COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, February 4, 2003 - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Gill, R. Hasker, J. Hamilton, J. Hernandez, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, S. Wills
Visitors: Tammy Salmon-Stephens, Carol Sue Butts, David Nevins, and Marilyn McFall
Carol Sue Butts distributed a handout related to the Higher Education Act and indicated it was under review at the federal level. She is seeking input and all questions or concerns can be directed to her, Chancellor Markee, or Barb Daus.
The second issue that she discussed was the 2006 NCA Accreditation. She distributed information for the annual meeting on April 13-16 and would like at least two people from each College of attend. Please get names of interested individuals to Rich by February 14.
David Nevins and Marilyn McFall presented information about PEER Advisors. These students assist with new student registrations and orientations. It is a paid position and students are encouraged to apply by February 21. They also distributed information about the Student Leadership Recognition Awards. The applications are available on-line at uwplatt.eduhttp://reslife.saf.uwplatt.edu/pic/index.php?id=leadershipdev. The deadline is March 7 and people were encouraged to nominate individuals, student organizations, and advisors/support staff for these awards.
Minutes from January 28, 2003 were approved as distributed.
1. Mesut announced that Heinz Schmeidel has arrived from Germany and is teaching in the Electrical Engineering Department.
2. Abulkhair indicated that there were 65 students that attended the Pioneer Preview.
3. Mohan informed everyone that Krzysztof Amborski has arrived from Germany and is teaching in the Computer Science/Software Engineering Department.
1. UUCC—Industrial Engineering—Kurt discussed the curriculum changes in regard to ME 2040 and IE 4730 and the impact upon the programs. These changes were addressed and discussed. Motion to approve with modifications by Rob and seconded by Abulkhair. Motion carries.
2. Alumni Directory—The UWP Alumni Office is coming out with a University Alumni Directory for purchase. Discussion followed.
3. Student Evaluations—Discussion was held regarding how to get these evaluations typed so as to maintain the anonymity of the students. Rich indicated that he would talk to the other Dean’s to see how they handle the evaluations. This issue will be revisited at the next meeting.
1. Health Services—Vicky Dressens called Rich and asked that faculty be informed that the National Institute of Health is conducting a survey related to students and academic success. Health Services needs to select classes to survey and she asked for assistance with volunteers.
2. ABET—Rich reminded the Executive Council that ABET visit is just three years from now. He reminded everyone to be reviewing the criteria and making sure that assessment processes are in place for purposes of evaluation.
3. Assessment plans for each department need to be in place by July 1, 2003.
4. Tammy distributed a list of SWE meetings and events. She also requested that the department web pages link SWE and WEP from their program pages.
5. Advising Brown Bag sessions are scheduled for March 26 and 27. A possible topic of discussion will be types of disabilities and accommodations that are required by law.
6. February 18 is Ms. Manners program offered by the Placement Office.
Meeting adjourned at 2:59 p.m.
Members present: Max Anderson, Mohan Gill, Rob Hasker, Jaime Hernandez, Lisa Riedle, Sheryl Wills
A demonstration was given of a program that 2 computer science students wrote to accommodate evaluations of faculty each semester. Lisa requested that the Executive Council review and provide input into this possible solution for handling the student evaluations given each semester.
Lisa also indicated that the Mentor program will be held again this semester. She will notify the appropriate offices of how many individuals will be in attendance so that mentors can be secured.
There was some discussion regarding the WEP and SWE web links from the program pages. It was decided that the WEP link was appropriate on the program pages however the SWE link should be listed with other student organizations.
Meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.