The Southwestern Network was formed as part of our VIGRE program to stimulate interactions between many schools across the Southwest. We had a small meeting of Network partners, representing schools in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico, on Saturday, September 27th, 2008. The meeting was hosted by Institute for Mathematics and Education and held in the Gould-Simpson building, Room 849.
The first part of the meeting (from 9am - 11am) was devoted to a discussion of initiatives in undergraduate and graduate education in Network Schools. A more detailed program is given below.
The second part (starting at 11am) consisted of a short workshop, directed by Bill McCallum, on the teaching of proof in undergraduate mathematics courses.
A more complete version of the program, with links to documents, can be found on the IME web site.
- 9:00am–10:30am Initiatives in undergraduate and graduate
education at Network Schools.
- 10:30am–11:00am Break
- 11:00am–12:00pm Proof workshop: experiences of teaching
proof courses at different institutions
- 12:00pm–1:00pm Discussion and lunch-break
- 1:00pm–2:30pm Development of modules or problem-sets
addressing the critical areas. Presentations and discussion.
Collective effort to develop a proposal for a larger, funded,
workshop on the topic.
- Maria Acosta (Texas State, San Marcos)
- Terry Bridgman (Colorado School of Mines)
- Terry Blows (NAU)
- Renzo Cavalieri (Colorado State)
- Dorin Dumitrascu (NAU)
- Nicholas Ercolani (UA)
- Stephen Gagola (UA)
- Tom Gruszka (WNMU)
- Joceline Lega (UA)
- Klaus Lux (UA)
- Dan Madden (UA)
- William McCallum (UA)
- Andrew Pyzdek (UA)
- Wayne Raskind (ASU)
- Barbara Shipman (UT Arlington)
- Michael Tabor (UA)
- Dinesh Thakur (UA)
- Doug Ulmer (UA)
- William Velez (UA)