COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, August 31, 1998 - 10:00 a.m. - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, T. Ceylan, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller, M. Muslu,
S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte, and P. Young
- Minutes of July 15, 1998 were approved as distributed.
- The Dean welcomed everyone back for a great year. S. Owusu-Ababio was welcomed
as the new program coordinator for Civil Engineering.
- J. Krogman suggested that members check out the new "M" steps which C. Holverson
and three students have been building.
- Fall enrollment figures were distributed by J. Krogman. The Dean mentioned that only
two campuses in the system were down in enrollment this year. The Chancellor feels
that this level for UWP is where system funding is maximized.
- F. Tufte reported that the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE) gave preliminary approval for the Mathematics Education program.
- Executive Council meetings will be held on Fridays at 3:00.
- The Dean indicated that T. Salmon would be reporting directly to the Dean's Office
rather than to the General Engineering Department. Her office will remain in its
- PeopleSoft implementation has been delayed. Compass databases will not be updated
after October 9, and no DARS reports will be issued. A listing of closed and open
classes will be broadcast by e-mail. If additional information is needed, please let the
- Grant information was disseminated regarding professional development activities for
PK-12 teachers on the integration of technology into the curriculum, and also for the
Wisconsin Academy's Fellows Award.
- Carol Sue Butts, the new Provost and Vice Chancellor, identified the Academic
Affairs' goals for the coming year: (l) Become familiar with policies, procedures, and
governance of UW-Platteville and the University System, (2) Conduct searches for
two deans' positions-the College of EMS and the College of BILSA, (3) Analyze
work load of faculty and academic staff, (4) Analyze classroom/lab usage, (5) Review
infrastructure of outreach delivery models including distance education, extension,
continuing education, web delivery, etc., (6) Obtain permission from Regents to
implement programs offered via web based delivery and (7) Develop web based
programming for delivery fall 1999.
- The College of EMS Advisory Board meeting will take place on October 9.
- Discussion Topics
- M. Anderson and S. Owusu-Ababio gave an overview of the student evaluation results
conducted by their department using the open-ended form. S. Owusu-Ababio felt that
the results gave him a clear perspective of his classroom performance, and
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that the use of this form was a valuable tool. As soon as all faculty in the department
have received a copy of the results, their responses will be shared with the Council.
Departments will determine what procedure to use for student evaluations.
- The department chairs were asked if Program Assistants could be assigned submasters
to allow access to faculty offices. This would eliminate the current procedure of
obtaining a key from the Dean's Office. No concerns were expressed. The chairs will
discuss this with the Program Assistants, and keys will be requested for their use.
- L. Riedle will be coordinating the undergraduate catalog revisions. The campus
deadline is November 1, but departments should submit their copy to Lisa prior to that
date to allow a College review. The catalog is an excellent source for ABET's
requirement of published goals and objectives.
- The EIC will be used by BILSA students due to the delay in the Russell Hall
construction. GE102 classes with conflicts in the EIC will be serviced by other college
labs. The Dean expressed his appreciation for the departmental cooperation between
colleges. J. Clough mentioned that she may need some help if the Industrial
Engineering lab is not completed soon.
- Information on anti-harassment training was disseminated. The Chancellor requested
that Deans and department chairs attend.
- The System's Design for Diversity plan was distributed. UWP is building a new plan
to be completed late this semester. This plan will probably mimic the seven goals
included in the System plan.
- The ABET schedule distributed earlier included the implementation of assessment
plans for this fall. The Dean disseminated a copy of Mechanical Engineering's
assessment plan. L. Riedle had suggested that the Advisory Board's Curriculum
Committee be involved in the assessment process. T. Ceylan thought that this would
work if the Advisory Board members were separated by discipline area for work
- Other Business
- The alumni surveys will be discussed at the next Executive Council meeting scheduled
for Friday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m.
- The Dean would like Council members to think about internal membership on the
Advisory Board: (1) Are they voting members?, (2) How many?, (3) Where from?, (4)
What role do they play?, and (5) What about rotation of terms? L. Riedle will be
looking at this information and would appreciate any input from the Council. T.
Ceylan did not feel that UWP faculty should be voting members, or that there should
be a set number of votes allowed by UWP faculty.
- Representatives to serve on the EMS Dean's Search and Screen Committee will be
sought in the near future.