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AMATYC Project ACCCESS (Advancing Community College Careers: Education, Scholarship, and Service) is a professional development and mentoring program for two-year college mathematics faculty in the first four years of their full-time professional careers. The goal of the project is to facilitate current and continued professional growth for a cadre of two-year college mathematics faculty, called Fellows, who will become the leaders of their profession.

Fellows will attend two consecutive AMATYC national conferences where they will participate in a series of specially developed workshops with guest speakers as well as regular conference activities. Fellows are required to attend an AMATYC Affiliate meeting, MAA Section meeting, NCTM Regional meeting, or another pre-approved conference by the ACCCESS coordinator near their home institution between November of the current year and November of the following year. For the duration of Project ACCCESS, an electronic network will link the new cohort of ACCCESS Fellows with each other, all previous cohorts, as well as with a group of distinguished mathematics educators. All Fellows will develop, implement, and evaluate a project at their home institution as an integral part or their professional development experience.


What costs are paid by the applicant’s home institution?

The cost is shared by the applicant’s home institution and the AMATYC Foundation. The applicant’s home institution is expected to cover costs of:  the applicant’s transportation for two consecutive AMATYC national conferences, meals not provided by AMATYC, and the cost for the applicant to attend a local conference which occurs in the year between the two AMATYC conferences (usually held in November).

We anticipate the total institutional expense will be approximately $2000.

In a letter of support for your faculty member:

Please verify that the applicant

  1. has a full-time renewable contract at your institution and that this contract was effective no earlier than Fall term, 2016;
  2. has not previously held a full-time renewable contract at a community or technical college or other associate degree-granting institution;
  3. and has at least a master's degree in mathematics or a closely related field.

Please address the following for the Selection committee:

  1. Describe the financial support your institution will provide for the applicant’s participation.
  2. Describe the non-financial support the applicant will have to implement alternative teaching techniques and carry out a professional development project during the Fellowship year at your institution and how such activities will be supported by the department
  3. Briefly describe why you believe the applicant should be selected for Project ACCCESS.

Thank you for your willingness to support your new faculty in this valuable program.


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