Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, J. Clough, D. Ellestad, J. Krogman, J. Miller, S. Owusu, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
The minutes from March 10, 2000 were approved as distributed.
1. Jill reported that the WCATY program that was given over the weekend was successful.
2. Kurt asked the chairs to remind faculty to keep tests to the scheduled length of the classroom and to be aware of other faculty needing the room.
3. Rich announced that summer appointment letters will go out next week.
4. Winterim session was discussed. A possible offering for the College of EMS might be a special topics course. The request to adjust the school year so that Winterim is a three week session will be carried forth. A three week session would allow more variety of class options in this College.
5. Rich informed Environmental Engineering and Engineering Physics that ABET will be considered outside consultants for the five year review of those programs. The review will begin during the Fall 2000 semester; however, the report will not be done until after ABET is gone.
6. Rich requested that departments post a informational flyer about the Graduation Class of 2000 gift to the University in a prominent place and encourage students to participate in this endeavor.
7. The Vice Chancellor received a letter from the UW-Parkside Chancellor regarding a workshop on service based learning. The Vice Chancellor will provide a van and pay for the registration fee. If anyone is interested, please have them contact the Dean's Office for more information.
8. Rich gave a status update on the following: Post Tenure Review--still waiting on Electrical and Software Engineering; ABET Assessment--still need Industrial Engineering; and Professional Development Plan--still need Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
1. Textbook Policy--A copy of the recommended textbook policy will be distributed to Executive Council members. Rich informed everyone that last year the Textbook Center lost money and therefore some changes will need to be implemented. A discussion followed regarding some possibilities.
2. DIN accounts--A discussion was held regarding the current status of DIN accounts and capital equipment purchases. Rich requested that these purchases should be completed by now and that these accounts will be closed in the very near future. Rich also requested that everyone take a look at the supplies and student help budgets and alert him if there were going to be any deficit or surplus areas.
3. Scholarship date--It was decided that the Scholarship Banquet for the College of EMS will be held on October 5, 2000. John will coordinate this effort along with assistance from the Dean's Office.
4. Summer Registration--The dates for summer registration are June 22 and 23, June 29 and 30, and July 7. John needs representatives from all areas to assist with registration as small group facilitators for parents. The Mathematics placement will be coordinated by Sheryl Wills this summer.
5. Faculty Support/Student Organizations--Some students have expressed a concern regarding the lack of faculty support at organization events. They feel that the faculty need to show up and participate in activities. The department chairs indicated that monetary support is available if student organization advisors would like to attend conferences or competitions with the students. Rich requested that this concern be shared with other faculty at department meetings and that everyone be encouraged to attend activities.
1. Phil Young reported that the scholarly activities issue was again raised. The AIRC needs comments and input on this issue. The names of the AIRC members will be shared with the Executive Council.
2. Lisa asked that ABET comments be shared with her.
3. Lisa indicated that a grant proposal was being written for inner city recruitment of students to UW-Platteville. A brainstorming session will be held. If interested, contact Lisa.
4. Brian Cleven, a UWP alumnus, will be presenting a talk about alumni responsibilities tomorrow in Lisa's class. Everyone is welcome to attend.
5. Tammy asked that nominations for Outstanding Advisor Award be given to her.
6. Tammy made a request for one volunteer to serve on the Selection Committee for the Outstanding Advisor Award Committee.
7. The Women In Engineering Summer Institute sessions will be held the weeks of June 18 and June 25. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Tammy.
Meeting adjourned at 1:58 p.m.