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Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is the MAA's professional development program for new and recent Ph.D.'s in the mathematical sciences. Each year about sixty new faculty are selected as Project NExT Fellows; application materials for 2007-08 will be available at the Project NExT booth in the meetings exhibit area. In addition Project NExT has organized these sessions to which it invites all meetings participants

Getting Your First Book Published, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., organized by T. Christine Stevens, St. Louis University, Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton, and Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth. The panel features authors and acquisitions editors who will discuss topics such as reasons for writing a book, current market trends in math books at various levels, writing proposals for a book, the editorial process, what editors look for when evaluating a proposal and promotion and tenure issues related to publishing a book. There will be ample time for questions from the audience. Panelists include Thomas C. Hull, Merrimack College, Donald J. Albers, MAA, Laura A. Taalman, James Madison University, and Ruth Baruth, W. H. Freeman. The session is sponsored by Project NExT.

The following sessions were organized by the 1994-2002 Project NExT Fellows to address the concerns of faculty who have four to ten years of teaching experience.

Becoming a Leader in your Department, Friday,3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m., organized by Edwin P. Herman, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and J. Lyn Miller, Slippery Rock University. What does it take to become a leader in your department? This session includes panelists from a wide variety of backgrounds who will offer advice on the do's and don'ts of taking on leadership roles in a department. While many are chairs of their departments, other forms of leadership will addressed as well. Panelists include Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University, Linda Braddy, East Central University, Duff Campbell, Hendrix College, Jill E. Guerra, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Thomas C. Ratliff, Wheaton College, and Judy L. Walker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Updating the Undergraduate Mathematics Major, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., organized by Timothy R. Ray, Southeast Missouri State University, and John W. Thompson, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown. "Changing Core Mathematics" (MAA Notes #61, 2002) addresses how the mathematical core should change over the ensuing five to ten years to adapt to the modern uses of mathematics within our society. The article suggests a closer cooperation with other disciplines, the incorporation of technology, the readjustment of goals and curriculum content, and instructional techniques that will be utilized. It is the goal of this panel to consider real-world applications of change within the mathematics major. As such, panelists from institutions that have recently reviewed and revised their mathematics major will briefly discuss their original and revised programs, and explain why they made their changes. Panelists include William H. Barker, Bowdoin College, Laurette B. Foster, Prairie View A&M University, David O. Lomen, University of Arizona, and Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College.

Publishing Undergraduate Research and Expository Articles, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., organized by Chawne M. Kimber, Lafayette College, and Kimberly A. Roth, Wheeling Jesuit University. Panelists in this session will address the issues related to publication of articles that are expository in nature and articles that are the work of undergraduates. We hope to emphasize a discussion of viable journals and the mechanics of successfully writing these articles. Panelists include Ezra A. Brown, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Paul J. Campbell, Beloit College, Clifford A. Reiter, Lafayette College, and Jody Sorensen, Augsburg College.

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