(B. Sherlock, Secretary)
M I N U T E S
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION Tuesday, October 19, 1999 @ 12:30 PM Cameron Applied Research Center, Room 101
CEFO President Kakad opened the meeting at 12:37. The following individuals signed the attendance sheet:
- COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: R. Snyder, C. Blat, P. Tolley.
- CAMERON A.R.C.: H. Leamy.
- COMPUTING & ENGINEERING LABS: C. Price.
- COMPUTER SCIENCE: E. El-Kwae, M. Hadzikadic, Z. Michalewicz, T. Mostafavi, Z. Ras, H. Razavi, K. Subramanian, J.Zytkow.
- CIVIL ENGINEERING: R. Davidson, D. Young.
- ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: M. Hasan, Y. Kakad.
- ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: F. Ahmad, E. Braun, N. Byars, J. Carter, I. Jones, J. Patten, W. Shelnutt, B. Sherlock.
- MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: H. Cherukuri,J. Cuttino, Y. Hari, R. Hocken, R. Johnson, C.Y. Lee, G. Mohanty, E. Munday, S. Patterson.
- GUESTS: None.
- Total documented attendance: 34 (27 voting members.) Quorum=38.
I. Previous Meeting Minutes. The minutes of the April 29, 1999 and August 18, 1999 meetings were approved as distributed. Note that, in addition to distribution, the archive of CEFO minutes is maintained on the world wide web. Additions and corrections may be submitted via that medium.
II. Committee Reports
- University Faculty Executive Committee (FEC), Y. Kakad. Faculty council are discussing proposals to move the Fall Break from a Monday to a Friday, and moving the Spring break to the third week of semester. There are a few course proposals and the information technology proposal in the consent calendar.
- Course and Curriculum Committee (CEAPCC). No report.
- Faculty Academic Policy and Standards Committee (FAPSC), E. Braun. The Committee endorsed a policy, coming through Faculty Council, on the use of computing equipment targeted at illegal use and importation of files that could overload the system or cause it to crash. The committee is working on a revision to the procedures for reinstating students who are on academic suspension, as existing procedures are not being enforced. The Committee continues to look at procedures for approving Distance Learning offerings.
- General Education Committee (COGE), Y. Kakad. General education requirements are being revisited in terms of performance measures.
- Graduate Council. No report.
III. Dean's Report, Dean Snyder.
- Z. Michaelewicz will become Chairman of the Computer Science Department.
- Promotion and tenure document: A new University promotion and tenure document came out in July. Dean Snyder met with Bill Steimer to determine what changes would be necessary to bring our document into conformity with the new University document. Dean Snyder now presented the items of unconformity. These were discussed in detail by the faculty present at the meeting, and a list of proposed modifications to the promotion and tenure document were drawn up (attached). This will be distributed to all faculty attached to a ballot for approval or disapproval of the changes.
IV. Introduction of New Faculty and Staff. Charles Lee, a new member of the Mechanical Engineering Department, was welcomed.
VI. Other Business. None.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:25 P.M.
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