College of EMS
Computer Conference Room, PSC
March 23, 2011
Members present: J.
Clifton, H. Evensen, O. Jadaan,
J. Kile, D. Kunz, M. Meyers, P. Parker, L. Riedle, P. Sealy, T. Scanlan, J.
Wilson, T. Zauche
Visitors: M. Muslu, T. Salmon-Stephens, Holly Clendenen
Minutes from March 2, 2011 were approved with modifications.
- Joanne announced that
Mick and Rhonda Viney will be retiring.
- Phil reported on his
visit to Rufus King High School over spring break.
- Joanne shared about her
visit to Aldeen students.
- Safety report concerns
shared from Joanne
- Commencement speaker
selection is under way. No
applications from EMS.
- Hal announced Physics
Assistant Professor position.
- Renewable program is
being held due to funding concerns.
- John Deere Foundation
will be funding Women in Engineering Program and another program.
- Hiring process has been
extraordinary this semester. Thanks.
- GE Report—Osama shared
details of this report and highlighted areas. These areas encompassed enrollments,
transfers, and breakdown by departments.
General Engineering has an enrollment of 772 students for the Spring 2011 semester on campus. With students from UW Fox Valley, UW
Rock County, and Streaming video programs there is an additional 42
students. Osama also shared
information about ACT scores and GPAs by program. The full report is
available for your review and comments.
- Advisory Board—Joanne
suggested that we change this meeting to April 29. Backup date will be May 6th.
Planning—Joanne shared that she has discussed long and short term goals
with Rob Cramer. Mittie called a meeting yesterday to discuss academic
plans. She requested a tentative
outline by May. The Deans agreed to
have a College plan to Mittie no later than
December 1, 2011 with two, five, and ten year goals that can be
followed. Send comments to Philip
requested that when you turn in your co-op/internship class schedules that
you list Lisa’s name as the instructor.
This will allow for less paperwork and fewer steps in the overall process. Discussion followed. Please share any comments with Lisa as
to how this might be improved.
- Banquets—Joanne asked if
someone can attend the Phi Kappa Pi program. Tim volunteered. Saturday, April 16th there is
a Leadership Award Banquet at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 17th there is another banquet that Julie
McDonald will attend at noon.
- Investiture & Board
of Regents—Tammy shared that students will be in Engineering Hall on that
Thursday and Friday to take people on “tour”. Lisa will be coordinating the students
for these tours. Will discuss again
- EMS EXPO class
cancellation discussion. Seventy
one classes need to be moved for this event. Of these, 62 are Mathematics. There were eight sections that were
voluntarily cancelled. There is
some discussion about whether the engineering classes could be cancelled
during the fall semester for the Math Contest. Phil Sealy offered up his seven lab/lecture
rooms for this event. In the spirit
of cooperation there seemed to be a concensus on
sharing rooms in Ottensman and Engineering Hall
to support their contest as well.
- Civil &
Environmental Engineering Assessment Report will be at the next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 1:56 p.m.