Executive Council Minutes for October 1, 2003
Present: Rich Shultz, Lisa Riedle, Max Anderson, Abulkhair Masoom, Mesut Muslu, Kurt Rolle, Jerome Wilson, Sheryl Wills, Mohan Gill, Sam Owusu-Ababio, Jaime Hernandez, Chuck Cornett, Tammy Salmon-Stephens, Rob Hasker
Minutes for the September 24 meeting were approved as distributed.
Lisa Riedle announced that a computer specialist had been hired and will begin work in about two weeks.
Kurt Rolle announced that Willard Pulkrabek has announced his retirement effect at the end of the fall semester.
Tammy Salmon-Stephens reported on the successful open house for the Mentoring Center. She also reminded everyone of the career day coming up and asked for speakers from each department. Tammy also announced that advisor training sessions will be held at the end of October. She will be notifying faculty of these events.
Health Services has announced that they will not be issuing medical excuses to students for illnesses of less that 3 days duration and then only if they see the student. Faculty should consider this in requiring medical excuses from students.
Dave VanBuren is heading an effort to develop an Electronic Journal for Undergraduate Research at UWP. This will provide a format for our students to post their work from PURF grants and other undergraduate research. He would like three representatives from each college to develop this idea. Lisa Riedle and Chuck Cornett volunteered and the other nominee will come from the chairs.
The Dean asked the Chairs to talk with any new faculty that took part in the bus tour this fall and bring back their comments about the value of such an event.
The new department chair workshop was announced. Lisa Riedle and Jerome Wilson will be nominated.
The possible building renovation and construction was discussed and a deadline for square footage needs was set for a week and a half.
The chairs were asked to make sure that Service Learning activities were reported to Lisa.
Another grant writing funding opportunity will be coming out. These proposals do not have to be done over the summer, but can be paid as an overload.
The Majors Fair was discussed. Chairs were to review the value of this event and report back next meeting. A list of who will take part will be forwarded after that meeting.
A uniform style for signage has been developed for UWP. Any signs being made need to follow this format. Speak with Dennis Cooley.
A committee is looking into making the spring commencement into two ceremonies because of constraints on seating for families. LAE and EMS would be grouped together, and BILSA and the Graduate School would be the other grouping. This necessitates some scheduling with other activities that take place that day. The chairs were asked to report all activities that they have on the day of graduation.
Meeting adjourned at 11:55.