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Program Review
Bachelor of Science in
Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
College of Science
November 20
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MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
Program Review
Marshall University
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Date:
September 30, 2011
Program:
Bachelors Programs in
Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Degree and Title
Date of Last Review:
October 30, 2006
Recommendation
Marshall University is obligated to recommend continuance or discontinuance of a program and to
provide a brief rationale for the recommendation.
Recommendation
Code (#):
1.
Continuation of the program at the current level of activity; or
2.
Conti
nuation of the program
at a reduced level of activity or
with
corrective action
: Corrective action
will apply to programs that have deficiencies that the program itself can address and correct.
Progress
report due b
y November 1 next academic year;
or
3.
Continuation of the program with i
dentification of the program for
resource development
:
Resource
development will apply to already viable programs that require additional resources from the
Administration to help achieve their full potential. This desig
nation is considered an investment in a
viable program as opposed to addressing issues of a weak program.
Progress report due by
November 1 next academic year
; or
4.
Development of a cooperative program with another institution,
or
sharing of courses, facilities, faculty,
and the like; or
5.
Discontinuation of the program
Rationale for Recommendation
: (Deans, please submit the rationale as a separate document. Beyond
the College level, any office that disagrees with the previou
s recommendation must submit a separate
rationale and append it to this document with appropriate signature.)
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Ariyadasa Aluthge
10/14/11
Recommendation:
Signature of pe
rson preparing the report:
Date:
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Alf
red Akinsete
10/14/2011
Recommendation:
Si
gnature of Program Chair:
Date:
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Charles C. Somerville
15 October 2011
Recommendation:
S
ignature of Academic Dean:
Date:
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Recommendation:
Signature of Chair, Academic Planning Committee: (Bacc
alaureate pgms only)
Date:
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Recommendation
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Signature of President, Faculty Senate/ Chair
, Graduate Council:
Date:
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Recommendation:
Signature of the Provost and Senior Vice P
resident for Academic Affairs:
Date:
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Signature of the President:
Date:
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Recommendation:
Signature of C
hair, Board of Governors
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Date:
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College/School Dean’s Recommendation
Recommendation:
Continuation of the program at the current level of activity
(Recommendation Code #1).
Rationale:
The Department of Mathematics is among very few departments on
campus with true
university

wide impact. Nearly every undergraduate student at
Marshall, regardless of their college or their major, will take at least one class in this
department, and several majors require multiple classes. The degree of a student’s
proficiency in mat
hematics is, in many instances, strongly correlated to successful
completion of other key courses in his or her curriculum. A strong and well

supported
Department of Mathematics is vital to the success of the university.
The Department of Mathematics has
a large and dedicated faculty, including some of
the best teachers on campus, as determined by university

wide awards. However, the
demand for math courses across campus is greater than the permanent faculty can
meet. As the following report indicates,
only about 40% of freshman

level math courses
were taught by tenured or tenure

track faculty members during the review period. It is
troublesome to me that there are currently 10 math instructors who work on one

year
temporary contracts. Because the vett
ing of temporary faculty hires is less stringent
than that of tenure

track hires, and because their connection to campus and students is
less than that of the permanent faculty, it is clearly desirable to reduce the number of
temporary positions in favor o
f tenure

track, or at minimum term, lines. It is because
math proficiency is so highly correlated with academic success, that we must place a
higher priority on attracting the best mathematics instructors possible.
There has been strong growth in the num
ber of Mathematics majors during the review
period, and a remarkable growth in faculty research activity. The department maintains
a very high service load for the college and the university, but has also done a very
good job at understanding the needs of
potential majors, and creating programs that
meet those needs. I believe that the success of the department can be attributed to a
very talented faculty who are among the most progressive in the college in the use of
new teaching technologies, the creati
on of online coursework, engaging students in
scholarly activities, and the establishment of collaborative research partnerships.
The one clear weakness of the department has been its failure to complete an annual
assessment report since 2008. My recomme
ndation to continue this program at the
current level of activity does not excuse that failure, but does recognize that the
department has a new chair, who understands the importance of assessment and has
already taken corrective action. Even in the absen
ce of assessment reports, the
department has been using the nationally benchmarked Major Fields Test (MFT) in
Mathematics as an objective measure of student learning.
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Student performance was very good in the final year of the review period, and we wi
ll
continue
to
use the MFT to monitor achievement in future years to see if this level of
performance is sustained or can be improved upon.
Another weakness, though not of the department’s making, is the current low level of
departmental operating funds.
This level of funding makes it very difficult for the
department to support faculty development, and places demands on departmental lab
fees that might otherwise be used to increase student access to technology, e.g. the
refurbishing of classroom space, a
nd the development of a dedicated computer
laboratory. Fortunately, student enrollment in math classes has increased enough in
recent years that the department has seen notable increases in its lab fee allocations.
The college will work to make sure that
a higher percentage of fees are returned to the
department in support of their vital teaching mission.
In summary, this is clearly a department that is performing at a high level, and providing
a great deal of benefit to the college and the university.
The department has too many
term and temporary instructors, and a strong case can be made for resource
development to increase the contact of freshman students with career faculty members.
The department and the college will aggressively work to upgrade t
emporary faculty
positions to tenure

track status. The college will also support the new chair’s current
efforts to establish a culture of assessment that will lead to improved outcomes for all
the Marshall students who are impacted by this program.
Charles C. Somerville
15 October 2011
Signature of Dean
Date
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Marshall University
Program Review
Program: Mathematics (
B.S. in Mathematics and B.S. in Applied Mathematics)
College: College of Science
Date
of Last Review: October, 2006
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CONSISTENCY WITH UNIVERSITY MISSION
The B.S. in Mathematics with majors in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is
a strong and viable degree program, designed
to be
consistent with the mission
of Marshall University. The mission of Marshall University is to provide
“innovative undergraduate and graduate education that contributes to the
development of society and the individual. The University actively facilitates
le
arning through the preservation, discovery, synthesis, a
nd dissemination of
knowledge”
(2011
–
2012 Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog). The
mission of the College of Science is to provide scientific and technological
knowledge and training to its s
tudents. People with this type of training are
essential to our nation’s health and prosperity in a rapidly expanding global
economy. Students majoring in baccalaureate degree programs in the College of
Science receive a broad education conducive to pursui
ng a wide range of career
options.
Basic knowledge of mathematics, especially quantitative literacy, is essential to
the realization of the mission of the college in particular, and the mission of the
university in general.
The mission of the department
of mathematics is to
prepare
students for a vast variety of careers in the mathematical sciences and in
numerous related disciplines. The Department of Mathematics offers two majors,
Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, leading to the Bachelor of Science
d
egree. Graduating students will have a solid foundation that enables them to
perform successfully in industry, business, government, and further studies.
Graduates may pursue advanced degrees in any areas of mathematical and
statistical sciences, or relate
d areas such as engineering and economics. They
may also prepare for secondary mathematics certification or for professional
degree programs such as law and medicine.
The Department of Mathematics also offers a minor in mathematics available to
all studen
ts at Marshall University. Students choosing this minor will find
expanded job opportunities in business, education, government, and industry.
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This minor can be helpful to students in pre

