PSTUM-list -- Preparing and Supporting Teachers of Undergraduate Mathematics

 

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Description: The PSTUM mailing list is designed to facilitate communication and collaboration among higher education faculty members, administrators, and students involved with the preparation, training, support, mentoring, supervision, and development of teachers of undergraduate mathematics, particularly those new to teaching such as graduate students and junior faculty. Some possible uses of the list include sharing ideas, techniques, reflections, successes, cautions, or news and seeking references or information.

Background: I am a preceptor in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University, and I recently attended sessions on graduate student teaching assistant training and supervision at two national mathematics conferences. Part of my duties as preceptor include training and mentoring graduate student teaching fellows. I found the dialog at these sessions with other people with similar responsibilities to be very useful. As many mathematics department members around the country are engaged in the preparation and support of teachers of undergraduate mathematics, particularly graduate students and junior faculty, a forum in which we could share ideas and experiences would be beneficial. I enjoy the community and shared resources I find on the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) mailing list, and I would like to build a similar community for those involved in training and mentoring graduate students and other teachers of undergraduate mathematics. This list can serve as a start.

Derek Bruff, January 27, 2005

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