Project NexT A Program of the Mathematical Association of America

Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a year-long professional development program of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for new and recent PhDs in the mathematical sciences who are interested in improving the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics. The program addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. Project NExT helps to integrate its participants (called Project NExT Fellows) quickly into the broader mathematical community.

Discipline: Mathematics

Workshop Leaders (PIs): Project NExT Leadership Team, consisting of Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton (Director) Joe Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth (Associate Director) Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan (Associate Director) Judith Covington, Louisiana State University, Shreveport (Associate Director) Julia Barnes, Western Carolina University (Member)

Funding Source(s): The Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation, The ExxonMobil Foundation, The Educational Advancement Foundation, The American Mathematical Society, The American Statistical Association, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, The American Institute of Mathematics, The Association for Symbolic Logic, The W. H. Freeman Publishing Company, John Wiley & Sons, The Mathematical Association of America and several of its Sections

Cost per participant: $6000 per Project NExT Fellow.

Costs/Fees paid by the participants (or their home institutions): $3500 per Project NExT Fellow (this amount is included in the cost per Fellow mentioned above).

Target Audience: New or recent PhDs in the mathematical sciences who will hold academic jobs during the Fellowship year.

Typical Attendance: 80

Workshop Duration: Program duration is one year, which includes three consecutive national meetings of the Mathematical Association of America. At the first meeting, there is a two-and-a-half day workshop preceding the meeting. No separate workshop is held at the second meeting, although Project Next sessions are held during the national meeting. At the third meeting, there is a one-day workshop that precedes the national meeting.

When Offered: Annually. Project NExT is a year-long program.

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Program Description (Acrobat (PDF) 347kB Feb14 14)