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The Third Annual Innovative Practices in Developmental Mathematics Conference at LaGuardia Community College is soliciting proposals related to topics of co-requisite models in developmental mathematics, diversity and equity, and how to close the achievement gap. The conference will kick off in the afternoon of March 22 with a keynote speaker at LaGuardia Community College—in western Queens— located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. The contributed and invited talks, as well as a second keynoter speaker will fill most of the second day on March 23, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference will be: closing the achievement gap, and how to achieve equity in completion. Presentations may be from across the wide spectrum of developmental mathematics education such as:

  • How do institutional policies in terms of placement and exit impact the achievement gap?
  • How is institutional support essential to achieving equity?
  • What are some non-traditional math pathways for non-STEM students?
  • Can quantitative reasoning/big data serve as an alternative to algebra for non-STEM students?
  • What remediation is appropriate for a particular major?
  • What strategies did you employ in accelerating developmental mathematics course sequencing; what issues did you face?
  • What mechanisms/instructional support is your college implementing in order to support students after exiting remedial mathematics?

The deadline for proposal and/or abstract submission is September 15th, 2017. Submission can be made online. . If you wish to publish your work as conference proceedings, please complete all paper submission by October 31, 2017. Successful authors will be notified by December 30, 2017. Proceedings of all accepted papers will be available at the conference.