Minutes of the EEE Graduate Committee – 5/13/05
Present: Milica Markovic, Colinge, Kumar, Matthews, Heedley, Oldenburg, Vaziri
- There was brief discussion of the announcement of
Dean Braja Das’ retirement effective summer 2006. Oldenburg informed the committee that graduate
applications for next fall had finally begun to arrive at his office, but
the number was small and there were over 100 applications still undergoing
processing at Graduate Admissions.
Faculty should make a final check of fall schedule of graduate
classes to make sure that the times and rooms for the classes are
appropriate. CASPER registration for fall begins on June 20.
- Kumar requested that the consideration of the
restructuring of EEE 211, 212, and 213 be postponed until the first
meeting in the fall, since there were still some issues for the
Communication Systems area faculty to resolve. EEE 211 and 213 are currently listed in the Schedule
of Classes for fall. Any changes
must be discussed with Ramesh before CASPER registration opens.
- Oldenburg presented a first draft of Project Guidelines
for consideration by the committee.
It was agreed that this document should reflect a minimum set of
guidelines, and that the chairperson of the project committee should be
able to add additional requirements as necessary to fit individual
students and specific project requirements. The draft will be posted on the Graduate
Committee web site in MS Word format to facilitate the suggestion of
modifications for the next draft.
All suggestions should be forwarded to Oldenburg before July 1, at which time the next draft will
- Currently, the elective area graduate advisors
have been drafted by default and include:
Control Systems – Setlur; Communication Systems – Kumar; Power
Systems – Gonen; Microelectronic Design – Heedley; Computer Architecture
& Digital Systems – Vadhva.
Beginning with the class entering in the fall, students will be
required to follow the new Graduate Program in the on-line CSUS
Catalog. Under the new requirements,
elective area advisors are required to approve an elective plan of study
for graduate students by the end of the students’ first semester. (Week 13 of the semester has been
specified as the “advising week”.)
Formal selection of the elective area advisors must be done by the
Committee before advising begins.
- Oldenburg presented a revision of the EEE Comprehensive Examination – Format, which will
be used next fall. It incorporates
the additional oral examination format guidelines recommended by the Committee
at its last meeting. The format is
posted on the Committee web site for easy reference.
- Agenda items for the first meeting of the
Committee in the fall will include the report on the restructuring of the
three Communication Systems courses, and further consideration of the
revised draft of Project Guidelines.