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The Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department of the University of Wisconsin-Stout recognizes the value of research and scholarly activity. Such endeavors tend to enhance the professional health of the department and its members. There are many reasons for defining these terms which include:
The definitions for research and scholarly activities reflect many of the ideas in Guidelines for Programs and Departments in Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences published by the Mathematical Association of America. Although publishing research articles in refereed journals and grant seeking/securing activities are widely recognized as research activities, they certainly are not the only kinds of worthwhile scholarly activity. Given the department's mission, a broader concept of research and scholarly activity needs formulation and acceptance.
Scholarly activity is the pursuit of knowledge in applied or theoretical areas of mathematics, statistics, and computer science or in closely related fields. This includes research leading to the creation of new applied or theoretical knowledge in these areas, as well as other professional development activities.
Evidence of research and scholarly activities may include:
It is the department expectation that "research and scholarly activity" goes beyond typical duties of teaching and service.
(Submitted: February 2006; Revised: October 2014)