COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES – EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 – Ottensman 149
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, C. Cornett, M. Gill, P. Jinkins, A. Masoom, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, D. St.John, and S. Wills
Visitors Present: T. Salmon-Stephens
1. Joe Clifton wanted to remind everyone that the Introduction to Programming course that will begin the second half of the semester. This is a good option for some students.
2. Tammy reminded everyone that the Women in Engineering Career Day is scheduled for next week, October 25.
3. Advising workshops will also be held next week. Individuals are encouraged to attend and should RSVP soon.
4. Chuck indicated that the alumni activities this past weekend went well. There was some concern about students not showing up for the dinner on Friday evening.
5. Rich reminded everyone to expend their DIN funds soon. There is no need for this money to be sitting in an account when it should be used to improve equipment needs throughout the programs.
6. Opportunity fund guidelines have come out. Please promote this opportunity.
7. Lisa reminded everyone that Bruce King will be here today. He is a professor from Newcastle, Australia. There will be a general information session at 3:00 p.m. in Ottensman 140.
The minutes from the October 6, 2004 meeting were approved as distributed.
1. Students with Disabilities—Rich relayed the message that this office has had an increasing number of requests for services to students. He reminded those present that this office is to be a back up for tests and not the primary source. Handouts were distributed of what types of testing accommodations and usage. Discussion followed. Rich will deliver the message back that additional student help is necessary to continue to provide services for individuals with disabilities.
2. MOE Growth—Lisa shared a handout on the growth of this program. Discussion followed. There has been a tremendous growth within the Engineering program.
3. Alumni Association Emeriti Award—Tammy shared information regarding this award. She reviewed criteria and deadlines for nominations. Discussion followed.
4. Co-op Letter—Lisa distributed a letter that outlined registration procedure for students off campus. A discussion followed on the new procedures and PeopleSoft programming.
a. Chemistry Homecoming—Chuck shared comments regarding how to increase the number in attendance at the Homecoming events.
b. Sheryl brought up the issue of reserving the EIC lab. Please stress the importance of reserving lab space only when being used.
c. Rich reported back that John Hoeft that the estimate received to conduct the alumni/employer survey was $17,500. Discussion followed.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.