March 27, 2003

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CEFO Minutes
(B. Sherlock, Secretary)


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

CEFO President Jack Carter opened the meeting at 12:33 PM. The following individuals signed the attendance sheet:

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: R. Johnson, K. Elmore, M. Hermann CAMERON A.R.C.: COMPUTING & ENGINEERING LABS: C. Price. CIVIL ENGINEERING: J. Anderson, D. Bayer, I. Gergely, J. Graham, M. Kane, D. Weggel, D. Young. ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: D. Binkley, K. Daneshvar, M. Hasan, I. Howitt, Y. Kakad, M. Miri, A. Nasipuri, H. Phillips, E. Stokes, F. Tranjan, T. Weldon. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: F. Ahmad, E. Braun, J. Carter, B. Gehrig, J. Kimble, D. Liou, D. Murphy, C. Orozco, R. Priebe, D. Sharer, B. Sherlock, S. Wang. MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: H. Cherukuri, R. Coger, J. Hill, E. Morse, J. Raquet, S.G. Teng. GUESTS: None.

Total documented attendance: 40.

Note that, in addition to distribution, the archive of CEFO minutes is maintained on the world wide web at

I. Approval of Minutes
The minutes from the CEFO meeting of February 10, 2003 were approved with modification of “Associate Deans” to “Assistant Deans” in Section III. That minutes as approved are on the website

II. Posthumous degree.
The meeting was three voting members short of a quorum. A motion to suspend the rules pertaining to a quorum was seconded and passed. A a motion to waive all remaining academic requirements for deceased student Chong Herr in order that he be posthumously awarded his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering was seconded and approved.

III. Elections.
It is now time to nominate faculty for positions on College and University committees. All faculty are encouraged to participate by submitting their nomination forms by April 7th.

IV. Changes to Campus e-mail Service for the College of Engineering, C. Price.
Dr. Chuck Price gave a presentation giving details of the planned transition on May 17th to a centralized campus-wide e-mail system.

V. CEFO Constitution and Bylaws Update, E. Braun.
The current Constitution and Bylaws of the College of Engineering are many years old. The COE Executive Committee has produced proposed updated versions of these two documents. The intention is purely to update the Constitution and Bylaws to bring them into line with our current practice and terminology, not to introduce any changes of substance. A side-by-side comparison of the old and proposed documents will be placed on the website, and voting on these will be by written ballot.

VI. Dean’s Report, R. Johnson.

We are currently searching to fill a systems programmer position within the computing and engineering labs. Approval has been received for a second position. Also, the money has been approved by academic affairs for an additional technical staff position to support motorsports engineering. The outlook for the state budget is looking grim. For the continuing budget, we are looking at a 2.5 to 3 percent cut. The enrollment growth budget, however, is unlikely to be cut. Interviews of four candidates for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs should be completed within the next two weeks. The first drafts of the ABET self-studies are in. The Dean thanked all involved for their hard work. The UNC General Administration has proposed a joint Western Carolina University-UNC Charlotte degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Provost has requested that meetings should begin immediately between the two schools to develop the concept.

VII. Adjournment.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:56 p.m.

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