Clarke Historical Library Central Michigan University
Finding aid for
Thomas J. Miles Papers
Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn
Summary Information
Thomas J. Miles Papers,
Miles, Thomas J.
19702007, and undated
4.5 cubic feet (in 9 boxes)
The collection includes Miles' Personal Materials, Central Michigan University (CMU) Materials, and documentation of the CMU Mathematics Department, 19702007.
MSS.
The material is in English Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University250 East Preston Street Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Phone: 9897743352 Fax: 9897742160 Email: clarke@cmich.edu Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu
Access and Use
Acc#70708
Thomas J. Miles Papers are open for research.
Some published materials in the collection are still under copyright.
Thomas J. Miles Papers, 19702007, and undated, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
Arrangement
The collection is divided into three series: Personal Materials, CMU Materials, and CMU Dept. of Mathematics.
History
Biography:
Thomas J. Miles earned his B.S. (1963) and M.S. (1964), both in Mathematics from Illinois State University. In 1970 he earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of MissouriColumbia. After student teaching at both universities, Miles worked as a visiting lecturer in 1970 at Westminster College in Missouri before he was hired later that year by the Department of Mathematics at Central Michigan University (CMU) as an Assistant Professor. At CMU he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1974.
While at CMU, Miles served in a number of administrative positions including: Chair of the Department of Mathematics, 19741976; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 19761978; Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 19781980; Acting Vice Provost for Academic Administration, 19801982; Acting Chair, Department of Mathematics, 19971998; General Education Coordinator, 19941996 and 19992002, and Interim Chair, Department of Mathematics, 20042005.
Miles has over 40 publications to his credit. He taught over 6000 students in 35 different classes. Also, Miles served on numerous committees and taskforces, as well as professional associations and committees. In 1994, Miles was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by CMU. He also received the Michigan Association of American Distinguished Service Award in 2004.
Miles taught Sunday School at First Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant for at least 20 years. He is also an active Rotarian.
Miles retired from CMU in 2007.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Personal Materials, 19702007 (.5 cubic ft. in 1 box) includes Miles’ resume, academic correspondence, awards, and personal information, such as academic and other correspondence, programs, notices, and clippings in which he is named.
The CMU Materials, 19772006 (Scattered, .5 cubic ft. in 1 box) includes meeting minutes and reports of various university committee and task force of which Miles was an active member or served as chair. The series has three subseries: Materials, Related Materials, and Teaching Materials. The Materials, 19702005 and 2007 (.75 in 2 boxes) include departmental procedures, reviews, reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and awards. The Related Materials includes enrollment data, 1975, and meeting minutes of two mathematics committees, 19752001 (scattered), which are indirectly related to the department.
Teaching Materials, 19702007 (2.75 cubic ft. in 6 boxes) include: Miles’ syllabi, tests, teaching notes, and related materials for all of the Mathematics, Statistics, and Honors courses he taught at CMU, 19702007. Miles filed them in chronological order, which is how they were maintained during processing.
There are three photographs in the entire collection: one of CMU orientation staff, 1984 (Box 2), and two of CMU Dept. of Mathematics chairmen, 2007 (Box 3).
Processing Note: All student lists and grades with social security numbers and student papers were removed from the collection during processing due to privacy laws.
Subject Terms
 Central Michigan University. Dept. of MathematicsHistory.
 Miles, Thomas J.
 MathematicsStudy and Teaching (Higher)
 MathematicsStudy and Teaching.
