October 9, 1997

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CEFO Minutes

(J. Carter, Secretary)


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FACULTY ORGANIZATION Tuesday, October 9, 1997 @ 12:30 PM Cameron Applied Research Center,Room 101
CEFO President Yogendra Kakad opened the meeting at 12:36. The following individuals signed the attendance sheet:

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: R. Snyder, S. Middleton, M. Hermann.
COMPUTER SCIENCE: M. Allen, B. Chu, R. Lejk, T. Mostafavi, H. Razavi, J. Robinson, K. Subramanian, W. Tolone, B. Wilkinson, J. Zytkow.
CIVIL ENGINEERING: D. Bayer, J. Evett, J. Graham, M. Kane, E. King, K. Linden.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: S. Bobbio, K. Daneshvar, M. Hasan, Y. Kakad, V. Lukic, M. Miri, H. Phillips, M. Sleva, R. Tsu.
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: J. Bowen, N. Byars, J. Carter, C. Liu, C. Mobley, J. Patten, R. Priebe, B. Sherlock, S. Wang.
MECHANICAL ENGR & ENGR SCIENCE: H. Cherukuri, R. Coger, Y. Hari, J. Hill, R. Johnson, R. Kim, E. Munday, S. Patterson, J. Raja.
GUESTS: Dr. Arthur Greenberg (Chem), Elizabeth Hardin (VC for Business Affairs). Total documented attendance: 48 (33 voting members.) Quorum=40

I. Previous Meeting Minutes, Jack Carter. The minutes of the August 19, 1997 meeting were approved after an accepted recommendation to clarify the targets for ABET visits. Minutes have been amended as approved.

II. Provost Search Committee, Arthur Greenberg & Beth Hardin.Dr. Greenberg is working with the Provost Search Committee that includes Farid Tranjan. The committee is soliciting ideas for the search. Many questions have to be answered such as “What are the key issues facing the University?”, “What are the key qualifications of the Provost?”,” What questions should be asked of the applicants?”, “Which constituencies should be involved in the process?”

Where are we in the process? Phil DuBois left in the Spring and Denise Trauth is serving as acting Provost until the position is filled. There are 12 members on the committee, one from each college plus its chair and five administrative people, and the president of student government. The advertisement for the position was sent out on October 3. A copy of the advertisement is attached to the official hardcopy of the minutes.

It is hoped that a short list of 12 candidates will be obtained by Thanksgiving. These will be brought in for a short interview. Then, 4-6 people will visit in January or February for a 2-day visit and three candidates will be selected. The Chancellor will be able to select from the three finalists.

The committee can be contacted through Farid Tranjan at any time.

III. Academic Advising System, J. Carter. The Dean’s office commissioned the upgrade of the College Academic Advising Software System (ADVISOR), to include a link with the Student Information System that is maintained by the university Academic Information Systems (AIS) department. At this time, AIS has provided us with diskette-based reports that can be directly loaded into the database through the ADVISOR user interface. With a few exceptions, the student records of all COE students who have been enrolled since the Fall of 1996 are in the system. The data had some omissions, and did not contain credit-hour information. Hopefully, by the end of the semester, reports from AIS will be complete, and the database can be complete.

Until then, faculty can get access to the system by contacting Jack Carter for (1) access permission into his Mosaic account, and (2) instructions for installing some core files on their workstations. These core files provide efficient access to the database and enhanced access security.

Student records can be accessed by (1) Name, or (2) Social Security Number.
The following list of reports can be displayed and printed:

Program of Study
Matriculation Schedule
Map Check (Compares each course against the catalog for proper application.)
Student Demographic Data. Includes social security number, name, year and month enrolled, program of study name, associate degree date, advisor’s name, transfer college name, foreign language application, personal ID number, matriculation status, gender, and ethnicity.
Graduation Check. Tests completed courses against goal credits, progression requirements, graduation requirements, etc.

Select advisors have the capability to create new records, and edit the demographic and transfer information on existing records.

Since this is our own database system, and since it is written in native code, we can make the system do anything we choose to define. We can generate reports of any reasonable form using the data we have.

For more information on this, contact Jack Carter at extension 4188 or jcarter@uncc.edu.

IV. Committee Reports.

Faculty Executive Committee, Rick Lejk. Work is being done on the consideration of a Phased Retirement Program. For information, see Rick Lejk.
CEAPCC, Hassan Razavi. A description of a new course, EGET3233, “Geometric Dimensioning, Tolerance and Metrology” was presented. A computer science proposal for a certificate program in Computer Architecture and Computer Programming were described.
Faculty Academic Policy and Standards Committee, Ed Braun. The FAPSC has been asked to review the current Progression and Forgiveness Policy. The current policy is not well understood by many staff, administrators, faculty, and some students. The course exclusions may be eliminated. The progression hours may be eliminated or simplified. Any proposed changes would not go into effect until the next catalog printing. The FAPSC is also investigating Distance Education. In order to maintain University standards, guidelines will be suggested for delivery formats. Any faculty that would like to comment on these, or any academic policy issues should contact Ed Braun at extension 4181, or by Email to braun@uncc.edu.
Engineering Graduate Committee, Jay Raja. Courses CSCI6148 (Advanced Object-Oriented Systems), CSCI6131 (Data Visualization), modification of the degree requirements for the MS in Computer Science (delete the essay requirement for non-thesis option), and a new Ph.D. in Information Technology were described. The proposal was approved by voice vote of the attending graduate faculty.

V. Dean’s Report, Dean Snyder.Be reminded that the college has established a Burt Wayne Memorial Fund. Proceeds will be used to construct a bench or a landscape memorial in his memory.

The college has experienced a significant growth in research funding over the previous year with total research rising from $3 Million to $6.5 Million.

The new provost should have a good handle on the impact that research has on teaching.

VI. Closing comments, Yogi Kakad.Post-tenure review hearings have been held. Send any comments you may have to Roger Brown, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, telephone extension 2225, rbrown@uncc.edu. Rick Lejk is on the university committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:56 P.M.

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