College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Meeting
Monday, September 30, 2002
Attendees: Sam Owusu-Ababio, Mesut Muslu, Jim Hamilton, Sheryl Wills, Lisa Riedle, Kurt Rolle, Rich Shultz, Phil Young, Abulkhair Masoom, Mohan Gill, Rob Hasker
Visitor: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
1. Minutes of the September 16 meeting were approved based on the editorial change in first sentence of discussion #5 to read “announced” instead of “indicated that”.
1. L. Riedle mentioned that we need students to apply for co-op for the spring/summer 2003. We are very low in numbers. Faculty need to make announcements in their classes.
2. R. Hasker said the Germans are coming! Actually, they should be here now, but he hasn’t had any contact with them yet.
3. R. Shultz said the College has authorizations to hire as follows. 1- Electrical, 1-Civil (if D. Wang retires), 1-Engineering Physics, 1-General, 2-3 Mathematics. Each Department should move forward on faculty searches. R. Shultz will have discussions with Carol Sue about the faculty position in Computer Science.
3. Discussion Topics
1. Majors Fair - T. Salmon said that ACES is doing more advertising and we, as a College, should promote the Fair in our introduction classes. Each Department should make a decision if they want to participate in the Fair being held sometime at the end of October. A. Masoom said he would ask GE 1020 faculty to announce the Fair in classes and also ask his department faculty if they’ll attend. Interested faculty should respond to Kari Dresseens at 1033.
2. Minoqua Junior High School - T. Salmon said that Lisa Ahlers from Minoqua Junior High had contacted her to see if there would be any faculty and/or students interested in being a mentor on three specific projects that the junior high students were doing. They needed at least one person per project to show direction and support to the students. If interested, let Tammy know by Thursday and she will pass the information on. K. Rolle and R. Hasker said that they would probably have faculty interested.
3. OIT Account Renewal Forms - R. Shultz reminded the departments to fill the forms out and get them turned in to OIT so their accounts wouldn’t expire.
4. Homecoming Events - R. Shultz said that we should encourage faculty and graduating seniors to participate in the fish fry Friday night, beer and brat garden after the parade and the football game on Saturday. J. Hamilton will be taking the Germans to the football game.
5. Textbooks - R. Shultz said there is a limited College budget for textbooks and Departments should get their requests in so they can be prioritized. Reminder that each Department decides on the textbook and the curriculum, not the instructor.
1. Outstanding Recent Alumni - R. Shultz reminded the faculty that the deadline is Thursday, October 10 to the Alumni Office.
4. Other Business
1. S. Wills presented a graduate course, MATH 6050 - Applied Statistics for Engineers, for approval. She said this is a web-base course only and will not replace MATH 6030 taught on-campus. M. Muslu made a motion to approve the course and J. Hamilton seconded the motion. The motion carried.
2. L. Riedle asked if everyone had received the Employer/Alumni Survey on email. She reminded them to do the survey before Wednesday, and she would bring the results to the next meeting. One thing mentioned to her was that you couldn’t do multiple checks on some questions.
Meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.