The Inaugural Northeastern Section NExT
Friday, November 22, 2002
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Framingham State University
Framingham, MA

The Northeastern Section is inaugurating a Section NExT program for new and relatively new colleagues at this year’s fall Section meeting. By providing talks and workshops on issues of interest, opportunities to meet and share ideas with other new colleagues, and an introduction into Section activities, we hope to assist new faculty in their transition from graduate school to professional academic life. We welcome all untenured full time faculty, both those who have and have not been National NExT fellows.

10:00 - 10:30 am
Registration of prospective Section NExT fellows and preliminary information.
10:30 - 11:30 am

Trials and Errors, by Prof. Charles Vinsonhaler of The University of Connecticut. Prof. Vinsonhaler, who is a former NES/MAA Distinguished Teacher recipient, will share several classroom projects from calculus that worked and some that didn't work, under the hypothesis that we learn more from our failures than from our successes.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Discussion of future plans for NES Section NExT.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Profound Understanding of Fundamental Statistics, by Prof. Mary Sullivan of Rhode Island College. Prof Sullivan is the chair of SIGMAA in Statistics Education. She will demonstrate hands on activities that explore concepts typically found in a first course in statistics. Participants are encouraged to bring a TI-83+.
3:00 pm Section Meeting begins
Registration for the Fall Meeting will take place in the Lobby (street level) of the Athletic and Recreation Center next to Dwight Hall.



Saturday Morning  
8:00 am New Colleague's Sessions
The New Colleague’s Talks will take place in the Auditorium of Dwight Hall.

If you are interested, please contact Lisa Humphreys of Rhode Island College. You should also register for the Section meeting by completing the registration form (available online in pdf format and MS Word 2000) and check off that you will be participating in the Section NExT program. (If you did not receive a NES/MAA Fall 2002 Newsletter, indicate tell Lisa Humphreys.) Section NExT activities are free.

All new colleagues to the Section are invited to give a talk during the New Colleague’s Sessions on Saturday morning.

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