Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program of the MAA. 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 some MAA sections, including the Illinois section, to organize their own local versions of this program, called Section NExT.
The annual ISMAA Section NExT Program will be held in conjunction with the ISMAA Annual Meeting, this year held at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on March 31 - April 1, 2023. 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 upcoming academic year. Newly selected ISMAA Section NExT Fellows will have their meeting registration, pre-conference workshop registration, banquet fees, and Friday lunch paid for by the ISMAA for the 2023 and 2024 ISMAA Annual Meetings.
The Section NExT Program will begin on Friday morning (March 31, 2023), with the pre-conference workshop. This year's workshop "Metacognition" will be led by Manda Riehl from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. 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 Section NExT Fellows and national NExT Fellows. The ISMAA Section NExT program will conclude on the morning of Saturday, April 1, 2023, preceding the closing address of the ISMAA meeting. The topic for the Saturday morning round table discussion will be determined by interest of the Fellows.
Please send your application to Emily Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org Application materials for ISMAA Section NExT Fellows can be accessed via the links below.
Section NExT Application (MS Word)
ISMAA Section NExT Application (pdf)
For further information, please contact the Coordinator for the ISMAA Section NExT Program:
Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
The application deadline for the 2023 ISMAA Section NExT Fellows is March 10, 2023.