Supporting the Next Generation of Mathematics Teacher Educators
The Service, Teaching and Research (STaR) Program is an induction program for early career mathematics educators working at institutions of higher education. The program was initiated through a grant from the National Science Foundation. The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators provides a professional home for the program as one of the mentoring programs for members.
STaR Fellows Program
The STaR Fellows program includes a summer institute, academic year networking via electronic means, and a follow-up session in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). To date, 270 early career mathematics educators working at institutions of higher education have completed the program.
The 2017 cohort of STaR Fellows was named just before the Annual Meeting and included 31 faculty members from institutions across the U.S. The group convened in Park City, Utah for 5 days in June for collaboration and mentoring on the topics of service, teaching, and research. For more information, see the Fall 2017 issue of AMTE Connections.
Support the STaR Program
Donate today! In order to continue the STaR program, AMTE must secure funds, which are estimated at $2500 per STaR Fellow. The AMTE STaR Committee is currently soliciting support from other professional organizations, Foundations, and individuals. In fact, many STaR Fellows have already made a financial contribution to support future STaR cohorts. Even though these initial efforts have proven successful, as we have a number of committed pledges, much more monetary support is needed.
AMTE members (and others) can support the future of this successful early career induction program by making a financial contribution. To do so, click on the link below. Note that AMTE is a not-for-profit organization, so your gift may be tax deductible.