August 17, 1995

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CEFO Minutes

(J. Carter, Secretary)


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION Thursday, August 17, 1995 @ 1:00 PM CARC Building – Room 101
Dr. Rick Lejk opened the meeting at 1:10 PM. The following signed the attendance sheet:

COLLEGE OF ENGR: R. Snyder, S. Middleton, P. Bovender, R. Gwaltney, L. Hudson, C. Lilly, T. Power, N. Schul. COMPUTER SCIENCE: M. Allen, K. Chen, R. Lejk, T. Mostafavi, J. Quinn, G. Revesz, R. Shaw, K. Subramanian, B. Wilkinson, J. Xiao. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: B. Barry, E. Braun, J. Carter, J. Chaffin, C. Liu, R. Lollar, C. Mobley, T. Owen, J. Patten, R. Priebe, W. Shelnutt, D. Smith. CIVIL ENGINEERING: D. Aldridge, D. Bayer, J. Evett, J. Graham, D. Hanks, H. Hilger, R. Janardhanam, M. Kane, E. King, I. Runge, J. Wu, D. Young. MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: P. DeHoff, R. Dubler, H. Estrada, D. Fodeh, M. Frank, Y. Hari, R. Hocken, R. Keanini, G. Mohanty, J. Raja, S. Smith. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: S. Bobbio, T. Dahlberg, K. Daneshvar, D. Dennis, A. Edwards, M. Feldman, R. Greene, M. Hasan, S. Mahaffey, R. Makki, G. Metze, M. Miri, D. Phillips, M. Sleva, F. Tranjan, T. Weldon. CAMERON A.R.C.: J. Hudak, H. Leamy, T. Rufty. ENGR RES & IND DEVMT: J. Roblin. COMPUTING SVCS & LABS: J. Brien, J. Grant, A. Ledford, T. Rhodes. GUESTS: None. Total documented attendance: 76 (52 voting faculty).

I. Minutes of the April 25, 1995 and May 3, 1995 meetings. The minutes of the 04/25/95 and 05/03/95 meetings were approved as submitted after four minor wording/spelling changes.

II. Introduction of new faculty and staff, Dean Snyder.

Civil Engineering:

Dr. Martin R. Kane

Computer Science:

Mr. James L. Robinson
Ms. Edith Russell, secretary

Engineering Technology

Dr. Donald D. Lieu
Ms. Shiela Henley, Secretary
Ms. Tonya Bolton, part-time secretary.

Electrical Engineering:

Dr. Theresa A. Dahlberg
Dr. Mohamed-Ali Hasan,
Dr. George M. Metze,
Dr. D. Howard Phillips,
Dr. Tom Weldon,
Dr. Mike Sleva.

> Mech. Engr. & Engr. Science:

Dr. Scott Smith,
Dr. Stewart Smith
Ms. Donna Fodel, Secretary and
Ms. Marion Frank, secretaries.

