Guide to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Records, 1978-1992

Summary Information

Title: Department of Mathematical Sciences Records, 1978-1992
Collection: UA.5035
Extent: 3.25 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box)
Abstract:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University and offers degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, actuarial sciences, and statistics. The Department of Mathematical Sciences records include faculty correspondence and information related to departmental faculty meetings.

Creator: Department of Mathematical Sciences

Biographical/Historical Note

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University. The departments was established in 1973, but had previously been known as the Department of Mathematics. It helps students excel in quantitive skills, applicable to a diverse range of fields such as business, industry, government, and teaching at the elementary, secondary, and college levels.

Degrees offered include a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Sciences; a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics; a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (with six concentration options); a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. Master's degrees are offered in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. The department's offices and classrooms are in Walker Hall.

Scope and Contents

The Department of Mathematical Sciences records include correspondence pertaining to the faculty of the Math Department, particularly Willam Paul, department chair during a large portion of the 1980s. Topics discussed include conferences, changes in policies, travel, requests for information, and scheduling. Additional correspondence relates submissions to CENTROID, the official publication of the North Coarolina Council for Teachers in Mathematics which is edited by Appalachian State University faculty.

This collection also contains information related to departmental faculty meetings. These meetings cover issues such as the needs of the department, committee assignments, proposed changes in the Master of Arts Applied Math program, personnel evaluations and reccomendations (restricted), Graduate Review Committee reports, SACS self-study,the department mission statement, course schedules, the computer science program, and syllabus information.

Arrangement

Files are arranged in two series, faculty correspondance and department meetings. Within each series files are arranged chronologically with portions of the William Paul correspondance maintained in seperate folders.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Some individual files may be restricted due to the presence of personnel information. Where applicable, restrictions are noted in the container list.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the archives from the Department of Mathematical Sciences in multiple accessions (UA.2005.202, UA.2006.210, and UA.2011.050).

Processing Information

Collection information written by Kendall Reese. Processed and finding aid completed by Zachary Hottel, September 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5035: Department of Mathematical Sciences Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1986-1992 

Series Description

This series contains faculty correspondence of the Department of Mathematical Sciences during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Included is the correspondence of William Paul, department chair during much of the period.

  Box Folder

Correspondence, October 1986-November 1987 

1 1

Correspondence, October 1987-March 1988 

1 2

[RESTRICTED]Faculty Correspondence-Personnel, 1987 

5 1

Correspondence, October 1987-June 1989 

1 3

[RESTRICTED] Faculty Correspondence-Personnel, 1988 

5 2

Correspondence, January-December 1988 

1 2

Correspondence, September-October 1988 

1 5

Correspondence, December 1988-January 1989 

1 6

[RESTRICTED] Faculty Correspondence-Personnel, 1989 

5 3

Correspondence, January-February 1989 

1 7

Correspondence, January-December 1989 

1 8

Correspondence, February-June 1989 

1 9

Correspondence, March-June 1989 

1 10

Correspondence, June 1989-January 1990 

1 11

Correspondence, June 1989-March 1990 

1 12

Correspondence, November 1989-May 1990 

2 1

Correspondence, November 1989-February 1990 

2 2

[RESTRICTED] Faculty Correspondence-Personnel, 1990 

5 4

Faculty Correspondence (1), 1990-1991 

2 3

Faculty Correspondence (2), 1990-1991 

2 4

Faculty Correspondence (3), 1990-1991 

2 5

Faculty Correspondence (4), 1990-1991 

2 6

Faculty Correspondence (5), 1990-1991 

2 7

Faculty Correspondence (6), 1990-1991 

2 8

[RESTRICTED] Faculty Correspondence-Personnel, 1991 

5 5

Faculty Correspondence (1), 1991-1992 

2 9

Faculty Correspondence (2), 1991-1992 

2 10

Faculty Correspondence (3), 1991-1992 

2 11

[RESTRICTED] Faculty Correspondence-Personnel, 1992 

5 6

William Paul Correspondence, 1981-1983 

3 1

William Paul Correspondence, 1983-1986 

3 2

[RESTRICTED] William Paul Correspondence-Personnel, 1981-1983 

5 7
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Series II: Department Meetings, 1972-1990 

Series Description

This series contains folders relating to the department's faculty meetings including program reviews and assessments, syllabuses, and department plans.

  Box Folder

Faculty Meeting, April 1 1972 

3 3

Departmental Meetings (Degree Programs), 1978-1979 

3 4

Departmental Meetings, 1979-1980 

3 5

Departmental Meetings-Graduate Review Committee, 1980-1981 

3 6

Departmental Meetings, 1981-1982 

3 7

Departmental Meeting, February 11 1982 

3 8

Faculty Meeting "The Plan", November 23 1982 

3 9

Department Faculty Meetings, 1982-1983, October 1982 

3 10

Faculty Meeting, September 30 1982 

3 11

New C.S. Program, Current Memos and Information, Faculty Meetings, 1983 

3 12

Computer Courses and Program Changes, 1983-1984 

3 13

Department Meeting-Shortage of Mathmaticians Report, February 21 and 28 1983 

3 14

Department Meeting, May 2 1983 

3 15

Faculty Meeting, September 22 1983 

3 16

Department Meeting, December 1983 

3 17

Faculty Meeting, April 17 1984 

3 18

Faculty Meeting-Elections, May 8 1984 

3 19

Faculty Meeting-Travel, September 25 1984 

3 20

Faculty Meeting, February 8 1985 

3 21

Department Meeting, February 25 1985 

3 22

Faculty Meeting, April 11 1985 and April 25 1985 

3 23

Department Faculty Meeting, September 17 1985 

4 1

Department Faculty Meeting, December 10 1985 

4 2

Department Meeting, April 8 1986 

4 3

Faculty Meeting, May 7 1986 

4 4

Faculty Meeting, September 16 1986 

4 5

Faculty Meeting- 1010-1020 Recommendation, November 25 1986 

4 6

Math Faculty Meeting, February 24 1987 

4 7

Faculty Meeting-C.S. Curriculum, March 24 1987 

4 8

Faculty Meeting, DPC, April 30 1987 

4 9

Department Faculty Meeting, Liberman-O.C.SA, September 15 1987 

4 10

Faculty Meeting, February 11 1988 

4 11

Faculty Meeting, May 10, 1988 

4 12

Faculty Meeting-Fall Semester, September 13 1988 

4 13

Faculty Meeting, November 10, 19, 15 1988 

4 14

Faculty Meeting, March 17 1989 

4 15

Faculty Meeting, April 25 1989 and May 4 1989 

4 16

Department Meeting, August 21 1989 

4 17

Faculty Meeting, August 31 1989 

4 18

Department Meeting, December 7 1989 

4 19

Department Meeting (Revision of Department Plan), January 25 1991 

4 20

Department Meeting-Scholarly Activity, February 15 1990 

4 21

Department Meeting- DPC Vote, May 3 1990 

4 22

[RESTRICTED] Department Meeting-DPC Vote, May 3 1990 

5 8

Department Meeting, August 20 1990 

4 23

Department Meeting, September 18 1990 

4 24