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Graduate Student Orientation August, 2007 People: Administration: Department Chair: Sherm Riemenschneider 320 Arm (main office) Graduate Director: Harvey Diamond 410J Arm Office staff (320 Arm) : Raylene Deleon: Payroll, health insurance, office keys, student records, graduation Meredith McCardle: Supplies, help with copying and duplication, enrollment (add/drop) forms, mailbox keys Joann Mayhew: Secretary to the Chair Institute for Mathematics Learning (4th floor office suite): Mike Mays, Director GTA supervision and training, IML computer lab, courses below calculus Betsy Kuhn, Lab Manager, (211 Arm) scheduling for

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Page 1: Graduate Student Orientation August, 2007

Graduate Student Orientation August, 2007

People:

Administration:Department Chair: Sherm Riemenschneider 320 Arm (main office)Graduate Director: Harvey Diamond 410J Arm

Office staff (320 Arm) :Raylene Deleon: Payroll, health insurance, office keys, student records, graduationMeredith McCardle: Supplies, help with copying and duplication, enrollment (add/drop) forms, mailbox keysJoann Mayhew: Secretary to the Chair

Institute for Mathematics Learning (4th floor office suite): Mike Mays, Director GTA supervision and training, IML computer lab, courses below calculusBetsy Kuhn, Lab Manager, (211 Arm) scheduling for lab work, GTA seminar (Math 590)

Teaching schedules: Chris Wilson (320 Arm)

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Computer accounts: Distribution of applications

User name: First initial + last namePlease check your email daily, especially this and next week!

You can use another address as your default (e.g. Yahoo, Hotmail, etc) but check dept acct. as well (via web, Outlook, other email clients)

System Administrator: Damian Christey

GTA’s/GRA’s: See Raylene about getting on payroll, office assignments and keys, if you haven’t already. This is important!

New students without assistantships: Part-time work may be available in IML labs. See Betsy Kuhn (IML Lab Manager, Rm 211) and tell her you’re a math graduate student and I sent you. Bring a copy of your course schedule, as she needs to fill time-specific openings.

Supplementary Health insurance: Free for GTA’s/GRA’s. Informational meetings 8/16-8/17 and 8/27-8/28. Can be purchased by graduate students who are not graduate assistants.

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University Workshop for new GTA’s (required!): Saturday, August 18, 2007 beginning at 8:00AM at the WVU Mountainlair, Gluck Theater

Basic Exam for M.S. students: Friday, August 17, 10:00-12:30 PM in 315 Armstrong. Used for placement into Math 451/551/651; and Math 543

IML Lab meeting for GTA’s: with Betsy Kuhn, Wednesday 1:30-3:00in IML labs 213/215 Armstrong

Meetings with course coordinators

SPEAK Test: For GTA’s who native language is not English. You will either pass, or be placed into required remedial English classes. Appointment with Karen Allen at [email protected] The Department will cover the exam fee for one exam each semester.

New GTA’s: Teaching Seminar Math 590 begins in the Spring semester. Meeting place/time will be announced

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Building facilities:Offices on floors 3 & 4IML computer lab on 2nd floor, Rm. 213/215Mathematics Learning Center, Room 300 (study/tutoring areas for undergrads, classroom lab)Math Library: 4th floorMailroom/Lounge: Mailboxes, refrigerator, coffee/tea, photocopiers, computers, networked printer

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Courses:

For new GTA’s: Teaching seminar Math 590 (register in spring semester)

Ph.D. students enroll each semester for one credit hour of Math 696 (graduate seminar).

Full-time is 9 credit hours (3 courses). Graduate Assistants must be full-time students. Graduate assistants should enroll for (at least) three regular courses in addition to seminar hours. Grades: We generally expect at least a B in your courses. Certain required courses require a B or better. Full-time students should complete, at a minimum, at least two mathematics courses each semester toward your degree, with a grade of B or better. See Graduate Handbook for more details.

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Programs: (see graduate handbook for details)M.S. program: 27-33 credit hours, thesis, exams, project depending on option Required for all options: Advanced Calculus (Math 451) Real Analysis (Math 551) and Linear Algebra (Math 543) Can place out of these via Basic Exam if you have equivalent backgroundCourses currently offered on a yearly basis (except as noted) :

Math 541-641 AlgebraMath 551-651 Real AnalysisMath 581-681 TopologyMath 521-522 Numerical AnalysisMath 563 Modeling (fall)Math 564 Differential Equations (spring)Math 543 Linear Algebra (spring)Math 567-568 Advanced calculus for engineering/sci studentsMath 571 Combinatorics (fall this year)Math 573 Graph theory (spring this year)

(second semester of Graph Theory & Combinatorics depends on enrollment and level of students)

Math 545 Number Theory (offered alternate years)Exams: M.S. Advanced Exam (for option A & C)Two areas from Algebra, Real Analysis, Topology, Differential EquationsOption B: Industrial/Applied mathematics – 33 hrs + projectMathematics for Secondary Educators option – 33 hours + exams

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Ph.D. program: 24 hours past M.S.24+(12 to 18) hours if admitted with Bachelor’s degree

Graduate seminar – Math 696, enroll for one credit hr each semester

Major area of 4 courses (700-level) Two minor areas of two courses each (at least one 700-level in each). One minor area must be from a “different” part of mathematics from your major area. Courses below 700 in a minor area need approval.Recognized areas are listed in graduate handbook.

Doctoral Courses: In general specific courses offered depend on students, faculty interest.

Regularly offered: Math 751-752 Functional Analysis (alternate years)Math 757-758 Partial Differential Equations (alternate years)

Usually one or two each semester from algebra, graph theory, combinatoricsUsually one or two from applied analysisAdvanced topology courses offered depending on interest

Exams: Entrance exam to be passed within one calendar year of (fall) entry.Qualifying exam within three years. Thesis defense.

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Fall courses

Registration, student accounts, transcripts, etc:MIX system: http://www.mix.wvu.edu

Can access STAR system from MIX

STAR system : http://star.wvu.edu

Other items:

Most offices have computers, with networked printers. A few computers are available inside mailroom and at Learning Center. Can use IML computers during open lab.

Copying – Department copier in mailroom may be used by graduate assistants for work related to your courses or teaching duties. Meredith can give you a PIN for the mailroom copier and tell you about any guidelines. The photocopier can handle most jobs of reasonable size.