Tentative Agenda for IMPAC Meeting
Date: April 30, 2005
revised : 4 -20-05
Radisson Hotel-LAX, 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

9:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m.        Breakfast Reception
9:45 a.m.     Statewide Initiatives and Status of IMPAC,
Ballroom ABCD
     -10:45         Kate Clark, CCC Chair, ICAS Chair
                        Cliff Brunk, UC Chair
                        David McNeil, CSU Chair

11:00 a.m.       Discipline Group Discussions
1:00 p.m.  -1:45     Lunch

1:50 p.m.         Discipline Discussions:  During this time, discipline groups may elect to meet with one or more related groups of discipline faculty to pose questions or pursue similar concerns, or discipline groups may continue to discuss among themselves matters raised in the morning session
4:00 p.m.         Adjournment

Main Topics for Discussion at Math Session:

I. Mathematics Community
II. Math Courses

1       Preliminaries.
1.1     Introductions
1.2     Background
1.2.1 Review of the 2003-2004 Annual Report  Recommendations
1.1.2    Related Agenda  and Information    CAN Developments    ASSIST Developments    UC: Transfer Major Preparation    CSU:  
Proposal for Lower Division Transfer Patterns (LDTP) in Mathematics. LDTP Report (in Progress)    Integrated Math Secondary Credential Programs [Information only]    Liberal Studies Mathematics Courses     The memos [Information only.]
1.1.3    Mathematics Community Related Recommendations
1.1.4    Course Related Recommendations
1.1.5    Afternoon Agenda: .Business? related agenda + Continuation of morning discussions
1.1.6     Opportunity to add to revise agenda plan before we proceed. Requests: What other departments would like from the mathematics at the CC's.[Business?]
Are there departments we would like to meet?

2    Mathematics Community Improvement Recommendations
2.1    Break down into groups: Make lists of suggestions. Grouped by interest-
2.1.1    Organizational Recommendations. What is happening? What more should be done?
2.1.2    University and College Recommendations.What is happening? What more should be done?
2.1.3    Reports and general discussion of recommendations

2.2    Organizational Recommendations
2.2.1    The ASSIST Web Page Majors Beta Test Page: Suggestions to improve ASSIST resource.
2.2.2    The IMPAC Math Web Page

2.2.3    Models for Intersegmental Community Building:
Bruce Arnold: Report on San Diego Area Intersegmental Mathematics Articulation Conference (4-16-05 at UCSD) University Hubs and Inter-university cooperation.
Intersegmental Math Councils  [See Notes for IMC activities.] Math Day(s) for CC students sponsored by CMC^3, CMC^3-S with participation from CSU and UC departments encouraged. Northern California Undergraduate Mathematics Conference  (Sonoma State)
2.3    University and  College Recommendations
2.3.1    Rec. 1. Transfer Coordinators.
2.3.2    Rec. 2.
Transfer Web Page [See Notes for Transfer Web Page.]
2.3.3    Rec. 3. Keeping ASSIST Current.
2.3.4    Rec. 4  Course Information

3    Math Course Related Recommendations  
3.1    CAN DISorganization.
3.1.1    Brief  History of function and accomplishments of CAN CAN Course Descriptions for Mathematics:(.html version)  (.pdf version)
The current (11-7-04) descriptions of  mathematics courses that are part of the CAN system. Descriptions from September_2002(pdf only)
In September, 2002, a group of mathematicians proposed these revisions to the CAN descriptions. These revisions have not proceeded further.    Linear Algebra Recommendation    
3.1.2    What will replace CAN?  Needs and ways to respond to these needs.

3.3    Bridge Course Recommendations.
Report on Mathematics “Bridge” [proof] courses  for IMPAC.
By Cynthia Stubblebine, Chabot College 2-18-05 (pdf version).
3.3.2 Campuses that offer a bridge course in the Summer.
3.3.2 Report on Proposal(s)  for
lifornia Intersegmental Mathematics Bridge Summer Program(s)  (Flashman)

3.4    Service courses for education. (lower division/upper division)
    Courses designed for teacher preparation and “Liberal Studies”
3.5  Statistics Courses- with or without computer/calculator stat software.
3.6  Computer recommendations- specifics for mathematics and/or programming?
3.7  What criteria make calculus courses a prerequisite for discrete math?

4    New business!

4.1.1    Alternative locations? CMC3/MAA CA section meetings
4.2    E-mail communications/conference
4.3    Statewide IMPAC Math coordinating committee?

5    Notes for Transfer Web Page
5.1    Possible Information to include on a local transfer web page./catalog/ brochure
5.2    Department requirements
5.3    Department articulation agreements
5.4    Department recommendations
5.5    Department contacts
5.6    Take a look at this web page from Cal Poly SLO

6    Notes for Intersegmental Math Council Activities
6.1    Early advising from U faculty
6.2    U faculty visits to CC's
6.3    Math fair for CC / Pre majors- students- speakers from U's
6.4    Math clubs
6.5    Math competitions
6.6    Connections with MAA, AMATYC, CMC3, AMS?
6.7    Shared events- invitations
6.8    Special events for faculty
6.9    Involvement in changes

Northern California Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
When:                April 16, 2005
Where:         Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Who:         Undergraduates from Northern California (and their faculty sponsors)
What:         Participation and presentations on all areas of mathematics including applications to other disciplines.

The Sonoma State University Mathematics Department is inviting undergraduate mathematics students from Northern California to participate in an undergraduate mathematics conference. In this conference, undergraduates will have the opportunity to present and attend 15-minute talks about projects that they are working on. These projects could include undergraduate research projects, independent study projects, or any other independent work they are doing that goes beyond the standard course curriculum. The conference will conclude with an invited talk by Helen Moore tailored toward undergraduate math students.

Students from all years of study are encouraged to participate and give presentations on any area of mathematics, including applications to other disciplines. While we do hope that many students will give a talk, we welcome all students to attend, as well as all faculty.

CONFERENCE SUPPORT: The Northern California Undergraduate Mathematics Conference is partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is administered through the Mathematical Association of America (through DMS-0241090).