College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
November 1, 2007
Members Present: M. Anderson, J. Clifton, C. Cornett, H. Evensen, M. Gill, P. Jinkins, D. Kunz, A. Masoom, M. Meyers, M. Muslu, L. Riedle, R. Shultz, S. Wills
Visitor Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
1. Chuck shared information about the upcoming NTT schedule.
2. Sheryl announced the 35th Annual High School Mathematics Contest will be held on November 7th.
3. WEP Career Day was held on Monday. There are also Girl Scout programs planned for two weekends.
4. EMS Advising Luncheons—35 faculty/staff attended these sessions.
Minutes from 10/11 and 10/25 were approved.
1. Department Newsletter—Please mention that there will be a 100 year celebration of engineering in 2008. Let’s get the word out. VECTOR (student organizations) will be meeting on November 8th to discuss this along with other items but please encourage students to attend this meeting.
2. International Courses and Credits—Any type of international experience needs to be coordinated with the IEP Office. There are logistics that we must adhere to as well as legal ramifications if rules and regulations are not covered. Some of these rules are UW System and not UWP and therefore it is very important to send students to the Dean’s Office to talk with IEP staff.
3. UW Milwaukee Graduate Program—This issue is being revisited for approval of the 6-9 credits of engineering to be put toward the Master’s program at UWM. This is basically a promotional piece of advertisement for their graduate program. Discussion followed. It was decided to invite someone from UWM to come to a meeting.
4. EMS Faculty SUFAC Representative—Lisa was asked to gather input in respect to having three faculty representatives to SUFAC (one from each college). The idea is so that they could be an advocate for funding/revenue and better speak to the issues. Discussion followed. It was decided that EC members would take this back to the department level and provide feedback to Lisa.
5. TV Services—Discussion about relocation of the TVs out of Ottensman 118. For now, we will take two of them downstairs to the sub-basement.
6. UUCC (ME)—Dave recommended dropping the Automatic Controls (existing course) and adding ME 4320 (2 credit lecture) and ME 4310 (1 credit lab). Motion to Abulkhair and second by Mesut. Discussion followed. Motion carried.
7. UUCC (EP)—Hal proposed increasing the credits to graduation for Engineering Physics. Mohan made the motion and Abulkhair seconded. Discussion followed. Motion approved.
8. Culture and Language Course—Rich indicated that this course was created for JIM students and taught by Rebecca Gottlieb through the Communications Department here on campus. Discussion followed regarding who/what department should have this course. The request has been made in several areas without success. Discussion followed. It was decided that if there is no resolution, the course will be taught as an Engineering Special Topics for one semester and the search will continue for a better home.
9. WIS Course—The question is whether we can cross list this course as a social science/gender course. Tammy shared information and indicated that perhaps it could be cross listed with Women’s Studies. She will meet with the GE faculty and report back to Executive Council
a. Sick leave reporting policy was distributed. Discussion needs to take place regarding this policy. Joe stressed the importance of everyone reporting appropriate sick leave usage and the need for proper documentation. There was also a discussion regarding collegial coverage.