In January 2003 the MAA established the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member to honor beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. Each year at most three college or university teachers are to be honored with this national award and are to receive $1,000 and a certificate of recognition from the MAA. Award recipients will be expected to make a presentation at one of the national meetings of the MAA. Nominations for the award may be made by any member of the MAA or by any section of the MAA.
Barbara T. Faires
P. O. Box 15, Patterson Hall 300
New Wilmington, PA 16172
Paper or email submissions are accepted; email preferred
Teaching is intended to include classroom instruction as well as activities outside the classroom, such as working with student groups, preparing students for mathematical competitions, directing undergraduate students in research in mathematics, directing students in the preparation of honors theses, preparing teaching materials used by others, etc.
Nominations must be submitted according to the NOMINATION FORM. Instructions for that form should be followed precisely to assure uniformity in the selection process.
The NOMINATION FORM and supporting documentation that provides evidence documenting extraordinary success in teaching should be submitted to the Secretary of the MAA by October 1 of the academic year in which the nomination is to be considered. Directions for the nomination packet should be followed with precision to assure uniformity in the selection process.