March 31, 2000
The Advisory Board meeting took place at the Ullsvik Center. Daryl George, Chair, welcomed everyone. Advisory board members were encouraged to have their picture taken sometime during the course of the day for use on the web page.
Dean Shultz was introduced and welcomed everyone to campus. He reported that the enrollment in the College is at an all time record of 1,693 and that the new programs (Engineering Physics and Environmental Engineering) are doing well.
The Dean gave an updated on receptions that were held for admitted students. These receptions were held at Foth & VanDyke in Green Bay, HNTB in Milwaukee, Kimberly Clark in Appleton, and Waukesha Engine in Waukesha. A total of 63 students were in attendance and appreciation to the companies was extended.
The Strategic Plan 2000 was highlighted by Dean Shultz. The areas of quality education, culture, assessment, outreach, faculty excellence, and resources are outlined areas in the plan.
An update on the Fox Valley Initiative was given by Dean Shultz. He informed the board that results of an assessment survey indicated the Appleton/Fox Valley area most receptive to this type of program. Employers in the area are willing to provide support through tuition reimbursement and flexible work hours. The DIN proposal requesting funding for this project has moved forward to the Board of Regents for the next budget process. After approval from the Board of Regents, the proposal will move onto the legislature level.
Dean Shultz indicated that Darmstadt University in Germany is very eager to set up a program with UW-Platteville. Chancellor Markee and Dr. Shultz will be visiting Germany in May to sign an agreement. There has also been discussions with Limerick and Galway Universities in Ireland.
At the time of this meeting, the ABET reports are being finished and sent to the printer. The visitation has been requested and assessment plans are in place.
Lisa Riedle indicated that the Master of Engineering program has eleven courses developed or in the process of being developed at this time. Applications are being accepted and we are receiving four to six inquiries per day regarding this program. Donna Perkins spoke to the members about the Master of Project Management program. This is an on-line degree with some shared courses with the Master of Engineering program.
Tammy Salmon, Director of Women in Engineering, gave a report on the status of women increasing to 15% within the College. This increase in women is primarily due to the Women In Engineering program and our active Society of Women Engineers organization. Tammy thanked MG&E, Alliant Energy and John Deere for their monetary support of the Mentor Center. She also indicated that an advisory board of 9-10 people was formed for the Women In Engineering program.
Meeting recessed for lunch.
The following individuals were mentioned as potential board members: Susan Babb, Kevin Eulgen, John Larsen, Tim May, Brian Rauch, and Doug Rinker. Charles Crawford motion to accept these individual names. Forest Kenworthy seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Jeff Mazanec will move to the position of Chair of the Advisory Board. A motion was made by Jeff Mazanec to recommend Jerry Dassler for the position of Vice Chair. Jim Schneller seconded motion. Motion carried unanimously.
Changes to bylaws included: Page 2 under membership to read "active, inactive or remove" and Page 4 add the Nominating Committee. A discussion followed. Joe Coenen motioned to accept these changes with amendments. Mac Klingler seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
The remainder of the afternoon session consisted of brainstorming session with sharing of ideas and ways of improving the focus of the Advisory Board and the College of EMS.
At the conclusion of the afternoon session, Dean Shultz thanked everyone for attending. Daryl George was thanked for his service to the board as chair. Our next meeting is scheduled for September 29.
Motion to adjourn by Thomas Muller. Seconded by Forest Kenworthy. Meeting adjourned