COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, M. Gill, R. Hasker, J. Hamilton, J. Hernandez, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, S. Wills, P. Young
Visitors: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from February 4, 2003 were approved as distributed.
1. Sheryl indicated that Mathematics has hired a new faculty member in the area of differential equations.
2. Phil informed everyone that Bob Lind has announced his retirement. Interviews for an Engineering Physics faculty member are being scheduled.
3. The Search and Screen is moving ahead in the Computer Science/Software Engineering Department.
4. Mesut indicated the same for Electrical Engineering hiring.
5. Rich requested that everyone stay tuned for an update on the budget pending the Governor’s announcement tonight.
6. The trip to Germany and Netherlands went well. The testimony in front of the accrediting board received permission to move ahead based upon 3 contingencies: a) Visit to UWP campus; b) Receive permission to do our program; and c) Sign an agreement to provide the program for X number of years. All three of these contingencies can be met without any problems.
7. Tammy updated those present on the WEP Mentor Center and invited everyone to stop by and visit.
8. Tammy also indicated that the Tool Program is progressing nicely with presentations plans for the Platteville Middle and High School students. The plan is to train UWP students to be able to give the presentations to local school districts.
1. Spring 2003 Grades—Lisa indicated that with the move to PeopleSoft 8 coming this semester, it is even more important for faculty to get grades turned in on time. There will be no grace periods as in the past.
2. Transition to PeopleSoft 8—This will take place during Fall 2003 semester. Everyone needs to realize that some things will not be available during this transition time but hopefully the end result will be well worth the sacrifice.
3. UWP Faculty Teaching Excellence Award—Please encourage your faculty to apply.
4. Student Evaluations—Rich asked for feedback from the demonstration that was given last week by the students. Discussion followed. There were concerns regarding security and access. Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Chemistry programs volunteered to be test pilots for this survey. Sam and Lisa will also try it with the Senior Design Class. Rich checked with the other Dean’s about how they handle student evaluations and there does not seem to be a precedence on this campus.
1. Commencement Speaker—It’s that time again. Let’s be thinking about individuals that can be nominated.
2. Tammy indicated that Pat Jinkins Project Management class was looking at reviewing the format for WEP Career Day. Discussion followed about this possibility and it was decided that it would be very difficult to implement changes that would allow maximum exposure for all participants.
3. Phil questioned whether there was a GPA requirement for the International Exchange Program. A discussion was held and Phil volunteered to assist Lisa with establishing guidelines in this area.
4. Lisa reminded everyone of the Junior Shadow Day program on April 9. They needs your student mentors by this Friday.
Meeting adjourned at 2:48 p.m.