COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, February 6, 2002- Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, D. Ellestad, J. Hernandez, J. Hamilton, J. Krogman, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon
Minutes for the meetings held on January 16 and January 30 were approved as distributed.
- Tammy informed everyone that she and Clyde are offering a workshop for women regarding the operation of power tools on February 12. This workshop is funded through a grant and will be offered on a regular semester basis.
- Rich reported that the trip to Darmstadt University and Jonkoping University was very successful. He also indicated that the JIM (Joint International Masters) program in Computer Science discussion went well and is just about ready to go. This will be a cooperative program between Moscow University (Russia), Darmstadt University (Germany) and UW-Platteville.
- Distinguished Alumni, Super Senior, and Honorary life Members-Rich encouraged everyone to nominate our students for these awards. These awards are honors and we have several students that are potential recipients.
- Foundation Annual Report-The Foundation has requested that the College of EMS submit stories/highlights of our faculty and students with community involvement. Suggestions should be to Rich by noon on Monday, February 11.
- Leadership Awards-This information is available on-line.
- Search & Screen-With the proposed budget cuts from Governor McCallum, UWP will give back approximately $1 million. Discussion followed regarding how this will occur. It is the current belief that no layoffs will occur. Some open positions will be filled by academic staff.
- Senator Schultz's visit-The message that Senator Schultz needs to hear from everyone is that the budget cuts are going to hurt but we are dedicated to servicing and education our students. Rich suggested that each department show Senator around their labs and perhaps include a couple of projects which are currently being worked on. Also remind him how important the Ullrich Hall renovation is to the CS/SE program. Make note of the Fox Valley Initiative-this is an excellent model for delivering engineering education throughout the state. If possible, show him some of the senior design projects that are currently underway this semester and perhaps expand upon some that have been done in the past. This is an excellent opportunity to "show off" our College.
- Ottensman 140-Computer equipment needs to be installed.
- Message Board-Please get announcements to Carol or Jean. It's important that we keep this updated and get students use to looking there for information.
- Jim Hamilton informed everyone that the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity is doing fundraising and this is an opportunity for people to get involved. Contact him for further information.
- Display case-There was discussion about how to best utilize the display case in the front of the building.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.