16th Annual Conference



As part of its on-going activities to foster research in undergraduate mathematics education and the dissemination of such research, the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education announces its 16th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.


The conference is a forum for researchers in collegiate mathematics education to share results of research addressing issues pertinent to the learning and teaching of undergraduate mathematics. The conference is organized around the following themes: results of current research, contemporary theoretical perspectives and research paradigms, and innovative methodologies and analytic approaches as they pertain to the study of undergraduate mathematics education. The program will include plenary addresses, paper sessions, and a poster session.


The conference will be held in Denver, Colorado in February of 2013. Information regarding the specific location, dates, and times is forthcoming.


We welcome submissions for three types of research reports:


Contributed Research Reports

The SIGMAA on RUME aims to foster a professional atmosphere for quality research in the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics.  We solicit proposals for contributed research reports presenting results from completed research studies on undergraduate mathematics education that address one or more of the following themes:

Preliminary Research Reports

The SIGMAA on RUME seeks to support the professional development of new researchers and new research ideas in the field of undergraduate mathematics education. To foster constructive discussions toward this goal, we encourage graduate students, new PhDs, undergraduate mathematics educators, and experienced researchers to present preliminary reports on ongoing research projects in early stages of analysis. Significant discussion time will follow each presentation to allow for feedback and suggestions for future directions for the research. Proposals for preliminary reports are expected to include a list of questions that will be posed to the audience during the discussion portion of presentation to help further the research.


Theoretical Reports

The SIGMAA on RUME seeks to support the development of new theoretical perspective for research on undergraduate mathematics education. Proposals in this category must explicate the theoretical perspective in detail and explain why existing theories do not adequately account for the phenomenon in question.


Guidelines for research and theoretical reports will be available with the second conference announcement.

Information regarding the submission process will be available with the second conference announcement.

Research report proposals are due on Monday, October 8, 2012.


Working Group Sessions

To strengthen work in specific areas of interest, encourage collaboration among researchers and provide further opportunities for networking and mentoring, we solicit proposals for working groups. These special research groups will meet at the start of the conference to provide opportunities for collaboration not available during the regular conference program. 


Proposals for working groups are due on Monday, November 5, 2012