CONSULTING PROFESSOR POSITION
AMATYC continues to offer the opportunity for professors on sabbatical
leave to work for and with the organization to advance AMATYC's
mission and goals. The AMATYC "Consulting Professor" position
will provide faculty members on sabbatical leave an opportunity
to design a project and/or become involved in an existing project
In 1999-2000, Carolyn Neptune is AMATYC's first Consulting Professor.
She is working on a project to revise the AMATYC publication, "The
Two-Year College Teacher of Mathematics," first published in
1985. Marilyn was also an AMATYC Consulting Professor. Her project
was serving as Chief Organizer for the Working Group on "Mathematics
Education in Two-Year Colleges and Other Tertiary Institutions"
for the ICME-9 Conference. AMATYC's third Consulting Professor is
Steve Terry from Ricks College who is working on revising the Affiliation
Booklet and on establishing a new AMATYC affiliate in Idaho.
Do you have a sabbatical coming up? Are you recently retired and
looking for an interesting project to work on? Consider applying
for the AMATYC "Consulting Professor" position. You don't
even have to leave home! The project will be designed so that it
can be accomplished from your home or college.
Examples of projects might be: helping to design a creative membership
drive for AMATYC; helping to update the AMATYC membership database;
writing computer programs to streamline AMATYC operations; developing
and conducting a study on an issue important to AMATYC. Professors
should not feel limited by this list. The project should be of interest
tot eh faculty member and be useful to AMATYC.
Recognizing that details of this position will be particular to
the person, interest faculty should have full-time sabbatical leave
from his/her institution for at least one quarter or semester, commitment
to the completion of tan agreed upon project that can be completed
without relocation with the time allotted for the leave, and active
membership in AMATYC. AMATYC will provide technical and secretarial
support for the approved project.
Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, an outline
of project, and a resume to Cheryl Cleaves; AMATYC Executive Assistant;
Southwest Tennessee Community College; 5983 Macon Cove; Memphis,
TN 38134 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Faxed applications are also accepted,
Procedure for becoming an "AMATYC CONSULTING PROFESSOR"
Articles will appear in the Spring and Fall issues #2 and #5 of
the AMATYC News soliciting proposals from interested faculty, beginning
in the Spring 1997.
The arrangements for an "AMATYC Consulting Professor"
can be made at any time during the year. Interested faculty should
submit a statement of interest, outline of project, resume, and
letters of support from their institution to the AMATYC Executive
Assistant/Director at a time that is appropriate for their college's
deadlines. If the sabbatical leave has not been formally awarded,
the letters of support from the institution are to confirm the institution's
knowledge of the project and support of the concept.
The project outline will be reviewed by a Board Committee comprised
of the AMATYC Executive Assistant/Director, President, and one Regional
VP. The Board Committee will provide technical support in designing
the project and working out any special arrangements, as necessary.
The final outline of the project will be presented to the Board
for final approval, pending the receipt of a letter from the applicant's
institution confirming the awarding of the sabbatical leave for
The Consulting Professor will be expected to attend an AMATYC annual
conference either during or shortly after the sabbatical leave to
report back to the Board about the project, will be introduced at
the Saturday morning breakfast, and will present the project activities
at a conference session.