January 11, 2007

CEFO Minutes

D. Binkley, President Stuart Smith, President Elect J. Bowen, Secretary B. Sherlock, Parliamentarian

MINUTES

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION (CEFO)
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 12:30 PM
Cameron Applied Research Center , Room 101 Regular Meeting The following individuals signed the attendance sheet: COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: R. Johnson, R. Smelser, K. Elmore, M. Hermann, T. Rufty OFFICE of STUDENT DEVELOPMENT & SUCCESS: P. Tolley, Dl Blackmon, C. Blat, J. Braganza, K. Franco, C. McDaniel ENGINEERING COMPUTING SERVICES: J. Stein CIVIL ENGINEERING: J. Amburgey, J. Anderson, J. Bowen, D. Boyajian, S. Chen, J. Daniels, J. Gergely, J. Grahan, H. Hilger, M. Kane, V. Ogunro, S. Pulugurtha, D. Young ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: D. Binkley, L. Casperson, J. Conrad, K. Daneshvar, M. Hasan, J. Hudak, B. Joshi, Y. Kakad, M. Miri, A. Nasipuri, L. Sheppard, E. Stokes, F. Tranjan, T. Weldon ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: E. Braun, A. Bridzendine, D. Cottrell, P. Kabengela, S. Mitchum, T. Nicholas, C. Orozco, S. Wang, N. BouSaba MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: R. Coger, H. Estrada, H. Fang, R. Hocken, C.Y. Lee, J. Raquet, Q. Wei, A. Gedambosi GUESTS:

Documented attendance: 60 total

Documented attendance of voting faculty: 41/85

Total Voting Faculty: 85

Quorum of voting faculty: 43

1. Welcome

David Binkley welcomed the faculty and staff in attendance.

2. Call to order

David Binkley called meeting to order at 12:35 PM.

3. Approval of past minutes

Minutes of previous meeting were approved at 12:36 PM.

4. Revised readmission process

Ron Smelser explained the new readmission policy that had been approved by the Undergraduate Academic Council (UAC). University has associates degree rule in which students may return after suspension. These students with AS Engineering degree may come in as transfer students, rather than using the existing two-year rule.

5. Department and degree planning in systems engineering

Gary Teng explained the justification and planning of the Systems Engineering Program and the Engineering Management Department. Dr. Teng explained that permission to plan had been granted, and the proposal for permission to establish would be submitted by the end of January. He answered questions from the faculty on faculty review of graduate work, and staffing and curriculum plans.

6. Approval of posthumous degree for Truc D. Nguyen

Student died in fall. He met requirements for degree. A motion to grant a posthumous agree was made and seconded. Motion was approved on a voice vote.

7. Dean’s Report

The dean provided these informational items to the faculty He has been asked to do preliminary planning for a new building (EPIC) of approximately 150 thousand square feet. College is actively recruiting several new faculty. He will be meeting one-on-one w/ MEES faculty this year as per rotation. Ron Smelser and Chris McDaniel (OSDS) are working a one-week “Math Bootcamp” for incoming students. College is dealing with further delays in renovations in Smith and CARC. Preliminary planning for uptown building is underway. It will contain a piece for Engineering Management. Budget planning is beginning for next year. Some one-time money is expected, but as usual, the timing and amount is unknown. Dean answered questions from faculty. These questions focused mostly on faculty frustrations w/ administration functions of University.

8. Adjourn

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded, and approved with a voice vote by College faculty. Meeting was adjourned at 1:49 PM. Please submit additions or corrections to Jim Bowen, CEFO Secretary at jdbowen@uncc.edu.