Awards of MAA - Kansas Section


KSMAA Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics

Congratulations to Sarah Cook, winner of the 2017 KSMAA Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics!!!

picture of Prof. Sarah Cook

In 1991 the Mathematical Association of America instituted Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in order to honor college or university teachers who have been widely recognized as extraordinarily successful. Each year, every Section of the MAA is invited to select a college or university teacher to be honored with a Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. The procedure is left up to each individual section. See below for the link to the current call for nominations for the Kansas Section, along with a link to the Nomination Form as a Word Document. An awards committee chooses from among the nominations and the winner of the KSMAA Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics is announced at a special ceremony at the Spring meeting of the section, and the recipient is presented with a certificate from the MAA. The winner is then eligible to be the KSMAA nominee for the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics .

Call for Nominations and Guidelines for 2018 KSMAA Teaching Award

Deadline February 1, 2018
Nomination Form as a Word Document


KSMAA Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics Winners (Incomplete List)



Congratulations to Professor Andrew Bennett of K-State, who was a 2014 recipient of the prestigious
Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics
!!!

picture of Prof. Bennett receiving Haimo award


The Mathematical Association of America's Certificate for Meritorious Service

At its August meeting in 1983, the MAA Board of Governors voted to establish a Certificate for Meritorious Service to be presented at the National level or for service to a Section of the Association. The first such awards were presented at the August 1984 meeting.

The process of awarding the Certificate for Meritorious Service occurs essentially at the Section level. Each Section is entitled and encouraged to nominate one person for the award every five years. For this purpose, the Sections of the Association are separated into five groups, with one group of Sections making their nominations to the Board each year on a rotating basis. Previous winners of the Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics are not eligible for the Certificate. The Certificate may be issued posthumously.

In each Section, a committee of at least three members should be appointed to select a single candidate for the award. The committee's choice should then be communicated to the Section Governor, who will present the name of this nominee to the Board of Governors at the appropriate meeting. The nominating committee should provide to the Section Governor a brief summary indicating the reasons for the selection of the nominee. In presenting the nominee to the Board of Governors, the Section Governor should include the citation summarizing the MAA service contributions of the nominee.

Past KSMAA Meritorious Service Award Winners



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Last update: October 12, 2017

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