Executive Council Agenda
Thursday, October 21, 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, and T. Zauche
Absent: J. Wilson
Visitors: M. Muslu, T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes for October 14, 2010 were approved.
This was a continuation from two weeks ago. Zauche would like to present this major to the Board of Regents in March if he is given College and University approval. The major will not be ABET Accredited in the College of EMS. 5-1/2 positions are needed, which includes a half-time director’s position. Students will graduate with 120 credits. There was a lengthy discussion. Zauche was asked to bring to the next meeting the document with edits, a table showing why the need for 5-1/2 positions, and an example of how the classes layout with a minor.
McDonald presented three documents.
MATH 3020 – Change in pre-requisite: Clifton made a motion to approve, Parker seconded it.
Discussion followed. Jadaan made a motion to table this until next week after McDonald talks to the School of Education. All were in favor.
Mathematics Major – Residency requirement: Clifton made a motion to approve, Parker
seconded it. Motion passed.
Secondary Education Mathematics Majors – Residency requirement: Clifton made a motion to approve pending signature from the School of Education, and Parker seconded it. Motion passed.
Sealy asked for this to be tabled to next week because he had to leave for class.
Evensen said because of changes to Mechanical Engineering curriculum, it requires Engineering Physics to alter electives. Following a short discussion, Kunz moved to approved and Jadaan seconded it. All were in favor.
Jadaan, Parker, and Almquist have been working on this. Parker said that spring 2009 was the last time the old class was taught. A report was done showing that attitudes have improved toward the course, the retention went up a little, and women retention jumped (74 to 86 percent). Everything is pointing up. Parker said they would like to do this for two more years, but the fund has run out. Parker was asked to put this information on the share drive for Executive Council to review.
McDonald asked about the college-wide award that Riedle is working on. Riedle said the organization that handles the FE and PE exams are sponsoring this award. The organization wants to make sure that students and professionals are working together. Riedle said senior design projects and PACCE are prime examples. She would like to apply for the $50,000 award on behalf of the college and will gather/compile all the information required. Riedle reiterated that this would be a college-wide award.
Meeting Adjourned at 8:50 a.m.