COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES – EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 – Ottensman 149
Present: M. Anderson, J.
Clifton, C. Cornett, M. Gill, P. Jinkins, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio,
L. Riedle, R. Shultz, D. St.John, and S. Wills
Present: T. Salmon-Stephens
shared that the summer registrations went well. UWP is 50 FTE students below our target at this time. Discussion followed regarding getting
students to FTE status.
Bilstad will be a visiting professor from Stavanger Norway for the 2004-05
school year. He will be located in
the CEE Department in Ottensman 131.
Camp Follow-Up—Tammy provided copies of a new brochure for the Women In
Engineering program. She then
shared ideas of what will be changing within the programs. The distribution of the budget and a
general discussion followed regarding how to budget for future programs
and the fees associated with attending a one week program. The cost of the program is
$300/person. Consensus was to
charge participants the amount that it costs the university. Discussion continued regarding the cost
of the summer institute and the cost of career day. Rich suggested that the programs be run
on a total cost recovery basis to UWP.
Career Center—Lisa reminded everyone of the name change for this office
(formerly known as Career Planning & Placement). She also informed us that e-recruiting will
be discontinued with new software being purchased The University Career Center is
interested in once again having faculty accompany recruiters to lunch. Please provide interested names of
faculty to Lisa. Discussion
Check Out—Rich reminded everyone that there is a faculty check out
procedure that must be followed when individuals leave employment at the
university. It is the
responsibility of the department chair or immediate supervisor to make
sure that this procedure is followed.
Assistant Luncheon—Lisa announced that this event is sponsored by the 3
Colleges for the PAs and would like everyone to be encouraged to
participate. It will be held on
September 15 from 11:30-1:00 in the Pioneer Student Center.
EXPO committee would like to recommend that Thursday, March 31 be set at
the date for 2005. The second
option would be Friday, April 1.
Discussion followed. Ideas
should be shared with the committee.
Chairs were asked to have this discussion at the department level
and return with input at the September 8th EC meeting.
Evaluations—It is by court order that faculty evaluations need to be made
available and accessible to students.
Discussion followed concerning where to house the evaluations. Take the issue to your faculty and
report back at the September 8th EC meeting.
Support—Joe Clifton expressed concern regarding how much the work load has
increased for the computer support technicians. Discussion followed.
A plan has been designed to address the increasing number of
students through the Tri-State Initiative. It has been requested that OIT fund a position from 2005-07
and then funding will come from the TSI program to hire a permanent
person. More discussion followed.
Committee—Rich requested that each department have a representative on
this committee. Lisa will chair
the committee. Representatives
are: Phil Sealy, Tamer Ceylan,
Doyle St. John, Abulkhair Masoom, Joe Clifton, and Sam Owusu-Ababio. MIE will inform Lisa who the IE representative
informed everyone that they will need to track their budgets more
carefully than last year as WISDM does not encumbered expenditures under
$500. This caused considerable
overruns this past year that he was able to cover; however, he will not be
able to cover them again.
Plan—The College of EMS plan was revisited in 2000. It is time to revisit it again. Rich requested names of individuals to
serve on this committee to him no later than September 1.
reminded everyone of John Hoeft’s visit tomorrow (8/26) regarding the
International Day is scheduled for September 25. Reminder to attend the International
Ice Cream Social on September 1 from 3-4 p.m.
reported on a meeting which he attended regarding the transfer of credits
from technical colleges to universities.
informed everyone of the focus from the Board of Regents to recruitment
and retention of minorities and women.
Minimum requirements should be written in a broader and more inclusive
manner so as to include as many individuals as possible. Discussion followed.
welcomed the new EC members:
Doyle St. John, Pat Jinkins, and Joe Clifton.
Meeting adjourned at 9:26 a.m.