College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
October 30, 2008
Members Present: J. Clifton, C. Cornett, H. Evensen, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, R. Shultz
Visitor Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Minutes—approved as distributed.
1) The WEP Career Day went very well. Tammy thanked those that participated.
2) EMS advisory luncheons were successful.
3) Mathematics contest will be held on Wednesday.
4) Mark indicated that the Majors Fair had very low attendance. Discussion followed as to whether this was an important event to continue to attend.
5) Phil thanked Abulkhair and committee for a very successful ASEE conference.
6) Rich indicated that we will be signing an international exchange agreement with Belfort France University. They are a good match for UWP particularly in EE w/ renewable, ME w/ automotive and CS.
7) Celebration of five years of the JIM program went well with Rich doing a press conference in Germany.
8) Jean has sent out the invites to the EMS Recognition Dinner on 11/18. Please make sure to get recognition names to her as soon as possible to be included in the program.
9) Lisa gave an update from the Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting—
a. Interviews for the Police Chief will be very soon
b. Nano Technology Symposium will be held on 12/6.
c. Parents are interested in talking to faculty directly when they visit campus.
d. New person hired (Linda Bernhardt) in First Year Experience area with Joanne Wilson.
e. Financial needs are changing with the current economic situation. Lisa requested that while faculty are advising students, if they feel there is a need for the student to have his/her financial needs reviewed or revisited, to ask the students to go to the Financial Aid Office and make that request. Some things to watch for instance might be if a parent(s) were layed off from their job.
f. A major announcement regarding the budget deficit will come after the election—probably around 11/20.
1) Fire Drill—Lisa attended the student’s class presentation following the drill that was conducted last week. Ottensman Hall was the slowest building to be evacuated so there is need to improve. The students will formulate some suggestions to be shared. Discussion followed.
2) Safety Policy—Rich indicated that Tammy had requested that we discuss this as a College for possible suggestions so that we can develop a system/policy to let others know if we have a problem/situation involving an individual that may be agitated, anxious, or exhibiting threatening behavior. This item will be discussed at a future meeting.
3) UUCC—Mechanical Engineering changes will be held over to the next meeting for discussion.
4) Valedictory Speaker—If you have a faculty member that is interested in serving on the selection committee for the speaker, please have them contact Lisa asap. The committee will be meeting on Friday, November 7th.
a. Lisa gave an update on the engineering building. Furniture will be delivered 11/17, orders are being completed, equipment will be arriving in early December.
b. IE—UUCC item will be discussed at the next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 2:34 p.m.