COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, September 22, 1999 - 3:00 p.m. - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller, M. Muslu,
S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte and P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
- Minutes of September 15, 1999 were approved as distributed.
- Drafts of departmental Self-Studies were distributed. The Dean encouraged each
member to review the drafts for format and content. The final copies are due in
March. All data requests for the reports should be routed through the Dean.
- T. Salmon reported on the Anderson Consulting visit. Approximately thirty
students attended the presentation. A $2,000 minority scholarship is available from
Anderson Consulting for any interested student, and the company will be looked at
for potential grants or fellowships.
- The Dean indicated that the Fox Valley initiative will have a separate funding
source than DIN funds. The budget will fund four new positions, one of which will
be a program coordinator in the Fox Valley area.
- Guidelines for the University of Wisconsin System Unified Grants were distributed.
Proposals should be submitted to the Dean by Wednesday, November 24.
- P. Moriarty has requested that college library representatives be involved in all
curriculum changes. Every department proposing a curriculum change will need to
keep the library representative informed.
- M. Muslu questioned whether the EMS Advisory Board members should receive
feedback from the assessment surveys. Suggestions were made to have each
department chair give an update at the introductory sessions of the Advisory Board
or to place written statements in their packets. It was decided that written
statements would be placed in the packets.
- The Chancellor's Office has requested that all Form 5's (Contract Request) be
checked thoroughly for completeness and accuracy. This will eliminate any delays
in the processing of the contracts.
- David Ward, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is seeking nominations
for two Administrative Associates for the Spring and Fall 2000.
- Library allocations will remain the same for next year. There is a small fund for
new programs; however, departmental funds should be expended first.
- Faculty members will be receiving a list of voluntary activities for the college.
Contact people will be listed for most of the activities. The Dean's Office will be
collecting the responses. T. Salmon wanted to make sure that departments
communicate to male faculty that they can volunteer for the women's programs.
- Two external reviewers are needed for the Master of Engineering program-one
from industry and one from academia. Keith Faherty's name was suggested.
Additional names should be given to L. Riedle.
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Executive Council Meeting
September 22, 1999
- The Board of Regents will be holding their meeting on our campus in May. The
agenda includes a fifteen minute slot for highlighting a program. The Chancellor
has selected engineering to be presented. L. Riedle will spearhead the project and
will be contacting the engineering departments and the Director of the Women In
Engineering program for input. It was suggested by M. Anderson that the Astound
program be included in the presentation.
- Discussion Topics
- J. Clifton presented an overview of the curriculum proposals from the Department
of Electrical and Software Engineering. F. Tufte moved to approve with a second
by J. Krogman. Motion passed.
- K. Rolle presented the proposal for a Web-based course entitled 680 Finite Element
Method. The proposal will be updated and presented at the next meeting.
- Other Business
- L. Riedle reported that Ann E. Morris from UW-Madison would be on our campus
Wednesday, October 6 to answer questions regarding students transferring to the
UW-Madison engineering program.