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Developmental Mathematics
Innovative Teaching and Learning
Mathematics and its Application for Careers
Mathematics Intensive/College Mathematics
Teacher Preparation
Research in Mathematics Education for Two-Year Colleges


AMATYC Networks

Division/Department Leadership
International Mathematics
Adjunct Faculty Issues 
 Mathematics for Liberal Arts

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: Paula Wilhite (
Northeast Texas CC
P O Box 1307 / FM 1735
Mount Pleasant, TX 75456

Innovative Teaching and Learning Committee (Link to the ITLC Google 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

ChairDan Petrak (
Des Moines Area CC
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

Mathematics and its Application for Careers (Link to the Mathematics and its Application for Careers 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: Stefan Baratto (
Clackamas CC
19600 Molalla Avenue
Oregon City, OR 97045

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 in the first two years of college
• To serve as a liaison with four-year college faculty, other mathematical organizations and professional statistics organizations in order to share resources.

Chair: Julie Hanson (
Clinton CC
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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: Scott Peterson (
Oregon State University
Mathematics Department
368 Kidder Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-8553

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: John T. Smith (
Pellissippi State CC
10915 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN 31933-0990

Division/Department Leadership Network
(Link to the Division/Department Leadership Network Group)

To provide professional development opportunities for mathematics department leaders (e.g. coordinators, chairs, etc.), to increase communication within the committee’s constituency to enhance professional networking and support systems for mathematics department leaders, and to disseminate and discuss information on issues that impact two-year college mathematics department leaders.

Leader: Christine Mirbaha (
CC of Baltimore County – Dundalk
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21222-4649

International Mathematics Network
(Link to the International Mathematics Network Group)

Leader: Steve Krevisky (
Middlesex CC
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Adjunct Faculty Issues Network
(Link to the Adjunct Faculty Issues Network Group)

To improve the status of adjunct faculty within two-year colleges, to disseminate and discuss information on issues that impact adjunct faculty at two-year colleges, to increase communication within the committees to enhance professional networking and support systems for adjunct faculty at two-year colleges both inside and outside AMATYC, to provide greater professional development opportunities for adjunct faculty at two-year colleges, and to cultivate greater participation of adjunct faculty in AMATYC and its regional affiliates.

Leader: Judy King (
NHTI - Concord's CC
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Mathematics for Liberal Arts Network
(Link to the Mathematics for Liberal Arts Network Group)

To create and maintain a learning community for teachers of Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students by identifying general topics covered in a liberal arts mathematics courses, by discussing issues related to the transferability, prerequisite skills, and correct student placement in these courses, by discussing the pedagogy related to delivery formats such as face to face, online, and blended classes as well as active learning strategies, by providing support to community college mathematics faculty in development of such courses, and by sharing best practices in teaching liberal arts mathematics courses.

Leader: Fary Sami (
Harford CC
401 Thomas Run Road
Hartford, MD 21044

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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