College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
October 2, 2008
Members Present: J. Clifton, M. Gill, H. Evensen, O. Jadaan, P. Jinkins, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, R. Shultz
Visitor Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Minutes—approved as distributed.
1) Julie informed everyone of the extended hours for the Mathematics Center. They will be open Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon.
2) Tammy highlighted upcoming alumni events for Homecoming weekend. She also indicatd that Basia Borzecki, IE student, was named homecoming queen.
1) Diversity Plan—The 2008 part of this plan is complete. The next step is to enlarge the vision of diversity. Each department will need to develop a plan with implementation to be no later than 2010. The EMS Minority Committee will play a role in this planning. Osama commented that there needs to be active participation from each department on this committee.
2) Articulation Agreements—There are several agreements out there but only a few are good ones. These need to be revisited for transfer of specific courses. Therefore, an ad-hoc committee will be formed to review. This committee will work with Lisa.
3) PACCE Funding—Lisa informed everyone that the first semester start up is going well with approximately 200 students involved. The next deadline for application of projects and/or funding will be 12/1/08 for next semester.
4) Career Fair Attendance—This was the first year that the fair was 2 days for engineering. There were lots of companies that expressed a disappointment with the number of students and faculty that they saw.
5) GE Report—Thanks to Mary for a job well done! Discussion followed as Osama outlined some of the highlights in the report.
a. Retention of Students—This is the last year for high school graduates in Wisconsin to remain constant. From here on out, we will be seeing a decrease in high school graduates. Discussion followed.
b. Teaching Fellows and Scholars—Rich has the guidelines for these and strongly encourages faculty to apply.
c. ASEE Conference (10/16 & 10/17)—Please encourage your faculty to attend by paying the registration fee. Several departments have already made this offer to their faculty members.
d. There will be new phone training taking place beginning with EP first, then EE, followed by the rest of the departments.
e. Lisa reminded the departments to follow through on the request for syllabi for UW Milwaukee. These are due by 10/8.
f. Mark indicated that at a recent Academic Leadership dinner which he attended there was a very good presentation about how funding for the UW System has changed and where money from tuition dollars are distributed. Discussion followed. He requested that this possibly be shared at Executive Council as well as at the department levels.
The next Executive Council meeting will be devoted to discussion of GE 1000 Introduction to Engineering.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.