Portland State University
Wednesday, June 19, 2002
· 10 - 11 Coffee Social
· 11:00 - 11:15 Greeting and Introduction of New Fellows
· 11:15 - 12:00 Session 1: Advising
· 12:00 -12:45 Session 2: Mathematics Students in the New Century: Are they fundamentally different than we were?
· 12:45 - 2:30 Lunch: walk to McMenamins
· 2:30 - 4:00 Session 3: Working with Pre-Service and In-Service Mathematics Teachers.(Joint NExT-TOTOM Lecture)
· 4:00 - 4:20 Coffee Break
· 4:20 - 4:45 Session 4: Tips on Talks
· 4:45 - 5:30 Session 5: Introduction to Proofs Course
· 5:30 - 5:50 Session 6: What's NExT?
· 6:30 Dinner for New Faculty: BridgePort Brew Pub
* The joint NExT-TOTOm lecture will be in SMC room 238, all other session with be in room 328.
Panel Discussion: Advising
Organizers: Jennifer Firkins (Linfield College) and Maria Fung (Western
Panelists: Martha Van Cleave (Linfield College), Mike Ward (Western Oregon
University), Jenny McNulty (The University of Montana)
Abstract: As faculty members we take an active part in advising students. This
process can be beneficial for the recuitment and retention of mathematics
majors. We will discuss ways to facilitate advising, advising different
populations of mathematics students (e.g. pre-service teachers), and the
possible pitfalls of advising.
Discussion: Mathematics Students in the New Century: Are they
fundamentally different than we were?
Organizers: Andria Villines (Bellevue Community College), Doug Hundley
Panelists: Gavin Bjork (Portland State University, Michael Boardman (Pacific
Univeristy), Steve Johnson (Seattle Pacific University), Tina Straley
(Executive Director, MAA)
Abstract: College students that are coming in now may be totally
different than we expect- for example, there is a lot of experimental
curriculum and standardized testing in high schools, and people are going
to school that traditionally may not have. If it is true, what kinds of
experiences will they have, and how will that impact our teaching?
Lecture: Working with Pre-Service and In-Service Mathematics Teachers
(Joint NExT-TOTOM Lecture)
Speakers: Laurie Burton (Western Oregon University), Mike Shaughnessy
(Portland State University), Sandy Kralovec (The Math Learning Center)
Abstract: The presenters will discuss current professional requirements
and responsibilities for Middle School mathematics teachers, outline the
national recommendations for appropriate course content for these teachers,
discuss the need for appropriate educational programs for these teachers
and give specific examples of effective courses and programs for both
pre-service and in-service Middle School mathematics teachers.
Presentation: Tips on Talks
Presenter: Ken Ross (University of Oregon)
Abstract: The presentation "Tips on Talks" will be relevant to short
talks at meetings, colloquium talks, and talks on job interviews.
Time permitting, the audience will be asked "What's the best and worst
kinds of talks you've heard?"
Panel Discussion: Introduction to Proofs Course
Organizer: Mike Hitchman (Albertson College)
Panelists: Stuart Boserma (Central Washington University), John Krussel
(Lewis & Clark College), Jen Firkins (Linfield College)
Abstract: How do students make the jump from solving Calculus exercises to
writing careful mathematical proofs? Can an Introduction-to-Proofs course
help students make this transition? Three experienced faculty will offer
their perspectives and strategies for helping students transition from
Calculus student to math major.
Discussion: What's NExT?
Moderator: Jenny McNulty (The University of Montana)
Abstact: This final session is intended to help us look back over the days
activities and decide on future directions and planning for subsequent
meetings. This year we will also talk about NExT plans for Alaska in 2004.