Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, J. Clough, D. Ellestad, J. Krogman, J. Miller,
L. Riedle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
1. Fred Tufte indicated that two of the four math positions have been filled. Dave Ellestad gave an update on the electrical and software engineering position. Interviews will be held in April. Jill Clough indicated that the applications for the industrial engineering position were being screened at this time.
2. Lisa mentioned that faculty should be aware that grade reports are out for athletes. Mark Molesworth has asked that faculty be sure to complete the reports when approached by the athletes.
3. International Initiative agreement update was given by Rich Shultz. He indicated that an agreement with Darmstadt University would be signed in May.
4. The DIN proposal for funding of the Fox Valley Initiative has moved forward to the Board of Regents. There is a possibility of a distance education course or some type of cooperative effort beginning this fall.
5. The Master of Engineering received approval from the Board of Regents. Congratulations to Lisa Riedle and her committee members for their hard work and dedication on this project.
1. UTIC Conference Development Grants information was attached to the agenda. Rich encouraged the Executive Council to notify faculty of this opportunity.
2. Lisa announced that companies visiting campus interviewing for co-op and/or permanent positions have expressed an interest in going to lunch with department faculty.
3. The agenda for the upcoming Advisory Board meeting was discussed by Rich. Tammy asked that an agenda item of Women In Engineering Advisory Board be added.
4. ABET reports are being reviewed by Lisa for consistency and format. Rich asked each department to prepare an outline on the procedure used for assessment (i.e. what information was received, who received and reviewed the information, what action is taken, etc...) and get it to him by April 15. He also indicated that he contacted ABET and the faculty salary information would be changed to 9 month.
5. Lisa initiated a discussion about the registration of dismissed students. Policy and procedures were discussed and the rules will be clarified. This clarification will be added to the Admissions and Academic Standards policies for the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.
6. Tammy reported that there are 175 people registered to attend the WEP Career Day on Friday, March 24. She indicated that she needed assistants/volunteers from 1:30-3:00 to work with groups.
1. Lisa asked that the Executive Council notify her of activities within each department for recruiting purposes and get this list to her by the end of this week.
2. Phil Young raised some concern about the system not checking pre-requisites. After some discussion, it was decided to include a statement on the course syllabus that states that an individual not meeting pre-requisite requirements for a course will not be permitted to remain in that course no matter when the discrepancy is discovered.
3. John asked for CAD committee names soon so that he can call a meeting of this group and make a decision.
4. Everyone was reminded that student schedules need to be signed by an advisor and dated.
Meeting adjourned at 1:40 p.m.