COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, February 25, 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 18, 2003 were approved as distributed.
1. Phil announced that CEP has two candidates coming in for interviews.
2. Abulkhair reported that Pioneer Preview went well.
3. Rich indicated that 1070 students have applied for admission in the Fall 2003 semester and that no new freshmen are being admitted at this time.
4. Mohan announced that CS is bringing in a candidate on Thursday.
1. GE Report—Abulkhair distributed the GE report and highlighted several areas. Discussion followed.
2. Best Assessment Practices Workshop—David Boyles is seeking representatives for a panel discussion at this workshop. Please advise Rich if you have interested candidates.
3. Nehemiah trip—Lisa will be our representative at this event on March 13.
4. Pre-Chemical Engineering—Tammy suggested that this information be put on the web. This issue is being addressed. Discussion followed.
5. Graduate Courses—A listing of computer science courses was distributed. This list included courses that will be offered for the Fall 2003 semester. A discussion followed. At this time, there are 10 students planning to study at UWP. Phil motioned to approve these courses as distributed. Mesut seconded. Motion carried.
1. Building update—Rich informed everyone that the replacement chiller for Ottensman is on track for installation during the summer.
2. Ullrich remodeling—This project has been approved by the Board of Regents. However it did not go forth to the Building Commission at the February meeting because only non-GPR funded projects were discussed. The Ullrich project is scheduled for the March meeting.
3. Budget update—Under the proposed budget presented by Governor Doyle, the UW System would cut $250 million from the 2003-05 budget. However, part of this would be made up with a tuition increase of $250/semester for two years totaling a $1000 increase per student. Also, 650 positions would be lost throughout the entire UW System. UW Platteville is targeted for 18-22 positions. Rich would like to meet with faculty and staff regarding these position cuts and the budget impact on UWP. Discussion followed. Renovation of Tower and Ullsvik Center is on hold at this time. A1% to 2% pay increase for faculty is being proposed. In actuality, there will probably be 0% pay increases. A tentative date of Thursday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. was set for the Faculty and Staff EMS meeting.
4. Lisa requested available times for the subcommittee to meet regarding the on-line survey.
5. Rich reminded everyone that the capital budget requests are due to him by March 7.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.