College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
April 13, 2006
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, S.
Visitor: Carol Sue Butts, T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from April 6, 2006
- Rich mentioned that he had put Service Learning
Forms in everyone’s mailbox and they are
due back to the
Dean’s Office on April 19th.
2. Tammy said that she has 97 students, faculty,
and Durrant employees signed up for the
Banquet. If anyone is interested in
attending, they need to contact Tammy today.
- Tammy mentioned that she has 40 participants signed
up for the Women in Engineering Career Day on April 24th. She is considering having only a fall
Career Day because the numbers have been low for the spring.
- Abulkhair reannounced that
there will be a 40-passenger bus going to the General Electric Medical
Facilities in Milwaukee
for final presentations in the General Electrical Competition if anyone is
interested in attending. Please
contact Abulkhair right away if interested.
- Mohan said they have hired a Software
- Mesut announced that Electrical Engineering has hired
a person for the Fox Valley position and has made an offer for the Rock County position.
- Carol Sue Butts distributed a copy of the
University Assessment format that the Assessment Oversight Committee would
like everyone to adhere to. This
includes assessing graduating seniors to see if the student outcomes have
been met. Department Chairs should
meet once a year to discuss and review assessment results and any changes
which might occur. The Committee
will be asking instructors who teach general education classes to spend 10
minutes on the first day of classes to tell students the importance of
general education. Academic Majors
and General Education items will be reviewed every three years by the
Assessment Oversight Committee.
- Fall Teaching – Rich Shultz
has talked with Abulkhair on the needs for teaching
in General Engineering. He will be
contacting people individually to make these adjustments.
- Budgets – Rich Shultz
said that each Department should look at their budgets closely. The end of the fiscal year is coming soon.
- EMS Support Specialist Work Request – Lisa Riedle
said that the University has postponed the University-wide Tech Support format
until a later date. Our Tech Support
people are checking the work requests on the “S” drive and also completing the
- Senior Design Funding – Lisa Riedle
wanted to ask for the faculty’s input on the budget for Senior Design. She would like this account to be used for
client-based expenses for projects only, i.e., copies, travel, small items,
etc. Copies that are for educational
purposes should be charged to the Department and not to Senior Design. The number of copies has doubled since last
year. Everyone concurred that if copies
needed were client-related, it could go through Senior Design. If educational, it goes through the
The meeting adjourned at 10:30