Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, D. Ellestad, J. Krogman, J. Miller, S. Owusu-Ababio, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, P. Young
Guests Present: F. Cheek, T. Salmon, Chancellor Markee, Provost Butts
The minutes were approved as distributed.
a) J. Clifton asked about Computer Science and Software Engineering. The Provost and Chancellor will seek faculty input to any changes. There seems to be a consensus that CS & SE should be combined.
b) J. Krogman asked about possibility of additional faculty positions for anticipated growth in students and new initiatives. Chancellor indicated that there is a possibility of new positions.
c) P. Young asked about faculty load measurement based on student-credit numbers vs. "points". The Chancellor indicated a need for faculty input. The Provost stated that a group of 12, Deans and selected faculty and administrators, will consider this problem in late May, early June.
d) T. Salmon asked about commitment to the Women in Status report at UW-P. Provost stated that UWP will continue and expand this commitment.
e) S. Owusu-Ababio asked about a commitment to seeking minorities for UWP. Chancellor has suggested that UWP is trying harder to increase the number of minorities enrolled. He is hopeful.
f) Chancellor addressed some of the international efforts and indicated that we need to assess closely new and continuing efforts. Regents want 25% of students to experience first-hand, international education. D. Ellestad stated that word-of-mouth may be the best way to promote foreign programs. Further discussions followed on faculty exchanges as well as student exchanges.
g) M. Anderson asked about infrastructure problems in Ottensman Hall. Chancellor encouraged faculty and departments to communicate and prioritize projects. $11M to $14M is being asked for Ottensman Hall renovation in the 2005-07 budget.
h) D. Ellestad pointed out problems of recruiting faculty because of low salary offers. F. Cheek asked about whether Gardner Hall carpet and drapes will be replaced. Chancellor and Provost indicated they will be replaced.
Meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.