February 27, 2003

CEFO Minutes
(B. Sherlock, Secretary)

M I N U T E S

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION Thursday, February 27, 2003 @ 12:30 PM Cameron Applied Research Center, Room 101

CEFO President Jack Carter opened the meeting at 12:39 PM. The following individuals signed the attendance sheet:

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING:
CAMERON A.R.C.:
COMPUTING & ENGINEERING LABS:
CIVIL ENGINEERING: J. Anderson, J. Graham, M. Kane, V. Ogunro, D. Weggel, D. Young.
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: I. Howitt, Y. Kakad, R. Makki.
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: E. Braun, J. Carter, B. Gehrig, J. Kimble, S. Kuyath, D. Murphy, C. Orozco, D. Ramers, D. Sharer, B. Sherlock, G. Watkins.
MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: R. Coger, R. Hocken, M. Rodgers, S.G. Teng.
GUESTS: .

Total documented attendance: 24.

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 meeting of February 10, 2003 were approved as distributed.

II. Proposed Ph.D. Program in Environmental and Systems Engineering, D. Young.
David Young gave a presentation outlining the proposal for a Ph.D. program in Environmental and Systems Engineering. It is an interdisciplinary program that involves four UNC-Charlotte Colleges. He also discussed a proposal which hopes to obtain $5 million over three years for a Disaster Management Institute. The primary players in this are Civil Engineering and Geography and Earth Sciences; however, the intent is for other departments including Engineering Technology to be also involved.

III. CEFO Standing Committee Reports.
Faculty Academic Standards and Policy Committee: Ed Braun reported that FAPSC is looking at the requirements for readmission after suspension. A possibility is to require affected students to take a special course as part of the readmission process.

Promotion and Tenure Committee: Jack Carter informed faculty that they will be receiving survey forms in early April, for the evaluation of the Dean and Assistant Deans. The P&T Committee uses these surveys to write the recommendations regarding the performance of these administrators.

IV. Adjournment.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:07 p.m.

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