Contents List
Container / Location 
Title 

Thomas J. Miles Papers [series]: 
Box 1 
F 1 
Personal Materials: Resume, 2007 
Box 1 
F 2 
Personal Materials: Correspondence, Personal, 19762006 (Scattered) 
Box 1 
F 3 
Personal Materials: Correspondence re: Sabbatical, 19801984 
Box 1 
F 4 
Personal Materials: Excellence in Teaching Award, 1994 
Box 1 
F 5 
Personal Materials: Correspondence, Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors (FRCE) Award, 1982 
Box 1 
F 6 
Personal Materials: Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Correspondence, 19941999 
Box 1 
F 7 
Personal Materials: MAA High School Visiting Lecturer Program Reports, 19751999, 2006 
Box 1 
F 8 
Personal Materials: Personal Information, 19701979 
Box 1 
F 9 
Personal Materials: Personal Information, 19801989 
Box 1 
F 10 
Personal Materials: Personal Information, 19901999 
Box 1 
F 11 
Personal Materials: Personal Information, 2002007 
Box 1 
F 12 
Personal Materials: Publication, Reprint, [On the Wedderburn Principal Theorem for Nearly (1,1) Algebras, American Mathematical Society, v. 161, Nov. 1971], 1971 
Box 2 
F 1 
CMU Materials: Career Awareness Week, Material, 1978 
Box 2 
F 2 
CMU Materials: Community College Committee, Meeting Minutes, 19941995 
Box 2 
F 3 
CMU Materials: Coordinator, General Education Council, Job Search, 1994 
Box 2 
F 4 
CMU Materials: Cost/School (College), 1977 
Box 2 
F 5 
CMU Materials: Crisis Response Plan, 2000 
Box 2 
F 6 
CMU Materials: Degrees, Admissions, Standards, Honors (DASH) Committee, Meeting Minutes, 20032006 
Box 2 
F 7 
CMU Materials: General Education Subcommittee, Meeting Minutes and Related Material, Reports, 20002002 
Box 2 
F 8 
CMU Materials: Mathematics Articulation Conference, Correspondence, 19951996 
Box 2 
F 9 
CMU Materials: Michigan Statewide Systematic Initiative (MSSI), Correspondence, 19931998 
Box 2 
F 10 
CMU Materials: Multicultural and Diversity Education Council, Meeting Minutes and Related Material, 1999 
Box 2 
F 11 
CMU Materials: Multicultural and Diversity Education Council, Meeting Minutes and Related Material, 2000 
Box 2 
F 12 
CMU Materials: Multicultural and Diversity Education Council, Meeting Minutes and Related Material, 2001 
Box 2 
F 13 
CMU Materials: Multicultural and Diversity Education Council, Meeting Minutes and Related Material, 2002 
Box 2 
F 14 
CMU Materials: Orientation Staff Lists, Photograph, 1984 
Box 2 
F 15 
CMU Materials: Report of Findings: Study of the Attitudes and Experiences of CMU’s OnCampus
Undergraduates, 2002 
Box 2 
F 16 
CMU Materials: Task Force on Careers, Report, 1977 
Box 3 
F 1 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Chairmen, Photographs (2), 2007 
Box 3 
F 2 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Chairperson Search, 1996 
Box 3 
F 3 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Committee on Student Writing, Meeting Minutes, 19851987 
Box 3 
F 4 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Correspondence, 19701973 
Box 3 
F 5 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Correspondence, 19741979 
Box 3 
F 6 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Correspondence, 19801989 
Box 3 
F 7 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Correspondence, 19901999 
Box 3 
F 8 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Departmental Procedures, Criteria, Standards, and Bylaws, 1996 
Box 3 
F 9 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Departmental Review Committee Report, March 1, 1977 
Box 3 
F 10 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Meeting Minutes, 19701978 
Box 3 
F 11 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Meeting Minutes, 19801989 
Box 4 
F 1 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Meeting Minutes, 19901999 
Box 4 
F 2 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Meeting Minutes, 20002005 (Scattered) 
Box 4 
F 3 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Professional Growth Appointment (PGA) Committee, Meeting Minutes, 1996 
Box 4 
F 4 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: Survey Papers of Faculty Reports #856, 868, 893, 896, undated 
Box 4 
F 5 
CMU. Dept. of Mathematics Materials: The RichtmeyeFoust and Edward H. Whitmore Mathematics Awards, Programs, 1994, 19961997, 2001, 2004 
Box 4 
F 6 
Dept. of Mathematics Related Materials: Mathematics Enrollment Data, 1975 
Box 4 
F 7 
Dept. of Mathematics Related Materials: Mathematical Area, Meeting Minutes, 19752001 (Scattered) 
