The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides quality education, promotes the development of professionals in mathematical and computing fields, and addresses misconceptions and stereotypes related to the mastering of concepts in both disciplines. We do this by mentoring students in our academic courses and programs, through a culture of scholarship, service, and outreach. We value relationships that focus on the personal growth of students through individual attention and small class size.
1) Mentoring students to develop the ability to:
- Use discipline skills to solve problems
- Make decisions
- Using facts and data
- Using values and ethical standards
- Manage time and prioritize tasks
- Cope with stress
- Self-assess and self-correct
- Work with others
- Within the departmental community
- As part of a team
- Take a leadership role
- In writing
- In oral presentations
- In small group settings
a) Professional: Provide opportunities for professional development, career exploration, and readiness.
b) Academic: Provide a progression of courses which encourages mastery of content needed for success in graduate school or industry. This progression is based on recommendations of professional organizations.
c) Personal and Social: Provide an atmosphere that encourages development of inter- and intra-personal skills through collaborative activities that promote effective interaction with others as well as opportunities for personal reflection.
2) Culture of Scholarship
a) Research: Encourage and provide opportunities for small group and individual research. Facilitate open discussion of ideas and research.
b) Pedagogy: Provide quality student-focused instruction, based on current best practices.
3) Service and Outreach: Promote the disciplines of mathematics and computer science through professional service and outreach to the local community and beyond.
a) Address misconceptions and stereotypes.