ISMAA Project NExT Program

 Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program of the MAA, with major funding provided by the Exxon Education Foundation, and additional funding from several other sources. This program is designed to support new college faculty in their teaching, scholarly, and professional activities and to help these new faculty members to get involved in the mathematical community beyond their own institutions. The success of Project NExT on the national level has prompted a number of MAA sections to organize their own local versions of this program.

The Tenth Annual ISMAA Project NExT Program will be held in conjunction with the ISMAA annual meeting at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, April 7, 2011 - April 9, 2011. Up to nine 2011 ISMAA Project NExT Fellows will be selected. Anyone within their first four years of teaching mathematics (after finishing a master's or doctoral degree) at any two or four-year college or university in Illinois is eligible, as well as any graduate students at universities in Illinois who are completing their PhD this year and have a position in Illinois for the 2011-2012 academic year. 2011 ISMAA Project NExT Fellows' meeting registration, pre-conference workshop registration, opening banquet fees, and Friday and Saturday lunches at the annual meeting will be paid for by the ISMAA Project NExT for the 2011 and 2012 ISMAA Annual Meetings. The 2011 Program will begin on the morning (8:45 – 11:45 AM) of Friday, April 8, 2011 with Dr. Robin Blankenship, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Morehead State University, who will be presenting An Inclination to Find the Height and Totally Tubular: Inquiry- and Discovery-based Collaborative Investigations of Geometry and Measurement.

The workshop is followed by an opening lunch during which new ISMAA NExT fellows will have an opportunity to get to know one another as well as other sectional Fellows and national NExT Fellows. The ISMAA Project NExT program will conclude on the afternoon of Saturday, April 9, 2011, following the closing address of the ISMAA meeting. After a brief box lunch, the group will reconvene for a session devoted to the role of technology in teaching mathematics. This year we will match new ISMAA NExT Fellows with a Mentor at the meeting. It is expected that each Mentor-Fellow pair will continue to communicate about professional development issues throughout the following academic year. 

Application materials for 2011 ISMAA Project NExT Fellows can be accessed via the links below. For further information, please contact the Director for the ISMAA Project NExT Program: 

2011 ISMAA Project NExT Application (MS Word)
2011 ISMAA Project NExT Application (pdf) 

Timothy McMurry
Department of Mathematical Sciences
DePaul University
2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
PHONE: (773) 325-1340
FAX: (773) 325-7807 

The registration deadline for the 2011 ISMAA Project NExT Fellows is March 14, 2011.