professional programs in the health
sciences. A solid grounding
in the fundamentals of mathematics is needed in
order to perform satisfactorily on aptitude examinations that must be taken prior
to admission to a professional degree
program
. This minor can
also
be used as
an important component of a student’s preparati
on for admission to law school.
Double majors are quite common and recommended especially for graduates
who do not plan to go to graduate school. Traditionally, mathematics graduates
can s
tep into virtually any career.
The key features of the program are
two majors: pure mathematics and applied mathematics
a small common core for great flexibility
four (4) choices for two (2) required sequences for additional flexibility
conformity with outside majors and minors for maximal flexibility
Mathematics is a po
rtal to vast opportunities and serves as an essential t
ool for
many other majors. I
t
also
plays an important role in the general education of all
students.
For example,
the Department is the custodian of all mathematics
courses required
by students
. It
also has one of the highest number of Critical
Thinking courses.
The Department therefore plays a major role in Marshall
General Education Requirements
.
The Department of Mathematics at Marshall
University makes every effort to help students learn valuable
critical thinking and
problem

solving skills. The department has an excellent track record in promoting
student learning through innovative teaching
and a
strong curriculum. Graduates
of the program are highly employable and many of our graduates pursue f
urther
education in mathematical and statistical sciences or in other fields such as
science, education, and engineering. They also pursue careers in medicine, law,
and business.
The Department of Mathematics has highly qualified and motivated faculty wh
o
are at the cutting edge in their various specializations, and are
advanced
in
the
use of
instructional technology. Our award

winning faculty provides frequent and
easy access to course assistance, academic advising and career planning to our
students. Th
e department has a culture of assisting faculty in reaching the
pinnacle of professional development, by supporting their involvement in various
academic activities.
The program has seen significant growth in many areas as compared to the
previous
review
period (2001
–
2006):
Enrollment in the calculus sequence (MTH 229, 230, 231) is up 21%.
Enrollment in MTH 300
–
Introduction to Higher Mathematics up 44%
Enrollment in 300 level courses up 57%
Enrollment in the two degree programs (and the minor) up 27%
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ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
There is no accreditation organization for mathematics.
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PROGRAM STATEMENT on Adequacy, Viability, Necessity and
Consistency with
University/College Mission
A.
ADEQUACY
1.
Curricul
um
: The B.S. degree program is outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Both
majors, mathematics and applied mathematics, require the following six courses totaling
23 credit hours: MTH
229
(Calculus with Analytical Geometry)
, MTH 230
(Calculus with
Analytical Geometry II)
, MTH 231
(Calculus with Analytical Geometry III)
, MTH 300
(Intro to Higher Mathematics)
, MTH 331
(Linear Algebra)
, and MTH 490 or MTH 491.
The last two courses are cap
stone courses. MTH 490 is Internship, and MTH 491 is
Senior Seminar. These courses, in addition to other required courses form the core of
both
majors. Each major requires a choice of two out of four sequences, with each
sequence consisting of two courses;
this totals either 12 or 13 credit hours depending
on the choices. Beyond these 35 or 36 credit hours, students may choose to double
major, take a minor in another department, or take an additional four mathematics
courses. The flexibility of this program
greatly enhances the utility and diversity of the
majors. Students are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary studies and to tailor their
studies towards their future career or educational goals. Our applied mathematics major
has become very popular since
its inceptio
n in 2005. Double majors (with
one major
outside the department) also constitute a
significant percentage
of our graduates.
During this review period, the department has awarded:
Eighteen (18) Mathematics degrees
Twenty

one (21) Applied
Mathematics degrees
Five (5) double majors in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics degrees
Sixty (60) graduated with a minor in mathematics. These graduates earned their
degrees from more than 15 majors from four different colleges.
Twelve (12) double deg
rees with one m
ajor outside of the department,
including
majors from Chemistry, Physics, Economics, History, Computer Science, and
Mathematics Education.
Twenty

nine (29) Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics graduates earned
minors outside the department
including Biology, Chemistry, Physics,
Economics, History, Computer Science, Spanish, French, Sociology, and Sport
Studies.
Curriculum is a dynamic exercise requiring changes to address the needs and demands
either in the workplace or
in the
pursuance o
f higher degrees. In the past few years,
there have been great demands for statistics courses by students majoring in the M.A.
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degree program more than those currently available in the catalog. And few faculty
members had to offer special topics to meet th
e needs of these students. Hence, the
department had approved proposals for statistics programs that offer a major and a
minor in statistics and a double major in statistics with any of the mathematics majors. It
is
anticipated
that the program
will begin
in fall 2012, and
it is expected
to increase
enrollment in the B.S. Mathematics program, as well as give students from other
disciplines
an option
to
minor or double major
in
statistics.
The following curriculum changes were made during this review period
:
MTH 121, MTH 125, and MTH 229/229H have been certified as critical thinking (CT)
classes.
Online courses have been created for MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 132, MTH 140, and
MTH 225 (in addition to existing MTH 121 and MTH 130).
MTH 340

Discrete Structures w
as discontinued and MTH 220
–
Discrete Structures
and MTH 440
–
Graph Theory and Combinatorics were created. The change was
made to meet the need of Computer Science major and the department’s own
mathematics major.
MTH 345
–
Applied Probability and Stati
stics was created to meet the need of few
majors in science and engineering.
The department had by spring 2011 approved
a
proposal to create a major in
statistics
in addition to the
existing pure and applied mathematics majors.
Adding
this major will
addre
ss
a dire
need for statisticians in the 21
st
century. It is anticipated
that the new degree program
will
be instituted
in fall 2012.
2.
Faculty:
The Department has a dedicated and hard

working faculty that is committed to
both education and scholarship, which are viewed
in the department
as inextricably
linked. The Department of Mathematics can boast of having four Marshall and Shirley
Reynolds Out
standing Teacher Award winners, two Distinguished Artists and Scholars
Award winners, one Hedrick Outstanding faculty winner, one West Virginia Professor of
the Year winner, and one winner of the “Chair” Award from the West Virginia Council of
Teachers.
The Department has 32 full

time faculty members:
s
Fifty percent (50%) of the full

time faculty is tenured. Nearly 38% of the full

time faculty
is temporary with either one year or 3

year

term positions. This is mainly due to the
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addition of new remedial mathematics courses MTH 098 and MTH 099. Half of our
temporary faculty teaches remedial
classes. Many of our freshman level courses are
taught by temporary faculty, part

time faculty or graduate teaching assistants. For
example, during the fall and spring semesters of 2010
–
2011 AY, permanent faculty
taugh
t only 39% of the freshman courses (MTH 120 to MTH 231). See the table below.
Semester
Number of
freshman
classes
offered
Number of
freshman
classes taught
by permanent
faculty
Number of
freshman
classes taught
by temporary
faculty and TA’s
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published
45
articles in peer reviewed journals. On average, this represents
approximately 5.63 research articles per research faculty member, a significant
increase f
rom the previous review period (t
hese numbers do not include abstracts, as
they are not c
ounted in mathematics
)
.
made
71
presentations at international, national, and regional conferences. This
represents 112% of the data reported in the last program review.
About 136
conferences (
international, national, and regional
) were attended by faculty during the
period of review.
b
een
involved in large competitive national grants, and have been princi
pal
investigators or co

