Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a
professional development program for new college-level faculty
interested in "improving the teaching and learning of undergraduate
mathematics." The national program was instituted in 1994 and
provides workshops and an electronic network for its members. (More
information on the national program can be found on the Project NExT web
or in the article that appeared in the February, 1999 AMS Notices.) The
PNW Project NExT is an extension of the national program to the
sectional level. PNW NExT Fellows will meet once a year to discuss
topics related to teaching as well as other issues of importance to
beginning faculty. During the year, PNW NExT members will communicate
via an electronic discussion group. In addition, there may be an
opportunity for section fellows to participate in the national program.
(For more information on the PNW NExT section visit http://www.math.umt.edu/pnwnext
and for general information on Section NExT's see http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/~glarose/pnext/sections/.)
Eligibility: The PNW NExT program is designed for new
mathematics faculty who have an interest in teaching. Applicants meeting
the following criteria are encouraged to apply.
- possess an interest in teaching mathematics,
- have a Masters or Doctoral degree in a mathematical science,
- hold a position at a post-secondary institution and be a
non-tenured full-time faculty member,
- have either obtained a terminal degree within the last four years
or are in the first four years of full-time college teaching,
- are available to attend the PNW NExT meetings for the next two
years. (June 20 -22, 2002 at Portland State University, Portland, OR
and June, 2003 at Whitman Collge, Walla Walla, WA.)
Program: Workshops for PNW NExT Fellows will be scheduled
in conjunction with the joint AMS - MAA regional meeting. During the
year PNW Fellows and Consultants will be linked together by an
electronic network on which discussions can continue. Fellows are
expected to participate in the PNW NExT meeting the following year and
to interact with the new group of Fellows.
Support: Funding for lodging and registration for the
first meeting will be provided. Institutions employing Fellows are
expected to provide financial assistance for all other expenses
associated with the two meetings. The level of this support should be
addressed in the chair's letter.
Application Procedures: Applications should include the
brief teaching and scholarly activity statements, a vita, and a letter
of support from one's chair (or other supervisor). The deadline for
applications is May 20, 2002. Send two copies of the application packet
to the address below.
Questions: Inquires can be sent by postal mail (address
below) or electronic mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-0864