COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, September 9, 1998 - 11:00 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 August 31, 1998 were approved as distributed.
- J. Krogman indicated that an election needs to be conducted to select an APC
representative for a three-year term. T. Ceylan's membership has expired.
- The deaths of Paul Gray (retired Electrical Engineering professor), Carey Lynn Millunzi
(a third year Electrical Engineering student) and D. Klaassen's mother were announced.
Flowers are being sent from both the departments and the college.
- S. Stacy will be contacting department chairs for faculty members to accompany
company recruiters for lunch.
- Proposals will be requested shortly for the Opportunity Fund. Monies will be available
- The Dean distributed a memorandum regarding the Eisenhower Grant Proposals.
Funded activities will take place May 1, 1999 through July 31, 2000. Proposals are due
by October 28, 1998.
- The Dean also reminded the Council that the ILI program from NSF has a deadline of
November 16. Proposals would carry matching funds and are an opportunity to double
- A memorandum will be distributed October 1 to all faculty alerting them that starting
November 1 their earning statements would be delivered by e-mail. Those who do not
have direct deposit would need to pick up their pay checks in the Payroll Office.
- Discussion Topics
- The College needs to look at curriculum and design starting from General Engineering
and on up to the degree granting programs. This is one area of deficiency which needs
to be addressed in the lower level courses. The Dean questioned how the College can
set up a structure to facilitate this planning. J. Krogman indicated that a project in GE
102 is the closest to design that is currently being completed. If design components are
added, a decision would have to be made on what to give up in the course content. It
was suggested that departments outline their design needs so that GE faculty can
incorporate these needs. The Dean requested that each of the degree granting
engineering programs review the GE courses that their students complete, and then
make suggestions as to what kind of a design component they would like to see in those
courses. These suggestions should be submitted to the Dean's Office by Homecoming.
The item will then be placed on the October 16 agenda.
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Minutes - September 9, 1998
- L. Riedle distributed a revised copy of the Admissions and Academic Standards for
UWP engineering programs. The major revision took place in Item E. Additional
changes were proposed. The document will be presented to the faculty at their next
- L. Riedle distributed both the Engineering Alumnus and Employer Questionnaires for
review. Suggestions were made for changes to the Alumnus Questionnaire, and the
Employer Questionnaire will be discussed at the next Council meeting.
- The date for the Scholarship Reception has been set for Thursday, October 15 from
4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Beaux Arts Room of the Ullsvik Center.
- The Department Chairs of Chemistry and Engineering Physics and Mathematics will
check with their faculty to see if they wish to be involved with the Engineering Alumni
Association and become a College association.
- Other Business
- L. Riedle reported that the Faculty Senate had approved a Dean's Search and Screen
Committee composed of five faculty members from the College of EMS with a mix of
race and gender. Names need to be submitted by next Friday. A discussion was held on
the balloting procedure, and a decision will be made at a later date.
- The next meeting of the Executive Council will be Friday, September 18 at 3:00 p.m.