principal
investigators in many of these grants. These include
grants from NSF, U.S. Department of Ed
ucation (Mathematics and Science
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Partnership grants through West Virginia Department of Education), NASA (WV
Space Consortium), West Virginia Department of Education, West Virginia Higher
Education Policy Commission, and other various funding agencies.
3.
Students:
a.
Entrance Standards:
Mathematics is an open program; the major need not be declared
before application for graduation. Most graduates are transfer students, either internally or
externally. There is no admissions process other than to be ad
mitted to the University and
to the College
, which requires a Math ACT score of 21 or higher
.
b.
Entrance Abilities:
Data provided by Institutional Research indicates 30 students
(including freshmen and transfer students) enrolling in our majors during the
review period.
Among those entering the program, the mean Mathematics ACT score was 25.2 (N=24),
the mean Mathematics SAT score was 635 (n=11), and the mean high school grade point
average was 3.62 (n=28). The above data show a slight decrease over the pre
vious review
period. See Appendix III for more details.
c.
Exit Abilities:
The program does not require a national examination for graduation, other
than exit grade point average. Graduate
s
of the program had a mean grade point average
of 3.08. This is somewhat below the grade point average for the previous review period.
This
may be taken as
evidence that the rigor of our degree program has increased,
or it
may be consistent with
the patter
n
mentioned in
Entrance Abilities.
4.
Resources:
a.
Financial:
The majors represent a relatively small part of the instructional mission of the Department.
However,
o
urs is a growing undergraduate pro
gram, with
growth
expected to continue
in
subsequent years, particularly when the
Statistics
major
become
s
operational. Beside faculty
salaries, there appears to be a steady number of faculty positions (excluding temporary
positions) despite growth in the Department’s service and degree program
s.
Financial
allocations to the department during the review period are shown in the table below.
Allocations to the department’s operating funds increased during the first three years of the
review period, but in the final year dropped to the lowest le
vel during the entire period. The
decreased operating funds dramatically limit the department’s ability to fund faculty
professional development. Personnel funds appear to increase notably in FY 2008, but that
change actually reflects the transfer of fun
ds from lab fees to support graduate assistant
stipends. The personnel budget dropped again in FY 2011, this change being due to the
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removal of faculty summer school stipends from this fund to be administered from a central
university fund. The increases
in lab fee allocations in the final two years of the review period
reflect major enrollment increases in developmental math classes.
The department has made
use of lab fees to offset the decrease in operating funds
.
A percentage of what is realized
from
the lab fees annually allows the Department some flexibility with its finances. Expenses
for supplies, student travel, and graduate assistant stipends are largely from the lab fees.
Department of Mathematics
Allocations to Fund Numbers:
Fiscal
Year
Operating
(
119001
)
Personnel
(
119004
)
1
Lab Fees
(
119005
)
2
FY 2007
$16,540.00
$57,911.66
$8
9
,800.00
FY 2008
$15,598.00
$99,066.60
3
$70,541.00
FY 2009
$26,708.00
$137,322.09
3
$66,744.00
FY 2010
$24,515.00
$104,415.09
3
$97,919.00
FY 2011
$13,0
00
.00
$61,956.56
4
$123,125.00
1
includes personnel funds for
extra help, work study,
part

time faculty, faculty summer school salaries
(except where noted)
, annual employment increments, and fringe benefits
2
includes initial lab fee allocation plus supplemental allocations during the budget year
3
includes funds for graduate assistants (transfer from lab fees) in addition to categories noted in 1, above
4
does not include faculty summer school salaries, budge
ted separately hereafter
b.
Facilities:
The Department has priority use of six classrooms on the fifth floor of Smith Hall as far back as
1967 when the building was built and one additional classroom in Corbly Hall. Half of the
classrooms have
the
Technology Enhanced Classroom Initiative (TECI)
status with modern
teaching computer equipment. Three of the classrooms need urgent upgrade with state

of

the

art technology. It should be mentioned that six classrooms are not adequate for the
department as
the size of Marshall has grown two to three

fold since 1967. As a result, the
department teaches a percentage of its classes elsewhere.
Most of our faculty members have their offices on the seventh floor of Smith Hall. But we have
several other faculty me
mbers having their offices scattered on different floors of Smith Hall
and Morrow Library First Floor. For example, five (5) faculty offices are in Morrow Library, five
(5) on the third floor, one (1) on the fifth floor (shared with the tutoring room), one
(1) on the
first floor, and the remaining twenty (20) on the seventh floor of Smith Hall. It is the desire of
the department to have all of its faculty offices in one floor of one building. There have been
talks and hopes that the department would be move
d to the proposed new Engineering
Complex when it is ready. If this plan changes, the department would like to have to all of its
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faculty offices on the seventh floor of Smith Hall after the Department of Art moves to its new
building. Because of the scatt
ered
nature
of faculty members, there is virtually no sense of
communal interaction, and there is equally no convenient space that faculty could meet
together for discussions on social matters or ones that could possibly lead to collaborative
work.
The
department maintains a mathematics tutoring lab for its undergraduates. The lab is mainly
intended for students taking MTH 098 to MTH 231 classes. In the fall semester of 2010, there
were more than 3000 students enrolled in those courses while in the sprin
g of 2011 the figure
was close to 2000. This means, there are at least 2000 students who are eligible to receive
tutoring from our tutoring lab as these students pay the lab fees. The lab, located on the fifth
floor of Smith Hall, is manned mainly by gradu
ate teaching assistants and few undergraduate
tutors. The lab is not big enough to accommodate a large number of students requiring tutoring
out of the 2000 or so students who are eligible to come to the tutoring lab. Therefore, the
department is in dire n
eed for a larger room for its tutoring lab.
It is sad to note that the department does not have a computer laboratory for the computational
needs required in the applied mathematics courses. There was a plan to have two additional
classrooms added to the
department. Perhaps, if this happens, one of the current six
classrooms may be converted to a computer lab cum research lab.
Until last year, the department lacked sufficient space for its graduate students. However, that
problem had been addressed with
the acquisition of Smith Music 115 for its graduate students.
So the space problem for our graduate students has been solved.
5.
Assessment Information
:
a.
Summary
The B.S. in Mathematics was extensively revised in the 1995

96 academic year, with the new
requirements going into effect in summer 1996. Academic year 2006

