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Editor Lectures Program

Invited addresses by the MAA journal editors have been a popular feature of many section meetings over the years. The Editor Lectures Program has been developed to maintain and enhance the connection between the journal editors and the section membership.

Thus the goals of this program are to:

  • Regularly provide outstanding speakers to the sections.
  • Provide editors with opportunities to discuss their journal’s mission and policies with the membership.
  • Increase attendance at section meetings.
  • Increase the readership & subscription rates of the journals.
  • Increase the submission rates to each journal.

To accomplish these goals, in the second year after a section is eligible for a Polya Lecturer, a section is eligible for an Editor Lecture. The table below provides the schedule for when a section is eligible for a speaker.

The sections may invite any one of the editors from the American Mathematical Monthly, Mathematics Magazine, the College Mathematics Journal, and Math Horizons. The Executive Committee will review and modify this list periodically.

The Association will pay the travel expenses of speakers; the editor will pay his/her own travel expenses and will be reimbursed by the Association directly. Sections are not expected to provide a stipend, but it is customary for the section to waive any registration, banquet and social fees for the editor. The section leadership should designate some one to assist in making arrangements for travel, lodging, meals, local transportation and registration.

Because many section meetings are scheduled for a short "window" in the spring, editors are in high demand at that time. Therefore section leaders should extend invitations as early as possible. The MAA Secretary and Chair of the Council on Publications will assist if a section has difficulty scheduling an Editor Lecture, but early planning is essential.

After completing the visit, the editor will prepare a short report for the Chair of the Council on Publications summarizing the visit, with particular attention to items which might impact (positively or negatively) MAA publications. For example, the editor may identify names of potential reviewers, or encourage an individual to submit an article to one of the journals, or report compliments or complaints about electronic publications.

The first Editor Lectures will occur during the 2011–12 academic year. The program will reviewed during its fourth year for effectiveness. In particular, by MathFest 2015, sections should know whether the Editor Lectures Program will be available in 2016–17.

Rotation for Editor Lecture Program eligibility

 

2011-2012
Florida
Kansas
Michigan
Northeastern
Rocky Mountain
Texas
2012-2013
Illinois
Kentucky
Missouri
Golden
Seaway
Wisconsin
2013-2014
Indiana
LA/MS
NE/SE South Dakota
Ohio
Southeastern
2014-2015
Allegheny Mountain
Intermountain
Maryland/DC/Virginia
New Jersey
Oklahoma/Arkansas
SoCal/Nevada 
2015-2016
EPaDel
Iowa
Metro New York
North Central
Pacific Northwest
Southwestern 
2016-2017
Florida
Kansas
Michigan
Northeastern
Rocky Mountain
Texas

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