Executive Council Agenda
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Present: J. Clifton, O. Jadaan, J. Kile, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, M. Meyers, P.
Parker, L. Riedle, T. Scanlan, P. Sealy, J. Wilson, and T. Zauche
Evensen, B. Collins
Muslu, T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes for December
9, 2010 and January 19, 2011 will be reviewed at the February 2, 2011 meeting.
- Wilson took
the College “want list” to a meeting with the Provost, Rob Cramer, and the
Deans last Friday. No big decisions were made. Wilson said with regard
to the four top people that the College is asking for, we didn’t get a no
so we can possibly hire. McDonald mentioned that Math is having problems
hiring a statistics person, and a suggestion was made to make some changes
and possibly take this through Industrial Engineering.
visited two schools in Milwaukee with large minority student enrollment on
Tuesday. He talked to around 80 total students.
- The summer
engineering camp will be full and Jadaan is thinking of adding two more
sections with a second week. Jadaan said he will talk to chairs about
this later. The program has been advertised for the middle of June. The
second week of July might be a possible choice. Jadaan said he would like
suggestions, and asked if we should offer more than one week. Several
people said it would be a good idea.
- Wilson said
she is on the Committee for the first week of April celebration and gave a
brief heads-up on what is happening. A few of the events are: Betty DeGeneres
as the distinguished lecturer; EMS EXPO is March 31st; and the Pioneer
Student Center will be renamed to the David J. and LouAnn Markee Student Center.
On Friday, April 8th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. the investiture of
our Chancellor will take place and he would like classes canceled with a
reception to follow. Faculty Senate will make final decision on the
cancellation of classes. If anyone has something to add to Wilson’s
list, see her.
- UUCC CE2010
– Philip Parker (S
gave a brief overview. Following a short discussion Scanlan moved to approve
with minor corrections and Sealy seconded it. The motion passed.
to Well Control & Oil Well Drilling – Lisa Riedle
has been contacted by a petroleum oil well drilling company who had hired four
of our engineers. This company likes our graduates and would like to hire more
and the company would like to invest in us. They have set up a web-based
information program. Riedle has placed it in the “S” drive under Executive
Council in the January 26th file. Please share this program with your
students. The website is on the petroleum industry. Muslu asked if this
company would come to UW-Platteville to do a weekend course for example 1-credit.
Riedle said that she would contact them and ask the questions. She said the
company will also do co-ops and internships.
Testing Issues – Lisa Riedle
gave a heads-up about alternative testing and to discuss this with faculty and
staff. Sealy brought up questions about where to find a place for alternative
testing. This is a problem because we don’t have the room availability and if
the instructor leaves a room full of students to go answer questions of
students with visa, the other students are left unattended. We need some guidelines
and assistance to accommodate these issues. Wilson suggested that each
Department invite Becky Peters to come to a department meeting and discuss
- Wilson said
that proposed changes for deans, assistant/associate deans, chairs, etc.
are being worked on. If anyone would like to see the proposed changes, go
- Wilson gave
a quick update on the Master Plan. Wilson thinks we will have a new
building/addition (2, 000 square feet). She has a bet with Parker that it
will be within five years.
asked everyone to determine who will be their curriculum representative.
Each major is responsible for choosing their representative or how they
want to be represented.
at 2:00 p.m.