Nominations for the eleventh (2003) Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America are now being accepted. The Distinguished Teaching Award Committee will choose one of the nominees for the Section Award.
The awardee will be honored at the Spring meeting of the Section and will be widely recognized and acknowledged within the Section. The awardee will also be the official Section candidate for the national MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. Each of the three national awardees will be honored at the national MAA meeting in January 2004 and receive a $1000 check and certificate. The Section awardees for the past three years, Larry King (UM-Flint), John Fink (Kalamazoo C), and Charlene Beckmann (GVSU) form the selection committee (see committee page).
Anyone (other than the candidate him/herself) is entitled to make a nomination, but nominations from chairs or MAA liaisons are especially encouraged. Any college or university teacher assigned at least half-time during the academic year to teaching a mathematical science in a public or private college or university (from two-year college teaching through teaching at the Ph.D. level) is eligible, provided he or she has at least five years teaching experience in a mathematical science and is a member of the MAA.
The nominees should be widely recognized as extraordinarily successful in their teaching (interpreted in its broadest sense), have documented teaching effectiveness, have had influence in teaching beyond their own institutions, and foster curiosity and generate excitement about mathematics in their students.
Please send your nominations in triplicate toLarry KingDeadline for completed dossiers is January 1, 2003. Further information and copies of the nomination forms can be found on the Section’s Web site at http://www.michmaa.org/announcements.html.
University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, Michigan 48502
Nominations are also now being solicited for the Michigan Section’s Distinguished Service Award. Please submit your nominations by January 18 to Ruth Favro (LTU); see contact information on page 35.
In addition, as Past Chair, Ruth also chairs the Nominating Committee for Section officers and would appreciate suggestions (by January 4) for future Section leaders (this includes self-volunteering). We need to elect a Chair and two Vice Chairs (two-year school and four-year school) to one-year terms, and a Secretary/Treasurer for a three-year term.
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