COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, February 7, 2000
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, F. Tufte, P. Young
1. Minutes of January 31, 2000 meeting were approved as distributed.
a. F. Tufte announced that the faculty senate will be considering the T - Th class schedule at the meeting Tuesday, Feb. 8. Math will be there in support of 1 hr 18 minute class sessions.
b. The Chemistry seminar postponed last Thursday will be held this Thursday, Feb. 10.
3. Discussion Topics
a. P. Young presented UUCC proposals to split the present EP 4240 class into two classes: EP 4220 Applications of Modern Physics which would include the lecture portion and EP 4210 Sensor Lab which would include the lab portion. EP 4240 would then be dropped. J. Krogman moved approval; M.Muslu seconded. Motion carried.
b. K. Rolle presented a UUCC proposal to change the number on Human Factors Engineering from IE 2430 to IE 3540. The course has been augmented such that it is now a higher-level course, taken primarily by juniors. M. Muslu moved to approve; M. Anderson seconded; motion carried.
c. L. Riedle presented a draft for new degree program change forms. After discussion it was suggested that the inclusion of documentation be "as applicable" and that the UUCC chair should be informed of issues or trends in general education changes.
d. The LaCrosse dual degree proposal is still not complete. J. Krogman is recommending that LaCrosse find a way to offer Statics to students planning to major in CE, ME, IE.
e. L. Riedle asked for last minute input to the Alumni Employer Surveys. They are sent out based on the alumni address list. M. Anderson questioned whether that list was complete. If the departments would like additional letters mailed, they are encouraged to supply Lisa with names and addresses. The lists of survey recipients will be sent to the departments after the letters are sent.
f. The program assistants have requested that a time be set aside for monthly program assistant meetings. Everyone agreed this was a good idea; scheduling will be left up to the program assistants.
g. The dean's office is putting together photos, videos, etc. for the Regent's meeting on May 5. Everything has to be digitized by April 1. L. Riedle asked that the departments give her a calendar of events to be photographed and also a list of things for a professional photographer. There will be a professional photographer available to take photographs sometime this spring.
h. L. Riedle raised the question of what the departments wanted to do with the student advising folders. Most of them are presently in the departments being updated. It was agreed that the folders for the engineering program majors (excluding general engineering) should still be kept in the dean's office.
4. Other Business
a. The departments requested that Lisa distribute a list of the equipment such as video cameras, digital cameras, etc. that are available in the dean's office.