College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
September 28, 2006
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, C. Cornett, P. Jinkins, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, D. St.John
Absent: M. Gill
Visitor: T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from September 14, 2006 were approved.
1. Advisory Board – Rich Shultz
Rich said that Advisory Board is scheduled for Monday, October 16th. He is putting together the agenda and asked if any program was interested in having the Advisory Board members input before the ABET visit, on the agenda or as a break out session? No one felt it was needed. Rich said he would go ahead with the agenda.
2. APC Reviews – Sheryl Wills
Sheryl passed out two handouts for the Academic Planning Council (APC). One was the 2007 Meeting dates and the other was the Guidelines for Program Self-Study Review. She said that each program should submit all the information requested as identified in the Review packet. Most engineering programs could take the information submitted for ABET review and downsize for APC review. Sheryl said that this is everyone’s notification scheduled for the spring semester of the APC Self-Study Report Procedure. Those scheduled for fall review should have received their notification. All presentations should be limited to 20 minutes. The question of how often were the APC Reviews was asked and they were given an answer of every 6 years. A lengthy discussion took place.
3. Overload Limits – Rich Shultz
Rich announced that anyone getting paid for overloads from one source is limited to $12,000 a calendar year and limited to two/ninths in the summer. Anyone requesting three/ninths needs a special waiver from the Provost no later than March 1. If a person goes beyond the $12,000 amount in a calendar year, they will be asked to pay the difference back along with a penalty as of January 1, 2007. This is a System rule. Rich asked everyone to make sure that all their faculty know this. Rich will not be keeping track of everyone’s overloads. It is the faculty member’s own responsibility to keep track of this. Duane Ford and Dawn Drake have been asked to put together some information on the overload requirements. If any faculty member has questions, please direct them to Rich.
4. General Education Outcomes – Math, Chemistry, Physics – Rich Shultz
Rich announced that everyone in Math, Chemistry, and Physics are to list the General Education Outcomes in all syllabi for general education courses. A copy of the UUCC General Education Resolution dated May 3, 2006 was given to Chuck, Sheryl, and Doyle.
5. High Tech Classrooms – Rich Shultz
Rich said that all requests for high tech classrooms need to go through Rich first. Some requests have bypassed him and gone to John Krogman directly. He did mention that Ottensman Hall is not on the list for upgrading classrooms for high tech because it will be remodeled in three years.
6. Big M Journal – Lisa Riedle
Lisa announced that the date for requests for the Big M Journal as been extended.
The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.