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45th AMATYC Annual Conference

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 14-17, 2019

Conference ThemeGreat Lake, Great Ideas


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 presentation proposals is February 1, 2019.

Proposals are now being accepted to present or preside during the 2019 Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • All proposals to present a Chat & Chew table talk, 25-minute mini session, 50-minute session, two-hour workshop, or poster 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.
  • Five presentation formats are available;
    • maximum of four presenters, with equipment choices
      • 25-minute mini session
      • 50-minute session (may be a panel with table and mics for the panel members
      • 2-hr workshop
    • maximum of two presenters, with no equipment provided
      • Chat & Chew table discussion (repeated three times in 50 minute session)
      • poster

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. AMATYC also reserves the right to offer a different presentation format than the one selected in this submission process.

Presentations should focus on examples, model projects, or topics that are illustrative of implementing the AMATYC 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; remember that the Chat & Chew table talk and the Poster Session have no equipment provided and are limited to two presenters.
  • Internet will only be considered if it is essential for the presentation with justification explicitly included in the proposal.
  • AMATYC does not supply computers or graphing calculators for presentations.
  • Choose computer projector + audio 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.
  • Overhead projectors are no longer an equipment choice.


1. Proposal Form:
  • Use this form for all presentation formats.
  • 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 the Presider Form.
2. Presider Form:
  • Use this form to submit an application to Preside.

The AMATYC 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.

  • Instructional Strategies (Teaching methodologies, active learning, the science of learning, contextualized learning)
  • Equity (Increasing mathematics achievement for diverse learners)
  • Department/Division Issues (Adjunct faculty, mentoring new faculty, interdisciplinary classes or projects, learning support, administrative issues)

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.

  • Placement (Multiple measures and advising)
  • Assessment (Classroom, course, program)

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.

  • Mathematics Intensive (STEM pathway, college algebra, precalculus, and beyond)
  • College Algebra and Above
  • Mathematics for Non-STEM (Quantitative literacy, finite mathematics, liberal arts)
  • Statistics
  • Teacher Preparation (Preparing education majors to teach mathematics)
  • Technology Careers (engineering, health, business and information technology)
  • Other Courses Meeting General Education Mathematics Requirements
  • Curriculum Redesign (Restructuring content or delivery of a course, pathways, corequisite models)

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

  • E-Learning (Hybrid, blended, online)
  • Instructional Technology (Internet resources, OER, computer software, apps, devices)
  • Instructional Strategies (Teaching methodologies, active learning, the science of learning, contextualized learning)
  • Mathematics Standards in the First Two Years of College (IMPACT) (Implementation of and systemic transformational change)

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
  • Research (Moving the research agenda forward in mathematics in the first two years of college.)
  • History of Mathematics

Each proposal will be acknowledged by an email receipt. If you do not receive an email receipt within three business days after submission, please contact Beverly Vance at the AMATYC Office right away ( or (901) 333-5643). Letters of invitation to present at the conference are issued in April.

For more information, please contact: Judy Williams, Program Coordinator, .

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.