COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, September 29, 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 22, 1999 were approved as distributed.
- J. Miller reported that there would be a presentation on the recycling of plastics
conducted by John Williams from Michigan Tech on Monday, October 4 at 4:00
p.m. in Ottensman 222.
- Degree-granting engineering chairs were asked to submit an assessment report for
use in the Advisory Board packets for the October 8 meeting. The deadline is
- Joe Dresser from the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers sent
complimentary copies of the 1999 Selected References and Resources on
Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice for dissemination to engineering
faculty and student organizations. A workshop on how to incorporate the guide in
classrooms will be presented on November 3.
- T. Salmon reported that four of the five women and two of the five men on the
Homecoming Court were engineers.
- The Mentoring Program is off to a good start with 43 people. The third annual
progressive dinner will take place on October 18.
- John Krogman indicated that a demonstration on the Ideas CAD package will take
place on October 19. He also reported that the design group packet should be ready
within the next two weeks.
- A copy of the guidelines for the 2000-2001 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows Program
will be sent to Executive Council members. The deadline for application is
November 10 to the Vice Chancellor.
- Discussion Topics
- The Dean distributed a copy from the Admissions Office of the current majors,
minors and emphases for review. The only correction reported was to add the two
emphases in Industrial Engineering: Production and Management.
- Nancy Knight, the Iowa State University Coordinator for Graduate Recruitment,
would like to talk to as many engineering students as possible. Pizza and pop would
be provided. It was determined that Tau Beta Pi should be invited to coordinate the
event with SWE as a potential back-up.
- The members were reminded of the Scholarship Reception on September 30 at 4:30
p.m. in the Beaux Arts. Faculty members are encouraged to attend.
- A document on the work environment was distributed. The document is the
culmination of meetings that the Dean conducted with women faculty in the college.
The content is a collection of stories and scenarios presented in an effort to raise
awareness and educate all faculty to the effect that words and action have on people.
The result, hopefully, will be an improvement of the work environment for our
college to make it as friendly as possible.
- The agenda for the college meeting will include college goals, the Master of
Engineering program, the Strategic Plan and the work environment. T. Salmon
asked if advising tools should be added to the agenda, handled through a separate
meeting or with visits to departments. It was determined that this discussion should
be separate from the October 5 meeting.
- L. Riedle distributed a draft of the Master of Engineering document. Suggestions
were made to update the document. A discussion was held on teaching 700 level
courses. The Dean indicated that faculty members who teach for the first time on
Web technology would receive one-quarter release time at the discretion of the Dean.
Beyond that first time, 20 or more students enrolled would be one-quarter release
time, and below that enrollment the faculty member would be paid on an overload
basis based on the number of students enrolled. A portion of the tuition will be used
to create soft positions and adjunct faculty. J. Krogman expressed his concern about
General Education coverage with adjunct faculty. A comment was made that the pay
for the development of Web courses was minimal at $3,500. The Dean noted that
with experience, the time involved in the development would more closely match the