COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Hernandez, J. Hamilton, A. Masoom, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, S. Wills, P. Young
Visitors: Phil Sealy (Representing Mesut Muslu)
1. Electrical Engineering Department has a candidate here today interviewing.
2. Computer Science also has a candidate here interviewing today. The Computer Science & Software Engineering Department will most likely be ready to make an offer sometime next week.
3. Engineering/Science EXPO is scheduled for Friday, March 28.
4. EMS Advisory Board will also meet this Friday, March 28.
5. Abulkhair noted that Pioneer Preview will be held on Friday, March 28.
6. Rich announced that there is an open meeting of the Board of Regents in Madison on Monday.
7. Jaime just returned from Cairo and indicated that the university there is interested in visiting UWP for a potential program exchange.
1. International Education credit—Lisa reminded everyone that all international students studying at UWP already fulfill the International Education requirement after they complete their first credit here at UWP. However, they do still need to complete the degree program change waiver form. Please remind faculty of this.
2. UW Special Course Fee Audit—Discussion followed on the information that was distributed. The consensus was that even though the information was not easy to understand there was not a clear way to improve it.
3. UUCC—Chemistry program. Jim distributed UUCC material regarding criminalistics emphasis being split into two options—DNA and ACS. There would be no new courses added and the emphasis would still include a 5-8 credit internship that is completed during the summer. Kurt motion to accept. Abulkhair second. Motion carried.
4. Your Weekender—The Shopping News will be publishing Your Weekender on Thursdays with two columns of one page dedicated to UWP activities. Dennis Cooley will be coordinating these events.
5. State Teachers Exam—The Department of Public Instruction requires a state exam for content of all graduates in the School of Education. Contact Deb Kindner regarding these exams.
6. Math Placement Test—All incoming freshmen at UWP take this exam. There seems to be some concern about the cost of administering the test. The cost to UWP is approximately $22,000. Is it worth it? Can we get along without it? Discussion followed. There was a consensus that some type of test is essential in order to properly place students at UWP.
7. Department Computer Printing—At this time there are no limits on faculty printing. However, the department will begin to pay for ink jet cartridge refills. Discussion followed. This policy will be implemented on July 1, 2003.
1. An invitation to the Electronic Portfolio Leadership Dinner on April 7, 2003 was extended.
2. PRO Awards—These are cash awards for recognition of UWP Student Organizations. Please consider recommending our student organizations for these awards. The information is available through the Dean’s Office. The deadline is April 16.
3. UUCC—CEE changes. Max brought forth two informational items for UUCC regarding the CE program. They are both regarding prerequisite changes for CEE 3020 and CEE 4310. Phil made a motion to approve. Abulkhair seconded. Motion carried.
4. Lisa and Phil distributed a draft of requirements for participation in the International Exchange Program along with some suggestions for recommendations, statement of participation by the student, etc. They also expressed that there was a GPA requirement being discussed. Discussion followed. This item will be followed up on at the next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.