Postbaccalaureate and bridge programs in mathematics
October 5 to October 6, 2020
American Institute of Mathematics,
San Jose, California
and Eric Zaslow
This workshop will be devoted to establishing
best practices for creating and running postbaccalaureate programs in
mathematics. Postbaccalaureate programs provide a pathway to graduate school for
students who have promise and potential but have not been adequately prepared by
their undergraduate institutions or have had a break in education due to
military service, child rearing, or similar life event. Postbaccalaureate
programs are typically year-long programs, where students can build the
foundation for a successful graduate career.
The main topics for the workshop are:
The workshop will be a forum for existing and potential postbac program leaders
to discuss their stories and figure out what works and what does not -- and
why. Certain structures that work in one setting may not be optimal in another.
- Structure of the program: timeline, components, curriculum
- How to work with university administration
- Securing funding
- The application process
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.