College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
November 30, 2006
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, C. Cornett, M. Gill, P. Jinkins, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, S. Owusu-Ababio, L. Riedle, , R. Shultz, D. St. John, S. Wills
Visitors Present: Tammie Salmon-Stephens, Hal Evensen, John Iselin, Dave Kunz
Approval of minutes with correction to the number of students attending the Math Contest revised to 550 instead of 5500.
1. Several College of EMS employees were recognized at the employee luncheon.
2. Lifetime Alumni Award—Rachel Lehr and Debbie Cottrell
3. Outstanding Alumni Award—Nate Torgeson and Matt Richards.
1. UUCC course changes
a. ME 2630 and ME 3300: John Iselin addressed the necessity of changing the prerequisites of these two courses. ME 2630 Thermodynamic would require Phys2530 and Chem 1450 (or Chem 1240) and a co-requisite of Math 2840. ME 3300 Fluid Dynamics would require ME 2630, Math 2840 and GE 2230 Dynamics or EP 3240 Applied Mechanics. Motion by Max and second by Abulkhair to accept these changes. Discussion followed. Motion carried.
b. ME 3640: John Iselin recommended dropping ME 2630 as a prerequisite for this course. Motion to accept by Abulkhair and seconded by Mesut. Motion carried.
c. ME 3640: ME 4930: Dave Kunz presented the change in prerequisite for this course to be ME 3230, ME 3730, and ME 3830 as well as open to graduating seniors only. Motion to accept by Joe and seconded by Pat. Motion carried.
d. Physics 1140 and Physics 1050: Doyle presented the changes in prerequisites for Physics 1140 to be Math 1530 or Math 2450 or math proficiency level of 30 or above. He then presented the changes in prerequisites for Physics 1050 to be Math 15 or Math 1530 or mathematics proficiency level of 15 or above. Max motion to accept both of these changes. Second by Abulkhair. Motion carried.
e. EP 3930: Hal Evensen presented information regarding this new course offering with a prerequisite that students would be expected to be at the “junior” level or higher. Mesut motion to accept and Pat seconded. Discussion followed. Motion carried.
2. Co-op Waiver Cards—Lisa reminded everyone to send students to the Co-op Office for registration
3. Other topics:
a. Lisa addressed the follow up issue about publishing ABET accreditation status in the new catalog. The new catalog is due back on 6/5/07 but Dianne Hanten is reviewing whether it is necessary to give out the catalog at that time or if it can wait until after the ABET response.
b. Abulkhair thanked Max and Tammy for the on-line ads of vacant positions. He wondered if it would be a possibility of coordinating the letter which is sent to minority colleges advertising UWP positions. Others noted that this would be a timing issue as all of the current positions had already been posted and this notification had already been sent.
c. Rentec is a company in East Dubuque that is looking for some basic training for their technical personnel. Lisa has the contact information if there is interest in assisting with this project.
d. Rich reiterated the Chancellor’s letter outlining the actions on campus involving hatred and racism. He informed faculty to make themselves available to students of color and assure them that this will not be accepted or tolerated. Discussion followed.
e. Rich noted that Governor Doyle was re-elected. With this in mind, Rich indicated that each college needs to be prepared to make a 10% reduction in administrative salaries. Discussion followed.
f. Rich announced that he will be on an executive exchange in Madison from January 15-April 15, 2007. Lisa will be in charge of our operation during this time.