October 22, 1998

CEFO Minutes

(J. Carter, Secretary)


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION Thursday, October 22, 1998 @ 12:30 PM Cameron Applied Research Center, Room 101
CEFO President Edwin Braun opened the meeting at 12:36. The following individuals signed the attendance sheet: 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: R. Snyder, C. Blatt, P. Tolley. 
COMPUTER SCIENCE: M. Allen, R. Lejk, T. Mostafavi, H. Razavi, W. Tolone, J. Zytkow. 
CIVIL ENGINEERING: R. Davidson, I. Gergely, J. Graham, H. Hilger, A. Stadler, J. Wu, D. Young. 
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: S. Bobbio, T. Dahlberg, K. Daneshvar, Y. Kakad, R. Makki, M. Miri, H. Phillips, F. Tranjan. 
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: A. Barry, J. Bowen, E. Braun, N. Byars, J. Carter, J. Chaffin, I. Jones, C. Liu, C. Mobley, R. Priebe, W. Shelnutt, B. Sherlock. S. Wang. 
MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: H. Cherukuri, P. DeHoff, H. Estrada, Y. Hari, R. Hocken, R. Johnson, E. Munday. 
GUESTS: None. Total documented attendance: 48 (37 voting members.) Quorum=39.

I. Previous Meeting Minutes, Jack Carter. The minutes of the August 20, 1998 meeting were approved with one minor correction concerning the date of the previous meeting. 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. Additions and corrections may be submitted through that media.

II. Committee reports.

III. Old Business.

IV. New Business.

V. Strategic Plan, Dr. Snyder.

VI. Dean Search, Dr. Trouth.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 P.M.

Submit corrections/additions here: ( jcarter@uncc.edu)

Engineering Graduate Committee (EGC), Rafic Makki. Two issues were brought to the floor by Dr. J. Wu, Civil Engineering. First, a motion was presented to remove the requirement that at least one member of a student's faculty committee come from outside the department. That motion was defeated. A second mostion was presented to remove the requirment that six credit hours of a student's program of study come from outside the department. The motion was also defeated.

Revision of Guidelines of Peer Review of Teaching, B. Johnson. Guideline revisions were presented to the faculty and attached to the meeting minutes.
Guidelines for Progression Requirements in Engineering Technology, C. Liu. Modifications to the guidelines were made since their presentation at the last meeting. A motion was made to accept the guidelines with a slight wording change to item 3. Motion passed.

Post Tenure Review, Ed Braun. A definition for "seriously deficient" as applied to post tenure review of faculty was presented. A motion was made that it be accepted. The motion passed. A copy of the definition was attached to the meeting announcement.

Dr. Snyder stated that the new revision of the strategic plan for the William States Lee College of Engineering started with a "clean piece of paper." The Dean's input was not the dominant contribution, but the plan was built largely upon department contributions and has been through several iterations. Copies of the plan have been distributed to the faculty. Dr. Snyder provided an overview of goals 1 and 2.

Dr. Trauth spent a few minutes to update the faculty on the status of the search process for the new Dean. The committee to conduct the search has been assembled that includes representation from each department, the adminstration, the student body, and the community. Advertisements have gone out over several forms of media including professional journals. If anyone knows of a specific journal that should be included in the distribution list, let the committee know. A subcommittee will first perform a "triage" stage, separating from consideration those individuals who are clearly not candidates. Then, the committee as a whole will start looking at resumes in December. From six to eight candidates will be interviewed in the Spring at an off-campus location to determine finalists. Three to four candidates will then be invited to the campus for interviews. These finalists will be meeting with a broad representation of the constituency. The committee will operate as the primary conduit of faculty opinion information to the Provost.