Seaway Section of the MAA: Distinguished Teaching Awards

To all members of the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America:

In 1992 the Mathematical Association of America created an award which recognizes excellence in teaching by faculty members of the M. A. A. This Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics recognizes one outstanding teacher from each of the twenty-nine sections.


FIRST ATTACHMENT
MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS
Nomination Form
(Please type)

NAME OF NOMINEE (Last name first)____________________________

NAME OF COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY________________________________

COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY ADDRESS_______________________________

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COLLEGE TELEPHONE (_____)____________ HOME(____)____________

Number of years of teaching experience in a mathematical science __________

Has the nominee taught at least half time in a mathematical science for the past three years (not counting a sabbatical period)? ___________

Activities related to teaching_______________________________

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Publications related to teaching if any (list no more than five)

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Membership and significant activities in relevant professional organizations

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previous awards for teaching, if any ________________________

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Additional relevant information_____________________________

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Name of Nominator (last name first)__________________________

Address______________________________________________________

Signature____________________________________________________



SECOND ATTACHMENT

EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS IN TEACHING

Please describe the nominee's success in teaching by providing a narrative of the nominee's background, experience, teaching style, special contributions, and other related information not already included in the Nomination Form. Limit this portion to no more than four pages, which must be typewritten and double- spaced on one side only of 8.5 x 11 paper. Type size, whether word processor or typewritter, should be no smaller than 12 point (pica).

You are also required to submit no more than 3 pages of evidence to document the nominee's extraordinary teaching success. Appropriate documentation may vary greatly from institution to institution but may include summaries of peer or student evaluations and comments on teaching and other information specific to the nominee's accomplishments, such as increases in numbers of mathematics majors or Ph.D. candidates (with clear evidence of the substantial responsibility of the candidate for these increases); or if a strength of the candidate is preparing students for competitions, then student success in these competitions should be cited.

In addition, you may include a maximum of five letters of recommendation (limited to one page each) with at least two from the nominee's present or former students and at least two from colleagues (one of whom could be the department chair).

Curricula vitae should not be submitted since the information from them relevant to teaching success should be included in the Nomination Form and other documents mentioned above.