COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, October 7, 2002 - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, M. Gill, J. Hamilton, R. Hasker, J. Hernandez, A Masoom, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, S. Wills, P. Young
Visitors: T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from the September 30, 2002 meeting were approved.
1. Mohan announced that the Computer Science Advisory Board meeting will be held this Thursday.
2. Abulkhair informed everyone that Rick Morgan, a Program Coordinator from UW System, wants to know if there is an interest in studying bioterrorism here at UWP. Please relay thoughts and/or concerns to Abulkhair.
1. Graduate Council—Kurt share information regarding on-line courses that will be offered by Dr. Balachandran. One was a course name change and the other was a new course offering. Discussion was held. Kurt will make changes and bring back to Executive Council next week for approval.
2. Calendar Manager—A discussion was held regarding the use of Calendar Manager to schedule college-wide events. The program assistants will have a retraining session and will be given access to schedule events. All faculty and staff within the College will have viewing rights.
3. General Engineering Report—Abulkhair shared the GE report and provided an overview. There has been a significant increase. Discussion followed.
4. Scholarship—Last year it was decided to have the scholarships distributed at the department level. Rich requested that departments take care of this recognition. Discussion was held. The CEE Department had a student organization coordinate this event and it was received very well.
5. Linear Algebra Courses—Sheryl requested feedback on this course as to whether it is meeting the needs of engineering students. Preliminary discussion has been held in the Mathematics Department about splitting the course. Discussion followed. The consensus was to leave this course as it is for now.
6. WSPE Meeting—This meeting will be held at The Timbers on Thursday, October 17. The speaker is an ME alumnus, Tim Sorenson, working at Harley Davidson. Sign up in the Dean’s Office if you plan to attend and encourage students and faculty to attend as well.
7. Co-op Interviews—Lisa requested that departments encourage students to participate in co-op opportunities. There are lots of companies interested in our students. The Placement Office is currently attempting to have all interviewing done in Tower. A discussion followed. Lisa requested input.
8. Other Business—
--Information about Teaching Fellows and Teaching Scholar opportunities were distributed. Please encourage faculty to apply for these opportunities.
--High tech classrooms—Need to be sure to utilize these classrooms for their designed purpose.
--Lisa distributed results of the survey samples. Please review and provide feedback to her. A suggestion was made to have a prize drawing (i.e. palm pilot) for those completing the survey.
Meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.