College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
January 26, 2010
Members Present: J. Clifton, H. Evensen, M. Gill, O. Jadaan, J. Kile, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, R, Shultz, T. Zauche
Visitor: Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Minutes approved from December 8, 2009.
1) Justin announced that the College of EMS EXPO is March 25, 2010. Discussions are ongoing about the details.
2) Tammy distributed calendar for SWE and WEP events for the semester. Durant banquet speaker will be Carol Weber. The banquet will be held on April 15.
3) VECTOR spring event is being planned for April 17th following the FE. The student groups would like to do an M cleanup on April 10th. A website has been developed and coming online soon.
4) Chancellor S&S moving forward with off campus interviews this weekend. Dean’s S&S ad is posted.
5) Climate survey for diversity on campus will take place next fall with preliminary work this spring.
6) Diversity committee has been meeting and are done with the revamp of the strategic plan and will soon be in touch with the departments yet this spring.
1) Prospective Student Visits will be February 3rd. Lisa informed everyone that information will be coming soon. They are looking for open classes meeting at 9 and 10. The experience of interacting with college students is the focus.
2) GE 1030—postponed until next meeting.
3) Research Poster Day—March 23
4) DIN—Some areas have completed purchases while others have not started. Please get these requests in soon so that this is complete prior to the new requests. Rich requested that all purchases be done by the end of February.
5) Budget 2010-2011—No changes from the state at this time. Some money is available from Tri State supply budget and this will be disseminated soon. Capital budget requests are due in early February.
6) PACCE evaluation comments—Lisa shared a gender statement that was provided from one of the student evaluations. Gender issues are not to be sheltered and should be taken very seriously. Tammy shared some comments from the female student luncheon that was sponsored by the Women’s Council. Carol Sue Butts requested that Tammy put together solutions to some of these comments. Discussion followed. A suggestion was to perhaps develop a Code of Conduct for students. Rich requested that everyone get back to him on action to be taken to address not only gender but racial issues within our College. Topic will be on next meeting’s agenda.
a. Tammy traveled to the University of Missouri-Rolla to review their women program and how they fit into campus. Pioneer Preview could possibly be attended by SWE along with other interdisciplinary groups to raise awareness. Suggestion was made to talk with Osama to get a piece of time with the groups.
b. NSF STEM grant information was provided by Tammy. $600K grant received for scholarships over a five year period. This is a multifaceted grant which will cover professional development, outreach, career development, academics, etc…
c. Chanaka and Tammy have been granted permission to apply for the second UWP Growth Agenda grant to develop undergraduate research. STEM scholars would be eligible to participate in the undergraduate research. Age specific recruitment activities will be a part of this grant.
d. Rich offered out six basketball tickets for this weekend’s games. Please see him if you are interested. First come, first serve.
Meeting adjourned at 2:36 p.m.