COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, May 12, 1998 - 3:00 p.m. - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, T. Ceylan, J. Clough, J. Krogman, M. Muslu, L. Riedle,
R. Shultz, F. Tufte, P. Young and J. Wilson
- Minutes of April 28, 1998 were approved as distributed.
- T. Ceylan reported that R. Fiedler had been hospitalized.
- J. Krogman reminded the group that help is needed for the summer registration dates of
June 19-20, June 26-27 and July 10. J. Wilson indicated that advisors need to be
aware of social science and humanity courses leading to other courses, and J. Krogman
will work with T. Salmon in preparing information on advisement. Help is also
needed for covering GE classes in the fall, especially Introduction to Engineering. Our
college admitted 127 more students than last year; the university admitted 423. The
College has been promised additional funding in mathematics and chemistry.
- Faculty searches have been completed in Civil and Environmental Engineering and in
Electrical Engineering. One-year appointments are still pending for General
Engineering (l) and Mathematics (2.5).
- The Dean announced that L. Riedle had accepted the position as Assistant Dean.
- Discussion Topics
- Switches have been ordered for wiring EIC, CAMEL and IE labs. Switches for the
remaining engineering labs and Ottensman 302 will be ordered after July 1. Our end of
the connection will be completed, with a new hub either in August or September. The
Chemistry and Physics labs will remain on the existing connections, but with no
- Budget balances should be checked to make sure that money is expended by the end of
the fiscal year. Friday, May 15 is the deadline for purchases of items over $l,500 unless
on a state contract. Items over $l,500 on a state contract would have a deadline of May
- Other Business
- Dean's Office needs to prepare an annual report for the College. Chairs should submit
achievements for this year. The Dean's deadline is July 1.
- The Dean distributed a model assessment plan. The first page included a matrix with
evaluation categories and ratings. No "l's" are acceptable in an accredited program,
and not many "2's" would be acceptable. ABET will look less at outcomes and actual
data as at the process itself. M. Muslu distributed a copy of a chart he had received at
an ABET Workshop. J. Clough volunteered to supply a copy of the Senior Design
Report on assessment. The assessment process needs to be in place for September.
- No additional Executive Council meetings for this semester. Summer meetings will be
called as needed with a week's advance notice.