College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
October 25, 2007
Members Present: J. Clifton, C. Cornett, H. Evensen, M. Gill, P. Jinkins, D. Kunz, A. Masoom, M. Meyers, M. Muslu, R. Shultz, S. Wills
Visitors Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
1. Tammy shared information on the Women in Engineering Program that she would like the Executive Council members to take with them to Advisory Board meetings. She also shared a brochure on different levels of sponsorship for corporate partnerships.
2. Hal visited our EP Advisory Board member, Erin Dugan, last Friday. She is currently the President of the Chicago chapter of SWE. The visit was very interesting.
3. Chuck announced that NTT Day will be November 14 with an official agenda out shortly.
4. WEP Career Day will be held on Monday with 125 people registered for the event.
5. Abulkhair expressed thanks to those assisting with Pioneer Preview today.
1. EE Curriculum—Joe motion to approve the proposed Electrical Engineering curriculum changes. Chuck seconded. Discussion followed around the following areas.
a. Automatic Controls course will be 3 credits for Electrical Engineering and 2 credits for Mechanical Engineering. (Note: ME will be bringing forth UUCC paperwork.)
b. UW Fox Valley teaching load and resolution of this issue.
c. New course—Projects & Tools does not replace GE course.
Motion carried. Mesut made reference to some impacts upon GE course tracks for EE students. Abulkhair noted that GE 1000 course will be reviewed most likely in Spring 2008.
2. Budget—Rich elaborated on the conference committee version of the budget and what that means for EMS. The cut on the administrative line items would mean that approximately $30 million would be UWP’s portion over the next biennium. These administrative cuts in EMS would be staff and those considered in that group are the Dean, Tammy Salmon-Stephens, and the Administrative Support staff. Rich also noted that the 4% cap on tuition was lifted but would still need to be approved by the UW Board of Regents and they are not open to doing this for second semester. Chuck asked if there was any news on the pay and benefit plan for faculty and/or academic staff and Rich indicated nothing at this time.