Box 4 
F 8 
Dept. of Mathematics Related Materials: Service Area, Meeting Minutes, 19761994 
Box 4 
F 9 
Dept. of Mathematics Related Materials: Statistics and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Meeting Minutes, 19941999 (Scattered) 
Box 4 
F 10 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 503 (later Math 623), Notes, Tests, Fall 1970 
Box 4 
F 11 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 306 P 324 (later Math 223), Notes, Tests, Fall 1971 
Box 4 
F 12 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 525, Notes, Tests, Spring 1977 
Box 4 
F 13 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 282, Notes, Tests, Fall 1977 
Box 5 
F 1 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 341, Notes, Tests, Winter 1978 
Box 5 
F 2 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 132, Notes, Tests, Winter 1984 
Box 5 
F 3 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 200, Notes, Tests, Fall 1984 
Box 5 
F 4 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 203, Notes, Tests, Mini 1985 
Box 5 
F 5 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 278, Notes, Tests, Fall 1985 
Box 5 
F 6 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 203, Telecourse, Student and Instructor's Manuals, Tests, Agreement, Winter 1988 
Box 5 
F 7 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 532, Notes, Tests, Spring 1988 
Box 5 
F 8 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 523, Notes, Tests, Fall 1991 
Box 5 
F 9 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 116, Notes, Tests, Spring 1992 
Box 5 
F 10 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 133, Notes, Tests, Fall 1992 
Box 6 
F 1 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 525, Notes, Tests, Fall 1992 
Box 6 
F 2 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 216, Tests, Fall 1993 
Box 6 
F 3 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 175, Notes, Tests, Fall 1994 
Box 6 
F 4 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 132 H[onors], Notes, Tests, Fall 1994 
Box 6 
F 5 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Hon (Honors) 140, Syllabus, Notes, Tests, Spring 1995 
Box 6 
F 6 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Hon (Honors) 140, Notes (2 folders), Spring 1995 
Box 6 
F 7 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 152, Syllabus, Tests, Notes, Summer 1996 
Box 6 
F 8 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 152, Notes, Summer 1996 
Box 7 
F 1 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 521, Notes, Test, Summer 1997 
Box 7 
F 2 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 239, Notes, Tests, Fall 1997 
Box 7 
F 3 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 623, Notes, Test, Summer 1998 
Box 7 
F 4 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 625, Syllabus, Notes, Tests, Spring 2000 
Box 7 
F 5 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 625, Notes, Spring 2000 
Box 7 
F 6 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 253, Syllabus, Notes, Tests, Fall 2000 
Box 7 
F 7 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 523, Notes, Fall 2000 
Box 7 
F 8 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 203, Syllabus, Notes, Tests, Spring 2003 
Box 8 
F 1 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 523, Syllabus, Notes, Tests, Spring 2003 
Box 8 
F 2 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 341, Syllabus, Tests, Fall 2003 
Box 8 
F 3 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 341, Notes, Fall 2003 
Box 8 
F 4 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 223, Syllabus, Notes, Tests, Spring 2004 
Box 8 
F 5 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 223, Notes, Spring 2004 
Box 8 
F 6 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 133, Notes, Tests (2 folders), Fall 2005 
Box 9 
F 1 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Stat(istics) 282, Syllabus, Tests, Fall 2006 
Box 9 
F 2 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Stat(istics) 282, Notes, Fall 2006 
Box 9 
F 3 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 573, Syllabus, Notes, Tests, Fall 2006 
Box 9 
F 4 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 573, Notes (2 folders), Fall 2006 
Box 9 
F 5 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 499, Syllabus, Tests, Spring 2007 
Box 7 
F 2 
Dept. of Mathematics, Teaching Materials (in chronological order): Math 499, Notes (2 folders), Spring 2007 
