College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
February 4, 2009
Members Present: J. Clifton, C. Cornett, H. Evensen, M. Gill, O. Jadaan, J. Kile, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, R. Shultz
Visitors Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens, Tim Zauche, and David Nevins
Minutes from January 28, 2009 were not available.
1. Tammy said the Durrant Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 16th for all women in
the College of EMS. Lisa Kinsman (Bellinger) is being contacted as a possible keynote speaker. Durrant will cover the meal expenses.
2. Tammy announced the brown bag advising sessions for this semester: Wednesday, March 25th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 222 Ottensman; and Thursday, March 26th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. , 140 Ottensman
3. Tammy said the weekend for the girl scouts, “Sky’s the Limit” is April 24-26 focusing on computer science and software.
4. Lisa gave a quick update on the collaborative programs. There are currently eight streaming video classes running (five-ME and three EE). This spring we will see the first EE graduate from UW-Rock County and also UW-Fox Valley.
5. Rich reminded everyone about the email he sent out on the NSF Workshop in Milwaukee. Preregistration is required. Anyone interested should contact Liz Goodfellow or Tim Zauche to ride in a UW van.
6. Rich said the Provost asked for possible topics for the Chancellor’s Cabinet meetings. If you have any interesting topics, let Rich know.
7. Rich said Mark had sent him a question about the construction in Ottensman Hall. This is not the restructuring of the building. It is minimal modifications of rooms on second floor for the MEMS/NANO program, and also creating more temporary classrooms because Boebel will be going down for the fall (remodeling).
1. David Nevins passed information out on the Leadership Awards which is Friday, April 24th. Nomination forms are online under “L” for Leadership. He also talked about the Pioneer Leadership Series which is offered yearly. Students can attend five of the programs listed and write a one-page paper on each event. They will then receive a leadership certificate award on Friday, April 24th.
2. Renewable Energy – Tim Zauche
Tim presented the following UUCC documents: Renewable Energy Minor; ENER 3950 – Renewable Energy Cooperative Education, 2 credits; Energy 3970 – Renewable Energy Internship, 1 credit; Energy 4980 – Current topics in Energy, 1-3 credits; and Energy 4990 – Independent Study, 1-3 credits. After a short discussion, a motion was made to approve and seconded. Motion carried.
3. Tim Zauche said the Vice Chancellor has asked for the development of an entitlement plan for a new major and he was requesting permission to plan this major. No one on the Council had received the information prior to this meeting. Rich asked Tim to send Jean an email containing the document to be forwarded to everyone on Executive Council. Rich asked everyone to review the documents and then reply with a nay or yea by Thursday, February 5th. If anyone felt that there are issues to be discussed to email Rich and it will be done next week.
4. CSSE Plans – Joe Clifton
Joe submitted a proposal for an integrated BS/MS Program in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Discussion and questions followed.
5. GE 1030 – Osama Jadaan
Osama gave a detailed explanation about the plan for the course before discussion opened. After a lengthly discussion, a motion was made and seconded to go forward with the format/plan that Osama talked about and a committee will bring back the final details for approval. There was one dissenting vote. The motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.