Scholarly Leaders Originating as Practicing Educators in Two-Year College Mathematics (Project SLOPE)

This project will address the research gap surrounding two-year college mathematics faculty SoTL research by first conducting a critical analysis and synthesis of existing programming and the literature base that focuses on the intersection of SoTL, two-year college faculty research, and mathematics education research in postsecondary contexts. Central to this inquiry will be an examination of the relationship between faculty researcher needs and the structures of two-year colleges. Following this needs, barriers, and opportunities analysis, the results will be used to develop and implement a pilot national program initiative to engage two-year college mathematics faculty in SoTL research.

The pilot program will be a fifteen-month comprehensive faculty association with the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges that provides training in SoTL, as well as support in undertaking this scholarship and in navigating the structures of two-year colleges that might pose challenges to engaging in SoTL. In this pilot program, six two-year college mathematics faculty will implement a SoTL project in their classroom and plan for the dissemination of the results. The pilot will be evaluated to refine its design to meet the needs of participants and to allow for future expansion of the program and related programs.

  • Focus: Two Year College Mathematics Faculty
  • Funder: National Science Foundation
  • Team: Megan Breit-Goodwin (Principal Investigator) Kathleen Quardokus Fisher (Co-Principal Investigator) Ann Sitomer (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Contact:Kathleen Quardokus Fisher