COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, May 5, 1999 - 3:00 p.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
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
- The April 28 minutes were approved as distributed.
- The Dean alerted Council members to the May 18 deadline for Spring 2000 classroom
assignments. These assignments should be in the Dean's Office by Friday, May 14.
- Discussion Topics
- T. Salmon distributed a document from the University Academic Advising Task
Force on the 1999-2000 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award Program. These
awards will not be chosen internally, but will be selected by a separate committee.
The Dean's Council approved the award, with Dean Shultz leading the way in
recommending a $500 monetary award. The Provost will identify an event where
these awards will be recognized. The Executive Council felt this award was a great
- T. Salmon also distributed a recommended Summer 1999 initiative from the
University Academic Advising Task Force for an advisor letter mailing to new
freshmen and transfer students. The Dean will cover the postage required for the
mailing. The Council approved the initiative.
- The Dean reminded Council members of the deadline for purchasing. Budgets should
be closely monitored to make sure funds are expended.
- Other Business
- L. Riedle indicated that one more person is needed for on-line course development.
- Students have expressed a concern about finals being conducted beyond the class
period. The policy is that finals and/or a significant learning experience must take
place during the regular final period. The Dean will send an e-mail to faculty.
- The issue of out-of-state tuition for co-ops was discussed. The Dean will research the
history of credit, insurance and System policy. The fees will remain the same for this
- L. Riedle reminded departments to submit their course offering sheets. This
information is needed for the Web page on course rotation. This information is
valuable for both advising and for students planning their schedules.
- A Microsoft contract for the System is being reviewed. Microsoft products would be
available to all faculty and students. A decision concerning this contract should be
made by July 1. If approved, the University would continue to support Corel.
- Future meetings of the Executive Council will be scheduled as needed with at least a