2007 was the 11th year
of implementation of the Mathematics Department’s more focused, more applica
tion

oriented,
and more technology

intensive B.S. program. Calculators, especially graphing calculators, and
computer software, such as
Mathematica
,
Excel
, and
SAS
, have been integrated into the
coursework. The addition of a new major in applied mathematic
s was the cornerstone of the
curriculum revision of the B.S. in Mathematics program that became effective in the fall 2006
semester. The size of each major
–
mathematics and applied mathematics
–
was made
dependent upon the interdisciplinary nature of the prog
ram of study of the individual student.
The majors are far more flexible than the major before the revision. The student learning
outcomes for the B.S. Mathematics/Applied Mathemat
ics are based on the following
six
standard program goals outlined in the Pr
ogram Assessment Plan:
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1.
Mathematical Reasoning
–
Students should be able to perform intellectually demanding
mathematical tasks and reason rigorously in mathematical arguments.
2.
Personal Potential
–
Students should be able to undertake independent work and
possess an advanced level of critical thinking and analytical skills.
3.
Nature of Mathematics
–
Students should develop knowledge of the breadth of the
mathematical sciences and of the fundamental dichotomy of mathematics as an object of
study and a tool for
application.
4.
Mathematical Modeling
–
Students should be able to apply mathematics to a broad
spectrum of complex problems and issues.
5.
Communication and Resourcefulness
–
Students should be able to read, write, listen
and speak mathematically and contribut
e effectively to group efforts.
6.
Content Specific Goals
–
Students should be able to apply the theory and basic
techniques of calculus, modern algebra, discrete mathematics, and probability
and statistics.
b.
Other
Learning and Service Activities:
The
program goals given above and in the Program Assessment Plan include the following
associated student learning and service activities and outcomes:
1.
a. ability to demonstrate proofs using three methods of deductive reasoning:
direct, contrapositive, an
d contradiction
b. ability to demonstrate proofs by mathematical induction
c. ability to verify the need for hypotheses by finding counterexamples for the
alternative statements
2.
a. ability to use the library to find books and journal
articles on a specified
mathematical topic
b.
ability to recognize when a certain theorem may be applied in a given
problem situation
c.
ability to assimilate and critique a mathematical paper independently
3. a. study two additional areas of
the mathematical sciences
outside the required core
b. deepen understanding and appreciation of the real number system
c. develop an appreciation of mathematics as a unique discipline with aspects
of both art and science
4. a. abi
lity to use probability distributions to model situations exhibiting
random behavior in the real world
b. ability to read, interpret, organize, analyze, and solve complex
multi

step mathematical problems
c. ability to use computer
software and graphing calculator for simulation and
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visualization of complex mathematical ideas and processes
5. a. ability to conduct research and make written and oral presentations on
various topics
b. ability to work effectively in a team to organize effective approaches to
solving mathematical problems
c. ability to create and document algorithms and to write computer programs
in a high

level language to solve mathematical
problems
6. a. ability to use combinatorial formulas to determine the number of outcomes
in an event and to compute its probability
b. ability to use numerical measures and graphic displays to describe sets
of data
c. ability to u
se the differential and integral calculus to solve problems dealing
with rates of change and geometric areas and volumes d. ability to use
techniques of linear algebra and abstract algebra to solve equations and
systems of equa
tions
Percentages of students achieving usable grades (
pass with grade C or better
) in courses
that are either required or elective for majors in mathematics were collected and are
reported in the table below. Percentages are reported including withdrawal
s.
Many of these courses are required for students in other programs (Physics, Chemistry,
Biology, Geology, Computer Science, Pre

Engineering, Mathematics Education 5

9 or 5

8,
Mathematics Education 5

12 or 5

Adult). In fact, every course on this list exce
pt MTH 300,
427, 428, 430, 431, 460, 461, and 491 is required by at least one other major on campus.
We suspect that the usable grade percentages in most courses would be higher if we
counted grades for mathematics majors only.
Percentage of Usable Cou
rse Grades (A, B, C, CR) Fall & Spring only:
Course
2006/07
2007/08
2008/09
2009/10
2010/11
Mean
MTH 229
82
76
65
78
74
75
MTH 230
68
74
86
87
77
78
MTH 231
88
91
92
87
83
88
MTH 300
86
92
85
81
95
88
MTH 331
92
93
100
100
72
91
MTH 335
88
80
85
85
72
82
MTH 405
100
100
100
95
99
MTH 415
71
100
86
MTH 416
83
83
MTH 427
87
78
100
100
80
89
MTH 428
100
71
100
100
100
94
MTH 430
100
100
100
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Percentage of Usable Course Grades (A, B, C, CR) Fall & Spring only (Contd.):
Course
2006/07
2007/08
2008/09
2009/10
2010/11
Mean
MTH 431
100
100
100
MT
H
440
100
100
100
100
MTH 442
83
100
92
MTH 443
100
100
100
100
100
100
MT
H
445
100
90
76
63
100
86
MTH 446
100
75
70
57
100
80
MTH 448
83
100
100
100
100
97
MTH 449
92
83
100
100
100
95
MTH 450
100
90
89
100
100
96
MTH 452
100
100
100
100
100
100
MTH 460
100
100
67
89
MTH 461
100
100
100
100
MTH 491
83
85
100
100
100
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Every student in
Senior Seminar,
MTH 491, is required to give written and oral presentations
and do
research in the mathematical literature. This, in addition to the course grade, is an
indicator of the student’s growth in the areas of personal potential, communication, and
resourcefulness. Students in this course improve their abilities to work both ind
ependently and
in teams, and to make written and oral Reports.
HEPC Initiative 3 requires that our graduates be evaluated with a national exam. We have
been using the
ETS Major Field Test in Mathematics
for several years now
.
The planned
benchmark was set
at the 45th percentile of the national mean in the last program review.
Although there was a decline in the set percentile in 2008

2009, we have improved
dramatically, and expect to perform well above the set mark in subsequent years.
2006

2007
2007

2008
2008

2009
2009

2010
Examinee
5
11
9
6
High Score
199
175
181
166
Median Score
155
155
149
158
Mean Score
153.2
154.2
150.2
157.7
Low Score
120
134
120
149
National Median
156.3
156.3
156.3
156.3
National Mean
155
155
155
155
MU Percentile
46
44
37
57
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c.
Plans for Program Improvement:
One major and significant area for improvement is assessment. The department did not
submit
the Yearly A
ssessment
reports for
2008
, 2009 and 2010
academic years
. To address this, an
Assessment Monitoring Group was recently constituted that will not only monitor assessment
of the program in the department, but will also work with other affiliated programs on the
campus on our inputs in meeting their programs’ asse
ssments.
Prior to the last program review, assessment of the program resulted in a significant overhaul
of the degree program to conform to the curricula at our peer institutions and the curriculum
recommendations of the Mathematical Association of Ameri
ca (MAA), particularly from the
Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM). One major outcome of
that program review was the introduction of the Applied Mathematics major. As pointed out in
the last program review, although the degree ove
rhaul was significant, it was not as radical as
it should be, because we did not have the faculty to do so at the time. Following this, proposals
to create statistics programs are being submitted. The programs are expected to commence in
fall 2012. Mathema
tics remains a small degree program
. Hence the low undergraduate majors
in mathematics and applied mathematics.
One plan the Department has in addressing this
problem is the approval of the proposed statistics majors. It is hoped that this program when it
becomes operational would increase enrollment. Also, efforts shall be made in our recruitment
drive to increase enrollment.
d.
Graduate and Employer Satisfaction:
A summary of the results of the Graduating Senior Survey conducted for the College of
Science in 2008 is given below. The data for 2010

