Minutes of the EEE Graduate Committee – 9/9/05
Present: Ramesh, Kumar, Heedley, Pang, Oldenburg, Vaziri
- The good news is that the EEE Graduate Program continues to have in excess of
200 graduate students. FTES
enrollment is down to around 50 from a peak of about 85 two years
ago. The graduate student
population appears to be changing with more part-time, domestic students
and fewer full-time international students.
- As scheduled in the meeting last May, Kumar
presented the restructuring of EEE 211, 212, and 213. New course outlines were reviewed for EEE 211 and 213.
EEE 211 was substantially changed to include
important topics from EEE 212 and remove less important ones from EEE 211. EEE 213 was updated with only minor changes in
content. The Committee agreed that
Kumar should precede with preparation of formal Form A course change
proposals for this sequence.
(Post-meeting Note: Kumar
will provide those course change proposals at the 9/16 EEE Department Meeting and seek approval so that
they may make the upcoming deadline for the 2006-08 university catalog. Although it was suggested to change the EEE 211 to EEE 210, it was decided to maintain the EEE 211 number, since it is still the first course
in the 210 sequence.)
- Oldenburg presented a second draft of Project Guidelines
for consideration by the committee.
It included several changes suggested at the May meeting and during
the summer. There was general
agreement that the draft guidelines were significantly improved and could
serve as a useful baseline for both faculty project chairpersons and
graduate students. A third draft
will be prepared to incorporate some additional suggested changes (it will
be posted on the Committee web site) and it will be scheduled for final
review at the next meeting.
- The list of elective area graduate advisors was
reviewed. They are: Control Systems – Setlur; Communication
Systems – Kumar; Power Systems – Gonen; Microelectronic Design – Heedley;
Computer Architecture & Digital Systems – Vadhva. Beginning with the class entering in
this 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”.) A notice to this effect will be posted
on the M. S. Degree Program web page.
- Agenda items for the October meeting of the
Committee were sought. Heedley
asked that the issue of a Project/Thesis Contract for graduate students be
placed on the agenda for discussion.