Community, Collaboration, and Climate

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 1174

Event Price: 


Event Contact: 

Professor Jo Hardin 

Pomona College 

Professor of Mathematics & Statistics 

  • Department Seminar

Struggling with the lack of success in attracting students from underrepresented groups into the mathematics major, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Pomona College slowly moved away from a deficit model (e.g., lack of preparation among students) to focusing on the experiences of all of the students in the department. I will discuss the successes and challenges of a few of our concrete cohort programs as well as the role of collaboration, community, and climate in expanding access to educational opportunities in statistics, data science, and the mathematical sciences more broadly.  Additionally, I will provide specific ideas and strategies for making the classroom accessible and engaged.