Executive Council Minutes
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Conference Room, 211
of Kim Sargent by Tammy Salmon-Stephens. She is a new hire for the Advisor
position within the College. Kim gave an overview of her career to date. She is
located in Ottensman 172.
present: B. Barnet, J. Clifton, B. Collins, H. Evensen, W. Hudson, O. Jadaan,
J. Kile, D. Kunz, M. Meyers, L. Riedle, T. Scanlan, P. Sealy, T. Zauche
present: J. Clough, M. Muslu, T. Salmon-Stephens, K. Sargent
Minutes—September 8, 2011. Motion by Mesut. Osama second. Carried.
an overview of his activities throughout the week.
Engineering Course Rotation—Osama summarized our discussion from last
meeting. Some thought has been given to letting the student choose 7 or
the 8 disciplines. Another choice may be to have it become a 9 week
course. Discussion followed. Another idea was to eliminate the final and
have that exam period be an instruction module class. Possible 2 hour
discipline lecture and then allow the student to choose which areas are of
interest to them for laboratory instruction. Scheduling problems arise
with Mathematics courses if the class is taught on Tuesday and Thursday. Osama
suggested that we test pilot an option during the fall 2012 semester. Joe
motion to hold them TR 8-10 and 3-5 for the Spring 2012 semester for nine
weeks. Tom second. Motion carried. Four abstentions.
- Chemistry for
Engineers—Tim brought forth a concern about advisors recommending Chem
1140/1240 instead of Chem 1450. This creates situations where students
are closed out of classes and scheduling problems for professors. If this
is where we are going to go, then we need to hire additional faculty and
adjust the schedule accordingly. Discussion. Some students taking this
route are transfers to UW-Platteville. Information was shared about other
programs across the nation and how other campuses handle Chemistry. This
will come back for next week’s meeting.
- Review Rich
Shultz Plaque Information—Bill shared a draft of proposed content. Please
get any comments to Mesut by the end of the week.
Growth of College—There were a number of meetings held on Monday regarding
growth and strategic planning on campus. Bill shared some of these
discussions regarding the increase of students on campus. We should have
a discussion regarding how we would like that to happen for the College of
EMS and the justification to go along with our proposal for the next five
years. Copies of guidelines for some programs areas were shared. Bill
asked that you review these guidelines to see if and how they may apply to
your program areas. Discussion followed. Please review before the next
meeting for further discussion.
(Update and Ordering)—Bill needs to get our priorities for the College of
EMS to Mittie within the next few weeks. He will also need to set forth a
five year plan. Keep in mind that we need to keep our vision for the
future in mind and not get bogged down with semester to semester issues.
Let’s put forth a plan that outlines growth for programs and our vision.
Discussion. Identify which programs we can integrate into our existing
shared some Women in Engineering and Mentor Center events.
asked to share ideas for the advising issues.
- Bill asked
that people bring issues to him before taking them outside of the College
of EMS. Thanks.
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