Spring Rare & Endangered Courses
Tenure-Track Statistics Faculty
SJSU Mathematics and Statistics Department has one Tenure-Track Assistant Professor opening in Statistics starting August 2014. The candidate must teach undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, maintain an active research program, and supervise student research and industry sponsored student projects. PhD required at time of appointment. For full consideration, submit all application materials by December 16, 2013. See the complete position description at http://www.sjsu.edu/statistics/employment.
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Problem of the Week Competition
1st prize: $50 2nd prize: $30 3rd prize: $20
Week #1: Wednesday 8/21 – Tuesday 8/27 (pdf)
Every Monday Professor Jackson will post a problem. Copies of the problems (and answers to the old problems) are available on the table in front of the Math office, MH 308. Solutions should be submitted to the math office by Wednesday of the following week at 12:00 pm. Answers will be posted by the Monday after the problem is due. The students with the most points throughout the semester will be eligible for the prizes below. It’s never too late to enter since the point values of the problems will increase as the semester progresses. This fall we will have two divisions, one for undergraduate students (no prior baccalaureate degree) and one for graduate students. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 11. We will also submit the names of these winners to the Scholarship Committee for consideration when the Math Department scholarships are awarded. Interested students are also encouraged to take this year’s Putnam Exam (a nationwide problem solving competition) which will be given on Saturday, December 7. See Professor Jackson (MH 316, 408-924-5100, firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details. Problems and Solutions are also available online at the Problem of the Week homepage.
Repeating a lower division Math Class more than twice
At the request of colleagues in Physics and Engineering, the Math Department voted on a new policy for students registering in a lower division math course for the third (or more) time. There is a special form entitled Repeating a Course for More Than Two Times Petition at www.sjsu.edu/registrar/docs/Multiple_Repeat.pdf which the instructor must sign for the student to be allowed to register in a course for the third (or more) time. The Math Department is now asking their instructors teaching lower division math courses during the regular school year not sign such forms and let students know that they are only allowed to take a course for the third time during the summer where they pay the full cost and they are less likely to be taking up a space from a student who is taking the course for the first time.