WSU Faculty and Staff attend the Mathematics Education Workshop in Berkeley, CA
Set in Berkeley, California, the Mathematics Education Workshop, sponsored by Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), brought together faculty and staff from around the globe. Their aim? To improve equity efforts in their departments by examining existing structures that could be reconstituted to promote student success, diversity, and support for teaching. This hybrid workshop, held from March 16-18, offered attendees a series of talks on various topics including equity, structures for change, a student panel, instructional practices, and more.
In-person attendees from our department included: Associate Professor Catherine Lebiedzik, Associate Professor of Teaching Chris Nazelli. Joining remotely was Associate Professor of Teaching Bruce Corrigan-Salter and Richard Pineau, and Emerging Scholars Program Academic Advisor Marisa Henderson. From the College of Education, Associate Professor Jennifer Lewis attended remotely, and the WSU Academic Success Center’s Coordinator of Math Literacy Services, Len Hernandez joined Drs. Lebiedzik and Nazelli in Berkeley.
The hope is that armed with this knowledge, we can work to improve in areas of instruction, equity, diversity, and student support. The attendees are looking forward to forming a collaborative to continue the discussion and implement the lessons learned from the conference.
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