COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Friday, December 5, 1997 - 12:00 noon - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, T. Ceylan, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller, M. Muslu, L. Riedle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte, J. Wilson and P. Young
- Minutes of November 21, 1997 were approved as distributed.
- M. Anderson reported that a graduate had thanked the department for the quality of education he
had received. This education provided a strong base for his graduate work at UW-Madison. The
graduate did recommend that the College establish a stronger relationship between contractors and
- J. Krogman indicated that Jon Carson was one of two finalists selected from Wisconsin as a
recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship.
- J. Miller reported that Chemistry received their ASC accreditation renewal.
- T. Ceylan announced that M. Momot and his wife are expecting the arrival of a baby within the next
36 hours. He also indicated that John Deere reported that profits were up 21%.
- J. Wilson alerted members to a potential problem with the removal of Women's Studies 113 as
counting toward the race/gender requirement. There may be some instances where a Degree
Program Change Form needs to be completed.
- Discussion Topics
- T. Ceylan reviewed the curriculum proposal from the Departments of Mechanical and Industrial
Engineering and Mathematics to remove Math 443 and 453 from the list of four mathematics
electives for Mechanical Engineering students. J. Krogman moved to approve the document with a
second from M. Muslu. Motion was approved.
- Applications were encouraged for the 1998-99 Applied Research Grants. Four proposals fr
College had previously been funded.
- A discussion was held on the student evaluation form and whether the College should consider
changes. It was determined that this matter will be revisited at the first Executive Council meeting
for the second semester.
- The rotation schedule for the display case was discussed. The rotation will begin with
Civil/Environmental Engineering for the months of January and February. Special events w
featured in one section, and departments/program areas should report these events to the Dean's
Office so that a calendar can be maintained.
- The $.035 charge back per copy for the copy machines covers the cost of maintenance and paper
only. A fund needs to be built to cover the cost of replacement machines. The Council agreed to
increase the cost to $.04/copy.
- Departments were asked to seek a volunteer to serve as the College
Webmaster to replace A.
Thomas. The Dean will contact the volunteers.
- Physical Plant needs a list of labs which need to be locked when the maintenance staff leave at 11:30
p.m. The identified labs should be submitted to the Dean.
- The summer administrative salaries will be based on salary rather than a flat stipend.
- Suggested building hours for the holiday were distributed. No corrections were made
to the hours.
- Other Business
- J. Miller asked for help in determining potential changes to Chemistry 165. Should the content
remain the same, or should it be spread out into a two course sequence? The goal was to eliminate
the problem of 165 being listed, but only one-third of the students registering. Syllabi for 114, 124
and 165 will be provided to Council members so that they can review the
topics currently being
covered. P. Young asked that members also look at possible added topics.
- Faculty have asked that a copy machine remain on after business hours. Since the Canon in Room
113 has a "standby" feature to conserve energy, this machine will be used.
- No meeting is scheduled for finals week, and the first meeting of the Spring Semester will be
Tuesday, January 13 at 3:00 p.m.