COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, March 6, 2000 - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, D. Ellestad, J. Krogman, J. Miller, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
1. Lisa indicated that the Alumni Employer surveys are out and she is awaiting responses.
2. Fred gave an update on the status of the Mathematics Department Search and Screen. Rich requested updates from the other departments. Chemistry and Engineering Physics is just beginning a search. Electrical and Software Engineering has narrowed the field to a possible three candidates for interviewing. Industrial Engineering deadline just passed with 17 applications received.
3. Each department was asked to prepare a message from the chairs for the virtual tour. This information will be added to the web site the beginning part of spring break.
1. John Krogman asked for input regarding CAD software for the College of EMS. Discussion followed. Each department will choose a representative to meet with John to discuss the graphics requirement and make recommendations to the Executive Council.
2. Academic Advising Reports have been received. They will be distributed to each department. A caution was issued as to the accuracy of the information. Be sure to review the reports carefully. The information will be improved throughout this semester and during the summer.
3. Faculty evaluations by students are due into the library by March 15. Mathematics, General Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering are complete. Please get this information to the Dean's Office as soon as possible.
4. Assessment Activity Fund was shared for anyone that might be interested.
5. Teaching loads for the Spring 2000 semester have been received by the Chemistry and Engineering Physics Department, Electrical and Software Engineering Department, and General Engineering. The other departments need to get this information to Rich in the very near future.
6. Rich requested that he receive copies of the Professional Development Plans for the year 2000. A format will be developed and distributed to chairs.
7. Post Tenure Reviews have been received for the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. Other departments should get these into the Dean no later than April 1.
8. Rich reminded everyone that the usage of the copy machine has been extremely high. Copies of 25 or more should be going to the Mail and Duplicating Center in Brigham. This is cost effective and also saves on our copy machine.
1. Kurt raised a question regarding salaries that were reflected in the ABET Institutional Profile. The salary is based upon 12 months and faculty at UW-Platteville are based on 9 month salaries. Discussion followed. Rich will call ABET regarding this issue.
2. Department Chairs and Program Coordinators were encouraged to read and evaluate the ABET Self Study Reports for all programs. Discussion followed.
3. Building hours for spring break will be as follows:
Friday, March 10 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 11-Saturday, March 18 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 Noon to 1 a.m.
It was decided that regular building hours will be followed for the Easter weekend.
Meeting adjourned at 1:40 p.m.