2020 Burton W Jones Award Call for Nominations
What is the Award?
In 1991, the Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association of America established Section Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics to recognize extraordinarily successful teachers of mathematics at the post-secondary level. The Rocky Mountain Section Award is named in honor of Burton W. Jones, a lifelong advocate of excellence in teaching and strong supporter of the MAA. More about BW Jones
Each year, a four-member Award Selection Committee chooses an award recipient from nominations made by the section membership. Recipients are outstanding teachers who foster student excitement about mathematics; simply being nominated is an honor. Nominees and their nominators receive complimentary meeting registration at the Section Meeting (including banquet fees for awardee and awardee's nominator). All nominators also receive a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their efforts to promote excellence in teaching.
The awardee is honored with a certificate and an honorarium of $100ϵ = $271.82 at that year's Section Meeting, and is invited to deliver the opening lecture at the following year's Section Meeting. This individual also serves a one-year term on the Award Selection Committee and becomes the Section Nominee for the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics There will be at most three national recipients, each of whom will be honored at the national MAA meeting in January 2021 and receive a $1,000 check and a certificate.
Anyone is entitled to make a nomination, but nominations from chairs in departments of mathematical sciences are especially solicited. Self-nomination is not permitted. A previous nominee for this award who did not become a section awardee may be nominated again.
Who can nominate?Any member of the Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA may nominate any other member of the Section. Self nomination is not permitted.
Who is eligible for the Award?The nominee must:
What are the selection criteria?The nominee should:
What is the nomination process?
A nomination form is available online as an editable document in
odt , or
It can be downloaded, edited and emailed; or it can be
printed and filled in manually, and the paper document
sent by ground mail.
The form should be addressed to the
Section Awards Coordinator.
For complete details on the nomination packet, please follow the directions provided on page 2 of the Haimo Nomination Form. The nominator should compile a complete dossier before submitting materials! Materials should be double spaced in 12 point or larger type size. Electronic submission is encouraged.