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Spring 2018 - Section Representative's Report

This is a brief summary of items discussed at the 2018 MAA Congress meeting in San Diego, CA on January 9, 2018. Portions of this report may come directly from MAA Congress meeting agenda, a draft of minutes from this meeting, or the MAA website.

The meeting began with leadership reports from senior directors and council chairs.  There was considerable discussion about the proposed MAA Core Values.  A small group of representatives will take the feedback and edit the core values and forward them to the Board of Directors.  There was discussion about the future MAA Congress meetings.  In order to cut expenses Congress meetings may be shortened and/or some business may be handled electronically or through live streaming meetings.  The roles and tasks of section representatives were discussed. 


Mathfest 2018  This year’s Mathfest will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel August 1-4.  More information on Mathfest can be found at

Ten percent of US institutions are department members of MAA.  The MAA would like to increase this number.  Institutional memberships include an unlimited number of student memberships.

The US is hosting the International Mathematical Olympiad in Washington, DC, in 2021.

The MAA’s Career Resource Center can be found at

The MAA would like more nominations for prizes and awards.  Please consider nominating someone.  Send prize and award nominations to  More information is available on the Council on Prizes and Awards page (under membership community) at

A free, electronic version of the Committee on Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics Instructional Practices Guide is available on the MAA website.

Publications partnerships:  Taylor & Francis Group will publish MAA journals and magazines (other than Convergence, Focus, and MAA Notes).  Books from MAA Press will be published by the AMS Book Program.  MAA members will receive 25% discount on MAA press books through the AMS bookstore.

Submitted by Krystina Leganza,
Section Representative of the Indiana Section of the MAA

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