Join Louisiana/Mississippi Section NExT!

Designed for new college and university faculty holding a masters or doctorate in the mathematical sciences, Section NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a two year professional development program that addresses the full range of faculty responsibilities including teaching, scholarly activities, and service.

Information on this page has been liberally borrowed from the Southern California Section of the MAA.

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 Our Goals

The goals for the LA/MS Section NExT are: 
  • To create a venue at our MAA Section Meetings and via email in which the needs and concerns of new faculty can be openly discussed with a regional network of mathematicians.
  • To inform participants about current trends and innovations in undergraduate education.
  • To establish collaboration and interaction between people from the many different kinds of institutions in our section, including private colleges, state universities, liberal arts colleges and community colleges. 
  • To encourage the participation of new faculty and their students in the activities of the LA/MS Section of the MAA.
  • To match participants with mentors from similar institutions.
  • To encourage participating mathematicians to get involved in the preparation of future teachers. 

Our Activities

LA/MS Section NExT fellows participate in a special program at the annual meeting of the Louisiana/Mississippi Section of the MAA. 

  • Typical Program
    • Friday - Section NExT Fellows Program
      • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Welcome to the MAA!” panel and discussion
      • 10:00 - 10:0 a.m. Section NExT Invited Speaker
      • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Section NExT Panel
    • Saturday
      • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Distinguished Teaching Address - Last years Award Winner


Join Us!

We will accept applications from

  1. faculty who are within the first three years of beginning full-time employment with teaching responsibilities at the college or university level, and
  2. graduate students who will complete their masters or doctorate within one year of application submission. 

The application consists of a short personal statement and a letter of support from the department chair. 

A Section NExT fellow will be required to attend the spring section meeting.  At this meeting, there will be special activities for the Section NExT fellows. 

National NExT fellows are encouraged to participate in the Section NExT activities! 

Applications for the upcoming meeting are being accepted.   Please be certain to abide by the deadline for Applications.


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Please address questions to any of the organizers of the Louisiana/Mississippi Section NExT Program...  Committee Membership List