UM CCIRF Luncheon

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UM CCIRF Luncheon

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

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