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  • 1. Maria H. Andersen
    Math Department
    Muskegon Community College
  • 2. Why a Community College?
    (a.k.a. why I didn’t finish my PhD the first time)
  • 3. Reason #1:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlottel/154443920/
  • 4. Reason #2:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/loritingey/350043329/
  • 5. Cushy Landing
  • 6. What philosophies (theories, writers, beliefs) have informed your teaching?
    (a.k.a. How do you learn what you were not taught in Grad School)
  • 7. Reflect.
    Illustration by Mat Moore, Muskegon MI
  • 8. You will learn
    something from
    every change.
    (as long as you look)
  • 9. For reading,
    start here.
  • 10. Read in
    your field.
    No need to reinvent the wheel.
  • 11. Read blogs. Write a blog.
    (it’s becoming a rite of passage for work in the digital space)
  • 12. Seek
    Balance
  • 13. Wow!
  • 14. What’s stimulating about teaching at a Community College?
  • 15.
  • 16. What kinds of scholarship am I involved in?
    (a.k.a. will your brain eventually become mush from teaching at a CC?)
  • 17. I am a failure at quitting Grad School.
  • 18. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices
    of Community College Math Instructors: The Search for a KAP Gap
    in Collegiate Math
    (only 18 words … I’ll have to try harder to win the dissertation title contest)
  • 19. I write.
    Not because I
    have to, but because
    I want to.
  • 20. Learning Futurist
    The LIFT Institute
  • 21. Research.
  • 22. Educational research.
  • 23. Does research about students at institutions like this …
    … transfer to students at schools like this?
  • 24. Propose an intervention.
    Perform study about intervention.
    Write up
    results.
    Verify intervention is well-grounded in research.
    (i.e. Lit Review)
    Submit for publication.
    (peer review)
    Wait a year.
  • 25. We can’t afford this pace.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/randysonofrobert/2763801867/
  • 26. A new model for research?
    Crowdsourcing.
  • 27. An example.
  • 28. 28,000
    CC Math Instructors in the U.S.
  • 29. Suppose we created a research “pipeline” directly from Universities to the CC instructors that could collect the data.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/baggis/225007470
  • 30. 28,000
    CC Math Instructors in the U.S.
  • 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flatfield/137152185/
  • 32. Publish research teasers in
    “radical” formats.
  • 33. Publish some part of your research on the open web.
  • 34. Questions?
    Contact: busynessgirl@gmail.com