Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America
General Information for Texas Section Project NExT Fellows
Project NExT is a program sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which was initiated with a grant from the Exxon Education Foundation, for new and recent graduates with doctorates in the mathematical sciences who are interested in improving the teaching and understanding of undergraduate mathematics. At the national level, Project NExT provides workshops and a faculty network to share ideas and concepts in teaching and assessing college students. The Texas Section of the MAA offers Project NExT regional workshops and a special retreat during the fall semester. Faculty in their first four years of full time teaching at the college/university level are invited to apply to become Texas Section Project NExT Fellows. Fellows will participate in sessions specifically designed for them during the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference to be held at Stephen F. Austin State University on October 17th and 18th 2014, and at the MAA Section Meeting in San Antonio on April 9 –11, 2015.
The following is a brief list of topics presented/discussed at some of our meetings:
· Using Inquiry-Based Learning Teaching Techniques
· "Making Math Fun"
· Undergraduate Research
· Making connections in teaching
· What is expected from a new faculty member?
· Faculty member as teacher and scholar
· Keeping active in research during the early years of teaching
· Alternative methods of teaching and assessment
· Use of technology in the classroom
· Workshops on successful grant writing
· Placement testing
· Distance learning
· Resources for undergraduate research
Fellows will participate in sessions specifically designed for them during the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference to be held at Stephen F. Austin State University on October 17th and 18th 2014, and at the MAA Section Meeting in April 2014 to be held in San Antonio. Funding for registration, meals (while at the conference), and double occupancy accommodations while at the meetings will be provided by a generous contribution from the Texas Section. Additionally, up to $100 per meeting in travel expenses will be supported. Your institution is asked to cover the remaining travel expenses for getting to and from the meetings. For each Fellow, this funding is for two years.
To Apply: Fill out the online application form and send a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a current curriculum vitae to one of the organizers below (electronic submissions are preferred):