Minutes of the EEE Graduate Committee – 1/27/06
Present: Oldenburg, Pang, Heedley, Gonen, Matthews, Ramesh, Kumar
- Information Items…
- The EEE Graduate Laboratory in SCL-1237 should be ready
to open sometime next month. We
are currently waiting for the arrival of new tables. The chairs, lockers, and workstations
are all in place. This will be an
“open laboratory” for EEE graduate students. Lock codes will be distributed when the
laboratory is ready to open.
- The 20th Annual California State
University Student Research Competition has been announced (see www.csus.edu/rsp/ ) EEE graduate students have been very successful in
this competition in the past, and faculty advisors are urged to encourage
their project/thesis students to consider entering this year.
- One Petition for Special Consideration was
received from an EEE graduate student. The Graduate Committee considered the
request and made its recommendation.
Oldenburg will communicate the decision to the student
and place the petition and recommendations in the student’s file.
- Enrollment data as of 1/27/06 was distributed for all of the EEE graduate courses offered this Spring
semester. The data indicate that
all courses that are currently open in the schedule have reached
sufficient enrollment, and that none will have to be cancelled. Oldenburg reported that their were 15
new international EEE graduate students attending the International
Student Orientation held earlier this month, and that this typically
indicates that approximately 30 new international students will be joining
the program this Spring. Some have
notified the Coordinator that they will be delayed in arriving, but most
will be here by next week. Many
students are still “shopping” for elective courses and will need to
finalize their enrollment this week.
- Ramesh reported that EEE 215, 222 225, 249, and 261, which had been
identified for possible deletion by the University, have been re-justified
and will remain in our course inventory.
Further discussion ensued concerning the inventory of EEE graduate courses and the levels of enrollment in
each over the past two academic years.
It was agreed that a priority this semester will be to carefully
consider the course offerings scheduled for Fall
’06 and Spring ’07 to make sure that they will meet the needs of our
current graduate student body. EEE 296F and EEE 296J were identified as courses needing to be
revised as experimental offerings, or be proposed for addition to the
- Heedley presented the latest (2nd)
draft requirements for a Project/Thesis Contract for graduate students. The proposed requirements were
discussed, and some additional modifications and additions were
suggested. Heedley will continue
accepting suggestions until the Graduate Committee meets next month. At that time, it is anticipated that we
will be able to vote on adoption of the draft. A third revised draft from Heedley will
be posted under this meeting date on the web site. Comments should be directed to Heedley.
- The next meeting of the Graduate Committee is
schedule for Friday, February 24, at the usual time and in the usual