I have been all semester
@Uri in the informal conversations I am hearing people talk lots about students and about moving away from high stakes exams to multiple options for "showing what you know."
That's one of the biggest concerns
UAlbany is allowing students to select S/U or a letter grade
@When I went to Oberlin, you could declare any course Credit/No Entry. Interesting to see it come back in this context.
Also students’ data plan may well get saturated
It looks like no significant differences.
They're all tied
The 10 could also be a foundation for the other efforts.
I think we should be thinking about faculty can best support their students’ success and well-being in this new environment
I second what Uri said. That's the most important thing we can be doing today. IMHO
The shock doctrine can work in our favor
The coordination that Uri is talking about has some potential for equity, according to some of the findings of the Progress through Calculus research. Of course there are also great issues with equity that need to be addressed and might need other structural support elements.
Are there resources/best practices for faculty teaching in a time of stress on how to support students?
There are very important equity issues, considering students who may have difficult living situations, limited internet access, etc. Some students have lost their university housing which was paid by financial aid, and have no place to go.
I appreciated Stacy Brown's call to the RUME community to learn from psychologists and social scientists and other partner disciplines about them impacts of stress on teaching/learning.
Ron, The Dana Center is working on this at this very moment
https://math.mit.edu/seminars/esme/ was a panel discussion (thanks, Ray and Rick!) about “active learning online. The website contains a number of good links
Victor Piercy’s Facebook has resources that supports how to be an online student.
For example, one reource https://asuonline.asu.edu/newsroom/online-learning-tips/?fbclid=IwAR2Q_8CfGdSP4PI-XW6UajGV25s2II-QfxiuS-ExLjPRvVglB06uPYRNn0I
The MITx math person Jen French has assembled https://math.mit.edu/services/help/remote-teaching/index.php
Fred Feldon has been involved in teaching at a distance for many years and givn many presentations at AMATYC
? How can we use TPSE's connections to reach out to and support chairs to support students?
(Also through Prof. Societies)
I'd like to know if there are items not represented in the IP Guide and the MAA Teaching Tidbits Blogpost. Those can both be resources to point to when we have the list.
Haynes - could we have an ESME specifically about the list?
I can work with SIAM to get them ready for something that can be distributed.
Anyone have contacts with ASA or INFORMS?
ours is intended for the long-term, to help faculty AND DEPARTMENTS design…
I'll help to make the MAA link.
Dave - sure. Also i wanted to say that we shouldn’t forget the great list you showed us last meeting
And we could ask David Bressoud about using CBMS
Subgroup: Let's meet tomorrow. I can make any time work, any time zone. Let's move quickly.
We can all save the chat, too — click the (…) right in your chat input box
How about 1PM Eastern tomorrow
Between 10am and 2pm Central
That works Ray
Here’s space to brainstorm:
Dr. Sumun (Sumi) Pendakur. Has also presented at MSRI at the Critical Issues in Mathematics Education conference.
Sonia Ford - Upcoming TexMatyc President
Thanks, Abbe for leading the effort!
I agree with Dave!
Is anybody else happy/relieved that Zoom worked so well under current stress?
Maybe we can get an update from the other MAG working groups>
Ray - working on that.