College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
October 16, 2008
Members Present: J. Clifton, C. Cornett, H. Evensen, O. Jadaan, P. Jinkins, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, R. Shultz
Absent: M. Gill
Visitors Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens, Tom LoGuidice, Evelyn Martens, Jennifer Fuschino, and Russ Brickey
Minutes from October 9, 2008 were approved.
1. Tammy said that October 27th is the Women in Engineering Career Day.
2. Tammy mentioned that there is a quilt show currently being held in the Harry Nohr Gallery, and there will be a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 21st and everyone is invited to attend. Faculty and staff from the College have quilts that are being featured.
3. Osama said that the 2008 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference: Educating the Engineer of 2020 started today and will continue through Saturday, October 18th.
4. Joe announced that Syed Rahman had a baby boy.
5. Rich reminded everyone of the College Recognition Dinner is on Tuesday, November 18th, 5:30 p.m. Social, 6:00 p.m. Dinner. We will recognize all our honor society students along with exemplary faculty.
1. Writing Center – Evelyn Martens, Director of the Writing and Tutoring Resources (WATR) introduced Jennifer Fuschino, Coordinator for University Tutoring and Russ Brickey, Coordinator for the Writing Center. They are located in Brigham Hall in the Chancellor’s old suite. A brief explanation of the Writing and Tutoring Resources Center was given. They are here to serve the whole campus. Contact her with questions or how her area can serve you better. A handout was passed out.
2. Teaching Excellence Center – Tom LoGuidice talked about the Teaching Excellence Center and the different events that are happening for the fall semester on-campus.
Mark presented three Civil and Environmental Engineering UUCC changes. Discussion was held. Hal made the motion to approve the changes, Dave second it. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Phil presented two Electrical Engineering UUCC changes. Discussion was held. Osama made the motion to approve, Lisa second it. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Dave spoke briefly about the ME UUCC changes. Rich said that we will have a lengthy discussion on this and asked everyone to review the documents. The ME UUCC changes will be reviewed at the next meeting.
4. International Survey for Graduates – Lisa Riedle asked if each program would be willing to do a short international survey with their graduates. This survey can be disseminated at senior design classes, i.e. Civil/Environmental does all their exit forms one day. Please contact Lisa if you are interested and let her know how many students you have.
5. Minors – Rich wanted to remind everyone that courses for minors need to be worked into schedules and teaching assignments. We made the commitments when minors were added to teach these courses.
1. Rich said that according to his records all DIN budgets are complete except for one item in the Mechanical Engineering program. No one should be issuing any more purchase requisitions.
2. Rich announced that he and Lisa will be out of the country next week so there will be no Executive Council meeting on Thursday, October 23rd. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 30th.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.