College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
November 15, 2007
Members Present: J. Clifton, C. Cornett, H. Evensen, M. Gill, P.
Jinkins, A. Masoom, M. Meyers, L. Riedle, R. Shultz, S. Wills
M. Anderson, D. Kunz, M. Muslu
Visitors Present: Patrick Fitzsimons, Cathy Riedl-Farrey, Jennifer
Mason, Tammy Salmon-Stephens
motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from November 1st with some
minor changes. The motion carried.
Ribbon Campaign – Jennifer Mason, a Counselor Education major, presented
information and a handout on the Yellow Ribbon Campaign. She has been
meeting with programs across the campus to make them aware of this suicide
prevention program. It is an international campaign program and is
supported by various offices on-campus. She would like everyone to share
with their departments about this program so that students know they
aren’t alone and can talk to someone. She is asking for monies from
departments and student organizations to offset speaker costs, printing
charges, etc. The goal is to get this information out to everyone
on-campus and also to the community by next fall.
Auditor – Cathy Riedl-Farrey introduced the new Internal Auditor for UWP,
Patrick Fitzsimons. Patrick is a UWP graduate and is from the area. A
sheet was handed out about the mission of Internal Audit and also his
- Co-op and
Advising – Lisa asked that everyone share with their faculty when advising
students to not talk students out of co-ops or a possible second co-op.
Co-ops are important for giving students hands-on experience in the real
world. Please listen and discuss professionally the pros and cons. Mark
said that co-op experience may also count toward the PE license. Summer
employment does not count.
- Order of
the Engineer Program Representative – Lisa would like to have a
representative from each Department be present at the Order of Engineer
Ceremony which follows commencement. Rich asked everyone to take this
item back to their Department, discuss it, and then let Lisa know if there
will be a Department Representative for December and May graduations.
Questions for December 2007 Graduates – Lisa passed out a survey questionnaire
on co-ops that she would like to have December graduates fill out. The
data from the survey will be used by the co-op committee to discuss
possible upgrades of the current co-op program. No one present at the
meeting objected to the survey being handed out after a few minor changes
Requests by Major – Rich said that everything was in.
Milwaukee Visitors – Rich said the Dean, Associate Dean, and the Student
Services Director from UW-Milwaukee will be visiting on November 29th
making a presentation during this meeting time. Rich asked for volunteers
to take them to lunch since he would not be available. Lisa and
Abulkhair tentatively volunteered along with Joe.
- UUCC –
Modern Physics – Hal said they want to make the differential equations a
co-requisite for Modern Physics. Joe made the motion and Abulkhair
seconded it. Discussion followed. The motion carried.
- UUCC –
Computer Science/Software Engineering – Joe shared all the changes they
would like to incorporate in CS/SE which would allow more choices within those
programs. Lisa made a motion to approve with the following change “can
take at most two 1000 level courses”. Chuck seconded the motion.
Discussion followed. The motion carried.
- UUCC –
Criminalistics – Chuck presented this. Lisa made the motion to approve a
new internship course for Criminalistics. Mark seconded it. The motion
- Rich gave
an update on the budget. The University will need to cut $371,000
annually for the next four years. Except the UW System will absorb the
first two years (2007 and 2008) so we only need to come up with $371,000
in cuts for the 2009 and 2010 years. The total projected shortfall for
UWP this year is 2.8 million. We have carryovers and reallocated funds to
cover the deficit. $400 will be added to the $4,000 TSI students’ fee
next year to assist with future needs. Discussion followed.
2007 Graduate Student Exit Surveys – Lisa needs the revisions for the ME
and EE exit survey. She also mentioned that several Departments are doing
their revisions and asked that a final copy is submitted to her by
December 3rd for her files.
adjourned at 12:00 noon