2018 Award Opportunities

NCMATYC has three awards for this school year, (1) the Teacher Excellence Award,  (2) the NCMATYC Travel Awards and  (3) the  2017 NCMATYC Nominee for AMATYC Presidential Student Award.

1. Teacher Excellence Award – Nominations are due by December 22nd, 2017.

The Teaching Excellence Award (TE Award) is intended for educators who have made outstanding contributions to mathematics or mathematics education at a two-year college. Teaching excellence is the main focus of the Teaching Excellence Award. Criteria for selection are:

  • Instructional Effectiveness and Support of Students
    -innovative teaching strategies, alternative assessment methods, curriculum development, creating a learning environment for all students, accessible to students in and out of the classroom, etc.
  • Professional Involvement and Professional Development/Renewal Activities
    -active participation in professional organizations, speeches, articles, conferences, etc.
  • Interaction with Colleagues
    -sharing and discussing ideas with other colleagues
  • Service to Departments/Division/College
    -active contributor to college community

Nominate a colleague by completing these tasks.

  • Fill out the application form:
  • Cover letter from the nominator (not to exceed 3 pages, in at least a 12-point font)
  • Resume or vita of the nominee (not to exceed 3 pages, in at least a 12-point font)
  • One letter of support of the nominee. The winner of the award will then need the following letters of recommendation from each of: a student, a colleague, and a supervisor (not to exceed 1 page, in at least a 12-point font)
  • Summary of the candidate’s most recent student evaluations (not to exceed 2 pages,12-point font)

Letters of support that elaborate on qualities described in the resume or highlight additional exemplary characteristics of the nominee are more helpful to the committee than letters that reiterate items mentioned in the resume.  In an effort to compare all candidates on the same basis, any additional materials submitted will not be considered. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.Materials (application, resume, and one letter of nomination) must be emailed to NCMATYC ( as a PDF document with “Teacher Excellence Award” as subject.  All letters require a signature. Electronic signatures are acceptable.

2. NCMATYC & AMATYC Travel Grant Awards:
These travel grants are closed and have been been awarded.

3. 2017 NCMATYC Nominee for AMATYC Presidential Student Award: Nominees are due by October 13, 2017
The purpose of the AMATYC Student Scholarship is to encourage the study of mathematics by students enrolled in institutions of higher education.  Each affiliate may submit one nomination from a student attending a qualifying institution. To be a qualifying institution, the institution must employ at least one member in good standing of AMATYC.  The student must be nominated by an AMATYC member who is an employee of the qualifying institution.  The student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The nominated students must be majoring in mathematics and enrolled full-time at the nominating institution during the spring semester preceding the Annual AMATYC conference when the award will be announced.  Nomination for is at