College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
May 11, 2010
Members Present:† J. Clifton, H. Evensen, M. Gill, O. Jadaan, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, R. Shultz, and T. Zauche.
Visitor:† Tammy Salmon-Stephens
Minutes from April 27, 2010 were approved.
1.†††††††† Finals week!
2.†††††††† Chemistry is bringing in AS for interviews.
3.†††††††† Jerome Wilson announced his retirement effective next week. †A replacement for him will come from the existing pool of candidates.
1.†††††††† Assessment ReportsóEach department gave an overview of program areas along with recommendations or implementations of things that are being addressed or will be addressed starting next semester.† Discussion held.
†2.††††††† Diversity PlansóRich indicated that there has been some miscommunication or misunderstanding along the way.† He attempted to clarify where the university and college committees are at this time.† He is expecting a report from every department by the end of this semester to be turned in to Irfan.† The committee is still looking at issues that can be addressed this year.
3.†††††††† OtheróEC meetings for next year will be held 8 a.m. on Thursday.†
4††††††††† Mathematics CurriculumóRich indicated that he received a letter regarding the GPA calculations on secondary education teaching students.† There was a vote by the Mathematics Department approving a clarification to include the Methods course in the calculation.† However, someone in the Math Department was unhappy with the vote outcome (which was 7-3 to approve) and asked the Dean to bring the issue to the Executive Council for discussion and decision.† †Discussion was held.† Philip asked why it was brought to this body since it was an academic department decision.† More discussion was held.† The Executive Council decided that this is a department issue that needs to be handled within the department.
5.†††††††† OtheróDave shared ME curriculum changes that he would like reviewed by others and then comments shared with him.† He outlined these changes and gave a brief overview of each change.† †
Meeting adjourned at 3: 05 p.m.