
To advance the knowledge of mathematics and statistics: by teaching mathematics/statistics and their processes, by research in mathematics/statistics and mathematical/statistical pedagogy, and by dissemination of this knowledge to our students and the community we serve. 
Historically, the study of mathematics is central to the liberal arts education. The mathematics/statistics curriculum serves as an integral part of students' active pursuit of liberal arts education. The discipline's mission concentrates on the three main components of the institutional mission, namely, teaching, research, and outreach. The mathematics/statistics curriculum is currently serving students who major/minor in mathematics, seek secondary mathematics teaching licensure, major/minor in disciplines which requires a mathematical background, aim to complete preprofessional programs, and the whole Campus through its general education courses in areas such as abstract systems. The mathematics discipline also guides students who choose to design their own major/minor which is in the direction of the institutional mission which says '...students can shape their own education'. The discipline's mission also involves dissemination of mathematical knowledge to the community which supports the institution's mission '(UMM) is an educational resource and cultural center for citizens of west central Minnesota (and it has) strong sense of community'. 
Students will gain the basic knowledge and skills to make mathematical contributions to modern society, whether in the form of pure mathematics or mathematics applied to the other disciplines. 
Demonstrated basic knowledge of calculus, analysis, algebra, probability, statistics, and ability to describe these areas of mathematics and see importance of this in their mathematics education. (A detailed learning objectives and expected outcomes for these topics will be prepared during the process.) 

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Students will sharpen their mathematical intuition and abstract reasoning as well as their reasoning from numerical data. 


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Mathematics and statistics curriculum will enhance students' critical thinking in domains involving judgments based on data and stimulate the type of independent thinking requiring research beyond the confines of the textbook. 


Starting Date for the Implementation: Spring, 1997 
Anticipated Date for the First Results: Spring, 1998 
The curriculum will prepare students to enter graduate school, pursue careers in applied mathematics or statistical fields, or teach mathematics and statistics. 
Students should be able to document and prove their mathematics/statistics background to get a job or admission to graduate schools. Also, they should be able to meet the requirements for professions such as teaching and actuarial science. 

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The students will be able to see and communicate mathematical and statistical ideas effectively. (The students will be able to see and communicate how the development of mathematics has been part of the development of several civilizations and is intimately interwoven with the cultural and scientific development of these societies.) 
Demonstrated ability to describe and explain a theorem, mathematical/statistical formula/model, and a solution of a problem in broad terms to a nonspecialist audience. 

Starting Date for the Implementation: Spring 1997 
Anticipated Date for the First Results: Spring 1998 
(*) Mathematics Major Portfolio will have
the following sections: A. Characteristics of Entering Students
B. Learning Development of Students in Mathematics during their Stay at UMM
C. After graduation
After the review of the mathematics faculty, the results of the assessment and the portfolios prepared by the students will be delivered to the external consultants/reviewers for input. Mathematics discipline is planning to continue to have the ties with St. Olaf and Grinell College from which a group of faculty carried out disciplines 5 year review. 