Board Meeting Summaries

  • NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary October 2020

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary July 2020

    NCTM Annual Business Meeting April 2020

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Agenda March 2020

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary February 2020

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary October 2019

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary July 2019

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary April 2019

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary February 2019

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary October 2018


    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary October 2020

    At its virtual meeting October 23-24, 2020 the NCTM Board of Directors:

    • Received a report from the Budget and Finance Committee and an update on NCTM’s operating budget and finances.
    • Engaged in strategic work intended to guide development of the fiscal year 2022 NCTM operating budget.
    • Discussed adapting the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition, scheduled for St. Louis in April 2021, to be a virtual conference.
    • Received an update and discussed plans for a 2021 NCTM Virtual Conference.
    • Engaged in a discussion about developing an NCTM statement on issues related to social justice and mathematics education in a broader social context and decided to convene an additional Board meeting for further discussion.
    • Discussed potential changes to the development of the program for the NCTM Research Conference.
    • Received and discussed a report from the Board liaisons and staff of the Publishing Committee addressing operations and revenue from NCTM publications.
    • Reviewed and determined a future process for revising and updating all NCTM position statements
    • Approved new appointments to volunteer committees and groups.
    • Received updates and reports on Membership and Marketing, Professional Services, Publications, Advocacy, Catalyzing Change, Mathematics Teaching and Learning PreK-12, and the Mathematics Education Trust.

    NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary July 2020

    At its virtual meeting July 6-8, 2020 the NCTM Board of Directors:

    • Reviewed preliminary FY 2020 yearend budget results.
    • Engaged in facilitated strategic planning, which included reviewing the NCTM Mission Statement and Strategic Framework.
    • Engaged in small group work to identify and develop a shared vision for a framework for future decision-making based on Why NCTM.
    • Discussed work of the Conference Advisory Group, including its recommendations for the future and format of NCTM conferences, including virtual conference offerings.
    • Received updates on Membership, Professional Services, Publications, Advocacy, Catalyzing Change, and the Mathematics Education Trust.

      NCTM Annual Business Meeting April 2020

      April 3, 2020

      In lieu of the cancellation of the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition, scheduled for April 1-4, the annual NCTM Business Meeting, included in the program of the Centennial Annual Meeting, was held via Zoom on April 3, 2020.

      • Executive Director Ken Krehbiel explained that the legal requirement to have a public Business Meeting at the NCTM Annual Meeting was being satisfied by the meeting via Zoom because the Centennial Annual Meeting was cancelled after the Governor of Illinois mandated that there could be no gatherings of more than 1,000 in the state.
      • NCTM President Robert Berry reported that NCTM had received an unmodified or clean opinion from the auditors for fiscal year 2019 and presented an overview of the Council’s financial information.
      • Robert Berry reported that NCTM has net assets of $14.5 million. He reported the allocation of operating revenue of $2.5 million in Products, $4.7 million in Membership and Subscriptions, and $5.2 million in Conference Services.

      The following were highlighted in a summary of the past year’s major accomplishments and initiatives:

      • Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PreK-12, was launched in January 2020 as a consolidated, single journal for practitioners.
      • “Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics” and “Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics” were published to be released and on sale at the Centennial Annual Meeting.
      • 100 Days of Professional Learning was developed to present sessions that were selected for the Centennial Annual Meeting program as webinars or online sessions on separate days over 100 days beginning the week of the Centennial Annual Meeting and until NCTM’s first fall Annual Meeting in St. Louis in October. The first session was April 1.
      • NCTM Board members have met with their members of Congress in individual meetings on Capitol Hill.
      • At the conclusion of the meeting, Robert stated that he was honored to serve as NCTM President over the past two years; he then introduced Trena Wilkerson as NCTM President. Trena thanked Robert for his mentorship and leadership in building community, especially in areas of equity.
      • Ken Krehbiel reported that Robert would be thanked and recognized publicly at the Annual Meeting in St. Louis October.

        NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary February 2020

        At its meeting at NCTM Headquarters in Reston, Virginia on February 21-22, 2020 the Board of Directors:

        • Approved the fiscal year 2021 NCTM operating budget presented to the Board by the Budget and Finance Committee.
        • Approved an updated charge for the Classroom Resources Committee.
        • Approved an updated charge for the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on K-12 Statistics Education.
        • Approved one in-person meeting of the Conference Advisory Group to expand its work on making recommendations for the future of NCTM conferences.
        • Approved policies and procedures for registrations to NCTM conferences.
        • Approved a gender-neutral language policy for NCTM publications.
        • Approved a revision to the NCTM Policy Handbook to clarify the composition of the NCTM Budget and Finance Committee.
        • Discussed current practices for increasing submissions and nominations to the Nominations and Elections Committee with the goal of increasing representation of classroom teachers on the NCTM Board of Directors.
        • Approved GAISE-2 (Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education), which is co-published with the American Statistical Association, as a position of the Council.
        • Approved appointments to NCTM standing committees and joint committees for 2020-2021.
        • Discussed and began to develop a framework for the Board’s strategic planning in July.

        NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary October 2019

        At its meeting at NCTM Headquarters in Reston, Virginia on October 11-12, 2019 the Board of Directors:

        • Received an interim report and financial update from the Budget and Finance Committee.
        • Reviewed strategic planning work from July and discussed updates from Board members and staff on strategic initiatives, including curated custom collections of NCTM content, social media initiatives, publications marketing, extended conference learning, member benefits, and the development of online special interest groups.
        • Passed a motion to develop and offer an NCTM virtual conference to be developed through the Professional Development Services Committee to be offered in 2020.
        • Discussed the new Catalyzing Change books for Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics and Middle School Mathematics, which will be published and released in April 2020.
        • Discussed outreach and the development of related materials for the two new Catalyzing Change titles.
        • Approved the forthcoming Catalyzing Change in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations and Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations as official positions of the Council.
        • Adopted a policy for gender-neutral language in NCTM publications as recommended by the Publishing Committee.
        • Received updates on the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting and Research Symposium.
        • Discussed and addressed recommendations made at the 2019 Delegate Assembly.
        • Approved the inclusion of a land acknowledgment statement in the opening sessions of future NCTM annual and regional conferences.
        • Received a report from outside real estate legal counsel on the status of the pending sale of NCTM headquarters and the common property of the Center for Educational Associations.
        • Reviewed interim reports from the president, president-elect, and executive director.

        NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary July 2019

        The NCTM Board of Directors met on July 11-12, 2019 in Reston, Virginia. The following is a summary of actions and agenda items from the meeting.

        Reports, Updates, and Discussions

        At its July meeting, the Board:

        • Reviewed FY 2019 yearend budget results.
        • Discussed drafts of two new Catalyzing Change books—one for elementary and early childhood, and one for middle school—scheduled to be published in time for the Centennial Annual Meeting in April 2020.
        • Received an update on the development of the new journal Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching Mathematics PK-12 (MTLT), which will publish its inaugural issue in January 2020.
        • Discussed and considered various scenarios and models for developing an NCTM virtual conference.
        • Engaged in facilitated strategic planning that included reaffirming the existing Mission Statement and Strategic Framework.
        • Engaged in strategic planning that focused on increasing the value of NCTM membership and strengthening and capitalizing on connections between existing programs and products related to membership—the new journal, Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching Mathematics PK-12 (MTLT), the Annual Meeting, NCTM publications, and professional services.
        • Discussed repackaging video content from the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition.
        • Discussed ways to enrich E-Tables of Contents from NCTM journals that are sent to members.
        • Discussed ways to increase the NCTM presence on social media.
        • Discussed possible future projects to collaborate with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
        • Discussed the selection of future locations of the Annual Meeting and NCTM regional conferences.
        • Discussed NCTM’s engagement with EdReports and ways to collaborate with and influence future EdReports work.
        • Approved interim committee appointments to existing committees.

        NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary April 2019

        The NCTM Board of Directors met on April 1, 2019 in San Diego, California. The following is a summary of actions and agenda items from the meeting.

