Every year the MAA honors many members of our community with a wide variety of prizes, awards, and certificates for excellence in teaching, writing, scholarship, and service (see maa.org/awards). The winners exemplify our ideals as an association; consequently, they are often viewed as role models and leaders. So it is important to ask: Do these awards, as a whole, reflect the outstanding contributions of the breadth of association membership?
© 2012 Betty Mayfield and Francis Su
Mayfield, Betty and Francis Su. "The AWARDS Project: Promoting Good Practices in Award Selection." MAA Focus, October/November 2012, 18-19.