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Past NNN Annual Meetings: Summary


Past Events: Details

2015 Annual Meeting

The NNN meeting was held in conjunction with the AACU’s Crossing Boundaries - Transforming STEM Education conference held November 12-14 in Seattle, WA.  NNN hosted a workshop and a conference session.

Workshop 3: Quantitative Reasoning Supporting STEM Success: Changing your Campus Culture and Curriculum

Participants will be introduced to Quantitative Reasoning (QR) and discuss the creation of QR centers and curriculum to support STEM students and faculty. The algebra dominated curriculum of developmental math is being questioned and QR courses and programs are replacing it. Workshop leaders will discuss creating and running a QR program that scaffolds STEM curriculum and changes the campus culture toward meaningful engagement with mathematics. Participants will engage in concrete QR activities.

Eric Gaze, Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program—Bowdoin College, and President—National Numeracy Network; and Margot Black, Director of the Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center—Lewis & Clark College


CS 22: Quantitative Reasoning for Higher Education: What does the Research Say?

Participants will be introduced to the National Numeracy Network (NNN) and the collective research related to Quantitative Reasoning (QR) found in their journal, Numeracy: The National Numeracy Network (NNN) offers its members a network of individuals, institutions and corporations united by the common goal of quantitative literacy for all citizens. Through national meetings, faculty workshops, research initiatives, and information sharing, the NNN aims to strengthen the capacity of our country in the quantitative areas of business, industry, education, and research across all disciplines. The Network envisions a society in which all citizens possess the power and habit of mind to search out quantitative information, critique it, reflect upon it, and apply it in their public, personal and professional lives. The National Numeracy Network promotes education that integrates quantitative skills across all disciplines and at all levels. To this end the Network supports faculty development, curriculum design, assessment strategies, education research and systemic change. Two NSF supported research projects related to assessment of QR will be shared, with results related to STEM education.

Eric Gaze, Director of the QR Program—Bowdoin College Center for Learning and Teaching and President—National Numeracy Network; and Kate Follette, Postdoctoral Scholar, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology— Stanford University
2014 Annual Meeting  2014-Details

The 2014 Annual Meeting was on Oct 10th -11th held in Northfield, MN, graciously hosted by Carleton College as part of the celebration of QuIRK's 10-year anniversary.

The annual meeting included four workshops, two plenaries, and ample opportunities for collaboration and discussion via a hybrid conference-unconference approach.

Coinciding with our annual meeting, there was also an AALAC (Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges) funded workshop called "Enhancing Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum".

Show Tentative Brief Meeting Schedule

Slides for the meeting can be found here.


2013 Annual Meeting

The 2013 Annual Meeting was held in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with Project Kaleidoscope of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.   More information about the meeting can be found here

Next Generation STEM Learning: Investigate, Innovate, Inspire

November 8-10, 2012, Kansas City, MO

The NNN partnered with Project Kaleidoscope and the Association of American College and Universities for this conference on pedagogy in STEM, including quantitative literacy. Check out the conference website for details.  [Broken link: ]

2012 Annual Meeting  Details      2012 Details

October 12-14, New York City
This year's conference drew over 100 NNN members to explore the worlds of journalism, finance, business, and citizenship. The conference opened on Friday night with a dinner at Lehman College in the Bronx. Andy Serwer, Managing Editor of Fortune Magazine, delivered the keynote address at the dinner. The conference continued on Saturday at CUNY's Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan with 32 concurrent sessions offered throughout the day: 28 half-hour presentations and 4 longer panels.

For more details about the meeting, see Annual Meeting 2012 Press Release (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 18kB Oct25 12).

Powerpoint slides from the meeting are available here: QL at Work: Navigating the Worlds of Journalism, Finance, Business, and Citizenship


2011 Annual Meeting

October 14-16, Asheville, NC
The 2011 NNN conference and board meeting was held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in conjunction with the Appalachian College Association (ACA) Summit. NNN President Emeritus Bernie Madison delivered the Summit's plenary address. Several others from the NNN's board and membership presented in
conference talks (Microsoft Word 49kB Sep7 11) on quantitative literacy on Friday and Saturday. The NNN's Annual Board Meeting was held Sunday morning.

2010 Annual Meeting

October 8-10, Carleton College
The Board Meeting immediately proceeded the
2010 QuIRK-PKAL Workshop

2009 Annual Meeting

May 1-2, University of Washington, Bothell

NSF Projects Supporting QL Education Workshop

April 30-May 1, University of Washington, Bothell prior to the 2009 NNN Annual Meeting


2008 Annual Meeting

May 15-17, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH


MAA's MathFest

July 31-August 2, 2008, Madison, WI

Panels on Quantitative Reasoning include:

  • The Role of QL Centers in Supporting Students and Faculty, July 31, 9 a.m.
  • Math Matters: Numerate Approaches to Everyday Issues, August 2, 9 a.m.


2008 QR Assessment Workshop

October 10-12, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Workshop jointly sponsored by Project Kaleidoscope and Carletons's QuIRK Initiative


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