Executive Council Minutes
April 6, 2006
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, C. Cornett, M. Gill, P. Jinkins, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, D. St.John, S. Wills
Absent: L. Riedle
Visitor: T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from March 2, 2006 and March 23, 2006 were approved.
Tammy said that there were quite a few middle and high school age students participating. The group is still looking at numbers for attendance. The Committee would also like to focus on different marketing avenues for getting more students on-campus. Awards will be announced on Friday, April 7th, 12:00 noon, 140 Ottensman Hall.
Lisa was absent and will send an email out regarding this item.
Rich said that Helen Reynolds, who has been maintaining the on-line undergraduate checklists in a special area, has decided to discontinue this because the lists have not been updated. Each Department will be responsible for maintaining these checklists on their webpage.
Rich said that the Senior Design DIN account is given $7,000 each year for projects. This account is typically used to cover travel, copies, and small purchases. The account is very low in monies at this time. Discussion was made on how to handle the account, i.e. give additional monies from each Department DIN account, put this money back into each Department DIN, or have each Senior Design faculty member monitor the situation on their end. After some discussion it was decided that each Senior Design faculty member was to monitor everything at their end. They should not be allowing several students to travel to the same site and teams should talk to sponsors for monies for projects. One suggestion is that each student team prepare a budget at the beginning of each semester and these budgets are to be submitted to the Dean’s Office. The teams would include travel, copies, and items needed to be purchased along with their cost. Also, final copies of projects are limited to one copy to the Department and copies to the clients. The students do not receive printed copies, but can requests CD’s and burn their own copies.
The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.