For updated locations, click here;
All locations are subject to change
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 2009 - 2010 are available at the Project NExT
booth in the exhibit area.
Project NExT has organized several sessions to which it invites
all meeting participants. The following sessions were organized
by the "middle dots" Project NExT Fellows to address the concerns
of faculty who have four to ten years of teaching experience.
The Art of Test-Making and Alternative Assessments,
Monday, 2:00 p.m to 3:15 p.m., organized
by Suzanne Caulk, Regis University; Gertrud
L. Kraut, Southern Virginia University; Laurie
Lenz, Marymount University; and Beth Schaubroeck,
United States Air Force Academy. The panelists will discuss
test design including how to address different learning styles
and how to make tests a learning experience. They will discuss
examples of good tests and of tests that could be improved.
The panelists will also explore alternative forms of assessment.
Audience participation will be encouraged and all are invited
to bring their own samples of tests to share. This session
was organized by the 1994 - 2004 Project NExT Fellows to address
issues of concern to faculty who have four to ten years of
teaching experience. Panelists include David M. Bressoud,
Macalester College; Richard J. Cleary, Bentley
College; Gary Hagerty, Black Hills State
University; and Barbara E. Reynolds, SDS,
Cardinal Stritch University. All Meetings participants are
invited to attend.
Establishing Your Identity as a Post-Tenure Professor,
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m to 2:15 p.m., organized by Linda
Braddy, East Central University; Sharon M.
Frechette, College of the Holy Cross, and Jennifer
McLoud-Mann, University of Texas at Tyler. The panelists
will discuss the academic endeavors in which they have been
engaged since receiving tenure. Topics will include administrative
duties, undergraduate research, educational outreach, grant-funded
projects (conferences, workshops, REUs), writing and publishing,
and more. The panelists' remarks will be followed by questions
from the audience. This session was organized by the 1994-2004
Project NExT Fellows to address issues of concern to faculty
who have four to ten years of teaching experience. The panelists
are Colin L. Adams, Williams College; Jaimie
Hebert, Sam Houston State University; Catherine
A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross; Charlotte
K. Simmons, University of Central Oklahoma; and Judy
L. Walker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Designing and Teaching a Geometry Course for Preservice
Secondary Mathematics Teachers, Thursday, 9:30 a.m to 10:45
a.m., organized by James E. Hamblin, Shippensburg
University; William O. Martin, North Dakota
State University; and Todd D. Oberg, Illinois
College. Preservice secondary mathematics teachers are expected
to help their future students comprehend how geometry provides
a way to represent and understand the world. How can undergraduate
geometry courses prepare these students for this task? What
geometric topics help our students develop a deep understanding
of the material in order to promote geometric learning in
the classroom? What techniques used in undergraduate geometry
courses will help students in their future teaching careers?
Panelists are William E. Fenton, Bellarmine
University; Angela M. Hodge, North Dakota
State University; Barbara E. Reynolds, Cardinal
Stritch University; and Thomas Q. Sibley,
St. John's University.