Spring 2017 OhioMATYC Pre-Conference Information

OhioMATYC 2017 Spring Meeting

Pre-Conference Symposium

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mohican State Park, Loudonville, Ohio


Tentative Schedule

8:00 – 8:30      Continental Breakfast and Meet & Greet

8:30 – 9:45      Presentation by math faculty members with research-based recommendations for redesigning your pathway to Calculus.  A brief introduction to the Dana Center's materials, which incorporate co-requisite supports for underprepared students, will be included.

 9:55 - 11:10    Presentation by math faculty members on key elements of effective math pathways redesign and implementation for Quantitative Reasoning based on lessons from the Carnegie Math Pathways (Quantway and Statway). This session will provide information on using co-requisites and will present new post-Pathways results data.

11:10 – 11:30   Panel Q&A

                You’ve probably already been exposed to some aspects of the preeminent work of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  However, there still tends to be some lack of clarity about where this work is actually taking place, what current developments and opportunities math faculty members should know about, and how to get involved in the work.  This symposium is an important event because math instructors in higher education should be fully informed about what this work has accomplished, in terms of policy, curriculum, pedagogy, educational research, and improving student success; but they should also have an understanding of current initiatives, increased evidence of success, and emerging research on math education.  This is particularly true in Ohio where so much groundbreaking work is taking place.  We hope to see you at this special event. 

There is no cost to OhioMATYC members who are attending the Spring Meeting.

Please indicate whether you plan to attend when you complete your meeting registration.

The Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) supports the implementation of mathematics pathways based on four principles.

  1. Students enter directly into mathematics pathways aligned to programs of study.
  2. Students complete their first college-level mathematics requirement in their first year.
  3. Strategies to support students as learners are integrated into courses and aligned across the institution.
  4. Instruction incorporates evidence-based curriculum and pedagogy.

Implementation of these principles requires efforts at the national, state, institutional and classroom levels. The Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) encompasses many strands of work spanning policy, institutional change, and course design in a coordinated strategy to:

Build momentum and legitimacy;

Identify effective practices;

Create enabling conditions for implementation; and

Offer tools and resources to support action.

The Dana Center will be hosting presentations at these other upcoming events:

Achieving the Dream, Feb. 21 – 24

NADE, March 1 – 4

ICTCM, March 9 – 11

League for Innovation, March 12 - 14

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is based in Stanford, California and has developed the Carnegie Math Pathways to improve teaching and learning in developmental education, statistics, and quantitative reasoning. 

Recent changes by the Ohio Board of Regents have made Quantitative Reasoning a recognized college-level math class. Several colleges are using Quantway© for their college-level students.  Endorsed by Mathematical Association of America (MAA), National Numeracy Network (NNN), and American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), Carnegie Math Pathways’ Quantway is focused on quantitative reasoning that fulfills developmental and college-level requirements.

The approach has produced success rates nearly double those of traditional remedial students for Quantway 1 and an average of 65% success rate for student who complete Quantway 2.  In an upcoming report, Carnegie Pathways will be showcasing new results using National Student Clearinghouse data that show very positive completion and transfer outcomes for Quantway students.

The Carnegie Foundation will be hosting presentations at these other upcoming events:

Achieving the Dream, Feb. 21 – 24

NADE, March 1 – 4

AACC, April 22 - 25

AERA, April 27 – May 1

NISOD, May 27 - 30