April 29, 1999

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CEFO Minutes

(J. Carter, Secretary)


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION Thursday, April 29, 1999 @ 12:30 PM Cameron Applied Research Center, Room 101

CEFO President Elect Yogi Kakad opened the meeting at 12:37. The following individuals signed the attendance sheet:

I. Previous Meeting Minutes, Jack Carter. The minutes of the March 25, 1999 meeting were approved as submitted. Note that, in addition to distribution, the archive of CEFO minutes is maintained on the world wide web. Additions and corrections may be submitted through that media.

II. Committee Reports.

III. CEFO Elections, Jack Carter. Mr. Carter thanked every one who participated in the faculty elections this year. We had the best participation that we have seen in the six years he has served as secretary of the faculty organization. Ballots were counted by Jack Carter: CEFO secretary, and Barry Sherlock: CEFO parliamentarian. The following are the winners of this year’s election:

IV. Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Criteria, Dean Snyder. Dr. Snyder noted an oversight in last month’s CEFO decision to clarify wording in the RPT documents for the college. (See last month’s minutes.) The document now stipulates that the department chairs must meet with the assembled tenured faculty. As worded, this would also include any tenured faculty under consideration for promotion. A motion was made to append the statement to read, “assembled tenured faculty excluding any faculty members under consideration.” Motion passed without opposition.

V. Dean’s Report, Dean Snyder.

VI. Closing Comments, Yogi Kakad. The College Faculty would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Snyder for his years of dedication and service to the William States Lee College of Engineering and we wish the very best for him in his retirement. The faculty expressed agreement with applause.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 P.M.

Submit corrections/additions here: (jcarter@uncc.edu)

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: R. Snyder, M. Hermann, P. Tolley CAMERON A.R.C.: H. Leamy. COMPUTING & ENGINEERING LABS: C. Price, D. Rowe. COMPUTER SCIENCE: K. Chen, B. Chu, M. Hadzikadic, R. Lejk, H. Razavi, K. Subramanian, W. Tolone. CIVIL ENGINEERING: J. Evett, I. Gergely, J. Graham, H. Hilger, A. Stadler, J. Wu, D. Young. ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: R. Coleman, T. Dahlberg, M. Hasan, Y. Kakad, M. Miri, H. Phillips, F. Tranjan, R. Tsu. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: F. Ahmad, J. Chaffin, I. Jones, D. Liou, C. Liu, C. Mobley, J. Patten, R. Priebe, B. Shelnutt, B. Sherlock, S. Wang. MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: Y. Hari, J. Hill, R. Hocken, R. Johnson, R. Kim, G. Mohanty, S. Patterson, R. Wilhelm. GUESTS: None. Total documented attendance: 48 (41 voting members.) Quorum=38. Faculty Council, R. Lejk. The University Faculty Council passed all amendments to the constitution that were brought to the last CEFO meeting with the exception of the one to remove voting privileges of the respective college deans. CEAPCC. The calendar is clear and all business has been completed for the academic year. CEFO Executive Committee CEFO President: Yogi Kakad CEFO President Elect: Jack Carter CEFO Secretary: Barry Sherlock CEFO Parliamentarian: David Bayer College P&T Review Committee Electrical Engineering: Kasra Dasneshvar Civil Engineering: R. Janardanham Mechanical Engineering: Ganesh Mohanty Computer Science: Zbigniew Michalewicz Engineering Technology: Jack Carter University Committees, 1999 – 2001 Term Faculty Executive Committee: Yogi Kakad. Alternate: Jay Raja Council on General Education: Donald Liou. Alternate: Rick Lejk Faculty Advisory Library Committee: Donald Liou. Alternate: Barry Sherlock Faculty Advisory Summer Sessions Committee: Edwin Braun. Alternate: Rick Lejk Faculty CID Grants Committee: Russell Keanini. Alternate: Falih Ahmad Faculty Employment Status Committee: Johnny Graham. Alternate: Mike Allen Faculty Research Grants Committee: Mohamed Hasan. Alternate: Sheng-Guo Wang Graduate Council: Irvin Jones. Alternate: Yogi Kakad Special Programs and Student Services Administration is being reorganized to combine it with the College of Engineering Central Office, creating a single operation that will combine staff and resources. Dr. Silvia Middleton, who has served the College of Engineering long and well will be leaving us at the end of this academic year. Many thanks are given for her many years of dedicated service to the College. Our best wishes go with her. The deadline for expression of your opinion to the Dean Search Committee is May 7. Take the time to make your concerns known to your department representative. Since this is probably the last faculty meeting Dr. Snyder will attend, he noted that “One thing I’m not going to do (in retirement) is attend faculty meetings!” The faculty were encouraged to enthusiastically support the College of Engineering Faculty Organization. This organization is unique in structure when compared to other colleges on the campus, and can be much more viable in its influence if participation by the faculty would be improved. The current plan is that Dr. Snyder will stay in place until the new Dean takes the position over. This could come as soon as mid-summer, or as late as the end of the year. The graduate faculty should take the time to look into the policies and procedures that guide the application of Master’s Degree programs of study. Originally the plan of study was determined for a student during the first semester or two to provide guidance to the student and to assist in the planning of course offerings. Lately the application of programs of study has become lax, and neither of these benefits are realized.