Applying to STaR
Submit all the following required materials by December 1, 2017.
- Online application form (this page)
- Letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor, a faculty member from your doctoral granting institution, or another mathematics educator who is familiar with your work and potential contributions. The letter should address how participation in the STaR program will facilitate your professional growth.
- Letter of support/endorsement from your immediate supervisor (in most cases, your Department Chair). The letter should include these exact words:
“If the applicant is accepted to participate in the STaR program our institution commits to financially supporting [INSERT NAME] for travel costs (air fare, transportation, meals not covered by the program, and additional lodging outside institute dates if needed) for the fellow to attend the STaR Summer Institute (generally held in Park City, Utah) and the follow-up session at the AMTE conference. This financial support is independent of start-up funds allocated to the faculty member. I understand the estimate for total costs is approximately $1500-$2000.”
If your immediate supervisor refuses to use the text above, please continue your application. Your acceptance to the STaR program will not be affected by the inclusion of this text. For clarification, please contact Jeff Shih at email@example.com
- Personal statement. Include a personal statement that describes how the work you are doing as part of your current position is connected to mathematics teacher education. You may think about the work that you are doing within the realms of service, teaching, and/or research. Also explain why you are interested in participating in the STaR program and how your participation will support your work within mathematics teacher education.
- Current vita/resume. Provide a current vita indicating recent teaching experience, publications/presentations and service activities.
Eligibility is limited to faculty with a doctorate in mathematics education in their first or second year of an academic appointment as a mathematics educator at an institution of higher education. The faculty appointment may be in a department of mathematics or a school/college/department of education.