You'll notice that the IMATYC Consitution is now online!
On the right panel of this webpage, under the links, you will find a link to the current .pdf file of our constitution.
Also, just a reminder, if you would like to be invited to be an author for our website, which means that you will have access to post items of interest, begin discussions, please send a quick email to our webmaster (Brent Hamilton - firstname.lastname@example.org), and he will send you an invitation.
Our hope is that this website will be a useful portal for continuing and for starting new discussions and for sharing important information with the rest of the math faculty across Iowa.
Diana Gonzalez shared in one of the sessions information about the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and encouraged us to investigate the following link to provide feedback as they connect higher education with the Common Core State Standards.
Our fall conference is at Indian Hills Community College today. This picture was taken during our business meeting. President Diane Mason led our meeting and we discussed corrections to our constitution, which will be updated on this site. New officers were selected. We also voted to purchase our new domain, imatyc.org. We decided to also further our participaton in the discussion of ALEKS placement.
Our AMATYC Regional Vice-President, Nicole Lang, also joined us for the day, providing us with national information and also leading one of the sessions on Statway/Quantway.
We would like to thank our President Diane Mason and Secretary Tim Wright for putting together such a great fall conference!
Special thanks to the exhibitors who were present: MML, ALEKS, Hawkes, Cengage, Mathematica & Equations.
classes have started and most of us are getting used to our schedules for
time now to think about the annual IMATYC conference.
year you are invited to the Ottumwa, IA campus of Indian Hills Community
College on October 12. We’ll open registration at 8:30 a.m. and serve
breakfast treats as we gather until the opening session at 9:00.
conference will feature the following:
the Iowa regents’ universities will update us on their expanded use of ALEKS as
a placement tool. Some of our colleagues met with them last April and
will share a report.
2.Two tracks of
sessions will be offered – one centering around technology and the other
concerning retention efforts.
3.Several vendors will
4.The Business meeting
will direct us to look at the IMATYC Constitution and to elect officers for
2014 and delegates to the 2012 AMATYC conference in November.
registration form is attached to this email. Once again, the registration
fee is very modest at $25 – a good buy, indeed! Please preregister
yourself and pass another copy of the form along to a colleague.
I hope that you are enjoying the remaining few weeks of summer
vacation. It does seem that it gets shorter each year, doesn’t it?
I am writing to remind you that online registration is now open
for the 38th annual AMATYC Conference to be held on November 8-11, 2012. This year’s
location is Jacksonville, Florida. Our Local Events Coordinator, Jerrett
Dumouchel, has assured me that this will also be a conference to
The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Riverfront. Located in North Florida, the weather is typically
beautiful in November and be sure to check out the tour information posted on
the website. I hope that you are planning to attend this important
event – attending the annual conference is a great way to grow professionally,
to renew friendships and to learn new skills and ideas to prepare our students
for the challenges ahead.
The deadline for the discounted registration is September 30 (if sent by mail) or October 7. Please encourage your
colleagues that are not yet members to register online as well; it’s not a
problem. If they are not already in our database as a prospective member,
they can simply log into the site as a visitor, create a profile and register
for the conference. Of course, there’s an opportunity to join AMATYC if
Lastly, consider a donation to the Foundation as you register for
the conference. Just before you exit the shopping cart, continue shopping
to select “Donations” from the shop-for menu in the online store; then, select
a fund of your choice to support. For any donations received through conference
registrations, the donor’s name will automatically be entered for a drawing for
a complimentary conference registration for Anaheim 2013.