Information for Mathematics Department Leaders
Are you a new department leader, or looking to represent your department's needs effectively to university administration?л_ The AMS provides services in support of academic departments of mathematics and helps to enhance networking and the transmission of data and best practicesл_ among departments.л_ Below are links to resources for departments on subjects ranging from research practices in the mathematics profession to news for students.
AMS Workshop for Chairs and Leaders of Mathematics Departments, at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings Each year the AMS Washington, DC office organizes and hosts a one-day Workshop for Department Chairs, held in the same location as and just prior to the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Topics include personnel changes, departmental communications, and departmental leadership. For information on forthcoming workshops:л_ Email the AMS Washington Office
Information Statements on the Culture of Research and Scholarship in Mathematics
The AMS Committee on the Profession created a series of information statements relating to the evaluation of mathematicians. The goal of the statements is to highlight the ways in which the traditions in mathematics differ from those in other disciplines, especially other sciences and engineering.
Towards Excellence: Leading a Mathematics Department in the 21st Century (edited by John Ewing, 1999) provides background and insight on a number of issues.
The National Science Foundation is the leading supporter of fundamental mathematics research in the United States. Mathematics: An Overview of NSF Researchл_covers some of the latest developments in mathematics research.
Contact the AMS for help with professional services at 800-321-4267, ext. 4105 or submit an inquiry.
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