Thursday, October 19, 2017

2017 IMATYC Business Meeting Minutes

IMATYC Business Meeting Minutes
October 13, 2017
Iowa Western Community College

·       The meeting was called to order at 12:20 p.m. by President Paul Miller
o   Approval of 2016 minutes – Curtis Mitchell moved to approve, David Gisch second.  Motion approved.

·        Reports:
o   Treasurer’s Report – A copy was provided to all members.  Randy Smith moved to approve.  David Gisch second.  Motion approved.
o   Iowa Pre-Calculus advisory board (Randy Smith) – IPAC, a group composed of HS, AEA, CC, and Regents members, has put out position papers.  Copies of the Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus were provided to members.  Others are available on the website at .  Work on pedagogy in position papers.  Send comments to Randy at and he will carry forward to council.  Also let him know if you want to be involved.
o   Nicole Lang  - Central Region Vice President, AMATYC,  October 13th was the last day to reserve a room for AMATYC, San Diego at the hotel provided on conference website.  Applications are due shortly for Mathematics Excellence Award.  This is Nicole’s last year as the Central Region Vice President.  She will be replaced by Rochelle Beatty of Kansas on January 1st.  Nicole asked use to consider donating to the AMATYC hospitality room and/or Project Access.  Randy Smith moved to donate $50 to the Hospitality Room.  Curtis Mitchell second.  Motion approved.
·        Old Business – no old business

·        New Business
o   AMATYC Delegates – 2018 conference Orlando, FL  There are two types of AMATYC Delegates:   State Delegates, currently Chris McClure and Glen Day who will serve from Spring 2017 to Spring 2019 and Affiliate Delegate, currently Curtis Mitchell.  They will attend delegate meetings at the 2017 conference in San Diego.  2018 delegates were discussed.  Lori Robeson nominated Curtis Mitchell to be the 2018 Affiliate Delegate, second by Annette Hamilton.  Motion approved.  It was discussed that if Chris McClure and Glen Day will not be attending 2018 in Orlando, then a state proxy can serve and be selected at 2018 IMATYC conference.  Randy Smith has volunteered to act as state proxy if needed.
o   Paul Miller informed the group that Iowa Western Community College had paid the expenses associated with bringing in our key note speakers for the conference.  He suggested that a thank-you note be sent to the administration of IWCC from IMATYC.  Susan Harthun made a motion to send a letter to IWCC with second by David Gisch.  Motion approved.

·        Election of Offices
o   President (will serve as president and host the IMATYC meeting during 2018)-Kubi Dagtoros, Ellsworth Community College.  A secretary is needed for the 2018 conference.  David Gisch made a motion to nominate Brent Ries as secretary, second by Virginia Swenson.  Motion approved.
o   President Elect (will serve as president and host the IMATYC meeting during 2019)-After much discussion, Susan Harthun nominated David Gisch, second by Virginia Swenson.  Motion approved.
o   Secretary – Randy Smith nominated May Shoomkamola. Second by Virginia Swenson.  Motion approved.
o   Treasurer – Susan Harthun volunteered to remain as treasurer.  David Gisch made a motion to nominate Susan Harthun.  Second by Randy Smith.  Motion Approved.  Susan mentioned that currently she is the only person authorized on the IMATYC checking account.  Curtis Mitchell moved to authorize Susan Harthun to add Slav Sharapov to the checking account.  David Gisch second.  Motion approved.
o   Members at Large – Discussion on the necessity and role of the Members at Large was followed by:  Susan Harthun nominated Lori Robeson.  Curtis Mitchell second.  Motion approved.  David Busch nominated John Weber. Martin Hilberg second.  Motion approved.

·        Meeting adjourned at 1:06 p.m.
Minutes respectfully submitted,
Lori Robeson
2017 IMATYC Secretary

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 Conference Agenda

Fall 2017 IMATYC Conference

Iowa Western Community College - Council Bluffs, Iowa


8:15 - 8:45       Registration/Breakfast               Student Center (STC)
                                                                            Reiver Room

8:45 - 9:00       Introduction and Welcome         Student Center (STC)
                         IWCC President,                        Reiver Room
                         Dr. Dan Kinney

9:00 - 10:15     Keynote:                                     Student Center (STC)
                                                                            Reiver Room

                         "Innovations in Math Pathways in a Large System"         
                         Presenters: Becky Moening and Saundra Kay King
10:15 - 10:30   Break                                           Student Center (STC)
                                                                             Reiver Room

10:30 - 12:00   Pathways Round Table                Student Center (STC)
                                                                             Reiver Room
12:00 - 1:30     Lunch and Business Meeting      Student Center (STC)
                                                                             Reiver Room

1:30 - 2:30       Break-Out Sessions                     Kinney Hall (KNY)
  • "Developmental Math...progress from engagement to understanding to unstoppable" -Cengage
  • Pearson, McGraw Hill, Hawkes Learning       
  • "Creating Accessible Documents using StackEdit" -Paul Miller, IWCC
  • Networking Round Table: ALEKS PPL, LMS Integration, etc.
2:30 - 2:45       Break

2:45 - 3:30      Campus Tour and Program Showcase

Presenter Bios

Becky Moening is the Assistant Department Chair at the Warsaw campus of Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, IN. She oversees the Mathematics department while serving on statewide committees for Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Principles, the two courses within the co-requisite model at Ivy Tech. Becky completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Ball State University with a research focus on the co-requisite model in a large community college system. Becky has presented at a number of conferences, including: ICTCM, AMATYC, 2016 Texas Pathways Institute, and the 2017 CSU Mathematics Summit.

Saundra Kay King is the Assistant Vice President of Remediation and Innovation at Ivy Tech Community College. Saundra has more than 27 years of higher education experience, with expertise in both academic and student affairs. She currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Remediation and Innovation in the office of the President at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana’s statewide community college system.  Prior to Indiana, Ms. King worked at Chattanooga State Community College and served on the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Developmental Studies Task Force charged with the redesign of developmental studies at the system’s 13 community colleges and 6 college and universities. 

At Ivy Tech, Ms. King has led the statewide redesign of developmental education, worked in the development of three math pathways, and provided leadership in the development of a custom ACCUPLACER diagnostic assessment which is aligned to the three math pathways. 


Campus Map

Park in lot #5a or across Iowa Western Blvd between the Suites dorms (C & D on the map).

Dining Arrangements

Included with registration - Coffee, water, fruit rolls & pastries
Optional ($7.50) - Breakfast buffet

Included with registration - Lunch buffet (salad bar, pasta bar, pizza, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, deli sandwiches, assorted beverages and desserts)

Included with registration - Homemade snacks

2017 IMATYC Room Reservations

Hotel Group Rate Provided by SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Visit the URL below to make reservations. Rooms are $89 a night and come with complementary shuttle service to Downtown Omaha, Eppley Airport and IWCC.

Book Your Stay at SpringHill Suites - The link may not allow you to book online at the reduced rate. If you call the hotel and let them know you are with the IMATYC conference, they will continue to provide the reduced rate.

Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 IMATYC at Iowa Western Community College

Hello all!

Save the date, Friday, October 13, 2017 for IMATYC in Council Bluffs!

The full schedule, registration and hotel information will be coming soon.