The 2009 Michigan NExT Symposium 

Thursday, May 7
Central Michigan University
Pearce 126
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Theme and Format:
This year our focus will be on issues pertaining to using technology in the classroom and using writing to teach mathematics. 
The format will consist of short (15- to 30-minute) presentations given by participants to help stimulate a broader discussion amongst the group. 
The deadline for registering or submitting an abstract is Friday, May 1.
After that date, the schedule will be posted on this page.

Call for Talks:  Colleagues interested in giving a short (15- to 30-minute) talk at the 2009 Michigan NExT Symposiumon a topic pertaining to either using technology in the classroom or using writing to teach mathematics education  should contact Mark Pearson ( and Paul Yu ( no later than Friday, May 1.

Registration:  We ask that colleagues who are planning to attend the symposium (but not give a talk) please email Mark Pearson ( and Paul Yu ( no later than Friday, May 1, to register for the symposium.  In your email correspondence, please indicate whether you will be able to stay for the complementary dinner for symposium participants provided by the Michigan MAA and Michigan NExT.

The Tenth Annual Michigan NExT Symposium will be held at Central Michigan University on the afternoon of Thursday, May 7, 2009, in conjunction with the 2009 Section Meeting (May 8-9 at CMU). Co-organizers Mark Pearson (Hope C) and Paul Yu (GVSU) are currently soliciting suggestions for specific discussion items and speakers (self-nominations welcome) for this year's symposium theme. 

As plans for this year's  symposium unfold, information will be posted on this website (

Michigan NExT is a forum for pre-tenure faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate mathematics, although all faculty are invited to attend the symposium.  To become involved in Michigan NExT, or to nominate a speaker for this year's symposium, please contact Mark ( or Paul (

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