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Welcome to the Washington state affiliate of AMATYC, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. WAMATYC is a nonprofit educational association established in 1986 to unite mathematics faculty and support mathematics education at community and technical colleges throughout Washington state.

MAY 2016

Minutes (draft) for the 2016 WAMATYC Membership Meeting are available for your reading pleasure.

Presenter Handouts from the 2016 WCCMC/ORMATYC joint math conference are now available for downloading.

APRIL 2016

ORMATYC-WCCMC Conference Program for the 2016 jointly hosted mathematics conference at Salishan Resort on the Oregon coast April 21-23. See you there!

We are still seeking nominations for President Elect who would then become WAMATYC President in 2018. Position job description is described in our Bylaws. Submit nominations to the This is a true opportunity to make a difference in mathematics education and professional development in our state. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague.

Elections for WAMATYC Financial Officer and Webmaster are underway. All WAMATYC members should have received a ballot by email late Thursday 4/14. Both positions received no nominations beyond the incumbents. Please return your ballot to by Wed 4/20. Results will be announced at the WAMATYC membership meeting, Sat 4/23. See you there!

WCCM / ORMATYC Math Conference: Call for Presiders. Urgent need for session presiders! Please help make this conference great by volunteering. Email Paul Casillas at today. Thank-you!

WAMATYC MEMBERSHIP MEETING is Saturday morning April 23rd at 8:00-8:45 am at the joint WCCM/ORMATYC Conference at Salishan Resort on the Oregon coast. The meeting will be held during breakfast, so grab breakfast and join us in the Cedar Tree for a lively discussion. All current WAMATYC members welcome. See MINUTES from 2015 (draft) and MEETING AGENDA 4/23/2016. (Not yet a WAMATYC member? Join at the conference for just $5 annual dues.)

MARCH 2016

Good Read! Fiscal Context For the CTC System and Allocations from Nick Lutes of the SBCTC explains how the allocation model has changed and how the allocation between colleges should be more balanced in the future. The comparisons start on slide 13 if you want to skip the background slides.

Washington Mathematics Department Chairs Meeting hosted by WAMATYC to be held at the joint WCCMC/ORMATYC math conference. Math Chairs & Coordinators please save the date: Friday, April 22nd, 3:30-5:00. Come share what your department is doing and get ideas from others. Garrett Gregor, Clark College, has kindly agreed to chair the meeting which received rave reviews for "helpful tips" last year from those in attendance.


WAMATYC Executive Board Positions open for nominations. We are currently actively recruiting a President Elect who would then become WAMATYC President in 2018. The official deadline for nominations is February 23rd, but it might be extended. We also welcome nominations to run, along with the current incumbents, to serve in the positions of Financial Officer (4-year term) and Webmaster (2-year term). Position job descriptions and nominating/elections process are described in our Bylaws. Submit nominations to the Nominating Committee Chair, Salah Abed, at You can make a difference for mathematics education and professional development in our state. Join the WAMATYC team!

A message from our President, Peter Wildman, announcing the WAMATYC Teaching Awards for 2016. Please read on our AWARDS PAGE. Nominations due March 30th.

Washington Community College Math Conference (WCCMC) hosted jointly this year by Clark College and ORMATYC: Registration is open, apply to present, book your lodging now. For detailed information see message from Paul Casillas at Conference Announcement (2/8/2016), also linked from our WA CC Math Conference page.


Two incredible Washington State Math conferences - one for students one for faculty - have updated their websites with registration information and call for speakers. Please check them out!

  • Western Washington Community College Student Mathematics Conference February 20th at Edmonds CC [ WEBSITE | REG FORM ]
  • Washington State Two-Year Mathematics Conference April 21 - 23 at Salishan Resort hosted by Clark College / ORMATYC [ WEBSITE | REG FORM ]

Update on this spring's joint WA/OR Math Conference: Call for Presenters -- Let's all help make this conference great! Presenter Application form deadline is March 7th. Two presentation lengths available this year. Apply for 50-minute presentation at Presenter Application Form (50-minute session) and/or apply for 15-minute presentation at Presenter Application Form (15-minute session).
Save the dates! Informational webinars from SBCTC Assessment, Teaching, & Learning Center regarding options for Placement Testing Services:

  1. ALEKS: January 27, 2:30 pm
  2. MyMathTest: January 28, 3 pm
  3. Accuplacer: February 9, 3 pm
  4. MyFoundationsLab: February 11, 3 pm
More information to come, via Dr. Bill Moore, Director, Core to College Alignment & K-12 Partnerships.


The 10th annual Western Washington Community College Student Mathematics Conference (WWCCSMC) will be held February 20, 2016, at Edmonds Community College. For information and registration see WWCCSMC 2016.


A couple of good reads from the state (SBCTC), if you haven't seen them before:

  1. Mathematics Strategic Plan (April 2015)
  2. 8 Things you Should Know about (WA) Community and Technical Colleges


A note from our President, Peter Wildman, regarding the AMATYC Presidential Student Scholarship: "The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the study of mathematics by students enrolled in institutions of higher education. One student is nominated from each AMATYC affiliate and the winning student is selected at random at the AMATYC conference in November. Last year the winner was a student from Everett Community College. I am asking each of you to take a few moments to nominate a worthy student. The scholarship is for $1000 if our nominee is selected. The DEADLINE for nominations is Monday October 13. To nominate a worthy student send the information to me ( by October 13. The WAMATYC board will then make a selection and submit our nominee to the AMATYC President. All students nominated will receive a letter of congratulations from the WAMATYC President. If you would like to view the criteria for the award it is available on the AMATYC website. I hope you are having a very successful start to the school year and please consider nomination a worthy student for the Presidential Student Scholarship."


AMATYC Elections will be held between September 15th and 30th.  AMATYC members will receive ballot instructions by email at that time. Check out the candidate biographies particular that of Liz Hylton, Clatsop CC Mathematics Instructor, running for Northwest VPI.


GOT NEWS? Does your Mathematics Department have an announcement you would like shared with the state? Post it here! Share information about new tenure-track hires or post job announcements. Promote your department's new or low-enrollment math course. Advertise a project your department is doing to enhance mathematics education in Washington state or your new book. All relevant announcements welcome! Email Us with info for posting. Thank-you.

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