COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - 3:00 p.m. - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, J. Krogman, J. Miller, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio,
L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte and P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
- The minutes of September 1 were approved as distributed.
- T. Salmon announced that the National WECE (Women's Engineering College
Experience) Survey had received a 33 percent response rate from women
engineers in our college. A Web-based survey will be conducted in October for
the faculty, and T. Salmon will supply the names, titles and e-mail addresses.
- S. Nicol distributed a memo regarding a call for proposals for the Winter 2000
Faculty Development Conference of the Collaboration. A registration form for
the Mentor, Colleague, Boss Workshops on October 1 in Waukesha was also
distributed. This information should be shared with any interested faculty
- The Admissions recruiters will be meeting with each of chairs on Thursday for
quick tours and a highlight of programs.
- The Dean distributed a document to update the Council on the initiative to offer
undergraduate engineering education in the Fox River Valley.
- Discussion Topics
- L. Riedle met with J. Clough and P. Young to develop a draft concerning EMS
faculty membership to the Advisory Board. A draft proposal was discussed. At
present, only the Dean is an actual member of the Advisory Board. The faculty
and chairs are contributing participants and serve as a liaison group, but not as
voting members. All EMS faculty are invited to the open session of the
meetings. Item 3 was changed from "degree granting program" to "each
program" and will include General Engineering.. The Dean felt that T. Salmon's
office should also be included, and that the length of terms should be consistent
for each department. The suggestions and changes will be incorporated into a
new draft for next week's meeting. All Advisory Board members are now
reviewing the curriculum and fact sheets, and their comments will be placed on
the Web. The Advisory Board Steering Committee will publish a final report to
be used for ABET.
- Goals and objectives should be included on all program Web sites. There are two
student helpers who are available to complete this task.
- Teaching loads should be turned in to the Dean by the 10th day of classes.
- The Dean requested job descriptions for all program coordinators by
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- Information on the Opportunity Fund will be distributed at the end of this month
with proposals due in November. Proposals should be submitted for special
projects that would fall outside the usual budget realm. M. Anderson pointed out
that letters are not sent to those proposals not receiving funding.
- The Chancellor has requested that all departments hold regular meetings so that
faculty have a voice and a forum for issues and concerns. The Provost indicated
that if a department would like her to join them for a department meeting, she
would do so as her schedule allows. Last year the Provost said that she was
impressed with the level of discussion of educational issues and with the high
priority of service to students which took place at EMS department meetings.
- Darla Banfi is seeking an advisor for Alpha Lambda Delta, a freshman honor
society, to replace Carol Sands.
- Other Business
- L. Riedle asked the Council for their input on tracking Degree Program Change
Forms. It was decided that when the Assistant Dean's signature is affixed, a copy
will be placed in the chair's mail box.
- Questions were raised on reporting capability for this semester. Transcripts
should be available at the end of this month for advising.