The deadline for submission of Annual Reports is March 1 of the following year. The purpose of this Annual Report is to collect information about the operation and activities of all the SIGMAAs (Special Interest Groups of the MAA) in an effort to establish a record for archival purposes. This information will be maintained by the MAA Department of Programs and Services and shared, in a variety of forms, with the SIGMAAs, with various MAA administrative units, and with the MAA general membership. This effort will enable the Department of Programs and Services, along with the MAA Committee on SIGMAAs, to better serve the needs of SIGMAAs and their members as well as provide SIGMAAs an opportunity to share best practices, new ideas, and concerns.
Please respond as completely as possible, keeping in mind the objectives of this form mentioned above. Simply type your responses in your SIGMAA's column in the Google document listed below. Access will be granted to the SIGMAA Secretary or Secretary-Treasurer.
The full SPWG (Strategic Planning Work Group on SIGMAAs) report is in the members-only portion of the web.
All SIGMAA Officers are required to have current membership with the Mathematical Assocaiton of America and the Special Interest Group they hold office. If you have any questions about an officer's membership status, please email Annie Baer.
SIGMAAs are only to submit a budget request for the upcoming year if they are requesting to use some of their accumulative reserves. If no budget requests are made, each SIGMAA will have it's re-occurring base budget put together in the MAA HQ Finance Office. The template should be downloaded, completed, and returned to Sharon Tryon. Budgets requests submitted after the deadline may not be considered.
PLEASE NOTE: As of this year (2012) no new money can be accrued, they can only use up to 50% of their (old) accrued balance, and after 2014, any remaining accrued balances will no longer be available.
SIGMAAs are no longer required, but strongly encouraged, to send an annual hard-copy mailing to all members. For SIGMAAs who wish to send hard-copy mail please note the following:
Email Annie Baer with the specifics of the proposed mailing for options and accurate printer quotes.
Unsolicitied donations can be made directly to the MAA, with the SIGMAA designated as the recipient. Solictied donations must first be cleared through Michael Pearson. Please see the PI manual for more details.
All expense reimbursements and/or payments to be made from the SIGMAA budget can be processed by completing the Expense Reimbursement Form. Please scan and send the form, along with all relevant receipts, to email@example.com. Electronic submissions are preferred, but hard copies can be sent to:
Attn: Annie Baer
1529 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please remember to keep a copy of all receipts for your records.
The national office will administer all SIGMAA elections online each Fall. Elections are to run during the months of October or November and end before the MAA winterbreak. In order to properly administer this, the SIGMAA should follow these procedures:
At any time, a SIGMAA may make changes to its charter. To properly make these changes, the following rules must be observed:
View the model SIGMAA Charter.
SIGMAAs are sent reports four times a year. These reports will contain:
SIGMAA Officers should review these reports and take appropriate action if needed, such as reporting any expenses/revenues not shown on the spreadsheet, etc. Any questions about the reports should be directed to Sharon Tryon.
There are many deadlines that SIGMAA Officers need to be aware of including annual reports, budget requests and proposals for contributed paper sessions, minicourses, and MAA sessions.
For detailed information on submitting proposals to organize events at a Joint Mathematics Meeting or a MathFest, see our meetings deadlines page or contact Gerard Venema at firstname.lastname@example.org. To plan your event logistics, contact Laura Witowsky, Senior Meetings Coordinator at the MAA.
All SIGMAA Officers are enrolled in the SIGMAA Officers listserv that is used to send out messages that pertain to SIGMAAs. To ensure that these messages are not blocked by spam filters, add the address email@example.com to your address book. All messages are archived online and can be accessed here:http://lists.maa.org/wws/arc/sigmaa-officers. Please note that you will need to log in to http://lists.maa.org to view the archives. If you have not done so before, use the First Log-in link in the upper right corner.
Any award or prize that a SIGMAA wishes to administer and present is the sole responsibility of the SIGMAA. The description of the award, all criteria for the nomination and selection of the award, including how the selection committee is formed, should be posted on each individual SIGMAA’s website.