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MAA Webinars

The MAA is offering a series of webinars designed for post-secondary faculty who wish to reexamine and refine mathematics courses in collaboration with partner disciplines. With guidance from MAA's CRAFTY committee and support from the National Science Foundation (DUE 1625557), the SUMMIT-P project is a consortium of ten colleges and universities that are revising select mathematics courses in collaboration with faculty from across their campuses.

About SUMMIT-P

This work is based on the MAA/CRAFTY Curriculum Foundations Project, in which groups of faculty from over 20 disciplines described their ideas about the mathematical needs of students in their majors. The SUMMIT-P colleges represent a diverse cross section of institutions of higher education, including research universities, liberal arts colleges, HBCUs, and community colleges. Each college is collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines, including engineering, physics, business, nursing, social work, and others. Mathematics courses being examined as part of the SUMMIT-P work include, for example, college algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, and differential equations. The common theme is the utilization of the Curriculum Foundations recommendations and the extensive collaboration with the disciplinary partners on both the determination of the wishes of the partner disciplines and the actual changes in the courses.


Upcoming Webinars

The SUMMIT-P Project:
A national consortium promoting authentic collaboration between mathematics and partner disciplines
Monday, September 10, 2:00-3:30 pm ET

 

This second webinar is designed for mathematics faculty who participated in the first webinar and are now joined by faculty from one or more partner disciplines. However, we would like to invite others to participate in this Webinar. You can view the first webinar by clicking here. If you are interested in participating in the second Webinar, please register below and then email Susan Ganter (susan.ganter@erau.edu) for more information!

 

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Previous Webinars

The SUMMIT-P Project:
A national consortium promoting authentic collaboration between mathematics and partner disciplines
Tuesday, May 15, 2:00-3:30pm ET

Hosted by: Susan Ganter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

Presenters: SUMMIT-P Team from Lee University

Caroline Maher-Boulis (mathematics)

John Hearn (chemistry)

Jason Robinson (education)

Bryan Poole (psychology)

The first webinar in the series is designed for mathematics faculty who are considering extensive collaboration with faculty from one or more partner disciplines and focused on one or more mathematics course. It will provide highlights from the Curriculum Foundations reports, and then provide specific information about approaches taken at one SUMMIT-P institution. The presenters will highlight SUMMIT-P models for interdisciplinary interactions that have proven particularly effective for the consortium's participating institutions. These include "fish bowls" through which faculty from a partner discipline respond to a Curriculum Foundations report and discuss the extent to which those recommendations are relevant to the students at their institution. These discussions are observed by mathematics faculty who do not participate until the conclusion of the fish bowl experience.

An additional technique that has proven effective in the SUMMIT-P work is the development by partner faculty of wish lists, leading to the mapping of learning objectives in mathematics courses to those in the partner disciplines. A modified Faculty Learning Community approach also has been embraced by the SUMMIT-P institutions. At the conclusion of the webinar, a set of resources will be described and made available.

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