2011 is adequate for comparison with
college, as only three (3) students participates with one student skipping very many of the
questions in the survey
.
The issue of advising had been addressed in the de
partment by centralizing departmental
advising. The Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies oversees this affair in addition to
College of Science Student Advisory Unit. Although availability of courses is limited by the size
of the department, our perfo
rmance is still better than that of the college.
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N
College of
Science
Mathematics
CRITERIA
Impor

tance
Satis

faction
Impor

tance
Satis

faction
availability of academic advising and quality of advising
542
3.76
3.25
3.93
3.27
availability
of courses
549
3.88
2.74
3.93
2.63
responsiveness to students with special needs
207
3.48
3.28
2.86
3.20
professionalism/scholarship of faculty
536
3.75
3.48
3.73
3.47
development of critical thinking skills
547
3.77
3.46
3.87
3.50
College of Science
Graduating Senior Survey
This may be due to increasing number of faculty holding graduate status who often agreed to
offer special topics. Responsiveness to special needs is not specific. While we may do well in
responsive to student need in some areas,
we would need to improve in others. On
professionalism/scholarship of faculty, the perception of our faculty by students and in general
as compared with the science faculty may be easily explained by the abstractness of
mathematics (or, perhaps equivalent
ly, by the visibility of experimentation in the sciences). The
data show that we do well in critical thinking as is expected.
We do not have a record of graduate employer satisfaction. The newly constituted Assessment
Monitoring Group will incorporate th
is as part of their responsibilities in future. However, we
have knowledge of the where

about of some of our graduates. Graduates have continued their
studies at a variety of prestigious institutions, including, Marshall University, University of
South Flo
rida, University of Missouri, Central Michigan University, Clemson University, Illinois
Tech, and Ohio State University, among many others.
Annual Assessment Report: See the evaluation of annual assessment report provided by the
Office of Assessment for t
he academic year 2006

2007 at the end of the report. Unfortunately,
yearly assessments for 2007

2008, 2008

2009, and 2009

2010 were not conducted and
submitted by the department to the Office of Assessment. Letters indicating this are provided
at the end o
f this report.
6.
Previous Reviews:
The recommendation on the last program review in 2006 was “continuation of program at the
current level of activity”.
The 2006 program review states the weakness as follows:
The glaring weaknesses of the
program involve its size and its woefully under

funded status.
There has been no faculty growth to match the growth of the program. This is dangerous; the
success of any program depends on the continuance of an influx of new energy. Instead the
Department
has faced a string of temporary hires who give no value to the program and have
no affinity for the University, the state, or the region.
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The phrase “woefully under

funded” and “temporary hires who give no value to the program
and have no affinity…” appear to be inappropriate.
However
, there has been improvement on
faculty growth even though the program needs at least two additional tenure

t
rack positions to
the present status in order to function effectively.
7.
Strengths/Weaknesses:
The B.S. Mathematics, with majors in mathematics and applied mathematics is vibrant and
rigorous. With the tenure

track faculty hires expected to have gradu
ate status and conducting
research, there is an increase in undergraduate and graduate research activities leading to
professional talks at international, national and regional meetings. The program has highly
skilled, academically enthusiastic and publish
ed faculty. Graduates of the program either
pursue higher degrees in mathematics, statistics or related disciplines in strong and highly
reputable universities, or secure jobs.
One area of weakness in the program is its size. Then number of students grad
uating from
the program is still low, although a very small number of students enter college with the aim of
pursuing mathematics as a career. However, with the increasing number of graduate faculty,
many more students are likely to be attracted into the p
rogram through participation in
research activities and proper outreach programs. Another way of addressing this problem
would be through the statistics program that the department had developed. Mathematics as
a major is insular, and a major in statistics
i
n
a department of mathematics
,
as we have at
Marshall
,
is always a way to open more windows of opportunities for students. Another area
of weakness is in program assessment. For example, there had not been the yearly
assessment for the program since 2008
. To address this problem, an assessment monitoring
group was recently formed in the department to provide a dynamic and effective assessment
tool for the department.
B.
VIABILITY
.
1.
Articulation Agreements:
There is no articulation agreement with
any other institutions.
2.
Off

Campus Classes:
None of our major courses are taught off

campus. Only entry

level, remedial
courses and pre

major courses are involved. See Appendix VI.
The data in
Appendix Vi indicates that there is high demand for our entry

level courses taught
off

campus.
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3.
Online Courses:
During the current program review period, the department taught a total of 70 online
classes. See Appendix VI for details.
4.
Servi
ce Courses:
The largest instructional mission of the Department is service courses. These are for
general education in
the Marshall Core Curriculum
as well as for other majors from
every undergraduate
program
in the University. All courses listed in Table
VI prior to
MTH 229 are service courses.
5.
Program Course Enrollment:
The
data in Appendi
x VI
presents enrollment data for
all undergraduate courses offered by the department for the period under review.
Mathematics and Applied Mathematics majors all take a common set of
core
courses totaling
21 credit hours. These are MTH 229
Calculus with Analyt
ic
Geometry
I, MTH 230
Calculus with Analytic Geometry
II, MTH 231
Calculus with
Analytic Geometry
III, MTH 300
Introduction to Higher Mathematics
, and MTH 331
Linear Algebra
. Also, majors take a 2

credit hour capstone course MTH 491 Senior
Seminar, and
an
additional required sequence of 12 credit hours chosen under their
respective majors. Students are required to take
electives ranging
0

