First and foremost, the Department of Mathematics supports a varied and multicultural learning community that actively participates in fostering the ideas of the liberal arts of critical thinking and lifelong learning to carry out the university’s values. We regard teaching and learning as our greatest priority, while also embracing the value of scholarship and service, to effectively promote these ideals. As a result, we appreciate and encourage a variety of instructional perspectives and approaches, including but not limited to:
- Faculty who are well-informed and competent, as well as introspective and evolving as educators.
- Innovations in teaching that demonstrate a learning-centered approach to instruction.
- Active involvement of students in their learning.
- Developing a community of learners among students and faculty.
- Broadly defined professional activities that include but are not limited to.
- Keeping up with the latest developments in mathematics and mathematics education, as well as contributing to their advancement.
- Using mathematics to solve problems in a range of situations.
- Centred exploration in the instructing and learning of science at all levels.
- Community-oriented exploration with peers and with understudies.
- Interdisciplinary scholarship.
- Service activities that include but are not limited to
- Dynamic interest in accomplishing division, school, and college objectives.
- Cooperation with industry, schools, and local gatherings.
- Advancing the calling at the nearby, provincial, and public levels.
- In every one of these spaces, we additionally esteem kept coaching of all Mathematics Department workforce and staff.
Note that the foremost item in our mission, vision and values statements relates to teaching and student learning. As we map our strategic plan, that frames and directs all of our actions. The ultimate priority of the Department of Mathematics is to provide the best possible learning environment and instruction for our students.
To meet our mission, vision, and values, the Department of Mathematics faces many short and long-term challenges. Among these are:
- Providing high-quality instruction and class sizes that allow for student-centered learning and effective student/faculty interaction in the face of increasing enrollments and insufficient numbers of tenure-line faculty;
- Diversifying our faculty to provide a variety of viewpoints and ideas and to better reflect our student body and the world around us;
- Assuring appropriate opportunities and resources for faculty and students to engage in relevant scholarly activities;
- Developing and sustaining programs that meet the needs of our students and community.