Summary: Accreditation & Continuous Improvement Committee Meeting Minutes: March 15, 2007
Attendees: Eve Riskin (Chair), Jim Borgford-Parnell (CELT), Rich Christie (rep. EE), Rick Gustafson (PSE), Brad Holt (CHEM E),
Tom Horbett (BIOE), Don Janssen (CEE), Karen Kasonic (TC), Uy-Loi Ly (AA), Richard Storch (IND E), Eric Stuve (CHEM E),
Janice Henderson (CoE).
Absent: Martin Afromowitz (EE), Lucien Brush (MSE), Monica Duke (CSE), Carl Ebeling (CSE), John Kramlich (ME).
College-wide Issues raised by Jim Sweeney, the BioE mock evaluator
Jim Sweeney visited BioE on March 8th
. He raised a lot of good issues that BioE must address this spring. He
also raised a few college-wide issues:
1. CSE 142/143 - he's concerned that these courses may be considered simply computer programming with no
engineering content. Any CoE degree programs using them as engineering credits may be dinged we
should aggressively demonstrate that these courses have engineering content.
Action: Stuart Reges, CSE, will write a statement affirming the engineering content of these two courses. The
statement will be included in the College's self-study report.
2. Any programs requiring statistics for graduation should be careful if they allow a math course as a
substitute for an engineering course. If a substitute is allowed, then the engineering course will not count
for engineering credits. Sweeney suggested counting some of the Statistics 390 credits toward engineering, especially
if extra engineering credits are needed. Currently, all of the Statistics 390 credits are counted as math and science.