12 credit hours
depending on whether they are taking a single major in mathematics or either a
minor or a major
outsid
e the department
. A double major in mathematics and
applied mathematics would require a total of
59
credit hours. The courses that form
the core of our program are offered regularly, with multiple sections every semester
in those courses required by other
majors.
Enrollments in these courses are
expected to grow, particularly when the statistics majors being proposed by the
department come
into effect, and also with the growth in the Engineering program
and other programs that require a great deal of mathem
atics courses
.
6.
Program Enrollment:
Enrollments in the core courses are expected to grow, particularly when the
statistics majors being proposed by the department come into effect, and also with
the growth in the Engineering program
and other programs that require a great deal
of mathematics courses.
.
7.
Enrollment Projections:
The enrollment figures in Appendix VII do not include
mathematics education
majors. There are nearly as many secondary education majors with an emphasis in
mathematics as there are mathematics majors. It is impressive to see the number of
students enrolled in the program as high reported in Appendix VI. Although there is
a d
ip
in 2007
–
2008 academic year, the program has witnessed a high enrollment
20
figures w
ith a sharp increase in 2010
–
2011. This increase is likely due to more
research faculty joining the department. This upward trend is expected to continue,
and more significantly when the statistics major being proposed comes into effect.
In summary, the
increasing number of enrollment is an indicator that the program is
an excellent one and graduates are making remarkable progress after graduation.
Also, there have been more effective advertisement approaches of our majors and
minor, with the latter poss
ibly considering majors. The rigor and flavor of the minor
has been altered to make it more attractive, but more indicative of the nature of the
majors.
We also see that the Applied Mathematics major is attracting more students from the
period the major was created. This is due to the fact that students in other
disciplines are seeing the relevance of the application of mathematics in their
various fields.
C.
NECESSITY:
No accreditation required for mathematics
1.
Advisory Committee:
None.
2.
Graduates
:
There is no evidence of any survey of the department’s Graduate Questionnaire
(see a copy at the end of this report) during this period of program revi
ew. However,
majority of our graduates pursue further degrees in the field mathematical sciences,
while others enter into work places to become, for example, teachers, naval officers,
corporate business analyst, actuaries, physicians, data analysts, and in
vestment
analysts. Salaries of graduates ranged from $32,000 to over $200,000. See
Appendix VIII for more information.
3.
Job Placement:
Mathematics graduates enjoy a wide variety of career and educational choices.
Many pursue graduate or professional
school opportunities not only in mathematics,
but also in statistics, computer science, education, operations research, and
engineering, as well as medicine and law. Many pursue careers in education from
middle schools through the university level. And man
y pursue careers in technology
and business. A degree in mathematics is indeed an open door to many
possibilities. Graduates from the program do not have any difficulties in seeking job
placements.
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IV
.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (If applicable)
Not Applicable.
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Appendix I
Required/Elective Course Work in the Program
Degree Program:
B.S. Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
Person responsible for the report:
Dr. Ari
yadasa
Aluthge
Courses Required in Major
Total
Req.
Hours
Electives Required by the Major
1
Elective
Hours
Related Field Courses
Required
Total
R
elated
Hrs.
Core I Courses
MTH 229 Calculus with Analytic
Geometry I
MTH 230 Calculus with Analytic
Geometry II
MTH 231 Calculus with Analytic
Geometry III
MTH 300 Introduction to Higher
Mathematics
MTH 331 Linear Algebra
MTH 491 Senior Seminar
2
Core
II (Sequence) Courses
MTH 335 Differential Equations
MTH 415 Partial Differential
Equations
3
MTH 427 Advanced Calculus I
MTH 428 Advanced Calculus II
MTH 430 Topology I
MTH 431 Topology II
MTH 442 Numerical Linear Algebra
4
MTH 443 Numerica
l Analysis
MTH 445 Probability and Statistics I
MTH 446 Probability and Statistics II
MTH 450 Modern Algebra I
MTH 452 Modern Algebra II
MTH 460 Complex Variables I
MTH 461 Complex Variables II
5
4
4
4
4
2
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
MTH 405
History of Mathematics
MTH 411 Mathematical Modeling
MTH 416 Advanced Differential
Equations
MTH 440 Graph Theory and
Combinatorics
MTH 448 Modern Geometries
MTH 449 Projective Geometry
MTH 455 Number Theory
Any sequence co
urse(s)
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
Students must complete four elective MTH courses. An outside major removes this requirement. Alternatively, an outside minor
reduces the requirements to two electives. A Mathematics and Applied Mathematics double major must complete two sequences
from eac
h major plus four elective MTH courses.
2
MTH 491 is the program capstone course.
3
Student may choose to take MTH 416
–
Advanced Differential Equations instead.
4
Student may choose to take MTH 411
–
Mathematical Modeling instead.
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Appendix II
Faculty Data Sheet
(Information for the period of this review)
Name: ___
Laura Adkins
_____________________________ Rank: _____
Professor
_____________
Status (Check one): Full

time__
X
__
Part

time_____ Adjunct _____
Current MU Faculty: Yes _
X
_
No ___
Highest Degree Earned: ___
Ph.D.
__________________ Date Degree Received: ___
June 1996
____
Conferred by: _____
The Ohio State University
__________________________________________
Area
of Specialization: ___
Statistics
____________________________________________________
Professional Registration/Licensure_____
None
______ Agency: ___
N/A
_________________________
Years non

teaching experience
____
0
____
Years of employme
nt other than Marshall
____
0
____
Years of employment at Marshall
___
25
____
Years of employment in higher education
___
25
____
Years in service at Marshall during this period of review
____
5
___
List courses you taught during the final two years of t
his review. If you participated in a team

taught
course, indicate each of them and what percentage of the course you taught. For each course include
the year and semester taught (summer through spring), course number, course title and enrollment.
(Expan
d the table as necessary)
Year/Semester
Alpha Des. & No.
Title
Enrollment
2011 / Spring
GLY 641
Biological Aspects of Geology (Special Topics)
1
2011 / Spring
MTH 225
Introductory Statistics
31
2011 / Spring
MTH 345
Applied
Probability and
Statistics
30
2011 / Spring
BSC 417/517
Biostatistics
67 / 11
2011 / Spring
MTH 518
Biostatistics
10
2010 / Fall
ENGR 610
Applied Statistics
15
2010 / Fall
MTH 225
Introductory Statistics
91
2010 / Fall
MTH 345
Applied
Probability and
Statistics
32
2010 /
Spring
IST 131
Analytical Methods II: Differential Calculus
17
2010 / Spring
MTH 225
Introductory Statistics
22
2010 / Spring
BSC 417/517
Biostatistics
53 / 14
2010 / Spring
MTH 518
Biostatistics
6
2009 / Fall
ENGR 610
Applied Statistics
13
2009 /
Fall
MTH 121
Concepts and Applications of Mathematics
63
2009 / Fall
MTH 225
Introductory Statistics
67
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NOTE: Part

time adjunct faculty do not need to fill in the remainder of this document.
1)
If your degree is not in your area of current
assignment, please explain.
N/A
(For each of the following sections, list only events during the period of this review and begin with
the most recent activities.)
2)
Activities that have enhanced your
teaching and or research.
June 18, 2010
–
Present:
Dissertation Committee Member for Linda Hunt
–
Ed.D.
Dec. 1, 2009
–
May 11, 2010: Graduate Committee Member for Yvonne Asafo
–
M.S. in
Environmental Science.
Recycling Awareness on Marshall University’s Huntington Campus
.
July 17, 2009
–
August 1, 2010
:
Graduate Committee Member for Yoseph Gebrelibanos
–
M.S. in
Environmental Science.
Feb. 8, 2010
–
June 11, 2010: Graduate Committee Member for Iyad Kaddora
–
M.S. in Biology.
Antibiotic
sensitivity patterns of hospital acquired and community acquired me
thicillin

resistant Staphylococcus aureus
.
3)
Discipline

related books/papers published (provide a full citation).
None
4)
Papers presented at state, regional, national, or international conferences.
Fahrmann, E. ,Adkins, L. , Driscoll H.,
Diabetes Type
1, Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality: New Insights.
Presented at the 23
rd
Marshall University School of Medicine Research Day March 21, 2011
5)
Professional development activities, including professional organizations to which you belong and state,
regional, national, and international
conferences attended. List any panels on which you chaired or
participated. List any offices you hold in professional organizations.
Member of Mathematical Association of America
Member of American Statistical
Association (Sections on Statistical Education, Teaching
Statistics in the Health Sciences)
Member of
Appalachian Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Regional Conference of the
Appalachian Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
,
February 26

