Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller, S. Owusu, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
Minutes from April 24, 200 and May 1, 200 were approved.
John Krogman made the announcement that enrollments for the fall were down slightly and transfers were holding about the same as usual. He will continue to give us an update at the beginning of the semester.
1. Class Scheduling-Rich asked departments to stay with the Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday scheduling and to not alter these arrangements. It is essential to stay with this type of scheduling if rooms are to be found in Ottensman or other buildings on campus.
2. PE Review Courses-Lisa asked that people respond to her if there was any interest in offering these review courses on-line.
3. WiSys-Rich indicated that this was equivalent to WARF. If you have an idea that is patentable, WiSys would sell the license with 20% of the gross coming back to the individual.
4. International Exchange Update-Eric Sattler, a german student, will be studying Civil Engineering at UW-Platteville during the fall semester. Dave Wang indicated that a university in Taiwan is interested in a senior design course. A delegation from Sweden visited campus during June.
5. Summer registration update-John Krogman shared this information with the group.
6. Student schedules-Mary has received student schedules but they are not correct. She will distribute new schedules after the first week of classes are complete. Rich informed everyone that the Dean's Office and General Engineering Office will be trained on the Oracle system sometime in August. It is the intent that faculty have access by pre-registration during October.
7. Classrooms-Rick Tufte brought up a concern regarding converting classrooms to computer rooms and lowering the number of students that can be in that classroom. Information about remodeling classrooms needs to be shared as early as possible to avoid conflicts during the semester.
8. ABET-Rich shared some information that he gathered at a recent ABET meeting. He also asked each department chair to check May transcripts for every graduate and make sure that all criteria is being met.
-Before the ABET visit, each department should identify things that have changed due to assessment.
-The team chair for our accreditation is Dr. Alexis Clare.
-Two topics that the ABET team will be looking for during the visit are: design throughout the curriculum and statistics throughout the curriculum.
The executive council was informed that there will be a lunch planned for Monday of the ABET visit that they will be invited to attend.
9. College of EMS Day-Rich asked that the executive council encourage faculty and staff to attend the College of EMS Day planned for August 31 at the Convention Center here in Platteville. Lunch is provided. Departments are encouraged to have their phones transfer over to the Dean's Office as there will be student help hired for the day to answer questions and direct people.