CBMS News

The 2015 CBMS Survey reveals that over the past decade, we have lost 2000 tenure lines while increasing the number of full-time contract faculty by over 3000.
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Ken Ribet, AMS President, has posted a personal statement on the DACA announcement at http://www.ams.org/policy/govnews/ribet-daca.pdf.
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The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, consisting of AMS, ASA, MAA, and SIAM has issued the following statement on Mathematics and Statistics Community Engagement with NSF Big Ideas:
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From AMATYC: It is with deep regret and sorrow that AMATYC announces the death of Wanda Garner, Executive Director. She has been active in the organization for many years serving as a Vice President, President, and Program Chair before becoming the AMATYC Executive Director. She has impacted the lives of many AMATYC members during her lifetime and many students at Cabrillo College in California where she served as Dean.
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The tables from the 2015 CBMS Statistical Abstract of Undergraduate Programs in the Mathematical Sciences in the United States are now available.
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The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators has released its Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics. These are comprehensive, aspirational standards describing a national vision for the initial preparation of all teachers PreK-12 who teach mathematics.
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Lewis-Burke Associates has just released its analysis of the President’s proposed 2018 budget. It includes $6.653 billion for NSF, $819 million or 11% below the FY 2017 enacted budget, and 11.2% below the FY 2016 budget. Some of the details are given below.
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On May 18, thirty professional societies in the sciences, including CBMS and nine of the CBMS societies, signed onto a letter to the U.S. Department of State, responding to the new guidelines for visa applicants. See the update on this issue from the National Academies.
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The CBMS Council met at the ASA Headquarters on May 5, 2017 and heard presentations from Phil Kutzko on the Math Alliance, Stephen Provasnik and Samantha Burg on the recent NAEP and TIMSS results, Karen Saxe with a budget and legislative update, and Brit Kirwan on TPSE.
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