COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, February 14, 2000 - 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.
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
- Rich reminded departments that the web descriptions for the virtual tour need to be
turned in to Philip Parker or Carol Beals as soon as possible.
- An update on the LaCrosse Dual Degree program was given by John Krogman. Joe
Clifton moved to approve the LaCrosse Dual Degree program as presented. Max
Anderson seconded. Motion approved.
- Rich indicated that he would get an update regarding the student folders from Lisa.
- Lisa requested that each department supply her with a calendar of events for the Board
of Regents upcoming visit. She would like to forward a copy of these events to TV
Services by the end of this week.
- Rich requested that Lisa provide a summation of the Board of Regents presentation
regarding the Master of Engineering program. Lisa indicated that the Board of
Regents requested that UW-P meet with UW-Madison and discuss the opportunity of
sharing courses. The Board will take final action at the March meeting.
- Fred Tufte informed those present that the Mathematics Department will be bringing
in two candidates for interviews. One on Thursday this week and another one on
Monday of next week.
- Rich gave a brief update on his recent travels to Germany and Ireland. He indicated
that two of the three universities visited were very interested and eager to work with
us. This is an excellent opportunity for our students and faculty. Some discussion
centered around different grading systems and tuition. It was also suggested that
perhaps International Education/Historical Perspective requirements could be met with
- Summer 2000 Faculty Opportunity Grants information will be distributed soon. This
has an early March deadline.
- The Vice Chancellor distributed the policy statement on art work and posting items.
This will be distributed at a later date.
- UTIC Spring 2000 Conference will be held in Madison April 7-8. This year's
conference theme is on Student Learning and Development, Framing the
Undergraduate Experience for the 21st Century. The University is invited to send a
team of up to eight participants. Information will be distributed to Executive Council
members with nominations due to the Dean by February 24.
- Watch for an official policy regarding overnight field trips involving students.
- Fall 1999 teaching evaluations need to be made available for students who want to
view them no later than March 15, 2000. Rich requested that departments supply him
with copies in a binder to be put on reserve in the Karrmann Library. He will discuss
with Fred how to handle the Mathematics Department.
- Tammy Salmon distributed a "secret web page" location that indicated current check
lists for majors and programs. She asked that everyone review it and notify her of any
corrections or changes.
- Rich asked about the replacement for Connie Bennett. An interim appointment will be
made with a search and screen committee to be formed.
- Fred Tufte indicated that there had been discussion at the Faculty Senate level
regarding Tuesday/Thursday class scheduling. It was the suggestion to have them
meet for 1 hour 18 minutes. This was received favorably by everyone present
however, it will be discussed in more detail at the next meeting.
- PeopleSoft update was given by Rich. He attending a meeting with officials regarding
our ability to function effectively and provide service to our students. It was decided
that transcripts with an address, phone number and gpa would be made available to us
now and by September 1, 2000 all the reporting capabilities of compass would be
Meeting adjourned at 1:50 p.m.