As many of you know, AMATYC puts out position statements on certain topics. The Innovative Teaching and Learning Committee (ITLC) has developed a position statement on proctoring testing. There will be a forum on this topic at the AMATYC Annual Conference in Jacksonville, FL in November. Then it will go to the Delegate Assembly at that meeting. If you have any input on this, you can send it to the ITLC committee, attend the forum, or email me. You can find the position paper at
The University of Arizona Math Center will allocate $1000 to support student participation from community colleges in order to encourage participation from community colleges at SUnMaRC. This support will go to community colleges who have not participated in SUnMaRC before. A faculty member from that community college must nominate the student and the student must have taken at least two semesters of calculus (Otherwise the student may not be able to understand the mathematical presentations at SUnMaRC). The Math Center will provide for the registration fee for the student. If funding permits, we may also be able to pay for the hotel for the students.
Funding requests should be sent to W. Y. Velez (firstname.lastname@example.org). Funding allocation will be on a first-come-first served basis.
And so begins another semester…that means it is time for another newsletter from our Newsletter Editor Sue Jensen. In this newsletter you’ll find a message from our president as well as a message from our new SW VP. AND…reports from the fall AMATYC conference in Austin from the delegates!
On October 19, I mentioned several cheating scandals that were taking place across the country. The most prevalent was the SAT cheating scandal in which a college students took the SAT exam for several students. Last night, 60 Minutes interviewed this student. Here is the video from the interview.
I just reinstated the Job Openings page with a grand total of one job opening. If your institution has job openings in math, email me (email@example.com) with the details and I will post it to this page. Let me know when the position closes as well as if there is a link to the announcement.
In case your are not a Phoenix resident, the Arizona Republic has been documenting online secondary education since last Sunday. Many of the issues raised in this series are the same issues we face in our online classes. And many of these students will eventually appear in our community college classes. In particular, the third part of the series discusses cheating by online students.
There are two levels of general hunca life katalog registration available. Advanced registration costs either $20 or $30. The $30 option includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch hunca life and Friday BANQUET. The $20 option includes Friday breakfast and Friday lunch. General hunca life registration on site huncalife katalog will cost $35. Student registration options are also available.
Come join your colleagues from across the Southwest for a weekend of fantastics sessions and Tucson hospitality.
NPR reported on a study by Dan Ariely (of Predictably Irrational fame) and Francesca Gino that links creativity and dishonesty. Since acafemic dishonesty has been a hot topic in education (particularly online education), I thought I would post a link to the report
Now that the semester is winding down, you are probably evaluating what worked and what did not work in your classes. You must have found something that you would like to share next year at the AMATYC conference in Jacksonville.
You can submit a proposal at the AMATYC website at the following page.
It has been a month since the annual conference in Austin and presenters have had a chance to get their handouts, videos, and other documents to the AMATYC webmaster. You can view those items via the link below: