COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, March 20, 2002- Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, D. Ellestad, J. Hernandez, J. Hamilton, J. Krogman, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, R. Shultz, P. Young
Visitor Present: T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from the March 13, 2002 meeting were approved. Motion by Jaime. Second by Joe.
1. Vacant Teaching Offers—Joe questioned status of positions for Software Engineering. Rich indicated that two and possibly three of these positions hopefully will be filled. Max indicated that he has an offer out pending. Dave has a request to make an offer in process. The Statistics position search will start over. The process will continue of filling the other positions with academic staff.
2. Tammy announced that Barb Barnett will fill in for her while she is out on maternity leave.
3. An update on Ottensman 045 was given by Tammy. Progress is being made.
4. Phil invited everyone to attend the speaker this afternoon that is coming to talk about micro nuclear batteries for micro machines.
5. Rich indicated that the ventilation problems have been solved in Ottensman 140, 144, and 222. Max suggested taking a look at 037 next.
1. Printing Limitations—OIT is in the process of attempting to limit the printing activity of students. It seems that several students are taking advantage of the unlimited printing policy now in place. The proposed plan would allow 400 pages/year and beyond that there would be a charge. This is the proposal at this time.
2. GE Semester Report—Remember that the graphs in the report are only done once a year. John indicated that the number of GE graduates is down. He also indicated that the departments that are looking to increase their enrollments should be targeting the undecided individuals.
3. EMS Academic Appeals—Lisa asked if Mathematics, Chemistry, and Computer Science wanted to use the tracking system that is currently being implemented. Discussion followed.
4. Lunch For A Buck—The new Pioneer Student Center will be open from 11:00-1:00 on Thursday and Friday (March 28 and 29). They will be offering lunch for a buck and want to encourage individuals to come and take advantage of this opportunity. They would like to get a feel for a “rush” of people over the lunch hour.
5. University Speaker—A holocaust survivor will speak at UW-P on April 30. All classes will be cancelled from 10:00-12:00 and people should be encouraged to attend.
6. Budget Update—At this point in time, no one has any idea where this is going to end up. Discussion of several possibilities followed. Individuals were encouraged to contact legislators with their concerns and issues. At this time, transfer students from 2 year institutions are being admitted to campus. Also, Paul Moriarity indicated there will be a 10% reduction in library allocations. Please review your journal collection and library requests and be prepared for this reduction.
1. Corel support will disappear in the labs on campus. OIT will be phasing out all support of Corel products. Discussion followed.
2. All overtime will cease immediately. There will be no payment of overtime on this campus.
3. Election results were shared. The recommendations brought forth to the Dean are as follows:
SE Coordinator—Rob Hasker
GE Chair—Abulkhair Masoom
EE Chair—Mesut Muslu
Mathematics Chair—Sheryl Wills
Meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.