COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, November 20, 2000 - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, J. Clough, J. Krogman, J. Miller, S. Owusu-Ababio, L.
Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, F. Tufte, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
The minutes from November 6, 2000 were approved as distributed.
- Rich informed everyone that Dave Ellestad is back to work on a part time basis. Everything
is going well for him.
- Class schedules are due to the Dean's Office no later than December 15.
- John informed everyone that Faculty Senate had approved a policy regarding exams given
outside of the scheduled class time. These exam times will need to be listed in the time table.
Discussion followed. Rich also reminded everyone to indicate test dates in the course
- Lisa announced that Alma Valencia has been hired as the computer support technician. She
will begin her duties on Monday, November 27.
- Academic Staff Regents Award-Lisa indicated that she had been approached by individuals
to nominate Jim Wiese for the award. A discussion followed and support is being sought at
this time. Deadline for information to Lisa is December11.
- Holiday tree ornament-Rich asked Tammy is SWE was interested in designing the ornament
again this year. Tammy will talk to her officers and get back to Rich.
- Recruiting-Lisa distributed publicity release forms to all individuals. She encouraged
everyone to use these forms and get information to the papers about our programs, students,
and events. There was a discussion held regarding asking some of our alumni to speak to
perspective students. John suggested that perhaps we work with our Alumni Board. Lisa
also passed around a copy of the new business card idea listing contact phone numbers for
the university on the back side. Discussion followed regarding making this an option available
to you when printing new business cards.
- Faculty evaluations-Mathematics and Engineering Physics departments have their own form
and administer the evaluations themselves. The engineering departments will all be using the
same form. Evaluations will be administered by Tau Beta Pi with assistance from the Dean's
- Software Engineering lab science course-Tammy asked that we revisit the issue of what type
of lab science courses are acceptable for the Software Engineering curriculum. Discussion
was held and concensus was to remind faculty that the Chemistry 114 and 124 courses are
acceptable for Software Engineering but if the student is at all unsure of their engineering
discipline, then he/she should take Chemistry 145.
- Joong-Jae Lee-He would like to come to the December 4 Executive Council meeting and
discuss the opportunity of offering a history of engineering and technology course. This is his
speciality and he would like an opportunity to discuss possible options with engineering.
- Co-op cards-Lisa reminded faculty that students need to come to Jean for registration of co-op. Faculty should not be signing these cards.
- Chris Chapin-Tilton is looking for EMS students to make phone calls to alumni from
November 27-December 7. Please pass along any information to the students who might be
- Rick Tufte reported that the Mathematics Contest went very well and thanked Tammy for her
assistance. He also indicated that Tim Deis received an opportunity grant to work with tri-state area teachers and students in the mathematics field.
- Budget time is here! Rich asked that departments start working on capital equipment
- Rich informed everyone that the EMS College meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7
at 4:00 p.m. Agenda so far include: Search and Screen Procedures and ABET Update.
Meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.