COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Friday, October 30, 1998 - 3:00 p.m. - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio,
L. Riedle, R. Shultz and F. Tufte
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
- Minutes of October 16, 1998 were approved as distributed.
- The last draft of the "Final Employer's Evaluation" was distributed. The document was
approved and will be distributed to this semester's co-op students.
- Departments need to select which student evaluation form will be used for this semester.
- The current procedure for Exit Surveys is that they are collected and summarized in General
Education. The Exit Surveys are then passed on to the departments. Prior to this procedure
being established, Exit Surveys were filed in the Dean's Office. These older surveys will be
delivered to each department for their use or disposal.
- The Dean asked chairs to encourage the DRB's to deliver the criteria to his office prior to the
- No nominations were submitted from EMS for commencement speaker.
- Information on the Sea Grant College was distributed to M. Anderson and P. Young.
- Discussion Topics
- The Dean's office has traditionally kept office supplies for departmental use. It was decided
that only tablets, black and red writing pens and white chalk would be maintained.
- Agenda items were proposed for this semester's college faculty meeting. The items included
updated Admissions and Academic Standards, Social Sciences and Humanities, and a change
in the calculus sequence.
- A discussion was held on the requirement for depth and breadth in Social Sciences and
Humanities as it affected transfer students with earned bachelor's or associate degrees. A
college policy should be established which reflects what the college believes each graduate
should complete. Each department should discuss this issue at a departmental meeting so that
an informed debate can take place at the college meeting.
- A draft of the suggested changes in OIT hardware and software support was disseminated for
discussion. The Council felt that the "next semester" date for the ending of support for
application software was unrealistic.
- The Provost asked all Deans to report that final exams will take place and that there must be
an educational experience during finals week in every class. This information should be
reported to all faculty.
- Dr. Butts will be meeting with the Executive Council on December 4.
- The final draft of the expectations for department chairs was distributed along with the call for
participants for the Curriculum Reform Institute and the position vacancy as Special Assistant
to the Senior Vice President for Administration.
- The new Textbook Center forms were distributed. One textbook per course will be supported
by the Textbook Center. Additional texts would require purchase by the students or
placement on reserve in the Karrmann Library. Any special concerns about the new policy
should be submitted to the Dean.