CAA to review mathematics program Thursday

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

The Council on Academic Affairs will review updates on the bachelor’s of arts in mathematics and bachelors of science in mathematics and computer science at 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 4440 in Booth Library.

As part of the eight-year cycle, the CAA will be scheduling program reviews for departments during their meetings.

Peter Andrews, mathematics department chair, will assess changes, success and challenges in both programs.

Andrews said enrollment has been a factor for decreases in the mathematics program in particular the teaching certification concentration, while the mathematics in computer science program has stayed constant in recent years.

He said changes made within both programs will be addressed at the meeting along with employment opportunities expected for students majoring in either program.

The purpose of the program reviews is to keep an update on how each particular area is doing.

Andrews said the program review is a good way to keep the department in check.

“It is a good way to see trends and ask questions you should be asking and collect data you should be collecting,” he said. “It forces you to look at where you are going and where you can go.”

Debby Hernandez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].