COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
Thursday, September 13, 2001, 12:00 noon, 149 Ottensman
Members Present: Rich Shultz, Lisa Riedle, John Krogman, Sam Owusu-Ababio, Kurt Rolle,
Jaime Hernandez, Joe Clifton, Dave Ellestad, Max Anderson, Phil Young, Rick Tufte
Members Absent: Joyce Miller
Visitor: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
1. Minutes from September 6, 2001, were approved as distributed.
1. R. Shultz mentioned that there are no co-ops located in the Washington or Manhattan area, but do
have one in the Virginia area.
2. R. Tufte said that the founder and CEO of Akamai Technologies was in one of the planes that hit
the World Trade Center. Akamai sponsored monies/scholarships for MAA.
3. L. Riedle reported that A. Valencia is in Norfolk, VA and is fine. L. Riedle doesn=t know yet
when Alma will be back.
4. R. Shultz mentioned that M. Anderson and D. Ellestad need to turn in their student credit rate
production forms for fall 2001.
A. J. Krogman said that the EMS Scholarship Banquet has a tentative date of Thursday, November 1.
He asked for input from the Executive Council. The consensus was to do this at the department
level. The certificates and press releases (no pictures) would be done through the Dean's
Office. The certificates will be ready by November 1, 2001.
B. R. Shultz mentioned the OPID Conference Development Grants to the faculty. (See attached).
1. L. Riedle asked for approval for the Master of Engineering 7980 - Independent Study from the
faculty. She has it ready for Graduate Council. All were in favor and none opposed to the
Independent Study course.
2. R. Shultz talked with the faculty about the Assessment Evaluation for Accredited Engineering
programs. He said that next time we go through the accreditation we will need to include a
six-year history of the assessment process for each program. He has asked each program to
write a report documenting action, and have to him before Thanksgiving break.
3. R. Shultz needs the Self Studies for Engineering Physics (P. Young) and Environmental
Engineering (M. Anderson). They should incorporate the ABET report as an outside
consultant. Need the final report a.s.a.p.
4. Other Business
1. R. Shultz said that Opportunity Fund Proposals - 2001-02 are due to the Department Chair,
October 19, the Dean=s Office October 26, and to the Provost by November 2. These
proposals should follow the guidelines stated. (See attached)
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2. R. Shultz said that he has received a complete copy of Foundation accounts in the mail
today and this information should come quarterly. He will pass on this information as
he receives it.
3. R. Shultz was at the Master of Engineering Program meeting yesterday. He said that a
major problem was lack of recognition during DRB process for people working on these
programs. He said that this is a major endeavor and work associated with this is
important to the College besides being a great service to the students.
Department Chairs should have related this information back to their DRB's.
4. L. Riedle has DIN reports for everyone.
5. L. Riedle said she has a copy of the College catalog for review. Each Department should
review their information within the next two weeks. Any questions, L. Riedle will
6. T. Salmon-Stephens mentioned that the University wide workshops for advising are
scheduled for October 16, noon to 2:00 p.m.; and October 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m. More
information will be coming. She also said that the brown bag sessions that we hosted
last year went over great, and she would like to do them again. She will pick a date
sometime during the week of October 22. She also reminded faculty that she would be
very willing to come to Department meetings to discuss advising issues. So please keep
her in mind when scheduling Department meetings.