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Developmental Mathematics
Division/Department Issues
Innovative Teaching and Learning
Mathematics for AAS Programs
Mathematics Intensive/College Mathematics
Teacher Preparation
Research in Mathematics Education for Two-Year Colleges

Committees are critical to the fulfillment of AMATYC's mission. AMATYC is very grateful to those individuals who help these committees and AMATYC to serve its members. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact committee chairs if you would like to get involved

Developmental Mathematics (Link to the Developmental Mathematics Group)

This committee would develop a Traveling Workshop strand on Development Mathematics, sharing best practices for training and mentoring faculty, collect and share syllabi from other developmental courses, identify programs designed to ease the transition from high school to college mathematics, develop better connections with other professional organizations, increase involvement with national policy-making boards on issues relating to developmental mathematics, and provide current resources to address needs identified by the DMC membership.

Chair: Linda Zientek (
Sam Houston State University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Huntsville, Texas 77341

Division/Department Issues Committee (Link to the Division/Department Issues Committee Group)

Topics covered by this committee would include: issues of department chairs and adjunct faculty, qualifications for mathematics faculty, mentoring of new mathematics faculty, and international mathematics. This committee would also address issues dealing with diversity in mathematics faculty and students.

Chair: Sean Simpson (
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595


Innovative Teaching and Learning Committee (Link to the ITLC Group)

The goals of the Innovative Teaching and Learning Committee are to: (1) Identify and examine issues that pertain to effective teaching and learning, distance learning and technology in education as they relate to two-year college mathematics students, faculty, programs and curricula; (2) Facilitate sharing and networking on crucial issues, ideas, and current practices in traditional, hybrid, distance and active learning; (3) Develop criteria for evaluating data, software, and internet resources; (4) Share demonstrably effective ways to implement these resources; and (5) Maintain and update position papers on effective teaching and learning. -- Approved November, 2008; Commitee Chair, Fred Feldon

Chair: Fred Feldon (
Coastline Community College
11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708


Mathematics for AAS Programs (Link to the Mathematics for AAS Programs Group)

This committee addresses mathematics for Engineering Tech, Health areas, Business Tech areas, Information Tech areas, Emerging tech areas, Trades, etc. Topics the committee might work with include: Transfer of Engineering Tech math courses and Math needs for students in the health areas. The committee may provide example programs from some of the areas and provide good themed short session on these areas.

Chair: Ned Schillow (
Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078

Statistics Committee (Link to the Statistics Committee Group)
(Link to the AMATYC Statistics Resources Page)

The role of the AMATYC Statistics Committee is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, the sharing of resources and the discussion of issues of interest to the statistics community. In particular:
• To provide professional development and support for the teaching and learning of statistics
• To foster the use of the GAISE guidelines, making them relevant to the community college setting
• To serve as a liaison with four-year college faculty, other mathematical organizations and professional statistics organizations in order to share resources.

Chair: Mary DeHart (
Sussex County Community College
1 College Hill Road
Newton, NJ 07860

Mathematics Intensive/College Mathematics Committee
(Link to the Mathematics Intensive/College Mathematics Committee Group)

The focus of the group would be to concentrate on courses past the developmental/foundations level. Such courses may lead to AA or AS degrees, be used as transfer credit, or be taken for student enrichment. Possible subgroups would be: College Algebra, Statistics, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra.

Chair: Sandy Poinsett (
College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Placement/Assessment Committee (Link to the Placement/Assessment Committee Group)

The focus of this committee would be "to serve as a resource for the AMATYC membership on issues related to Placement, Assessment of student outcomes and mathematical programs." Sub-groups could include: classroom assessment, course and program assessment, and placement.

Chair: Behnaz Rouhani (
Georgia Perimeter College
555 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30024

Teacher Preparation Committee (Link to the Teacher Preparation Committee Group)

The main focus of this committee is to help insure better preparation of teachers of mathematics at all levels. Subtopics or potential subgroups for this committee include: elementary teacher preparation, secondary teacher preparation, and mathematics curriculum for teachers.

Chair: Andy D. Jones (
Prince George's CC
Mathematics Dept.
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774

Research in Mathematics Education for Two-Year Colleges Committee
(Link to the Research in Mathematics Education for Two-Year Colleges Committee Group)

The purpose of the Research in Mathematics Education for Two-Year Colleges (RMETYC) Committee is to encourage quality research in mathematics education in two-year colleges. RMETYC will provide organizational support and mentoring for faculty researchers and institutions conducting research in mathematics education and its application in promoting effective teaching strategies. RMETYC will also provide support for the dissemination of findings and results emerging from research conducted with two-year colleges.

Chair: April Strom (
Scottsdale CC
9000 E. Chaparral Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

If you have any other general questions about AMATYC committees you can send e-mail to the chairperson listed above or to the AMATYC office at

Disclaimer: Committee web sites may reflect committee work in progress, and may therefore contain opinions and statements which do not reflect the adopted policies and positions of AMATYC.

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