COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, October 20, 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 October 13, 1999 were approved as distributed.
- P. Young reported that a document camera has been placed in Room 118 for use with
the projector systems in 140, 144 and 222. The camera must be checked out through J.
Olson the same as other media equipment. G. Olney can be contacted for assistance in
using the camera.
- L. Riedle indicated that two candidates for commencement speaker have been
recommended: Andrew Widener, Electrical Engineering, and Dan Marotz, Industrial
- T. Salmon requested that Council members recommend to the faculty that they
consider submitting proposals for the 4th annual Science, Gender and Community
Curriculum Reform Institute in Oshkosh on June 10-14.
- The Dean distributed information on the 2000-01 Council on International Education
Grant Program. He encouraged faculty to look at these types of opportunities and to
submit more grant proposals.
- Discussion Topics
- The second ABET Self-Study drafts will be due at the November 17 Executive
Council meeting. Thirteen copies should be brought for distribution. P. Young asked
if copies of the drafts could be disseminated to outside companies. The Dean replied
that this could be done as long as the document was clearly marked as a draft, and that
no confidential information was included.
- The Master of Engineering program and the Strategic Plan were endorsed by the
faculty at the last college meeting. An electronic vote of the Executive Council also
produced an affirmative vote for both documents.
- A discussion of the development of Web courses was held. Concerns were expressed
regarding the compensation and the work involved in the development. Learning
Innovations and Dawn Drake's office will provide assistance in the development of
on-line courses. The bottom line is that these courses will be self-supporting. J.
Krogman expressed the concern about the impact on undergraduate programs with
faculty members assigned on-line courses as an overload. The Dean and Assistant
Dean will be meeting next Monday with all course developers.
- Other Business
- L. Riedle asked Council members how often they would like to receive copies of the
DIN accounts. It was determined that monthly would serve their purposes.
- The accuracy of the advising reports was questioned. It was felt that the data was
accurate with the possible exception of data on transfer credits.
- F. Tufte reported that CUPM, a standing committee of the mathematical association,
would be recommending significant changes to the undergraduate mathematics
curriculum. These changes will not affect support courses.
- The Dean indicated that faculty positions will be tight this spring, and that courses
with an enrollment of under ten will most likely be cancelled.