March 28, 2003
The Spring 2003 Advisory board meeting was held in the Pioneer Student Center. Jerry Dassler welcomed everyone and introduced Dave Kaul, a new member. Introductions were made. A request was made to update the master contact list.
Rich Shultz provided an update on the following items.
Rich Shultz introduced the FIRST Team represented by Clyde Holverson and two students. They gave a short presentation and demonstration of the robot built by area high school students and college students. Their robot took first place at the St. Louis Regional competition.
Rich Shultz provided details about the breakout committee assignments as follows:
- Governor Doyle’s proposed state budget cuts and their affect in relation to the College and University for the next two years.
- UWP was give approval to proceed with the renovation of Ullrich Hall. Computer Science and Software Engineering will be housed in Ullrich after the remodeling has been completed.
- Dean Shultz announced that the Joint International Master’s for Computer Science has nine students coming here and one student going to Germany for the fall 2003 semester.
- The International Exchange Program has 10 undergraduate students coming in and six students currently scheduled to go out for the fall 2003 semester.
Broke for a fire drill.
- Lisa Riedle gave a short update on the Master’s of Engineering Program. She said that there are currently 72 online fully enrolled students with 34 pending. Lisa said that she is looking for names and resumes for adjunct faculty.
- Tammy Salmon-Stephens spoke briefly on the Women in Engineering Program tools workshops. They held these workshops for women students in the Platteville Middle School and High School. There were 21 participants from the Middle School and 6 participants from the High School. Tammy also mentioned that the Women in Engineering Center is up and going located in Ottensman 45.
- There are six courses being taught at UW-Fox Valley. One faculty, Daryl Logan, has moved there to teach; and there is also one adjunct faculty.
- Joe Coenen gave a brief update on the new building that will be built at UW-Fox Valley. Completion should be by the end of the year. Currently, there are 80 people enrolled in the UW-Fox Valley program.
The Advisory Board then broke for lunch.
The afternoon breakout sessions met from 1:00-2:40 p.m.
Notes from the committee reports follow.
Concept Development – Sue Babb
Sue went through the handouts that Lisa Riedle had provided for the committee. She also talked about the letter that is to go out to all co-op companies looking for possible positions for students from Ireland which Sue will draft. Sue mentioned that statements are needed from companies about an international co-op experience to put out on the web and the importance of this experience.
Special Project – Joe Coenen
After Joe’s committee met, he brought a motion before the Advisory Board members that each of the members send a letter to the joint finance committee to support the necessary tuition increases to affect some of the budget cuts. Dan Allison seconded the motion. All were in favor. Rich will generate a fact sheet within the next week and email it to all members so that they can send letters during the following 2 weeks.
Discussion continued about the need to enlarge the Advisory Board members. Issues including gender, minority, appropriate degree, and geographical location were discussed.
Program Committee – Kevin Hagen
Kevin reported that the committee discussed what was needed to revitalize Expo. The event needs to recruit more student projects along with also selling the event to high schools. We need to find ways to sell Expo to students, organizations, and faculty.
- Concept Development Committee – Sub Babb (University North)
- Special Project Committee – Joe Coenen (Mississippi Room)
- Program Committee – Kevin Hagen (Mining Room)
It was suggested that packets be sent to board members to go visit high schools. We need to tie our event with high school classes, i.e., bridge building. We need to coordinate with other UWP activities.
Jerry Dassler reminded everyone to do a letter to the legislators.
Rich Shultz thanked everyone for coming and for their input in the meeting today.
Next meeting will be Friday, October 10, 2003.
- Need to estimate how many student visitors there were?
- High School Ages = ??
- Middle School Ages = ??
- Amount of faculty participation – single most important thing
- Improving the overall organization of Expo