Join us for the next Hugo Rossi lecture, hosted by the College of Education:
Equity in Mathematics Education as an Exercise in Benevolence
Erika C. Bullock, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Thursday, March 5, 2020
- 3:30-4:30pm in SAEC 1220 (College of Education’s Research Hub)
- reception at 3pm
Over time, the equity conversations in mathematics education have grown, proliferated, and splintered in many ways while Black children have remained at the bottom of the hierarchy of mathematics achievement. In this talk, Dr. Erika C. Bullock will discuss the historical trajectory of equity discourses in mathematics education as moves of benevolence that move to ameliorate Black achievement in mathematics education while maintaining dominant power structures. She will also discuss how equity research upholds benevolence through scientific racism. She will consider the demands that the #BlackLivesMatter movement places on mathematics education and how looking to the Movement for Black Lives can provide some paths forward for mathematics education researchers.
Dr. Erika C. Bullock is Assistant Professor of mathematics education and curriculum studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After teaching mathematics at the high school and two-year college levels in the Atlanta area, she earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Mathematics Education from Georgia State University in 2013. Dr. Bullock’s research agenda consists of two key segments: conceptualizing urban mathematics education and historicizing issues in mathematics education. Dr. Bullock is a 2017 National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows. She won the 2017 Taylor & Francis Best Paper Award for her paper “Only STEM Can Save Us? Examining Race, Place, and STEM Education as Property” published in Educational Studies. She has also published work in Educational Studies in Mathematics, The Mathematics Enthusiast, The Journal of Mathematics Education, The Journal of Education, and Teachers College Record.
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This event will take place remotely. Visit https://csme.utah.edu/hugo-rossi-lecture-chris-rasmussen/ for more information.
Join us for the next Hugo Rossi lecture, hosted by the Department of Mathematics:
Insights from Two National Studies of Precalculus through Calculus 2
Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University
- Thursday, April 9, 2020
- 4-5pm remote lecture
In this presentation I report on results and insights from two national studies of Precalculus through Calculus 2. The first project, Progress through Calculus, is an investigation of the factors that influence student success over the Precalculus through Calculus 2 (P2C2) sequence required of most STEM majors. As part of this project we conducted a census survey of all mathematics departments that offer a graduate degree in mathematics. From this, I report the viewpoints of departments about features shown to support students’ success, as well as the extent to which these features are being implemented across the country. The second project, Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning, is investigating departmental change that contributes to teaching and learning environments that improve student learning in the P2C2 sequence, with a particular focus on the use of active learning strategies. Changing department culture, norms, and practices to support widespread use of active learning is notoriously difficult, and case studies of departments that have successfully made such changes are rare. I highlight the practices and policies of two, research-oriented mathematics departments that have made considerable progress on the challenge of infusing active learning into their introductory mathematics courses in sustainable and widespread ways. In particular, I highlight how departmental and institutional leadership; P2C2 structures such as course coordination; use of data; student resources such as learning or tutoring centers; and professional development have been mutually supportive to initiate, implement, and sustain active learning in P2C2 courses at these two institutions.
Chris Rasmussen is Professor of mathematics education and Associate Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education, respectively. His research investigates inquiry-oriented approaches to the learning and teaching of undergraduate mathematics, focusing on how mathematical ideas are developed through student exploration and teacher-student classroom discourse.
For more information, visit https://csme.utah.edu/events/upcoming-hugo-rossi-lectures/.
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The CSME is pleased to offer this Zoom workshop focused on strategies and best practices in remote instruction. While this workshop is targeted towards Summer 2020 course instructors in the College of Science, it is open to all College of Science faculty/instructors.
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This workshop will take place via Zoom and is part of the Remote Instruction Workshop Series. For more information, visit https://csme.utah.edu/events/remote-instruction-workshop-series/.