College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
September 14, 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
Visitor: T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from September 7, 2006 were approved as amended. Famida Masoom is the General Engineering representative for Karrmann Library.
Rich shared with everyone some Cabinet items. There has been discussion on moving Convocation from the first day of classes to the week before. This discussion arose because of some faculty not able to attend due to class conflicts. A date has not been set, but Monday, August 27th or Tuesday, August 28th is being considered.
The target for TSI was 275 students and 265 students enrolled. There were 189 students of color enrolled last year and this year there are 252. There are 760 graduate students enrolled this fall for online courses and 280 students in the printbased business program. All the dorms are full including the new residence hall. Temporary lights have been installed along the sidewalk going to the new residence hall.
Rich said the Chancellor would like to form a committee with representation from each division to look at the next step for diversity action. Rich will make a recommendation to the Chancellor for someone from our College to be on this committee. Please talk to your faculty and if anyone is interested, please have them contact Rich.
Rich shared with everyone about the Adult Student Initiative Prior Learning Assessment. UW-Extension and UW Colleges will be holding an assembly of people from UW System to discuss the best practices. Lisa will be looking at it from the Master of Engineering Program aspect. If anyone is interested, Rich has some brochures.
Max said that on the College of EMS, “The General Engineering Program” sheet, in the second column, the last sentence above “Sample First Semester Coursework should also appear on the back under #2. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to also place that sentence on the back under #2. It should read “A student who completes the GE Core Courses and does not achieve the program’s minimum CGPA criterion may be admitted to that program by the department chair as space is available. Admission will be by rank CGPA.” Also, the sentence under #2 will change to “Students who complete their core courses in Fall 2006 and have earned a GPA listed below are guaranteed a seat in their respective professional program:”
Tammy said that registration begins Monday, November 6 and ABET is schedule to be here the week before. The Brown Bag Advising Sessions are usually scheduled the week before registration. She asked for input. After some discussion, it was decided to have the sessions on Wednesday and Thursday following ABET. (ABET will leave Tuesday afternoon.) Doyle suggested that she speak on the basics of advising for the new faculty in the College. It was also suggested that she include individual program requirements if time allows.
The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.