40th AMATYC Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
November 13-16, 2014

Conference Theme Mathematics: Music to My Ears

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Call for Presenters and Presiders

Presenter and Presider Application Descriptions and Links are listed below.
Please use the appropriate form(s) to submit your applications to Present and/or Preside.

Deadline for submission of proposals is February 1, 2014.

Proposals are now being accepted to present or preside during the 2014 Conference.

  • All proposals to present a session, workshop, or panel must be submitted online.
  • Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered.
  • Complete contact information is required for all presenters.
  • Additional presenters cannot be added or substituted after submission of this proposal without the recommendation of the Program Coordinator and approval of the Conference Coordinator. Only persons whose names appear in the Conference Program are official AMATYC speakers.
  • Two presentation formats are available: 50-minute sessions and 2-hour workshops.

Presentations may involve single or multiple presenters and must not promote or sell a commercially available product or service. Please avoid using the proper name of a commercial product in your session or workshop title. Sessions may include active attendee participation, lecture, or panel discussion. The two-hour format is reserved for workshops and must include active attendee participation, an in-depth treatment of a topic, and substantial takeaway materials and resources. When requesting a workshop, include a detailed plan of how the additional time will be used to benefit attendees. Although a computer lab will not be available, computer workshop proposals will be considered if the workshop can be presented without focusing on a commercial product. (Note: Microsoft Excel is standardly available on most computers, so is exempt from this exclusion.) For computer workshops, attendees will be asked to bring a personal laptop.

Presentations should focus on examples, model projects, or topics that are illustrative of implementing the Beyond Crossroads standards. The five Implementation Standards are described below the proposal form links.

Proposal Review Criteria Proposals are reviewed and rated by the Program Committee with attention to the appropriateness for mathematics educators in the first two years of college and overall topic balance of the program. Consideration is given to the Implementation Standards cited above. Proposals from faculty and other professionals currently engaged in two-year college education are especially encouraged.

Day Availability Please be as flexible as possible regarding the days you are willing to present.

Equipment Considerations
  • Please limit your equipment request to only that which is absolutely necessary
  • Internet will only be considered if it is essential for the presentation with justification explicitly included in the proposal.  If your presentation involves information from the Internet which might be shown without a live connection, see "Giving Presentations Without a Live Internet Connection".
  • AMATYC does not supply computers or graphing calculators for presentations.
  • Choose computer projector + audio + screen as an equipment choice if you wish to amplify audio from the computer. All rooms seating over 75 are equipped with a microphone for vocal amplification.
  • Computer projector + document camera + screen replaces the choice of an overhead projector. Overhead projectors are no longer an equipment choice.



"Single-Presenter" Proposal Form:

  • Use this form if your Presentation will have one (1) Presenter.
  • For Single-Presenters who want to Preside as well as Present, a Presider application is part of this form, and does not require duplicate entry of contact information.
  • Presider applicants who are not submitting a Proposal to Present should apply on Form #3.

"Multiple-Presenters" Proposal Form:

  • Use this form if your presentation will have multiple Presenters. This includes panels.
  • For the Principal Presenter only, a Presider application, which does not require duplicate entry of contact information, is part of this form.
  • Subsequent presenters who wish to submit an application to preside should complete Form #3.

Presider Application Form:

  • Use this form to submit an application to Preside.

The five Implementation Standards, followed by examples of areas of interest within each standard, are:

Student Learning and the Learning Environment
Faculty and their institutions will create an environment that optimizes the learning of mathematics for all students.

  • Learning and Teaching Styles
  • Responses to Diversity in the Classroom
  • Mathematics Anxiety
  • Student Support and Resources (math labs, tutoring, mentoring)

Assessment of Student Learning
Faculty will use the results from the ongoing assessment of student learning of mathematics to improve curricula, materials, and teaching methods.

  • Classroom Assessment
  • Course Assessment
  • Program Assessment
  • Placement

Curriculum and Program Development
Mathematics departments will develop, implement, evaluate, assess, and revise courses, course sequences, and programs to help students to attain a higher level of quantitative literacy and achieve their academic and career goals.

  • Developmental Mathematics
  • College Algebra and Above
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Statistics
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Other Courses Meeting General Education Mathematics Requirements

Mathematics faculty will use a variety of instructional strategies that reflect the results of research to enhance student learning.

  • Distance Learning/Hybrid Courses
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Group/Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Self-Paced Instruction
  • Implementation of Standards-Based Instruction

Institutions will hire qualified mathematics faculty, and these faculty will engage in ongoing professional development and service.

  • Extension of Mathematics Content Knowledge
  • Professional Development and Service
  • Programs for Mentoring New Faculty
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Classroom Research
  • History of Mathematics

Each proposal will be acknowledged by an email receipt. If you do not receive an email receipt within a few days after submission, please contact the AMATYC Office immediately. Letters of invitation to present at the conference are issued in April.

When proposals have more than one presenter, the first person listed becomes the official AMATYC contact who will receive all correspondence regarding the proposal and must agree to keep the copresenter(s) informed. All presenters are required to register and pay the conference registration rate. AMATYC does not offer a reduced registration rate for speakers and does not pay honoraria or expenses.

Please also consider submitting your presentation (including paper, handouts, slides, etc.) to the electronic proceedings of the conference. To participate, send your materials to proceedings@amatyc.org by November 30th following the conference.

For more information, please contact:
Judy Williams
Program Coordinator
Darlene Winnington
Presider Chair