*College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
April 29, 2009
Members Present: J. Clifton, C. Cornett, H. Evensen, J. Kile, O. Jadaan, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, R. Shultz
Absent: Mohan Gill
Visitors: Shane Drefcinski, Dave Kraemer, and Tammy Salmon-Stephens
April 22, 2009 minutes were approved.
1) Tammy said a young women’s STEM Event was held this past weekend at UWP Farms and it went well.
2) Osama will be attending the Project Lead the Way Event tomorrow at the Governor Dodge Center.
3) Julie announced that the Math Recognition Dinner is tonight.
4) Chuck shared that Chemistry is also having their dinner tonight.
5) Chuck said this wasn’t related to our College, but the Platteville Middle School Science Olympia team took fifth place in the state.
6) Mark announced Andrew Jacque accepted the Civil Engineering offer and will start in August.
7) Hal said that Yan Wu accepted the Engineering Physics offer and will start in August.
1) General Education Requirement – Shane Drefcinski
Shane went over the “Goal of a UWP Education“ draft that is being done by the General Education Task Force Committee. Questions were asked and discussed. He asked everyone to share this draft with their faculty and contact him with any feedback.
2) EMS Expo – David Kraemer
David talked about EMS Expo which was held on Thursday, April 2nd. He said it was very successful this year. Attendance was up with roughly 800 students, all age levels, and 100 adults attending. There were 50 projects held in Ottensman Hall. Phil Sealy gave tours of the Engineering Hall throughout the day. There was a big decrease in the Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics projects this year which is mainly because of not having access to equipment during transition to the new building. The Expo Committee will be discussing the use of Engineering Hall, Ottensman, and Ullrich in the future so that all areas in these facilities could be highlighted. It was suggested to have EE and EP in Engineering Hall; CE, IE, ME, and Chemistry in Ottensman; and CS and SE in Ullrich. This would be contingent on the number of entries/projects. Another suggestion is to require a project as part of a student’s class work. The Expo Committee welcomes any feedback. Dave is stepping down as co-chair, but people are welcome to email/talk to Christina Curras.
3) Assessment Report – Electrical
Phil said that Dale Buechler is serving as Assessment Chair. Phil presented the summary for the academic year 2007-2008. He went over the Achievement of Educational Objectives, Achievement of Program Outcomes, and Actions Taken. Discussion followed.
4) Assessment Report – Industrial
This item is tabled until the next meeting on Wednesday, May 6th.
5) Technical Support Needs for Fall
Lisa announced that if there are any technical support requests needed for the fall semester, these should be submitted to her no later than June 1st (i.e., software needs, equipment, Streaming Video requests for UW-Fox and UW-Rock County, etc.).
6) Credit Limit Rule on Courses Currently Set at 9 Credits of 2000 Level
Rich had asked everyone to discuss at the department level if there was a need for credit limit within each discipline; if so, when and how many?; and is there a better way? It was brought up that some of our students at our collaborative sights delay taking Chemistry. Rich said this is a different issue along with the nontraditional and transfer students and should be discussed at another meeting. Osama made a motion to do away with the 2000 level or higher 9-credit rule while a General Engineering student. Joe seconded the motion. After a brief discussion, Rich called for the question. Five were in favor and 3 opposed. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.