College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
March 25, 2009
Members Present: J. Clifton, C. Cornett, H. Evensen, O. Jadaan, J. Kile, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, and R. Shultz
Absent: M. Gill
Visitors Present: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from March 11, 2009 were approved with one editorial change.
1. Tammy said that advising has started. She also said there was a good turnout for the EMS Advising Luncheon today and tomorrow’s also looks good.
1. UWP Studies – Lisa Riedle
This has been tabled until the next meeting.
2. Travel Budget – Rich Shultz
Rich had requested and received approval for the savings in out-of-state travel for this year to be readjusted by himself. He said the amount previously removed was done by taking an average of out-of-state travel for the past three years in the 102 accounts and this year’s usage was subtracted. The difference was subtracted from each Department account with some amounts as high as $6,300. Rich took $5,000 out of his office account, $2,500 from CSSE, CEE, ME, and EE; $1,000 from GE and IE; $1,600 from CHEM/EP, and $400 from MATH. Rich felt these amounts were a more equitable solution. He said there will be similar cuts next year except they will be taken out at the beginning of the fiscal year. Rich has also requested additional funds for supplies from TSI. Rich said that after May, out-of-state travel requests will not need to go to the Provost for approval. Minneapolis and Chicago is considered in-state, but you still need the Provost’s approval until you hear from Rich. All travel requests need to be sent via email to Rich so he can forward them to the Provost.
3. Retention and Recruitment Funds – Rich Shultz
Rich said that the University will be receiving approximately $100,000 for retention and recruitment funds. Each College will get one-third of this amount. The guidelines are that the Deans will make recommendations to the Provost. Rich asked the Chairs for input. He asked that the Chairs do not list everyone in the Department because there is not enough money. This money is not for inequity and has nothing to do with raises. It is for retention only. Each Chair is to submit to Rich no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 1st a list of faculty names, justification, and a dollar amount (minimum of $1,000) for each person.
4. System Review of Low Number of Graduates in Program – Rich Shultz
System is doing a new realignment of programs. They are looking at all programs that have less than 30 graduates in the past ten years. In the College of EMS, Broad Field Science is the only program being reviewed. A short discussion followed. Rich asked Hal to discuss this program with department faculty and bring a recommendation back to the group.
1. Rich passed out data on UWP for information only. The following sheets were included: Minority Faculty Percentages by department and College; Women Faculty Percentages by department and college; Degrees by Major; Average SCH by College/Department/All Instructors Fall Semesters; and Official Majors 1994-Present (September 2008).
Meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m.