Executive Council Agenda
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Members Present: J. Clifton, H. Evensen, O. Jadaan, J. Kile, D. Kunz, J. McDonald, P. Parker, L. Riedle, T. Scanlan, P. Sealy, and T. Zauche
Absent: B. Collins, M. Meyers, J. Wilson
Visitors: T. Salmon-Stephens
Minutes for February 9, 2011 were approved.
Salmon-Stephens said that the workshops are scheduled for March 28th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 140 Ottensman Hall; and March 29th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 308 Engineering Hall (will be streamed). She shared several topics and would like feedback from everyone. The topics she suggested are: underrepresented groups, hiring professional advisors, and retention. Jadaan suggested rules for dismissal, foreign language requirements, details that aren’t known, what General Engineering needs from advisors, the importance of general education classes, what they count towards, double count, in-depth courses. A discussion on a variety of topics followed. Salmon-Stephens asked that everyone give her lists of details to look for when advising by Monday, March 21st. Title of the advising workshops will be EMS Department Chair Bucket List: Common Advising Mistakes You Should Know.
Parker said he would like to have the College run the election process for university committees electronically on-line. The University electronic process maybe the most secure way to do elections. He said the current nomination process is sending out paper and asking people to remove their name if they don’t want to be on the list for a committee. He is thinking of doing a self-nomination and ask people to send an email saying they would be willing to serve on these committees. We could then create an electronic on-line ballot. Riedle said there maybe one committee where you couldn’t do it this way, and we are checking. Zauche would like to leave the door open that the chair and program coordinator could nominate someone along with the self-nominate process. Everyone was in agreement for Parker to try the on-line ballot. McDonald asked if he would send out an email giving faculty heads-up of all the committees that will be run.
Riedle said that LAE has put together a newsletter. They print only 50 copies and the rest are electronic. It is only news articles with pictures and no advertising of any programs. LAE is going to try to do three newsletters per semester. Riedle will be working with Publications to create an EMS newsletter. There will be an email address created, EMSPR@uwplatt.edu, for everyone to use for submitting information. Riedle will send out a note when this email is ready for everyone to submit topics. She would like short statements (three to four sentences maximum) and pictures. Riedle asked everyone to think of a catchy title for our newsletter. Parker said we also need to have the College web pages updated. It was suggested to remove some items that are outdated.
Adjournment at 1:55 p.m.