College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
March 5, 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
Members Excused: S. Owusu-Ababio, R. Shultz
Visitors Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens, Hal Evensen, Osama Jadaan
1. Mems/Nano minor—Hal Evensen addressed the group regarding offering this program as a minor at UWP. Discussion followed. Motion to approve as minor by Mesut. Seconded by Chuck. Motion passed. Motion to approve courses for minor by Max. Seconded by Abulkhair. Motion passed.
2. GE Report—Abulkhair reviewed the GE report with those present. He outlined some of the trends and changes that engineering might be expecting. No UW Fox Valley numbers are included in this report. It was suggested to track the UW FV people through to graduation. Also, Chemistry and Mathematics majors are not included in Fox Valley numbers.
3. Positions and Background Checks—Please make a list of people in each department area that meet the criteria for background checks and email them to Lisa. All new hires will have background checks completed.
a. Tammy brought up a core gpa issue regarding ME and CE allowing individuals in with a gpa lower than 2.6 to be admitted on a space available basis. Discussion followed.
b. EXPO update—Approximately 40 projects have been submitted. The deadline has been extended to this Friday.
c. UW System and Wysis grant information shared.
d. New building—Groundbreaking is scheduled for 5/18 in conjunction with an emeriti function already planned.
e. Collective bargaining information from TAUWP was shared.
f. Students not meeting graduation requirements should be referred to Dawn Drake. If there needs to be follow- up, then let’s do it.
g. Capital equipment inventory is moving forward.
h. Arrangements for TSI faculty is moving forward. There is a separate fund available for TSI furniture.
i. Footprints—John Krogman has initiated a process to have everything go through the OIT help desk regarding campus support of all service needs. At present, EMS support is logging it in for us. Continue to work through Jim, Tom and Val. Discussion followed.