COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES – EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, October 6, 2004 – Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, C. Cornett, M. Gill, P. Jinkins, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, D. St.John, and S. Wills
Visitors Present: T. Salmon-Stephens
1. WIE Career Day is October 25. Application deadline is Monday and cost is $15.
2. Advising Workshop will be offered on October 19 and 20 from 12:00-1:00. Topics will include International Advising (Lisa Riedle), PeopleSoft (Tricks, Shortcuts, and Tips), and Learning Technology Center (Matt Goins).
3. Degree Program Change form is now on-line. You may access it from the Registrar’s home page, then forms, then degree program change.
4. ASEE meeting will be held this weekend in Milwaukee. UW-Platteville will be represented.
5. WSPE Speaker on October 21 featuring “Humor in the Workplace”. Please promote at all levels.
6. Bruce King will be on campus Wednesday, October 13. He will be giving an informational session open to all faculty, staff, and students at 3:00 p.m. in Ottensman 140. Please advertise and plan to attend.
1. UUCC – General Engineering—Abulkhair presented changes to the GE 1000 curriculum. Kurt motioned to accept. Lisa seconded. Motion carried.
2. UUCC – Civil and Environmental Engineering—Max discussed changes to add a new course CEE 4440. By adding this course, the content of three other courses (CEE 4410, CEE 4300, and CEE 4400) will be affected. Discussion followed. Joe motioned to accept with editorial changes. Sam seconded. Motion carried.
3. UUCC – Mathematics—Sheryl presented three courses to be dropped from the Mathematics curriculum (Math 1100, Math 2100, and Math 2110). Joe motioned. Mesut seconded. Motion carried.
4. Laptops for UUCC & APC—Rich wanted to make everyone aware that the UUCC and APC representatives for the College of EMS may need to take a laptop along to meetings and requested that we make laptops available to them. Discussion followed.
5. GE Report—Abulkhair reviewed and highlighted this report. He requested that each department independently review. No significant changes from last report; however, 26 people are enrolled in GE at the Fox Valley campus and they are not included in this report.
6. Assessment—One of the breakout session at the College of EMS Advisory Board meeting on Friday will discuss assessment. Rich requested that Joe Clifton attend this session. There were a discussion that followed regarding the changes in the assessment guidelines from ABET. The discussion continued in regard to assessments and outcomes. This topic will also be discussed at the ABET Committee meeting so that the information can be shared with all departments.
7. Department Chairs Workshop—This workshop will be held on November 11 at the Frederic Center on the UW Madison campus. The focus will be on legal issues. If you are interested in attending, Rich asked that you contact him by noon today.
8. New STEM Teachers—Carol Sue will support three individuals from each college to attend.
9. Moving Expenses—Rich indicated that funding of moving expenses from the Dean’s account will have to be reduced to $500 for each new faculty. This is primarily due to the stock market not performing lately and the reduction in foundation accounts.
10. IEP Courses—Lisa would like to work with each department to make some matches of courses at UW-Platteville to other international universities. She will start by making a generic list for the outgoing students and work in conjunction with each department. If you have ideas on this, please share.
a. Mohan will be attending the Majors Fair on October 18 from 11:00-1:00. He is willing to share information from the College.
b. Rich reported that the number of individuals participating in coops needs to increase.
c. EMS Alumni Chapter meets this Saturday morning. They will be making decisions as to how money will be spent and it would be nice for faculty to be available to participate in this discussion.
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 a.m.