COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, August 25, 1999 - 3:00 p.m. - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, T. Ceylan, J. Clifton, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller,
M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte and P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
1. The Dean welcomed members back for the fall semester. Joe Clifton was introduced as
the Program Coordinator for Software Engineering.
- The Dean expressed his gratitude to Tamer Ceylan for his work as chair. The new chair
will be selected through a departmental preference ballot. Tamer has agreed to continue
to serve until the end of the month or until a new chair is appointed.
- Minutes of May 5, 1999 were approved as distributed.
- J. Krogman distributed data on the head count for fall. The figures show a record
enrollment. The Dean indicated that this level is where the Chancellor wants the
College to be for the future.
- P. Young reported that his department had two document cameras in Rooms 140
and 144 with a third one on order. Information will be distributed at a later date
about a check out procedure.
- US News & World Report in their rankings of U.S. universities has listed UWP
32nd in the top 50 non-Ph.D. ranking universities. UWP is the only UW campus
besides Madison to make a national listing.
- The EMS Calendar of Events and building hours were both approved.
- Discussion Topics
- T. Ceylan reported on the change in prerequisite for ME 333 Design of Machine
Elements to ME 304 Engineering Materials and GE 234 Mechanics of Materials
with a minimum grade of "C".
- T. Ceylan presented the UUCC proposal for a new course in 455 Heat Transfer
Applications. Because of the rotation of technical electives, no increase in
teaching load will occur. The document was approved.
- J. Clough reported on the success of the first WCATY program on campus for
talented 5th, 6th, and 7th graders and their parents. T. Salmon gave an overview of
the summer institutes and thanked faculty and staff for their support. Marketing
for the institutes has expanded to cover all of Wisconsin and Illinois and Iowa.
- The Dean will be meeting on Thursday with women faculty members to discuss
issues that have been raised concerning the work environment. A document will
be prepared with scenarios in an attempt to educate faculty and staff. S. Owusu-Ababio had also indicated to the Dean that the College goals need to address
people of color and minorities. The working environment of this group will also
- During the first two weeks of classes, the Dean's Office will prepare a list of
volunteer activities that faculty can use to select those events they would like to be
part of for the academic year.
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- Departments are now preparing Exit Survey summaries. T. Salmon asked for
feedback on any issues dealing with women or advising.
- Winterim guidelines were discussed. Courses will be taught the first two weeks
in January on an overload basis. Seventeen students are required for full pay, and
a minimum of ten students for the course to be offered.
- UWP faculty membership on the EMS Advisory Board needs to be clarified. S.
Owusu-Ababio and P. Young agreed to serve on a subcommittee with L. Riedle to
develop a proposal.
- The Dean alerted Council members that Advisory Board members were sent fact
and curriculum sheets for their comments. The comments will be posted on the
EMS Web page, and the Steering Committee of the Advisory Board will pull
together all of the comments for a final report to be used for ABET purposes. The
Dean requested that all program areas submit their ABET drafts by September 20
for L. Riedle's use in checking commonality and format. M. Anderson will also
supply copies of Michigan Tech's Self-Study. All course syllabi should also have
the supporting documentation of homework and tests. Courses only offered
during the fall semester will need to be documented for this current semester.
- J. Krogman reviewed the New Student Orientation event taking place on Monday,
August 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the PAC Center. It was requested that the dean and
chairs be present.
- The Vice Chancellor distributed a document entitled "Items to be Included in a
Course Syllabus". The Dean's Office will prepare and distribute a document to
the Chairs for each of their faculty member to include with his/her course
- Other Business
- The Dean needs to report EMS departmental library representatives as soon as
- A joint review of Engineering Physics and Environmental Engineering will take
place this spring.
- L. Riedle distributed a document on the articulation agreement between UWP and
UW-Oshkosh for the Joint Pre-Engineering Program. This item will be discussed
at the next meeting.
- The Dean reported on the underutilization of minorities and women staff in the
College of EMS. The College is 4-5 percentage points below.
- The cancellation of low enrollment courses was discussed. Six courses with an
enrollment of nine students were allowed to continue due to the impact of the low
freshman class for Fall 1995.
- T. Ceylan reminded Council members of the APC reviews for the Spring 2000.
- L. Riedle asked for departmental support to cover identifying and photographing
graduating seniors for use at the Order of the Engineer Ceremony.