College of EMS Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
October 10, 2003
Fall 2003 Advisory Board Meeting was held in the Pioneer Student Center. Jerry
Dassler welcomed everyone.
Introductions were made. A
request was made to update the master contact list.
There is a need to increase membership. The Committee reviewed membership and determined continuing interest of members. They identified potential new Board Members. Specific disciplines and geographic locations were considered. Four new members from these resulted efforts.
Gil Hantzsch, MSA Professional Services
Rich Henderson, General Motors
Randy Wirtz, Strand Associates, Inc.
Steve Spitz, Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Rich Shultz provided an update on the State of the College.
· Civil Engineering Professional Entry Level, chaired by Kevin Hagen, located in Mining Room
· New Programs, chaired by Sue Babb, located in Wisconsin Room
o (Bio-engineering) (Nano Technology) (Criminalistics)
· Ottensman Remodeling, chaired by Joe Coenen, located in Mississippi Room
Rich Shultz introduced Dr. Tim Zauche and the Alchemist Club, who did presentation for Advisory Board members.
The Board then took a tour of SWE Room located in 45 Ottensman Hall before lunch.
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.
Professional Entry Level – Kevin Hagen
Should we be looking at a Master’s in Civil Engineering? Requirements for a professional engineer may increase to a Master’s Degree or 30 credits beyond a Bachelor’s Degree. First step – should UWP get involved with discussions for or against this? Second step – How should UWP react to it if approved? People may look at it as a bad thing because of more credits required. UWP could add a Master’s program in key areas. Could require a co-op in Master’s, making the co-op more substantial, i.e. 6 or 12 credits. Opportunities to work closer with Distance Education Program or have weekend/night classes for Master’s. Support one set of license rules for all engineers. It was pointed out Platteville requires 14 more credits than other Universities and this requires +30 above that. New Programs – Sue Babb
Bio Medical – Would build/enhance where we’re at now.
Nano Technology – Large investment for clean rooms or go to Micro Engineering and Manufacturing Systems.
Criminalistics – Future looks good. Keep classes small and quality up there.
What company hires most graduates from UWP and where are they going? Investigate the market. Make sure Computer Science is included with all these courses. Might want to look at Process Engineering – liquid flow/fluid control. Keep Platteville strength – make sure classes are kept small and hands-on projects.
Remodeling – Joe Coenen
Needs durability/flexibility that can stand another 40 years. Use building itself as a lab, smart building controls, lighting, optimized without using electricity, roof top – solar panels. Formal labs could be shared. Classrooms should be setup for distance learning. Accessibility for communications/utilities telecommunication is essential. Plan for each student to have a laptop. Layout – offices to outside, lecture and labs located to inside. Make building friendly for visitors/parents. Have small rooms for interviews, studying, testing, etc. Coordinate with Ullrich and Russell to utilize their areas.
Shultz thanked everyone for coming and for their input in the meeting today.
Next meeting will be Friday, March 26, 2004, same day as EXPO.