April 23, 2002

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CEFO Minutes
(B. Sherlock, Secretary)


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION Tuesday, April 23, 2002 @ 12:30 PM Cameron Applied Research Center, Room 101

CEFO President Ed Braun opened the meeting at 12:30 PM. The following individuals signed the attendance sheet:

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: R. Johnson, C. Blat, S. Myers, P. Tolley.
COMPUTING & ENGINEERING LABS: R. Dyer, J. Halter, M. Mosley, C. Price, T. Rhodes.
CIVIL ENGINEERING: D. Bayer, J. Bowen, J. Daniels, J. Graham, V. Ogunro.
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: R. Coleman, K. Daneshvar, J. Hudak, Y. Kakad, A. Nasipuri.
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: F. Ahmad, E. Braun, N. Byars, J. Carter, M. Janssens, J. Kimble, S. Kuyath, D.Liou, C. Liu, C. Mobley, D. Murphy, D. Sharer, B. Sherlock.
MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: H. Cherukuri, R. Coger, K. Elmore, Y Hari, J. Hill, R. Hocken, K. Lawton, C.Y. Lee, G. Micklow, G. Mohanty, E. Morse, E. Munday, S. Patterson, J. Raja, J. Raquet, Stuart Smith, G. Teng.
GUESTS: Karin Steinbrenner (Associate Provost and CIO Information Services).

Total documented attendance: 50.

Note that, in addition to distribution, the archive of CEFO minutes is maintained on the world wide web at http://www.coe.uncc.edu/~jcarter/cefo

I. Approval of Minutes

The minutes from the CEFO meetings of October 9, 2001, December 4, 2001, and February 5, 2002 were approved as distributed.

II. Computing Services Update.
Karin Steinbrenner, Associate Provost and CIO Information Services, gave a presentation, lasting 45 minutes, concerning the campus information technology vision.

III. Revision to the Consent Calendar Procedure, Ed Braun.
Mr. Braun reviewed with the faculty the policies and procedure currently in operation concerning the Consent Calendar, due to the confusion that has occurred over the last few years. He submitted for discussion the attached document (also handed out at the meeting) suggesting revision of the procedure. He will bring this back to the faculty after changes to include description of the “short form” policy.

III. SPART Update, Bob Coleman.
A number of surveys are coming round, including one from Psychology concerning the impact of SUCCEED, as well as an overall survey of SUCCEED. Faculty are encouraged to respond to these surveys.

The SPART website in being updated. It can be accessed, using your Mosaic password, via “Faculty” on the College web page. Faculty should make updates annually using the syllabus generator form. The learning outcomes database is in use by all departments, and will be updated this summer. SPART student and faculty surveys will be finished in summer, and on the SPART website.

ASPIRE, created with SUCCEED support, has been adopted for the college for academic planning. It is being beta tested by Arts and Sciences. It is web based and password protected.

ICAP: It is important to respond to the suggestions for improvement on these forms.

FAIT: The most important thing is to be sure to document the process – every meeting and what was done in the meeting.

IV. ET “Niche” Committee Report, Barry Sherlock.
An ad-hoc committe of five (Sherlock, Byars, Cuttino, Janardhanam, Weldon) was appointed by the Dean to determine a simple definition/description of the discipline known as Engineering Technology. Dr. Sherlock presented to the faculty the report that was made by this committee to the Dean. This report will be circulated for comment.

V. Dean’s Report, Bob Johnson.
Strategic Planning: The College has been tasked by the Provost to identify “stretch” goals. At the Spring AIM meeting the following stretch goals were identified: (1) Increase COE enrollment to 3000 with 120 PhD by Fall 2010, i.e. “grow faster than the University and thereby gain ground”; (2) Enhance the reputation of the COE by ranking in the 50 undergraduate engineering programs at schools with Ph.D. programs (we are currently number 86); (3) Dramatically strengthen COE research niches; (4) Differentiate and grow the programs in Engineering Technology by establishing a School of Engineering Technology. The Dean described some strategies to achieve these goals, and invited faculty to share their comments and thoughts with him.

Engineering Technology Chairperson Search: The Dean stated that we had three good candidates, and that the process of contacting references is now complete.

Office space policy for retired / part-time faculty: We are being given expansion space in the Kennedy building. In allocating space, priority will be on teaching and impact on our programs. New faculty will be in Smith and CARC; some established faculty may move to Kennedy.

ABET self-study: Next year, the engineering programs prepare the ABET self study.

VI. Adjournment.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m.

Submit corrections/changes to Dr Barry Sherlock, CEFO Secretary: sherlock@uncc.edu