COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE
MINUTES – EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, November 3, 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, D. St.John, and S. Wills
Visitors Present: T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes approved as distributed.
1. Mohan announced the possibility of a master program in China for computer science.
2. Sheryl reminded everyone of the Math Contest scheduled for this afternoon on campus. The awards ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. She indicated that there was an increased level of participation in respect to the Illinois/Iowa Initiative.
3. Abulkhair indicated that there were 195 students for the College of EMS during the last three Pioneer Previews.
4. Tammy announced that 43 people participated in the advising luncheons.
5. Max requested that Rich look into the time out feature of PeopleSoft. He would prefer that this feature not apply to department chairs. Another feature that needs to be corrected is the button that allows you to log back in after being timed out. Lisa will bring this to Rich’s attention.
6. Mohan Gill commented on the classroom assignments being incorrect on the computer for the Spring 2005 semester. This is being worked on.
7. Max announced that there were two Civil and Environmental Engineers awarded a solid waste research grant.
8. Lisa was informed that two female students in the Fox Valley program received scholarships.
9. Tammy indicated that the Women In Engineering Career Day went very well.
1. UUCC Mechanical Engineering—Kurt distributed copies of the following curriculum changes: ME 3630 is reduced to 2 credits from 3 credits; ME 3720 is increased from 2 credits to 3 credits; ME 3730 and ME 4730 will both be required at 2 credits each (formerly 3 credits each); and ME 3830 is reduced to 2 credits from 3 credits. Discussed followed. Some concerns were noted and therefore this issue was tabled until the next meeting.
2. ABET Evaluator Comments/Problems—Max shared information which he received from a newsletter for all to look at and review. Discussion.
3. College Catalog Proof—Dianne Hanten will come to our December 8th Executive Council meeting and bring with her the proofs for each department. Revisions, corrections, and/or changes will be made at that time. Discussion followed.
4. MOE Call Letters—Lisa indicated that it was suggested that the call letters for MOE be changed to ENGRG. Discussion was held. Preference was given to indicate MOE (course #) rather than going with the ENGRG description. Lisa will take back the suggestion.
5. Library Allocations—Lisa distributed these allocations and indicated that ½ of the balance should be spent by December 10th.
6. DRB Deadlines—The deadline for 2005-06 guidelines is November 23 to Rich. He indicated that he would prefer this information sooner if possible.
7. Waiver/Pre-requisite for Returning IEP Students—Lisa explained that departments will need to put in pre-requisite waivers at the time of advising because PeopleSoft does not recognize the replacement course for IEP students. Discussion followed indicating that pre-requisite waivers are also necessary for transfer credits or degree program changes. A discussion was also held about the expiration of passwords. This needs to be corrected so that a person can change their password while off campus.
8. Short Term Study Abroad Policies—Lisa indicated that their handouts are for reference purposes and should be used as “help” documents.
a. Lisa informed everyone that Tim Trendt from TV Services would like to know what the preference is regarding the screen in Ottensman 103. This room will be updated between fall and spring semester. The recommendation will be made to Tim to leave the screen in the middle of the room and move the computer to the east wall.
b. Lisa indicated that Ullrich will be coming on-line for the spring semester and asked that everyone be conscientious about the technicians workload and plan accordingly.
Meeting adjourned at 8:52 a.m.