COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, January 31, 2000 - Ottensman 149
Members Present: J. Clifton, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio,
K. Rolle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
1. The Dean welcomed and introduced Carol Beals the program assistant that has replaced
- Minutes from 12/15/99 were approved as presented.
- Kurt Rolle commented on the Distance Learning brochure noting the Master of
Engineering program known on a regionally basis. He indicated that we should not
limit ourselves to the region.
- Fred Tufte indicated that the Mathematics Department will start the interview process
for the four vacancies which they are currently vacant.
- The ESE application deadline is February 1, 2000 and to date 20 applications have
- Jill Clough indicated that the IE application deadline was not until March 1, 2000.
Tammy Salmon suggested that vacant positions be included on the WEPAN (Women
In Engineering Program Advocates Network) mail list.
- Rich Shultz indicated that there would not be an Executive Council meeting next week
(February 7) due to him being out of town. If necessary, Lisa Riedle will call a
- Discussion Topics
- John Krogman indicated that the LaCrosse Dual Degree program was moving forward
and that he did not see a problem with recommending it for adoption. There was some
question as to the ability of transferring into the SE program and this will be reviewed
and looked at before the next meeting.
- John Krogman requested that a computer be made available in the conference room
and that he had just the computer for the task. There was no objection.
- Rich Shultz reminded the Executive Council of their decision last semester to cancel
all engineering classes on March 31 in support of Engineering Expo.
- CIF grants deadline was Friday, January 28. Rich Shultz indicated that usually the
College Curriculum Committee ranked these proposals and then forwarded them to the
Improvement Learning Committee. There is some question as to whether this
procedure is necessary.
- Nominations are being accepted for Distinguished Alumni Award that is given out at
- A senior student contacted the Foundation Office inquiring about the Class of 2000
making a donation to the University. Nominations of 5-6 individuals from each
College are being collected to form a committee. Tom Shaver and Ann Owen were
suggested. Please get any other names to the Dean by the end of this week.
- Rich Shultz updated everyone on the success of Winterim 2000. The highest enrolled
course was World Civilization II with 27 students. The deadline for submitting
courses for Winterim 2001 is April 30.
- Student access to student evaluations of faculty was brought up for discussion. This
issue is being reviewed and discussed by Administration, Faculty Senate, and Student
- Everyone should have received a letter regarding the unclassified pay plan indicating a
5.2% increase for each year biennium. The Dean will make available to the DRB
recommended salaries with inequities.
- Student athletics will be providing progress reports to faculty. They are very simple to
fill out and should be returned to Mark Molesworth. Discussion followed.
- Other Business
- Jill Clough asked for an update on the Master of Engineering program. The
presentation is scheduled with the Board of Regents on February 10.
- John Krogman inquired about a PeopleSoft update. Rich Shultz indicated that he
spoke to Paul Moriarity regarding this situation. Discussion followed.
- Applications to EMS for Fall 2000 are down according to the Admissions Office.
Rich Shultz indicated that we will increase our receptions for admitted students.
Meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.