December 6, 1994

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CEFO Minutes (J. Carter, Secretary)


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION Tuesday, December 6, 1994 @ 12:30 PM CARC Building – Room 101

Dr. David Young opened the meeting at 12:44 PM. The following signed the attendance sheet:

COLLEGE OF ENGR: R. Snyder, S. Middleton. COMPUTER SCIENCE: K. Chen, G. Epstein, J. Frazier, M. Hadzikadic, R. Lejk, J. Maitan, Z. Michalewicz, H. Razavi, K. Subramanian. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: F. Auchey, B. Barry, E. Braun, J. Carter, R. Lollar, C. Mobley, J. Patten, R. Priebe, W. Routt, W. Shelnutt. CIVIL ENGINEERING: D. Bayer, J. Evett, J. Graham, D. Hanks, H. Hilger, R. Janardhanam, I. Runge, D. Young. MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: I. Bodur, P. DeHoff, R. Dubler, H. Estrada, Y. Hari, J. Hill, R. Hocken, R. Johnson, R. Keanini, G. Mohanty, S. Patterson, J. Raja, K. Rich. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: K. Daneshvar, Y. Kakad, F. Kiamilev, V. Lukic, R. Makki, M. Miri, S. Simanapalli, W. Smith, F. Tranjan. CAMERON A.R.C.: H. Leamy. ENGR RES & IND DEVMT: J. Roblin. GUESTS: None. Total documented attendance: 52.

I. Minutes of the November 1, 1994 Meeting and the Minutes of the November 16, 1994 Meeting. Approval of minutes of the previous two meetings was approved as submitted.

II. Course Proposal, ELET3112. To replace ELET3112 in the Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum with CHEM1251. Motion Made, Seconded, Passed.

III. Faculty Rewards Task Force. The committee meets every two weeks. An update on their progress will be provided next semester.

IV. Teaching Enhancement, Rafic Makki. Dr. Makki distributed a report, “Guidelines for Peer Evaluation of Classroom Teaching, Draft”. This report contains guidelines or suggestions for peer evaluation of classroom teaching only. Other types of evaluation were avoided in this specific document. A second area yet to be presented is a pedagogic evaluation method which will determine course results as compared with course goals.

V. Progression Requirements, Horatio Estrada. A report was attached to the meeting minutes. The recommendation from the committee is that the college use the University requirements, replacing the current college guidelines. A motion to the affect was never made. After considerable discussion a motion was made which requests that the Dean’s office will make the necessary editorial changes to the college academic program requirements to maintain the spirit of the current university and college rules. Seconded, Passed.

VI. Strategic Plan, Dean Snyder. Department plans are being submitted at this time. The college plan will be brought back in late January. Feedback will be coming back to the departments soon.

VII. ASME Steering Committee. Expressed appreciation for the outstanding contributions made by Bob Hocken.

Dr. Leamy announced that there is a box full of annual reports at the front of the room. Each person present is encouraged to take one (or more). Please Email any suggestions for improvement. A reminder was stated for those who have not handed in a single page note from interested faculty which states (1) which Ph.D. program you are affiliated with, (2) what your projects look like, so that an Engineering Doctoral Committee can be established. These notes will be used to steer together a roster of those people who can be part of this effort.

IX. College Laboratory Committee, E. Braun. We intend to put forward a safety glass policy for use in the labs, enforced by faculty as appropriate by the lab environment. Flying materials can currently cause damage to people and property.

The individual laboratory committees are responsible for establishing policy on individual labs, recommend equipment purchases, define needed technical support and set priorities. The intent is to eliminate faculty lab coordinators, placing that influence on the individual lab committees.

Work requests for Technical work is being abandoned. A new form, filled out by the technician, will be used. The requester will have the opportunity to evaluate the timeliness and quality of the work done, if desired. A copy of the policy is attached to the minutes.

X. W.S. Lee Dedication. Copies of letters and thank you notes have been sent to the principles involved with the preparation and presentation of the W.S. Lee Dedication activities. Particular thanks is afforded to Jack Roblin and Harry Leamy.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:08 PM.