Executive Council Minutes
May 7, 2007
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, C. Cornett, M. Gill, A. Masoom, M. Muslu, L. Riedle, K. Rolle, R. Shultz, D. St.John, S. Wills
Members Excused: S. Owusu-Ababio
Members Absent: P. Jinkins
Visitors Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Minutes approved from 4/30/07 meeting with editorial corrections.
1. Search and Screen updates
a. CEP – Search and Screen failed. Will hire academic staff.
b. GE – Hope to have an offer out by Thursday
c. ME – Hired candidate for
d. CEE – Candidate asked for more time.
2. Lisa reminded everyone that if there are any TSI faculty hires, there are funds available to purchase furniture.
1. Co-op (Technical Elective) Rich Shultz and Lisa Riedle
Rich and Lisa presented options for co-op including costs and co-op as a technical elective in the engineering programs. After a lengthy discussion, Rich asked Lisa to be in charge of this committee. Each program or department should submit a name of someone interested in working with her by May 16th.
2. Budget – Rich Shultz
This is a reminder that the last day for spending is coming up quickly. Do not pre-spend DIN.
a. Rich sent an email last Friday about an Engineering Technology Workforce Meeting that he will be attending next week. He needs everyone’s feedback as soon as possible.
b. Tammy said that Industrial Studies is offering a class for middle and high school students this summer called Introduction to Engineering and Technology. After a short discussion, Rich said he would check into this with Dean Ford.
c. Rich was given some information from Student Support Services about the percentage of “D” and “F” students. He would like to have a future discussion on how to make students more successful? Is there something we can be doing? Rich isn’t suggesting that we lower our standards, we need to come up with solutions/ways to make our education better. Lisa and Rich will discuss this further.
d. Lisa reminded everyone that 1866 request funds are due Friday, May 11th.
e. Lisa and Carol Sue Butts visited