COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Friday, February 16, 2001- Ottensman 149
Members Present: D. Ellestad, J. Krogman, J. Miller, S. Owusu-Ababio, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, F.
Tufte, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
The minutes were corrected to reflect that Tammy Salmon was not present at the last meeting.
With the correction, the minutes from January 19, 2001 were approved as distributed.
- Rich made the announcement that Max's father suffered a recent stroke. Everyone
extended their best wishes to Max and his family.
- Phil will be calling an applicant today at 4:00 p.m. to make an offer. Rick indicated
that Mathematics has made one offer and other candidates are being interviewed.
- Search and Screen for the ESE Department has been checking references and lining up
- IE Search and Screen will be meeting on Tuesday at noon.
- Rich announced that Search and Screen training will be done by Tom Jonas at the next
- Rich asked that the ESE and MIE departments get their professional development plans
- Commencement speaker and Outstanding Alumni award information has been
distributed. Everyone was encouraged to submit names for these honors. There are a
lot of outstanding individuals and we should take the time to nominate them for our
- OPID Spring Conference for faculty and staff announcement was made. Our College
can send one representative and one alternate. The conference is 3/30 and 3/31 and the
application deadline is February 22. Copies of the announcement will be put into the
- Internship Program-Discussion centered around the value of the experience vs. paying
for the college credit. Several people expressed the view of the experience listed on the
resume was very valuable but the credit did not count towards graduation, therefore,
why should we be offering this type of course. The consensus was to not enroll
students in the internship program at this time and to not advertise that this program is
an option for the students.
- Advisory Board Meeting-The meeting this semester is planned for March 30 in
conjunction with the Engineering/Science EXPO. Any issues that you feel you would
like addressed, need to be brought to Rich. Minority recruiting was discussed. John
Larsen from Alliant Energy has some information on the advantages of international
study as it might relate to company assignments abroad. Discussion followed.
Retention of newly hire faculty was also a concern that was brought forward.
- Comments have been received regarding suggestions for the Foundation Office.
Reporting came out as the number one priority that everyone would like to see.
Quarterly reports with a listing of transactions for each account would be nice as well as
notification of when contributions are received so that appropriate recognition letters
may be sent.
- Advising Brown Bag Luncheon-Education is offering a program on March 6. Due to
Tammy becoming involved with the UW Day event since Lisa is on maternity leave,
the College of EMS luncheon will be reschedules. A discussion of ideas followed. The
Dean will provide lunch for these two session.
- Pre-Chemical-John distributed an updated handout. No UUCC approval is needed but
John will write an information letter indicating what we are doing with this program.
Dave made a motion to approve the handout as distributed. John seconded motion.
- Thirty two applications has been received for the EMS WEP scholarship. Six of the
applicants have a 30 or higher math ACT score. In addition to those six, there are six
other that have a 29 ACT score. Tammy was excited about sharing the quality of
applications and expressed that some type of recognition will be done for all twelve of
- Tammy asked if anyone had a use for the WSPE engineering records that were recently
received. One copy will be distributed to all faculty and the remainder of the copies
will be given to Tammy for use at the summer institute.
- Rick Tufte indicated that he would like departmental input on course content in the
differential equations course.