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Unformatted text preview: The University The University The University The University Founded in 1838 Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia Campus size: 250 acres (100 hectares) Students : 3,894 full­time students Residences: 12 residences on campus, which house 1,708 students. Teaching Faculty: 211 full and 37 part­time Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1 The University The University The University The University 2004 Student Body Profile (2000) Nova Scotia Other Atlantic Ontario Rest of Canada China USA Bahamas, Bermuda Rest of the World 1911 433 711 303 339 121 104 148 (2181) (717) (417) (247) ( 3) (102) ( 162) ( 71) The University The University Tuition : $7,468 (International $13,292) Revenue ( in millions $) 60 50 40 30 20 10 Tuition Province 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 0 The University The University “Acadia Advantage” Students and faculty are issued laptops (Dell Latitude D600). Rollover every two/three years Microsoft Office Other free downloadable software. (Maple, Minitab, SPSS) Network software (MathLab, SAS, S­Plus) Fully­wired classroom environment with “more than 7,000 network drops in classrooms, residences, the library, and common rooms – even the campus pub. “ Acadia Institute of Teaching and Technology (Training, Application Development) Full support for hardware and software The University The University Faculty and Librarians Union (Since 1977) Includes Heads of Departments Excludes Directors of Schools One strike ~ 1 month in the winter of 2004 Eleventh Collective Agreement Faculty of Science Faculty of Science Faculty of Science Faculty of Science DEPARTMENTS • Biology • Chemistry • Geology • Mathematics & Statistics • Physics • Psychology PROGRAMS • Environmental Science SCHOOLS • Computer Science • Engineering • Nutrition & Dietetics Faculty of Science Faculty of Science Percentages of Women in Science 54% 71% – Biology 51% – Chemistry 11% – Computer Science 20% – Engineering 62% – Environmental Science 40% – Geology 51% – Mathematics & Statistics 96% – Nutrition & Dietetics 27% – Physics 79% – Psychology Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Faculty and Staff Complement Twelve regular faculty members One Canada Research Chair Two Instructors One full time administrative secretary One half time secretary Other: two post­docs after 1 January Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Centres Statistical Consulting Centre Free consultation for undergraduate Honours Thesis Acadia Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computation Outcome of the CRC ‘s CFI grant 24 node high­performance parallel computing cluster System Analyst and Manager (search underway) Membership from the department as well as Physics and Computer Science. Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Archibald, T Cabilio, P. Chipman, H. Clarke, N. Haynes, R Hooper, J Karsten, R. Faculty History of Mathematics 1600­1930. Statistical inference, non­parametrics CRC in Mathematical Modelling, Data mining, functional data analysis Graph theory, game theory Scientific computing, numerical analysis Algebraic number theory, cryptography Mathematical models of ocean circulation, geophysical fluid dynamics Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Faculty (continued) Masaro, J. Linear algebraic methods in mathematical statistics Mendivil, F. Fractal geometry and analysis, signal and image analysis and processing Peng, J. Order restricted inference, multiple comparisons Stephenson, P. Operations research, machine sequencing and scheduling Teismann, H. Partial differential equations, mathematical physics Zhang, Y. Time dependent models, statistical computing and symbolic algebra computing Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Most have been at Acadia for 5 years or less Productive researchers, all eligible faculty hold NSERC (one SSHRC) Teaching : 4 courses in first year 5 courses thereafter Teaching relief Director Statistical Consulting Centre: 2 courses Graduate Program Co­ordinator : 1 course Head of Department: 3 courses Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Renewal, Tenure, Promotion First contract: three years Renewal for additional three years Tenure consideration in the second year of the renewal Procedures Departmental Review Committee: Three elected faculty from department, Head, and one faculty from “cognate” department; chaired by Dean University Review Committee: Two faculty from each of the three Faculties (Arts, Science, Professional Studies); chaired by VP Academic Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Salary and Career Development Automatic step (increment) increases within rank. Sizes of steps decrease within each rank after a number of years. Assistant 15 steps Associate 15 steps Full 23 steps Salary upon promotion: move to the closest grid point for the new rank which exceeds the new nominal salary in the old rank. Annual Career Development meetings with Head Teaching activities including mandatory course evaluation Research activity Service activity Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Program M.Sc. Applied Mathematics and Statistics In addition to course work, students may choose to complete an industrial internship, of four months or eight months. First year of programme: Four students University Assistantships: $8000 for each of three students. All are topped up by faculty NSERC grants One student supported by MITACS grant Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Undergraduate Programs B.Sc. with Honours in Mathematics and Statistics (48h Math & Stats + Thesis) B.Sc. with Major in Mathematics and Statistics (48h Math & Stats ) B.Sc. with Double Major in Mathematics and Statistics (42h Math & Stats First Major ) (36h Math & Stats Second Major) B.A. in all of the above Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Popular Double Majors Mathematics and Statistics with Business Mathematics and Statistics with Economics Mathematics and Statistics with Computer Science Mathematics and Statistics with Biology Unusual Double Majors Mathematics and Statistics with Music Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Majors ~ 100 Majors Honours BSCH Math BSCH Math/Biol BSCH Math/Phys BA H Math 3 2 1 1 BSCH CS/Math BSCH Biol/Math BSCH Phys/Math 1 2 3 BSC Math BA Math BSC Math/Busi BSC Math/Econ BSC Math/Geol BSC Math/Biol BSC Math/Comp 36 3 15 14 2 1 1 BA Econ/Math BSC Phys/Math BSC Psyc/Math BSC Biol/Math BSC Chem/Math 8 3 2 1 1 Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Honours Program Normally from 2 to 8 graduating students per year High proportion pursue graduate studies PGSA 2003 – two 2002 – two 2001 – two 2000 – one 1999 – one 1998 ­ five Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Undergraduate Courses 2003­04 average enrolment 40 students per section Year Average Number of Course/Sections 1 2 3 4 49 47 16 7 27 14 8 5 Additionally this year we have nine 5000­level (graduate) Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Budget No control over salaries Travel & Professional Development: $1250 per faculty member Operating: $52,500 of which the major part goes to student assistantships Budget 50 assistantships per year. Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Service Courses Calculus 1,2 Calculus 3, Differential Equations Discrete math 1, 2, 3 for Computer Science Statistics 1, 2 for Psychology, Biology, Nutrition, Engineering, Environmental Science, Kinesiology Math for Arts Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Students Taught 2160 course registrations 1296 lab registrations Labs: 1.5 hrs per week Calculus 1,2 All flavours of Stats 1, 2 Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics Ample office and departmental space Rothberger Mathematics Library in the Department and under our control Math Help Centre: staffed by an Instructor who runs our remedial program. Student tutors work in this centre. ...
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