Why We Are Here
CMC3 as an organization is committed to engaging in anti-racist
practices, and engaging in discourse to address systemic issues of racism
and exclusion in STEM education. We continue to dedicate ourselves to the
empowerment of marginalized mathematics students from Northern California
Community Colleges. CMC3 has been doing so since 1972, although
the beginnings of CMC3 date to 1968. Officially the birthdate of
CMC3 is 1973.If you are curious about the origins of
CMC3 please view the
history of CMC3.
CMC3 is very lucky that the founders of our organization
recorded the history/origins of it.
Newly Proposed Legislation!
We've all experienced the great changes to community college math
education forced upon faculty by the passage of AB705. This year another
bill has been proposed,
This bill takes another step in a direction that many math faculty feel is the
wrong one. This bill will leave no path into STEM careers for those that
didn't complete high school.
The high school graduation requirement in CA is Algebra I. Algebra II or
its equivalent contains skills necessary to be successful in college level
math and other stem courses. Some school districts do go above the state
minimum and require Algebra II for graduation. However many high schools,
particularly in less affluent areas, do not go beyond the state minimum.
CMC3 has engaged in a great deal of conversation and debate about
the content of this proposed legislation, and had prepared the following
position paper on this legislation, which is available in
Word format as well as
UPDATE: AMATYC (The American Mathematical Association of Two
Year Colleges) has issued letters that it has sent to
State Chancellor Eloy Oakley,
the author of AB1705.
It is again that time of year when the foundation is taking
2022 Spring Conference
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic the in-person
2022 Spring Conference,
normally held in South Lake Tahoe, will once again be instead a remote
2022 Fall Conference
CMC3's 2022 Fall Conference,
our 50th (wow, our 50th!) will return to Monterey
and be face-to-face.
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Why Support CMC3?
CMC3 was founded in 1972 to provide a forum through
which community college mathematics faculty in Northern and Central California
can express themselves professionally at the local, state, and national level,
as well as to support mathematical activity by students and faculty.
CMC3 works to improve the quality of mathematics
education in California and better prepare students for the future in which
they'll find themselves, one they not likely have expected.
The methods by which it does so include holding
Fall and Spring conferences,
funding scholarships through its foundation, and working with partners
to help the legislature and the Chancellor’s Office make the right
decisions on how to best serve students.
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