College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
February 19, 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 February 12, 2007 were approved. Minutes from February 5, 2007 were not available for approval.
1. Mohan said an offer was made and accepted for the Computer Science position.
2. Sheryl said that three offers were made and accepted for the Mathematic positions.
3. Tammy invited everyone to the Women in Engineering Program open house on Tuesday, February 20th and Wednesday, February 21st from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Mentor Center.
4. Lisa announced that Dwight Klaassen is receiving the Distinguished Service Award and will be honored at the May Commencement.
5. Lisa asked that when Departments do search and screens, they utilize the advocates for the process. A short discussion followed.
6. Lisa mentioned that Rainbow Rave will be on-campus this Saturday, February 24th. There are speakers and different events scheduled for the day.
7. Lisa said that there will be a visiting professor, Professor Mohammad Nouari, from France beginning this week for 4-6 weeks. He will be housed in 172 Ottensman Hall. His specialty is materials so feel free to invite him to speak in your classes, student organization meetings, etc.
8. Lisa mentioned that Julie Clark has joined the front office and will begin full-time next week.
9. Lisa said a representative from EMS is needed to replace her on the Campus Planning Commission. If anyone is interested, please let Lisa know as soon as possible.
1. MEMS & Nano Minor – Hal Evensen
Hal shared with the faculty the information on the new minor which would target engineering and science majors. He proposed that this minor currently be housed in General Engineering because they have faculty in five areas which allows all students to be exposed to the opportunity. After a lengthy discussion, Hal was asked to go back to each Department contributing courses to the minor for their approval. The number of credits in a minor outside of a student’s current major discipline also needs to be addressed.
2. Faculty Lead Group Travel – Lisa Riedle
Lisa said there are proper procedures for taking groups to travel internationally and people should plan a year in advance. This includes Canada and Mexico.
3. Addition of Classes – Lisa Riedle
Lisa shared with everyone that once a Department has submitted their class schedule to the Registrar’s Office, no additional courses and sections can be added. Departments must go through the Dean with any requests. The Dean will contact the Registrar’s Office directly.
4. CIF Grants – Lisa Riedle
Lisa said the Executive Council faculty is also the Curriculum Committee for the College so she needed their input to approve the CIF Grants. A motion was made to approve the six CIF proposals and seconded. All were in favor.
Max asked about the merit salary recommendation forms for CRST. He had several questions. Lisa said that she has the faculty wage list if anyone needed that information. This information is due to the Dean’s Office by Monday, February 26th.
Meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.