19 Dec Faculty Meeting Minutes

Excerpts from the 19 Dec Faculty meeting that are (a) suitable for public disclosure and (b) perhaps of interest to the broad student community follow.
Unlike meeting minutes, which are official and approved by faculty vote, this summary is mine alone and has not been vetted or approved by the faculty.

Approval of the Minutes

The minutes of the faculty meeting on November 21st, 2013 were approved as distributed to the faculty.

Report from Associate Director for Undergraduate Affairs, W. Sachse

ABET assessments are due January 14th/15th. The list of seniors expected to graduate in January was read by Professor Sachse. A motion was made by Professor W. Sachse to approve the list of graduating seniors pending satisfactory completion of their current courses. The motion was seconded by Professor M. Psiaki and passed unanimously.

Announcements from Professor B. Kirby, Associate Director for Graduate Affairs

Student recruiting will be nearly identical to the previous year. Information on prospective students from Professor Kirby around January 6th, with group responses due around January 28th. Letters to admitted students sent out in early February; a visit weekend is schedule for March 7th and 8th.
Graduate student conference scheduled to coincide with prospective student visit. A keynote speaker will speak on March 6th, with student presentations March 7th. Qualifying exams in January, to be scheduled over the next week.

Report from school/college.

Professor P. Dawson informed us of the vote on a motion in the Faculty Senate.

Remarks and Announcements From Professor W. Sachse (representing Director M. Campbell)

Updates were given on renovation and hiring and faculty evaluation/SIP process.

A motion was made by Professor A. George to call the meeting and Professor E. Garcia seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The speaker, Professor J. Burns, adjourned the meeting at 1:28 pm.

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