This page contains or links to the following information:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Dept of Mathematical Sciences (in the Student Info pages)
- Catalog Descriptions of Majors and Courses
- Guide for Majors Who Entered Prior to Fall 2008
- Guide for Majors Who Entered in Fall 2008 or Later
- MA degree forms
- Four Year Guides
- Sample Programs for each major track
- ASU's Academic Calendar
- Interfaith Calendar of Sacred Times: 2014, 2013
- Semester calendars (with class days numbered)
- The registrar maintains the official calendars.
- All campus items are listed on the University Event Calendar.
- Excel One-Page Year Calendar spreadsheet [.xlsx file]
Class lists (with or without pictures) can be obtained from the Faculty Services tab through logging in to AppalNet.
Every faculty member has an account on Appalnet. You log in using your ASU User ID (first part of your e-mail address, which is listed in the dept directory) and a password that you set. Instructions for first time users and information on setting your password appear on the Appalnet login page.
Coffee is available for a modest fee in the third floor mailroom. See Robin to pay.
There are a number of good coffee shops in town. Espresso News (267 Howard Street) is closest to the office.
Departmental colloquia and seminar information can be found on the colloquia information page.
Mathematical Sciences Faculty Seminar information and schedule.
Two PC labs and two Mac labs are available for class use. See Robin Chambers to check availability and reserve a time.
The main duplicating machine is on the third floor, opposite office 340. For help with operation of the copier, see Robin, Sandy, or the student worker.
Departmental Committee Assignments:
Visit the Departmental Private Web Area for draft documents.
Projector and Cart Sign-up Directions and Availability Calendars:
The department maintains a set of projectors and carts with computers & projectors for use in class. Please use the sign-out sheet found in the locked cabinet when removing items.
Faculty Absence Form:
Click here to go to the Faculty Absence Report form [pdf 20k]. Fill in the blanks, (hitting tab will take you to the next blank), and then print the form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Faculty and Academic Development:
The Hubbard Center runs a number of programs, including Faculty and Academic Development. Their page has links for internal grant and funding opportunities, services for new faculty, and prospective faculty FAQs.
The university and the department hold Saturday open houses in September and April for recruiting new students and meeting the families of current students. Exact dates can be found on the University Calendars:
Event Calendar, Academic Calendar
Membership on the Graduate Faculty is approved by the DPC and the Graduate School. Refer to the Graduate Faculty page.
- The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is the main source of grant information.
- The Office of Research Protections handles IRB, etc., approvals
- Directing an Apprenticeship
- Directing a Directed Research
- Product of Learning
- Product of Learning application form [pdf 78.3k] — a pdf "fill-in form" (save a filled-in form by printing to a pdf file)
- Senior Honors Thesis
See Robin Chambers for keys.
Library Resources Info:
Click here to access the department's library resource page. For more information, ask Jeff Hirst.
Maple Computer Algebra System
We have a license for Maple software. Maple is installed on the ASU's servers.
Maplesoft's Maple Training Videos (Adobe Flash format):
Mail is delivered twice a day, roughly around 10am and 2pm, and distributed to the faculty mailboxes in the third floor lounge.
Outgoing Campus or US mail can be placed in the wire baskets on the student worker's desk opposite office 340. For large mailings, see Robin. Personal first class mail should be stamped.
There is a post office on campus. The post office downtown (opposite Farmer's Hardware) is closer.
Parking and Traffic:
Faculty parking permits can be purchased from the Parking and Traffic Department. Parking permits for departmental guests are available from Lois. Any vehicle can park in the Rivers Street parking garage for $5 a day.
Faculty paycheck deposit slips are generally issued on the last day of the month. (Direct deposit of faculty pay is required.) Human Resource Services manages pay and benefit information.
To phone on campus, use the four digit number. To dial off-campus, dial 9 to get an outside line, and then proceed as usual. For personal long distance calls, it's best to use a phone card.
ESSX dialing information (for using the TAP button to forward calls, etc.) appears on page 6 of the university telephone directory.
The department's fax machine (828-265-8617) is located in the third floor workroom, opposite office 347.
Reassigned Time Guidelines:
- The Department's Guidelines for Reassigned Time
- The college's Guidelines for Reassigned Time [pdf]
- A note on Boyer's Taxonomy of Scholarship
For more information contact Department Chair Mark Ginn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper, pens, and other paraphernalia are stored in the third floor workroom, opposite office 347. Tell Sandy or Robin if you take the last of something.
Tea (not coffee):
Tea, cookies and snacks are available at 2:45-3:30 on Thursdays near the elevator on the third floor. All students, staff and faculty are invited to partake.
Tenure, Promotion, Reappointment:
View the department's policies
- Tenure, Promotion and Reappointment [pdf 18.9] Updated: Oct, 2014.
- Merit Raise Determination Procedures [pdf 33.2k]
For more information, see the dept chair.