The Burton W. Jones Distinguished Teaching Award
Nominations for the 2021 Burton W. Jones Award are now being accepted! See the 2021 Call for Nominations.
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.
Burton W. Jones (1902–1983) was a lifelong advocate of excellence in teaching at all levels and a strong supporter of the MAA, its members and programs. In honor of his memory a motion passed at the 1998 Spring meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section to name the Distinguished Teaching Award for him.
Nominees and their nominators receive complimentary meeting registration at that year's section meeting (including banquet fees for the 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 at that year's Section Meeting, and is invited to deliver the opening lecture at the next year's Section Meeting. This individual also serves a one-year term on the Award Selection Committee and becomes the Section Nominee for the Deborah and Franklin Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. These national awardees (at most three) are honored at the MAA winter meeting with a certificate and $1000 check.
Like to nominate a colleague? See the 2021 Call for Nominations.