SEQuEL 2017 - January 12, 2017 - Call for Presenters

The second annual Southeastern-Massachusetts Quantitative Engagement and Literacy (SEQuEL) Conference will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Bridgewater State University. This year’s theme is “Building Strengths, Tackling Anxieties,” focusing on increasing students’ confidence in quantitative reasoning while addressing fears about using mathematical concepts in service of their analyses. We welcome presentations across a range of quantitative literacy content, as well as workshops and roundtables that center around the themes of the conference.

Presentations on the following areas are especially encouraged. However, the conference is geared broadly toward sharing information about improving quantitative literacy among students -- so we welcome proposals that deal with quantitative reasoning and literacy in any way.

* Best practices/strategies for addressing anxiety, improving confidence, or increasing abilities surrounding quantitative reasoning -- through course assignments, program (i.e., major- or college/school-level) curricular changes, etc. These sessions do not need to be based in research on quantitative skills pedagogy (though such research is also welcomed), but may instead be informed by practitioner experiences in the classroom or administrative positions
* Best practices/strategies for including quantitative reasoning in the classroom;; interdisciplinary approaches to encouraging students to analyze and interpret quantitative information
* Research addressing student or instructor anxiety surrounding the application of mathematical skills to quantitative reasoning
* Panel sessions (inter/intra-disciplinary) that feature instructors, students, and/or administrators discussing various aspects of quantitative skill development in higher education

You may access the program from last year's SEQuEL meeting at http://quacprogram.com/sequel/2016.html .

Proposals are invited for 45- or 60-minute PRESENTATIONS, or 45-minute INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS. The meeting will also invite participants to engage in an "unconference"-style round table in the afternoon.


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