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March 24 & 25, 2018


Program and Agenda

Saturday March 24, 2018

Bridging the Experience Gap

9:00am Welcoming remarks in Ford Hall, room 240.

9:15am - 12noon   Presentations of different approaches to meeting students' quantitative experiences and backgrounds:

12noon - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 - 4:15pm Designing bridges
A workshop aimed to investigate various ways that instructors, staff, programs, departments, and/or institutions can work to bridge the experience gap that presents as math-preparedness issues.

4:15 - 4:30pm Announcements

Sunday March 25, 2018

What do our tutors need and how do we provide it?

9 - 10:15am Tutoring QR or tutoring for QR courses? Time to change the narrative.
Ben Smith, Director, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center at Hamilton College and
Justine Chasmar, Director, Quantitative Reasoning Center and Assistant Professor Center for Data, Mathematics, and Computational Sciences at Goucher College.

10:30-12noon MaGE Training for Inclusive and Effective Peer Mentorship.
Heather Pon-Barry, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Mount Holyoke College
Audrey St John, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Mount Holyoke College

12noon - 1:30pm QMaSC Open Meeting
Directors of Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers (QMaSC) will have an open meeting over lunch followed by closing remarks.



What to Expect

Staff and Contact Us

Mission and Name


Workshops and Review

Spinelli Ctr Courses

Calculus at Smith

Online Resources


Math Success at Smith


ONEXSS at Smith


For Tutors




The resources from the conference are available <<link coming soon>>


A block of rooms at the Rodeway Inn (previously Comfort Inn) at 237 Russell Street in Hadley, MA will be available. They are giving us a special rate of $99/night for a standard room (either 1 king or 2 queen beds). For reservations please call the hotel directly at 413-584-9816 and request the NECQL group block before March 2, 2018. The Rodeway Inn features:

  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Hair Dryer, Iron/Board and Coffee Maker
  • Cable TV 

  • Hampton Inn in Hadley, MA has a few rooms available. They can give AAA members a discount on their $129/night rate for a standard room (either 1 king or 2 queen beds). Please make your reservations by calling 413-586-4851.


    Click the name for directions to Smith College or directions to the Rodeway Inn or to the Hampton Inn.

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