27, 2010
6)
Externally funded research grants and contracts you received.
None
7)
Awards/honors (including invitations to speak in your area of expertise) or special recognition.
Fahrmann, E. ,Adkins, L. , Driscoll H.,
Awarded the Roland H. Burns
Memorial Clinical Science Oral
Winner
at the 23
rd
Marshall University School of Medicine Research Day March 21, 2011
8)
Community service as defined in the
Greenbook
.
Judge for the West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair: 2007
–
2008
Voluntee
r for the Marshall University Mathematics Competition: 2007
–
2008
Volunteer for the Marshall University SCORES Competition: 2007
–
2010
Expand Your Horizons Workshop for Middle School Girls
: April 10, 2010
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Appendix II
Faculty Data Sheet
(Information for the period of this review)
Name: ___
______
_
Alfred Akinsete
__________________
__ Rank: ____
Full Professor
___________
_
Status (Check one): Full

time_
X
__
Part

time____ Adjunct _
Current MU Faculty: Yes _
X
__ No _
__
_
Highest Degree Earn
ed: ________
Ph.D
.
_____________ Date Degree Received: ___
1996
________
__
Conferred by: __________
University of Ibadan
_____________________
________________________
Area of Specialization: ________
Mathematical
Statistics
____
_____________
____________________
Professional Registration/Licensure____
N/A
_____ Agency: _____________________________
___
__
Years non

teaching experience
___
01
___
Years of employment other than Marshall
___
21
___
Years of employment at Marshall
___
08
___
Years of employment in higher education
___
29
___
Years in service at Marshall during this period of review
___
05
___
List courses you taught during the final two years of this review. If you participated in
a team

taught course, indicate each of them
and what percentage of the course you taught. For each course include the year and semester taught (summer through spring),
course number, course title and enrollment.
(Expand the table as necessary)
Year/Semester
Alpha Des. & No.
Title
Enrollment
Summer III 2009
MTH 231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
II
05
Fall 2009
MTH 445/545
MTH 589
MTH 661
Probability & Statistics I
TA Seminar
Advanced Mathematical Statistics
18
15
07
Spring 2010
MTH 446/546
MTH 589
MTH 662
Probability & Statistics I
TA Seminar
Multivariate Mathematical Statistics
16
13
06
Summer 2010
MTH 230
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
I
20
Fall 2010
MTH 660
MTH 690
Stochastic Processes
Advanced Distribution Theory
–
Independent Study
05
05
Spring 2011
MTH 482
MTH 681
MTH 691 (SpTp)
Applied Time Series Forecasting
Thesis
Computational Statistics with R
02
01
05
NOTE: Part

time adjunct faculty do not need to fill in the remainder of this document.
1)
If your degree is not in your area
of current assignment, please explain.
(For each of the following sections, list only events during the period of this review and begin with the most recent activit
ies.)
2)
Activities that have enhanced your teaching and or research.
Teaching:
West
Virginia 14th Annual Great Teacher Seminar
. Cairo, West Virginia. June 26
–
29, 2006.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Short Course on the Teaching of Statistics with Baseball Data.
Summer Short Course. Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. June 6
–
9, 2006.
I supervised four Graduate long essays in my Stochastic class in Fall 2006
Research: I was engaged in the following research activities:
Computational science training: summer NSF REU grant, 4 students’ projects, summers 2010 and 2011
Summer Res
earch Activities in the Summer of 2006 (Summer Research Grant)
Collaborated with a researcher on
T
he beta

Pareto distribution
Carried out research work on
The Generalized Exponentiated Beta Distribution
I supervised an undergraduate student in Summer 2006
under the SURE Program
3)
Discipline

related books/papers published (provide a full citation).
Akinsete, A. A. and Lowe, C. (2008). The beta

Rayleigh distribution in reliability measure. Proc. of the American Statistical Assoc.
Akinsete, A. A., Famoye, F.
F., & Carl, L. (2008). The beta

Pareto Distribution.
Statistics; A Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics.
42(6), 547

563
Akinsete, A. A. (2008). Generalized exponentiated beta distribution. Journal of Probability and Statistical Science. 6(1), 1

1
2
Akinsete, A. A. & Lowe, C. (2007). Stochastic modeling of sports data. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, S
ection on
Statistics in Sports. 2581
–
2588.
More results on beta

Rayleigh distribution in reliability measure.
Journal of Probab
ility and Statistical Science
(Submitted)
4)
Papers presented at state, regional, national, or international conferences.
Lowe, C, and Akinsete, A. (2009). Beta

Maxwell Distribution. Presented at Mathematical Association of America
–
Ohio Section. Kenyon
College. Gambier, Ohio. October 30
–
31, 2009.
Akinsete, A. A
., Famoye, F. F. and Lee, C. (2008). “The beta

Pareto”.
Prese
nted
at the Royal Statistical Society Conference.
Nottingham, England. September 1
–
5, 2008.
Akinsete, A. A.
and Lowe, C. (2008). “The beta

Rayleigh distribution in reliability measure”.
Presented
at the Joint Statistical Meeting of
the American Statistic
al Association held in Denver, Colorado. August 3
–
7, 2008.
Akinsete, A. A. (2008). “The beta

Rayleigh distribution”.
Presented
at the 7
th
World Congress in Probability and Statistics. Singapore July
14
–
19, 2008.
“Generalized exponentiated beta distribu
tion”.
Presented
at the Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association held in
Salt Lake City, Utah, in July 29

August 2, 2007.
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“Stochastic modeling of sports data”.
Presented
at the Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistic
al Association held in Salt Lake
City, Utah, in July 29

August 2, 2007.
“Online statistics teaching resources”. Presented at the 3
rd
Association of Appalachia Mathematics Teacher Education, held at Marshall
University, Huntington, West Virginia. November
2
–
3, 2007.
“The beta

Rayleigh distribution in reliability measure”. Presented with Charles Lowe at the Mathematical Association of America, 2007
Ohio Section, held at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. October 26
–
27, 2007.
Akinsete, A. A. (2006
). “Beta
–
Geometric Distribution in Survival Modeling”. Presented at the Joint Statistical
Meeting of the American Statistical Association held in Seattle, Washington, in August 6

10, 2006.
5)
Professional development activities, including professional
organizations to which you belong and state, regional, national, and
international conferences attended. List any panels on which you chaired or participated. List any offices you hold in
professional organizations
.
Professional Organization
American Stati
stical Association

National
Royal Statistical Society

International
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning Assessment & Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM)

Regional
Faculty member of the Department of Mathematics, Marshall University arm of P
i Mu Epsilon

National
Nigerian Statistical Association
–
International
Nigerian Mathematical Society
–
International
Conferences Attended
Fall Meeting of Mathematical Association of America
–
Ohio Section. Kenyon College. Gambier, Ohio. October 30
–
31,
2009
Bicentennial Beginnings Conference. Department of Statistics. Miami University. Oxford, OH. November 12
–
13, 2009.
Banner Basic Navigation Workshop. Marshall University. May 6, 2009.
Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association
held in Denver, Colorado. August 3

7, 2008.
7
th
World Congress in Probability and Statistics. National University of Singapore. July 14
–
19, 2008.
Royal Statistical Society Conference. Nottingham, England. August 01
–
05, 2008.
The 36
th
Annual Confere
nce on Recreation Mathematics. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. September 26
–
27, 2008.
Chautauqua Course DAY

3 Workshop on Increasing the Retention of Under

Represented Groups

And the Learning of All Groups

In
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathem
atics Courses. University of Dayton, Ohio. April 28

