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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 $)
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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
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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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