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Mathematics & Statistics

Faculty Meeting Minutes — 2011

September 21, 2011

Present: Drs. Bieske, Burgos, Curtin, Danielyan, Elhamdadi, Grinshpan, Kouchekian, Ma, McWaters, Nagle, Ratti, Saito, Skrzypek, and Teodorescu

Absent: Drs. Bénéteau, Hou, Jonoska, Krajcevski, Kartsatos, Khavinson, McColm, Manougian, Rakhmanov, Rimbey, Shekhtman, Stark, Suen, Totik and You (sabbatical)

Meeting Begins

Meeting called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Dr. Marcus McWaters.

Physics Building Update

  • The vacated space in PHY is at present unavailable to the Math/Stats department.
  • The Math/Stats department will be issued temporary keys as the space opens up.
  • The department has been notified that there is no funding available at present for any renovations.
  • The lecture room, PHY 130, has been placed under the management of the Space office.

Departmental Commencement Ceremonies Policy

Dr. McWaters opened the floor for discussion. Discussion held. A motion was made to have advisors either attend the student’s graduation or arrange for a replacement faculty member to attend. Discussion held, motion refined to read: Graduate ceremonies: If we have Masters or Ph.D. students graduating, the advisors will either attend the student’s graduation or arrange for a replacement faculty member to attend. Undergraduate ceremonies: Drs Burgos, McColm, Rimbey, and Zerla will be sure that at least one of them is attending, or find another faculty member to attend. Motion carried.

Search Committee for Instructor Positions

The College has granted the department support for two permanent instructor positions. Dr. McWaters opened the floor to discussion. After discussion Dr. McWaters called for search committee member nominations. Drs. Manougian, Skrzypek, Ratti, Danielyan, Rimbey and Burgos were nominated. Ballots were distributed, collected and counted. The search committee consists of: Drs. Burgos, Manougian, Ratti and Skrzypek.

Dr. McWaters called for any further business.

Meeting Ends

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 3:38 p.m.