The dedicated teaching faculty, over twenty members strong, is the greatest asset to the Mathematics Department at Vincennes University. Their backgrounds are diverse and their teaching impact is effective. The faculty holds degrees from major universities throughout the Midwest and West.
Welcome to Vincennes University from the Department of Mathematics
The department has 15 full-time and 9 adjunct/part-time professors, and is teaching over 800 students on the Vincennes campus. The courses range from Math Fundamentals, to Applied Mathematics and Business Mathematics, to Finite Mathematics and Differential Equations. This semester, math professors also teach four Junior/Senior-level content courses for prospective High School and Elementary School teachers.
The Faculty at VU are very accessible to the students. The small class size allows free interchange of ideas with faculty - not teaching assistants.Faculty are available a minimum of five office hours per week - outside of class time for students' questions. The curriculum in the Math Department offers complete course work for the first two-years, which can transfer to many four-year universities.VU offers the complete 18-hour calculus series as well as Finite Mathematics, Statistics, and 9 hours of special course work designed for elementary education majors.
The faculty in the Math Department are proud of the skill and compassion we bring to the University as we help students reach their academic and professional goals. Check us out. Whether you are signed up for your favorite math class, or are working hard to learn one more time that really challenging set of math skills before you start your major courses, we are here to help you succeed.
Updike hall SEM Learning lab
The Vincennes University Mathematics Laboratory Complex is open to all Vincennes University students needing assistance or special accommodations in mathematics. Tutoring is available on a non-appointment basis. The lab includes a study area and several individual computer stations. In addition, two self-contained classrooms adjacent to the lab are equipped for the computer assisted math classes.
Two full time professionals and several student tutors, majoring in engineering or mathematics, staff the lab. In the informal setting of the math lab, students can work on teacher-lectured or teacher-led computer aided homework assignments, receive tutoring in specific areas of need, and take exams or quizzes. Videos tapes, review exams, computer tutorials, and additional support materials are available in the lab.
For more information, please contact Professor Ren Simmons: RSimmons@vinu.edu or at 812.888.5771.