III. Dean’s Report, Dean Snyder.

Computer Support. A decision was made last Spring to go to a module type of instruction for new users and create a new computer classroom. Computing services suffered a series of resignations in the systems networking group. The College of Engineering now has the operational responsibility for the campus UNIX( systems. A reorganization plan has been prepared. Mike Allen of the Computer Science department is assuming a large amount of responsibility as a liaison between the college and computing services.
Update, John Grant. Due to the reorganization of computing services, we have brought in four open positions which now report to the College of Engineering. We now have responsibility for all UNIX( systems on campus. Right now, duties are being shared; positions will be filled as soon as possible. A new user coordinator has been hired and will start in a week. Smith 225 is being renovated for use as a computer classroom.
Update, Mike Allen. The loss of personnel has put most of the computing services agenda behind schedule over the summer. Installation of new software, etc., will take longer than usual. We will be setting priorities. Requests should come through Mike Allen as they attempt to deal with this situation and make needed improvements. Send comments and requests to Mike Allen at his Email address:
Strategic Planning Status Report, “What’s Next?”. The dean reviewed a list of action items concerning student learning, faculty development, resource and community development, and implementation of a continuous improvement process. A detailed outline of these items was distributed with the meeting announcement.
The college is “ahead of the curve” when compared with the rest of the campus. This year curriculum revisions must be brought in line with ABET and COGE requirements. The university will be counting all hours taken here, including foreign languages and precalculus towards the credit hour limits. This means that the issue must be quickly resolved.
International Exchange Update, N. Schul. We have been very successful in organizing faculty exchanges with foreign colleges and universities. Our student exchange program is just getting underway. We currently have a student from the Netherlands who is working with Prof. Hocken. Next Spring we will have students from Bethune and Lemoges in France. In order to continue relationships with these foreign institutions, we must find students who can go overseas to those institutions. If we cannot do this, we will not be able to continue the relationships. We must identify students to these places. In addition to the Netherlands and France, we are establishing relationships with Kingston in the United Kingdom, and with Japan. We are anticipating signing an agreement with Japan which will provide financial support for students in the program. We have two students going to Japan in October. To “put the carrot out” we have a small grant from SUCCEED to pay for travel for five students. There may also be scholarship assistance available. We are developing a Co-op program with Clemson University. A brochure will soon be available which describes these programs.
The dean anticipates rewarding departments which put in place targets for improvement within the program, consistent with the strategic plan. In order to realize such rewards, the departments must put in place specific targets and demonstrate that these targets have been reached.
Phone system. The shakedown of the new phone system will take several months. After this shakedown period, we will address requests for changes in phone instrument functions. Therefore, please wait for this shakedown to be complete before requesting such changes.
Endowed Professorship. The college has been granted an endowed professorship as part of the Duke endowment. We will be conducting a search to fill this faculty position. The area of focus of this position has not yet been determined. Each department should prepare a proposal to identify the areas of need.

IV. Grade Appeal Process Proposal, R. Lejk. The Vice Chancellor has proposed a new policy concerning the grade appeal process. This new policy calls on the university deans to appoint an ad-hoc committee of two faculty and one student to determine resolutions to requests. New policies will be in effect shortly. Department chairs have been provided information on the new policy. Note: appeals must take place within six weeks into the semester following the semester of grade assignment.

There is no college policy on grade records. The dean requested that each department select one faculty member to serve on an ad hoc committee to come up with a policy of how long grade records should be maintained. Send names to Rick Lejk.

V. Advising/Mentoring update, Silvia Middleton. We are bring in a faculty associate for mentoring programs in order to help retain students. One task will be to help form study groups using the Meyers-Briggs personality profile to help form groups. Also, the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument will be used to help understand working and thinking styles. Bill Shelnutt encouraged all faculty to take part in each of these instruments.

VI. Cameron Center Seminars, Harry Leamy. The first of the Cameron Center Seminars will take place today at 4:00 PM in room 101. Davis Hartman of Motorola will be presenting a talk. A full calendar of seminars has been prepared through the next semester. A detailed schedule will be distributed. These seminars are not all of an engineering subject. Please do not use these seminars as required assignments for classes. The following is an abbreviated calendar. All seminars are held at 4:00 PM in Cameron Center, room 101.

8/31 Mr. Dick Pears, Ph.D.,”The Integrated Enterprise.” 9/7 William McCoy, Ph.D., “Interregional Comparisons.” 9/21 John Hren, Ph.D., Revolution in Electron Emission.” 9/28 Michael Hudson, Ph.D., “Human Dental Carries and Osteomyelitis: A Novel Approach.” 10/5 Earl MacCormac, Ph.D., “Neural Processes: The Three Cs: Chaos, Computing and Consciousness.” 10/19 Mr. Mike Crews, “Research and Development at Duke Power.” 10/26 Greg Forest, Ph.D., Modeling Fiber Manufacture” 11/2 Bill Chu, Ph.D., “FAIME: A Framework for Adaptive Interoperability in Manufacturing Enterprises.” 11/9 David Hartgen, Ph.D., “Driving There is Only Half the Fun.” 11/16 Mr. David Taylor, “Westinghouse in the Modern World.” 11/30 Mr. Jean-Pierre Cesar, “Aircraft Tire Technology.” 12/7 James Oliver, Ph.D., “Vibrio Vulnificus: Death on the Half Shell.”
VII. CEAPCC Committee, Lejk. If there are any changes to the membership of this committee from last year, please notify Dr. Estrada.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:29 PM.