        Reports, Updates, and Discussions

        At its April meeting, the Board:

        • Reviewed FY 2019 operating budget projections.
        • Discussed the status and development of two new Catalyzing Change books—one for elementary and one for middle school—scheduled to be published in time for the Centennial Annual Meeting in 2020.
        • Discussed the influence Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics is having on state-level decisions.
        • Discussed producing a published Proceedings in the future for the NCTM Research Conference.

        Board Actions

        • Elected the Executive Committee for 2019-2020.
        • Approved a policy change for lead speaker registration fees for NCTM regional conferences.
        • Approved changing the name of the annual summer Affiliate Leaders Conference to NCTM Leadership Conference.
        • Approved new appointments to NCTM committees and program committees for the 2020 NCTM Annual Meeting in St. Louis and NCTM regional conferences in 2020 and 2021.
        • Approved an allocation to acquire proposal submission and conference program software for the NCTM Research Conference.
        • Dissolved the editorial panels for Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in Middle School, and Mathematics Teacher as part of the transition to the new consolidated journal Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching Mathematics PK-12.

        NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary February 2019


        February 2019 Board Meeting Agenda (PDF)

        The NCTM Board of Directors met on February 22–23, 2019 in Reston, Virginia. The following is a summary of actions and agenda items from the meeting.

        Board Actions

        At its February meeting, the Board:

        • Reviewed and approved the FY 2020 operating budget.
        • Approved a proposal to develop two new books for elementary and middle grades extending the messages of Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics.
        • Recommended that the Professional Development Services Committee (PDSC) consider a preliminary proposal presented to the Board about monetizing conferences that would include developing NCTM virtual conferences. The Board will consider PDSC’s recommendation at a future meeting.
        • Approved two new NCTM Affiliates: the Bermuda Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematics Student Leadership Team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
        • Approved the addition of 8 pages to each issue of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) for the 2020 volume year, the 50th anniversary of JRME.
        • Approved adding three members to the panel of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME).
        • Approved a motion to post email addresses and Twitter handles of Board members on the NCTM website.
        • Approved new appointments to NCTM committees.
        • Approved the 2019 NCTM Legislative Platform.

        Reports, Updates, and Discussions

        • Reviewed and commented on design of the new consolidated journal Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PreK-12, which will launch in January 2020.
        • Reviewed NCTM professional services and revenue and approved an expansion of NCTM’s current professional services offerings.
        • Reviewed the transition of institutional membership to group access memberships.
        • Considered a response to a motion from the Membership and Affiliate Relations Committee to respond to a resolution from the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey to address issues related to acceleration.
        • Discussed new initiatives for generating revenue.
        • Reviewed and discussed a social media strategy for Board members.
        • Reviewed the current agreement with the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) to produce and publish Mathematics Teacher Educator (MTE).

        NCTM Board of Directors Meeting Summary October 2018

        The NCTM Board of Directors met on October 12–13, 2018 in Reston, Virginia. The following is a summary of actions and agenda items from the meeting.

        • The Budget and Finance Committee presented a financial update and reported that the gap between expenses and revenues had been reduced significantly over the past two years.

        Board Actions

        At its October meeting, the Board:

        • Created a Conference Advisory Group of the Board to review conference data and to advise and work with staff to determine the number of future NCTM conferences and their locations and dates.
        • Approved a Board communications plan to share a summary of Board meetings on the Board page of NCTM.org and on MyNCTM after Board meetings.  In the future, major agenda topics will be shared in advance of Board meetings.
        • Formed a committee of the Board to develop a social media strategy for the NCTM Board.
        • Formed a committee of the Board to develop a book study guide for Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations.
        • Reviewed and discussed nominations and elections procedures.
        • Approved two appointments to the Mathematics Teacher Educator editorial panel.

        Reports and Updates

        • NCTM membership is up 4.3 percent compared to the same time last year.
        • One year after the launch of MyNCTM, engagement and activity are exceeding projected benchmarks.
        • NCTM professional services staff provided an update on offerings of contracted professional development for schools and districts.
        • Advocacy and communications staff and consultants presented an update on Capitol Hill and legislative activities and the integration of Catalyzing Change communications with NCTM advocacy.
        • The President and staff offered an update and report from the first meeting of the 2020 NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting Program Committee.
        • Publishing Committee liaisons provided an update and progress report on the development of Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PreK-12.