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The second annual Innovative Practices in Developmental Mathematics Conference at LaGuardia Community College is soliciting proposals related to topics in developmental mathematics. The conference will be held on March 31,2017 at LaGuardia Community College located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. The theme of this year’s conference will be: engaging college communities in guiding students from placement to completion. Presentations may be from across the wide spectrum of developmental mathematics education; however preference will be given to the following areas:

  • What are the successes and challenges of alternative instruction with regard to student retention and graduation rates at your college?
  • What strategies did you develop for more coherent student experience—from testing to registration and completion?
  • What are the challenges of developmental mathematics from a student perspective?
  • What strategies did you employ in developmental mathematics course sequencing; what issues did you face? What remediation is appropriate for a particular major?
  • What mechanisms/instructional support is your college implementing in order to support students after exiting remedial mathematics?
  • How can supplemental instruction and peer tutoring help students across all levels of remedial mathematics?
  • Follow up on presentations made at last year’s conference?

The deadline for proposal submission is February 15th, 2017 and the submission can be done online. The authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 1st, 2017. Proceedings of all accepted papers will be available at the conference.