30, 2008.
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in the Classroom (POGIL). Marshall University. March 15, 2008.
Association of Appalachia Mathematics Teacher Education, held at Marshall University, Hu
ntington, West Virginia. November 2
–
3, 2007.
MAA, 2007 Ohio Section, held at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. October 26
–
27, 2007.
Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association held in Salt Lake City, Utah, in July 29

Aug
ust 2, 2007.
Organized by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE). The Ohio State University, May
16 &
17, 2007.
United States Conference on the Teaching of Statistics (USCOTS). (17
–
19 May, 2007). The Ohio State U
niversity, Columbus, Ohio.
“Statistics Online Computational Resources (SOCR) & Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education
(CAUSE)”. Los Angeles, CA. August 6
–
8, 2007
“An Introduction to the Fundamentals and Functionality R Lan
guage”. Organized by the American Statistical Association, at Alexandria,
VA in October 18 & 19, 2007.
“How to Use Effective Learning Environments to Motivate and Engage Students”. Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of
Teaching and Learning. Mars
hall University, Huntington, WV. August 15, 2007.
“Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics”. Organized by Teachers Development Group. June 11
–
15, 2007. Mingo County, WV.
“West Virginia Higher Education Mathematics Symposium”. Sponsored by West Virginia
Higher Education Policy Commission. Fairmont
State University, Fairmont, WV. February 23
–
24, 2007.
Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) of the American Statistical Association (ASA): Seattle, Washington. (August 6

10, 2006).
Annual Conference of the
Appalachian Association of Math Teacher Educators, held at Morehead, Kentucky. Oct., 27

28, 2006
West Virginia 14
th
Annual Great Teacher Seminar, Cairo, West Virginia. June 26
–
29, 2006
6)
Externally funded research grants and contracts you received.
The
Region II Partnership of Mingo County Public Schools, Marshall
University’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, Marshall University, and RESA II.$189,000.00
Involved in the grant proposal on Science Training for Undergraduat
e
s in the Mathematical Sciences
. Submitted to NSF on REU
Quinlan Award of $500.00, and other local travel grants to attend the Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical A
ssociation.
Denver, Colorado. August 3
–
7, 2008; Summer Research Grant Pr
oposal, 2008 ($2000.00)
INCO grant to attend the “CAUSE Undergraduate Statistics Program Workshop”. The Ohio State University, May 16 & 17, 2007.
Quinlan Award of $500.00, and other local travel grants to attend the Joint Statistical Meeting of the America
n Statistical Association. Salt
Lake City, Utah. July 29
–
August 2, 2007.
T
ravel
grant
to attend the Continuing Statistics Educational Training in “Statistics Online Computational Resources (SOCR) & Consortium
for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statisti
cs Education (CAUSE)”. Los Angeles, CA. August 6
–
8, 2007
Travel support to attend workshop for both teaching and research, titled, “An Introduction to the Fundamentals and Functional
ity R
Language”. Organized by the American Statistical Association, at A
lexandria, VA in October 18 & 19, 2007.
2006 Travel Grant to attend the Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association. [Seattle, Washington]
2006 INCO Grant to attend MAA Short Course on the Teaching of Statistics with Baseball data. [
Mount
Union College, Alliance, Ohio.
7)
Awards/honors (including invitations to speak in your area of expertise) or special recognition.
8)
Community service as defined in the
Greenbook
.
Member, Academic Planning Committee,
Member;
Commission on Multicult
uralism
;
Series of Statistical Consulting
Faculty Advisor to Organization of Africa Students; Peer

review of research papers and textbook; Series of letters of recommendation
Assisted with SCORES proctoring;
Attendance and participation in church
activities
Attendance at department and college meetings; Coordinated Department’s Lecture and Colloquia Activities
; Promotion Committee
27
Appendix II
Faculty Data Sheet
(
Information
for the period of this review)
Name
:
Ariyadasa Aluthge
Rank
:
Professor
Status (Check one
): Full

time
_
X
_
Part

time_
Adjunct
_
Current MU Faculty:
Yes
_
X
_
_ No
___
Highest Degree Earned
:
Ph D
Date Degree Received
:
1990
Conferred by
:
Vanderbilt University
Area of Specialization
:
Mathematics
Professional Registration/Licensure
:
Not applicable
Agency
:
Not applicable
Y
ears non

teaching experience
____
0
____
Years of employment other than Marshall
____
2
____
Years of employment at Marshall
___
21
____
Years
of employment in higher education
____
23
___
Years in service at Marshall during this period of review
____
5
____
List courses you taught during the final two years of this review. If you participated in a team

taught
course, indicate each of them and
what percentage of the course you taught. For each course include
the year and semester taught
(summer through spring)
, course number, course title and enrollment.
(Expand the table as necessary)
Year/Semester
Alpha Des. & No.
Title
Enrollment
2009
summer
MTH 127 (online)
College Algebra Expanded
2
9
(39)
2009 Fall
MTH 122 (two sections)
MTH 122 (online)
MTH 127 (online)
MTH 140 (two sections
)
Plane Trigonometry
Plane
Trigonometry
College Algebra Expanded
Applied Calculus
22 (28)
, 15(20)
20 (28)
50
(61)
21 (25), 17 (21)
2010 Spring
MTH 120
(team

t 33%
)
MTH 122 (online)
MTH 127 (online)
MTH 140 (two sections)
MTH 690
Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
College Algebra Expanded
Applied Calculus
SpTp: functional Analysis
6
21 (26)
45 (51)
4 (5), 10 (12)
1
2010 Summer
MTH 122 (online)
MTH 127
(online)
Plane Trigonometry
College Algebra Expanded
31 (36)
29 (33)
2010 Fall
MTH 120
MTH 122 (online)
MTH 127 (online)
MTH 140 (online)
MTH 140
Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
College Algebra Expanded
Applied Calculus
Applied Calculus
7
27 (30)
42 (45)
8 (12)
19 (25)
2011 Spring
MTH 120
MTH 122 (online)
MTH 127 (online)
MTH 140 (online
MTH 519
Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
College Algebra Expanded
Applied Calculus
Forensic
S
tatistics
9
30 (33)
55 (60)
17 (22)
16
NOTE
: Part

time adjunct faculty
do
not need to fill in the remainder of this document.
1)
If your degree is not in your area of current assignment, please explain.
Response
: My degree is in the area of current assignment.
28
(For each of the following
sections, list only events during the period of this review and begin with
the most recent activities.
)
2)
Activities that have enhanced your teaching and or research.
See (3) through (7) below
for
details
3
)
Discipline

related books/papers published
(provide a full citation).
Publications:
On the spectrum of the invertible semi

hyponormal operators, Journal of Integral Equations
and Operator Theory, 59(2007), pp. 299
–
307.
4
)
Papers presented at state, regional, national, or international
conferences.
Presentations:
a)
Title:
On some results related to w

hyponormal operators and several other classes of
operators.
Conference:
International conference of Operator Theory and Operator Algebra,
Suzhou, China, June 20
–
22, 2009
b)
Title:
On t
he operator transform
and its applications.
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