Join Southern California 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 year-long professional development program that addresses the full range of faculty responsibilities including teaching, scholarly activities, and service. 
Why the yellow dot?   Rosters of National Project NExT participants are maintained by year, and members of each entering class wear a colored dot on their name tags at conferences according to the year they joined. All Section NExT participants wear yellow dots. 

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Spring 2008 Activities

Our Goals

The goals for the SoCal 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 SoCal 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

SoCal Section NExT fellows participate in activities at the two meetings of the Southern California Section of the MAA. For past Section NExT activities, click here.

Join Us!

We will accept applications from faculty who are within the first three years of beginning full-time employment with teaching responsibilities at the college or university level.  The application consists of a short personal statement and a letter of support from the department chair. 

A Section NExT fellow will attend meetings of the Southern California Section of the MAA. At each meeting there will be special activities for the Section NExT fellows.

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

Application Form

Useful Links

Contact Us!

Please address questions to any of the organizers of the Southern California Section NExT Program.
Magnhild Lien 
California State University, Northridge
web site
Perla Myers 
University of San Diego
web site
Alissa Crans 
Loyola Marymount University
Jenny Switkes
California Polytechnic University, Pomona 
Ioana Mihaila 
MAA Liason for SoCal Section NExT
California Polytechnic University, Pomona