Save the Date: Fall ArizMATYC on Friday, October 5

 

Fall ArizMATYC at GateWay CC
on Friday, October 5, 2018

The fall conference of ArizMATYC will be a student centered day of learning so be sure to bring students!  We invite you to begin now to develop a talk you and your students can present. Some ideas might include: research in the classroom, students and collaborative learning, or group projects that work. Join us to explore the question:
Are our math classes student-ready?

Project ACCCESS, Cohort 15

AMATYC Project ACCCESS Link Open!

March 5, 2018

Good news!  AMATYC Project ACCCESS is recruiting for Cohort 15

and will be accepting applications until May 15th.

Math faculty for whom the 2018-2019 academic year will be the first, second or third year of their first full-time, renewable position at a community college are invited to apply to be a Project ACCCESS Fellow. If you are ineligible, please consider encouraging faculty who are new to your department to apply.

Project ACCCESS is a mentoring and professional development initiative for two-year college mathematics faculty. The project’s goal is to provide experiences that will help new faculty become more effective teachers and active members of the broader mathematical community.

This year Project ACCCESS will be selecting its 15th Cohort. Project ACCCESS Fellows will attend the 2018 AMATYC Conference near Orlando, Florida, and the 2019 AMATYC Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While attending these AMATYC conferences, Project ACCCESS Fellows will participate in sessions specifically selected for Fellows just starting out in their career as two-year college faculty.

Project ACCCESS provides a tremendous opportunity for new faculty to learn and grow. For more information click here.

Again, the application deadline is May 15th 
with selected Fellows being notified by July 1st.

Christy Hediger
AMATYC Project ACCCESS Coordinator

Spring 2018 ArizMATYC/MAA Conference

This spring’s joint meeting will be held at Pima CC – Desert Vista in Tucson, AZ on April 6 & 7.  This meeting combines the members of ArizMATYC and the Southwestern Section of the MAA for a two day event that includes a Friday night dinner and guest speaker.

Conference organizers welcome your proposal to speak and/or your offer to preside at a session. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Conference Details→→
Schedule→→

Conference Registration→→Online registration is now closed. You can still register in person either at  Desert Diamond Casino’s Keno Bar on Thursday, Apr 5th between 6 – 7 pm or on the morning of the conference starting at 8 am at Pima-Desert Vista main entrance.

Presenters→→Closed
Presiders→→Closed
Vendors→→Registration Closed

News from AMATYC (Fall 2017)

By Kathryn Kozak, VP of the SW Region

I have enjoyed being the Vice President of the Southwest Region of AMATYC for these last five and a half years. I have especially enjoyed attending ArizMATYC conferences and continuing to be involved in ArizMATYC. I know the next Vice President of the Southwest Region will represent the region very well.

The election for AMATYC officers is completed and the new board will start on January 1, 2018. For the Southwest region April Ström from Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, AZ, is the new vice president. I extremely appreciate the members of AMATYC electing me as the President-elect of AMATYC. I look forward to serving AMATYC in this new position.

I hope that you are planning to attend the Annual AMATYC Conference in San Diego, AC, November 9 to 12. In addition to the great conference sessions, the exhibits, and the opportunities for networking with colleagues around the country, you will also be there for the unveiling of the new standards document called AMATYC IMPACT. I look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Lastly, I want to thank you all for having the faith in me to elect me for 3 terms as the Vice President. I am honored.

ArizMATYC Fall 2017 Conference Wrap-Up

Mathematics faculty from around the state gathered at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Friday, October 6 to consider “Teaching Mathematics in 2017 and Beyond”. The conference featured three keynote speakers, Dr. Ted Coe, Dr. Francis Su, and Dr. Pat Thompson who were tasked to challenge participants to consider the role that mathematics faculty play in developing mathematical literate students.

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Fall 2017 ArizMATYC Conference at Chandler-Gilbert CC

Save the Date:

Teaching Mathematics in 2017 and Beyond
ArizMATYC – Fall 2017 Conference

October 6, 2017

This conference will include two keynote speakers, a panel discussion, and active discussions all focused on questions such as:

  • What do our students need to succeed in a 2017 world and beyond?
  • What role could/should technology play in learning mathematics?
  • How do we maintain a rigorous balance between conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, application/problem solving?
  • What strategies are most effective for student success in the mathematics classroom?
  • What mathematics should be taught and how should we teach it to meet the needs of our students and the academic/work culture they will face?

Plan to join your colleagues for active discussion about the teaching and learning of mathematics! Details about presenting, registration and accommodations will be posted soon.

News from AMATYC

By Kathryn Kozak, Southwest VP

During the first weekend of April, the AMATYC board met to discuss many topics. One of the major topic discussed was the adoption of a new mission and vision statement for AMATYC. The new mission statement for AMATYC is

To provide high quality professional development, to advocate and collaborate at all levels, and to build communities of learners for all involved in mathematics education in the first two years of college.

The new vision statement for AMATYC is

To be the leading voice and resource for excellence in mathematics education in the first two years of college.

The next step is to develop the new strategic plan. The purpose of a strategic plan is to take the organization from where it is right now (the mission) to where it wants to be (the vision). The strategic plan for 2018-2023 will be presented during a forum at the AMATYC Annual Conference in Denver. If you are attending the conference, please attend the forums to provide your input. The board will approve the final version of the strategic plan at its spring board meeting of 2017, and present the plan to the delegate assembly at the 2017 conference in San Diego.

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