COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, March 13, 2002- Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, D. Ellestad, J. Hernandez, J. Hamilton, J. Krogman, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, F. Tufte, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon-Stephens and Shane Drefcinski
No minutes were presented for approval.
1. Tammy informed everyone of a new website entitled “Faculty for the Future” offered by WEPAN through GE funding. It is the hope that this website will be used for advertisement of positions to create a more diverse applicant pool.
2. Outstanding Student Employee Award—Tammy reminded everyone to nominate individuals that are doing an excellent job in this category.
3. Brown Bag Luncheons—Tammy asked that faculty be reminded to attend these luncheons.
4. Search and Screen Updates—EE is interviewing candidates next week. ME has a candidate coming in on Thursday. CEE has permission to make an offer to a candidate.
5. Engineering Physics—Speakers are coming in next week. Topics to be covered are: 1. X-ray applications and 2. Nuclear micro batteries for micro machines. All are welcome.
1. Philosophy Visitor—Shane Drefcinski distributed a course syllabus about a new ethics philosophy course which is being offered for the first time this fall. There will be four sections offered per year serving approximately 120 students. Discussion followed. This course is currently a requirement for SE. EE would also like to require this course. Dave Ellestad made a motion to approve the UUCC request for EE to require this course. Joe Clifton seconded. Motion carried. Discussion followed regarding the fact the if other departments make this course a requirement, perhaps we will need to request that it be made a junior status course.
2. Web Pages—Rich asked that everyone review their web pages and make sure that all links are working. A suggestion was made to hire a second student to work on web pages for the College. Please coordinate work for the web pages through Carol and provide her with any feedback.
3. Faculty Development Workshop—Information distributed. Application forms available through Carol.
4. Engineering/Science EXPO—John Krogman made a motion to cancel all engineering classes on April 5th. Kurt Rolle seconded motion. Discussion followed regarding all EMS classes or just engineering classes. Cooperation of the professors would be greatly appreciated. At this time, only engineering classes will be cancelled. Motion carried.
5. Chemistry UUCC—Jim Hamilton discussed the curriculum changes presented to the council. John Krogman made a motion to endorse the curriculum changes. Phil Young seconded. Discussion followed. Motion carried.
1. John Krogman distributed the GE Summary Report and requested that everyone take a look at it. Further discussion will take place at the next Executive Council meeting. John also indicated that this is the time to review department GPA admission requirements.
2. Enrollments for fall semester—UWP has 90% of their admission levels met. There is currently an admission freeze set forth by the UW System Board of Regents.
3. Budget Update—Rich gave a budget update. He will continue to share information as he receives it.
4. Lisa indicated that she is still looking for the Chemistry alumni survey information. All other department surveys are out and some are even being received back already.
5. Lisa requested that one individual from each department be available on March 27 from 9-12. She will need to get co-op students registered for classes next fall and needs a faculty advisor signature.
6. The list of individuals to invite to the grand opening of the Pioneer Student Center is being collected. If you have any individuals that you feel should be included, please get their names and addresses to Lisa.
7. Sam indicated that there were some CE faculty members that would be interested in PE review sessions.
8. Dave Ellestad shared that after recruiting volunteers for the Luau that the event was not a success. He indicated that he would provide feedback to discontinue such an event.
9. Jim Hamilton requested that the Dean of EMS treat his faculty to girl scout cookies as was being done in the College of LA&E. The Dean indicated that due to current budget restraints, he could not fulfill the request at this time.
Meeting adjourned at 10:59 a.m.