The Academy of Inquiry Based Learning (AIBL) is an association of professors, instructors, teachers, and non-teaching supporters (such as retired professors or teachers having IBL experience, administrators, foundation personnel).  AIBL's mission is to improve Mathematics Education.  To achieve our mission, we primarily focus on improving undergraduate math education, by training and supporting math instructors to implement active, student-centered methods of instruction.  Our strategies include providing a mentoring network, access to IBL course materials, visiting speakers, and small grants.  

IBL is the premier active, student-centered method of teaching at the college level, and instructors are encouraged to use some or all of the available IBL methods.  Instructors and professors of all levels of experience are welcome to participate in AIBL activities.  Whether you are a new or experienced IBL instructor, AIBL is here to help you transform your courses!

Stan Yoshinobu, AIBL Director
Department of Mathematics, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Send Email

Angie Hodge, AIBL Co-Director
Department of Mathematics, Northern Arizona University

Dana Ernst, Special Projects Coordinator
Department of Mathematics, Northern Arizona University

Patrick Rault, Special Projects Coordinator for IBL Consortia
Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona South


Email Discussion Group

The AIBL community has been using email distribution lists to foster discussion and collaboration among its members. If you would like to join one or more of the following groups OR if you would like to start a discussion group in your region, please send an email to Stan Yoshinobu.

Current Discussion Groups:

  • AIBL General Discussion
  • AIBL Texas Region Discussion
  • AIBL Midwest Discussion
  • IBL Workshop discussion groups for past workshops, including 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Limited to IBL workshop attendees and staff
  • Upstate New York IBL Consortium
  • SoCal AIBl Discussion

Mentoring Program

New or beginning users of IBL are encouraged to work with a mentor. Experienced mentors are available to help via AIBL. 

The purpose of the Mentoring Program is to provide advice, support, and encouragement to those interested in using the IBL in their teaching. Individuals who request assistance are paired with mentors who are experienced practitioners of IBL. Typically, mentoring is conducted by email. Group email mentoring is also possible, and several groups have been formed around specific topics or cohorts of workshop groups. At this time, we are restricting requests to mathematics instructors at 2-year and 4-year institutions. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we will have the resources to handle requests at all levels. 

If you'd like a mentor, please complete the form below.

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