College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
Executive Council Minutes
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Members Present: J. Clifton, H. Evensen, O. Jadaan, J. Kile, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, T. Scanlan, P. Sealy, J. Wilson, and T. Zauche
Visitors: M. Muslu, T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes for September 16, 2010 were approved.
- Lee Jadaan is creating a media booklet for the University. If anyone
is interested, you are asked to submit the area of expertise, resume, and awards. Submit this directly to Lee.
-if anything is happening within your Department, let Publications know.
-if your Department sends out a newsletter to alumni, you should go through Publications.
- Rob Cramer would like to know is there is anything else that is needed for the Nano Center. If so, get this information to Joanne right away so they can finish spending monies.
- is working on a master plan and will be asking for assistance in the next couple of weeks.
-asked everyone to encourage students and faculty to attend Convocation at 3:00 p.m. today.
-said the Ottensman Hall chiller should be fixed in January 2011.
- are currently 7,927 students including all distance enrolled at UW-Platteville. 64% of the students are men.
- asked why we don’t have a separate curriculum committee to discuss UUCC items instead of bringing them to Executive Council. The curriculum committee could bring the information to Executive Council meetings for final approval. Phil moved that we have a curriculum committee for our College. Lisa seconded it. Following a short discussion, Osama asked to table the motion. Hal made a motion to table Phil’s motion until the next meeting. Tom seconded it. Motion carried.
-Sabbatical applications are due to Joanne by Friday.
Dave presented 28 documents to the Council. Following a lengthy discussion, Phillip made motion to approve all the documents and Tom seconded it. Motion passed.
Osama presented a new course, GE 3000 – Undergraduate Research in Engineering and said any student in engineering can take it. Joe moved to approve and Philip seconded it. Discussion followed and Osama was asked to include a sample syllabus when the document goes on to UUCC. The motion passed.
Tim presented UWP 3020 – EMS Short-Term International Experience. After a short discussion Osama made the motion to approve and Philip seconded it. The motion passed.
Lisa presented short-term international experience for any faculty to do. Any short-term trip would fall under this category and faculty won’t need to submit a proposal to UUCC each time. The instructor would bring the proposal to College Curriculum Committee to be approved. Osama made the motion to approve and Tim seconded it. The motion passed.
Joanne needs forms from the following programs as soon as possible: Chemistry, Engineering Physics, Electrical, and Mathematics. General Engineering is complete.