The Dana Center builds honest, open, two-way bridges of communication, collaboration, and partnership with other leading organizations in the field. We prioritize collaborations that strengthen our vision and contribute to making our work visible, understood, valued and adopted as normative practice across the country.
We work closely with major professional associations of mathematicians and higher education leaders to advance the goals of the Dana Center. We also convene stakeholders across disciplines to influence the field and advance reform efforts in tangible ways.
Below you will find key programs, partnerships, and taskforces that support and advance equitable and modern mathematics pathways.
Corequisite Research Design Collaborative
The goal of the Corequisite Research Design Collaborative (CRDC) is to dramatically increase the number of students who are minoritized or experiencing poverty completing corequisite supports that are based on sound, research-informed design principles.
Mathematics Education for Nurses
The Charles A. Dana Center and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are excited to begin a partnership with the nursing community to explore, implement, and continuously improve best practices for the mathematics education of nursing students. In collaboration with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), we are bringing together the two fields of mathematics education and nursing to improve student success and quality practice.
Overall, our vision is for all students in nursing programs to gain the mathematical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote and provide safe, high-quality health care.
Mathematics Education for Manufacturing
By identifying and focusing on the mathematical skills needed in manufacturing, the Dana Center believes we can help students be more successful in finding entry- to mid-level manufacturing employment.
The Dana Center has been a main collaborator with TPSE Math, widely considered the most influential force in postsecondary mathematics education reform. Dana Center Executive Director, Uri Treisman, is a member of TPSE’s Board of Governors and our Manager for Professional Learning, Paula Talley, serves on the Teaching and Learning MAG Committee.
In the last two years, the Dana Center supported the design and facilitation of three TPSE Math convenings of over 200 influential mathematics chairmen and directors of undergraduate mathematics education. These convenings focused on implementing the new math pathways at scale. Senior officers of the National Science Foundation, NSA, and private philanthropies supporting mathematics improvement participated in all meetings. The Center has been formally added to both strategic-level planning and subsequent convening design for TPSE.
Mathematical Association of America
Dana Center staff serve on committees for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Jeremy Martin serves on their Articulation and Placement committee. Frank Savina serves on the Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years (CRAFTY) committee. The Dana Center regularly organizes workshops, panels, and themed contributed paper sessions at MAA sponsored meetings. The MAA also collaborates with the Center on our Math for Nurses and Scaling Pedagogical Change initiatives.
Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences
The Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences, representing the 17 major professional organizations of mathematicians and mathematics educators, joined the Dana Center in support of our Launch Years initiative. The Center will provide technical support for the work of 15-20 state teams in 2019-20 to develop, test and revise new mathematical pathways in high schools designed to link to those implemented in colleges and universities.
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