesis and Next Steps
  Discussion Chair: Phillip Griffiths