Texas NExT

Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America

General Information for Texas Section Project NExT Fellows

Project NExT is a program sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which was initiated with a grant from the Exxon Education Foundation, for new and recent graduates with doctorates in the mathematical sciences who are interested in improving the teaching and understanding of undergraduate mathematics. At the national level, Project NExT provides workshops and a faculty network to share ideas and concepts in teaching and assessing college students. The Texas Section of the MAA offers Project NExT regional workshops and a special retreat during the fall semester. Faculty in their first four years of full time teaching at the college/university level are invited to apply to become Texas Section Project NExT Fellows. Fellows will participate in sessions specifically designed for them during the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference to be held at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX on October 20th and 21st and at the MAA Section Meeting at El Centro College in Dallas on April 5th to April 7th, 2017.

The following is a brief list of topics presented/discussed at some of our meetings:

  • Using Inquiry-Based Learning Teaching Techniques
  • “Making Math Fun”
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Making connections in teaching
  • What is expected from a new faculty member?
  • Faculty member as teacher and scholar
  • Keeping active in research during the early years of teaching
  • Alternative methods of teaching and assessment
  • Use of technology in the classroom
  • Workshops on successful grant writing
  • Placement testing
  • Distance learning
  • Resources for undergraduate research

Fellowships:

Fellows will participate in sessions specifically designed for them during the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference to be held at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX on October 20th and 21st and at the MAA Section Meeting at El Centro College in Dallas on April 5th to April 7th, 2017. Funding for registration, meals (while at the conference), and double occupancy accommodations while at the meetings will be provided by a generous contribution from the Texas Section. Additionally, up to $150 per meeting in travel expenses will be supported. Your institution is asked to cover the remaining travel expenses for getting to and from the meetings. For each Fellow, this funding is for two years.

To Apply: Fill out the online application form and send a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a current curriculum vitae to one of the organizers below (electronic submissions are preferred):

Dr. Nicholas Long

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

P.O. Box 13040

SFA Station

Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3040

Email: longne@sfasu.edu

Phone: 936-486-1822

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