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Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
PDL C-38 & Zoom


  1. Call to Order
  2. Chair's Remarks
  3. Announcements
    • Joint Math Meetings - Billey
  4. Committee Reports
    • Undergraduate Program Committee - Taggart
  5. New Business
  6. Executive Session
  7. Adjournment


The regular meeting of the faculty of the Department of Mathematics was held in-person in C-38 Padelford Hall and virtually via Zoom at 3:30pm PST, December 7, 2021. John Palmieri, Chair, presided at the meeting. Rose Choi was recording secretary.

The meeting began with approval of the previous meeting’s minutes.

Chair's Remarks

Classes will continue to be held virtually for the start of the winter quarter.

The chances of having the College approve additional hires this year are quite low.

The university is updating their accounts management system on July 1, 2023. Therefore, departments are discouraged from carrying over any lingering expenditures from June 2023. This includes holding any conferences leading up to that date.

For the annual updates, faculty are encouraged to use the Google form shared by John Palmieri.

The January faculty meeting has been cancelled due to scheduled job talks and candidate visits during the first half of the month. The January meetings may end up only being held for executive business. Further details will be shared soon.

In order to maintain a similar format for all the candidates regardless of whether they have opted to visit the department in person or virtually, the talks themselves will all be held via Zoom.


The Joint Math Meetings in Seattle will take place January 5-8, 2022. The department is in need of volunteers to help out with the graduate applicant booth on Friday morning. Please contact Sara Billey if you are interested in volunteering. There is also an alumni event for the department on Thursday evening which will include potential applicants. RSVPs are preferable but people are encouraged to attend even if they have not.

Committee Reports

An email was shared earlier with the voting faculty re: the AMS agreement on the postdoc hiring deadline. The Executive Committee unanimously recommends the continued participation in this agreement. A vote was held, passed, and approved for the next three years.

The Undergraduate Program Committee proposes changing the prerequisite for MATH 318 to a minimum grade of 2.7 in either MATH 208 or 308 OR a minimum grade of 2.0 in MATH 136. A vote was held, passed, and approved.


There being no new business, the meeting passed into executive session at 3:54pm.

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