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Committee on Education Charge

General Description

Committee is standing.
Number of members is thirteen to fifteen.
Term is three years beginning 01 February.
The members shall consist of 3 Council members (chosen from the Vice-Presidents and Members-at-Large), a member of the Board of
Trustees, the President, the Executive Director, an MAA representative, the Chair of the Committee on Science Policy, and 4-6 at-large members.
The Secretary will serve as a non-voting member.
The Chair of the Committee on Education shall sit ex officio on the Committee on Science Policy.


Principal Activities

1. To serve as the Society's channel for communication to and cooperation with other organizations on matters concerning education.

2. To provide a forum for the discussion of the full range of mathematics education issues facing the nation, including but not limited to,
general mathematics education for K-12, undergraduate and graduate mathematics education and the recruitment of young people and
underrepresented groups into the profession.

3. To recommend to the leadership of the Society, members of the Society and to the research community as a whole, actions which will
make positive contributions to improving mathematics education.

4. To provide information to the President, the Executive Director, the Committee on Science Policy, and the Council, on the educational
initiatives of other organizations.

5. To organize lectures, panels, and general discussions on education issues at AMS meetings.

6. To oversee the administration and the evaluation of proposals for AMS sponsorship of specific education activities.

7. To make recommendations on educational matters.


The Council of 12 January 1993, upon recommendation of the Special Committee to Review the Committee Structure, was asked to
include the following to the charges of all 5 policy committees:

1. To provide advice to the leadership of the Society and make recommendations as to Society policy.

2. To be responsible for taking a long-range view in their areas.

3. To conduct an annual high-level review of activities and structure within their areas and evaluate progress toward Society goals.

4. To report regularly to the membership, both in writing and by presentations at meetings.

5. To maintain communication with the membership and awareness of their views.

6. To coordinate with other professional organizations.


The 11 January 1994 Council approved the following resolution:

"The Council charges the committees on Education, Meetings and Conferences, Profession, Publication, and Science Policy
to carry out at leastevery six years reviews and appraisals of Society activities in the areas of their charges and to report the
results of these reviews to the ExecutiveCommittee and to the Council."
 

Miscellaneous Information

The business of this committee can be done by mail, electronic mail, or telephone and usually one face-to-face meeting per year -
expenses forwhich may be reimbursed by the Society.  For purposes of travel expense reimbursement, this committee has been
designated at LEVEL B.


Note To The Chair

Committee chairs should be informed, at the beginning of each fiscal period, the budget of their committees and cautioned to remain within
the budget. Such items as travel reimbursement to, accommodations for, and meals for guests of any kind fall within these budgets.

Work done by committees on recurring problems may have value as precedent or work done may have historical interest. Because of this,
the Council has requested that a central file system be maintained for the Society by the Secretary. Committees are reminded that a copy
of every sheet of paper should be deposited (say once a year) in this central file. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be
handledin a confidential manner.


Authorization

8/90 Council, item 4.3.1
1/93 Council, item 4.5
1/94 Council, item 3.3.2


Updated 2/16/94; 8/24/94; 5/04/95


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