College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
January 22, 2007
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, C. Cornett, M. Gill , P. Jinkins, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, D. St.John, S. Wills
Sabbatical: S. Owusu-Ababio
Excused: R. Shultz
Visitor: T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from December 7, 2006 were approved with a noted spelling error.
1. Sam Owusu-Ababio is on a sabbatical this semester.
2. Mike Momot is back from his sabbatical. Lisa asked if he will be doing a presentation. Kurt will ask him.
3. Chuck said there is an offer out for Chemistry.
4. Mohan has two candidates interviewing for the Computer Science position in the next two weeks.
5. Sheryl has five candidates interviewing for the Mathematics position in the next two weeks.
6. Lisa announced that Torleiv Bilstad will be visiting February 19th. He said that he would be willing to speak in any class on climate change or something relevant to students. Please let Lisa know if you are interested.
1. Inactive Course Offerings
Lisa asked the faculty if there were any questions on this item. There weren’t any.
Lisa will send out an email to the chairs and secretaries regarding the new procedure for catalogue updates.
2. Student/Alumni Receptions
Lisa received an email from Marcia Cordts with the following dates: January 30 – Rockford; February 28 – Chicago; March 29 – Madison; April 3 – Platteville; and pending – Milwaukee. If anyone is interested in attending, please contact Marcia Cordts.
3. UUCC – Software Engineering
Joe presented a package of UUCC items regarding prerequisite changes for approval. Discussion followed. A motion was made and seconded. All were in favor.
4. UUCC – Engineering Physics
Doyle presented a change in the Engineering Physics requirement. They would like to make the following change: “only allow one “D” in Engineering Physics courses may be counted towards graduation.” A motion was made and seconded. All were in favor.
5. Professional Development Conference
Lisa made the announcement that the Conference, “Transforming Student Learning for a Global Society” will be held in Bloomington, MN on February 16 & 17, 2007. It is a collaboration for the advancement of college teaching and learning. Lisa has a call into Carol Sue to see if she will sponsor funding for two people as was done in the past.
6. Policy and Procedures on Misconduct and Scholarly Research
Lisa passed out a copy to everyone and asked they review this with their department faculty.
7. Women in Engineering Program
Tammy said the program has been experiencing a decline in the College, and there is also a
significant decline nationally. Tammy shared her thoughts about revamping her summer
one-week camp to a weekend or two-day period. She wanted to know if there were any
objections and asked for some input. After some discussion, no one had any objections.
8. Core GPA
Tammy asked the faculty what they were doing for students who could not get into their major
because of core GPA requirements? Departments shared that they were suggesting course retakes and other majors.
9. EMS Luncheons
Tammy has scheduled the brown bag advising luncheons for April 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 144 Ottensman; and April 6, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 105 Ottensman. Tammy also said she would be willing to visit each department meeting and do a presentation.
10. SWE and WEP Calendar
Tammy did not get the calendar done.
11. College of EMS Assessment Breakfast
Lisa asked the faculty if they were interested in our hosting this breakfast again to meet with
companies visiting our campus for Career Day. The majority of the faculty said yes and if possible, have the breakfast begin approximately 9:00 a.m.
A. Chuck said that Faculty Senate will meet tomorrow and the topic of quality of education at UWP.
B. Tammy and Lisa announced that 2007 and 2008 will be the true 100th anniversary of engineering. They were thinking of doing themed homecoming events in future years and asked if we could have a rotation? It was mentioned that faculty would have to be visible homecoming weekend for the special group recognized. Discussion followed and everyone thought it was a good idea. Computer Science would be willing to be recognized this year as they will also celebrate 25 years.
C. Lisa mentioned that the new building was going on schedule as planned.
D. Abulkhair said in October 2008 UWP will host the ASEE Midwest Conference.
The meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.