The Illinois Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation continues to impact a number of areas in the realm of teacher preparation. In light of this, several actions related to teacher preparation will be in effect for the 2021 spring semester. For a summary of these changes, see the 2021 ISBE Teacher Preparation Standards page.
February 6, 2021
"The AMS and MAA have agreed that the 1998 agreement [to manage the Joint Mathematics Meetings] no longer meets the needs of either organization and will end following the Joint Mathematics Meetings in 2021". See "Meeting the Future" and "MAA and the Joint Mathematics Meetings" for more information.
October 12, 2018
M. Vali Siadat of Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, has been named the winner of the 2019 American Mathematical Society Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. Details can be found in the Notices, May 2019.
May 13, 2019
National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP) supports the participation of mathematics undergraduates from underrepresented groups in focused and challenging research experiences to increase their interest in advanced degrees and careers in mathematics. Proposals should be submitted by university faculty who would like to hold an REU at their campus. The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2018.
September 27, 2018
PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. University faculty will hold a semester-long course in the spring that challenges students to solve an industrial problem presented by an industrial partner; faculty receive training the summer before facilitating their course. Proposals should be submitted by university faculty who would like to hold a PIC Math course at their campus. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2019.
September 27, 2018
Early career faculty in mathematics are encouraged to apply for MAA Project NExT, the premiere professional development program in our community. The program addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and participating in professional activities. It also provides participants with a network of peers and mentors to jump-start their careers. Staring this year, deadlines are different for applicants in different situations. Those already in full-time teaching positions who will be sponsored by their institution should apply by October 15. Those accepting positions that start in 2019 should apply by April 15th. See projectnext.maa.org for more information and the application.
September 10, 2018
The AMS Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research recognizes a mathematician from a department that does not grant a Ph.D. who has an active research program in mathematics and a distinguished record of scholarship. The primary criterion for the prize is an active research program as evidenced by a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.
Additional selection criteria may include the following:
- Evidence of a robust research program involving undergraduate students in mathematics;
- Demonstrated success in mentoring undergraduates whose work leads to peer reviewed publication, poster presentations, or conference presentations;
- Membership in the AMS at the time of nomination and receipt of the award is preferred but not required.
Information about this prize, including a link to the nomination form, can be found at Dolciani Prize.
If you have colleagues who are good candidates for the Dolciani Prize, please nominate them. The AMS particularly encourages nominations that reflect the diversity of our profession.
April 16, 2018