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Title: Recruitment Sub-Committee Update (Champion: Dr. Fink)


1
Recruitment Sub-Committee Update (Champion Dr.
Fink)
  • Meeting outcomes
  • Discussed and described current recruiting
    efforts which include
  • Transfer agreements with Richland and Wharton
    community colleges which are progressing rapidly
  • Richland College http//www.rlc.dcccd.edu/etep/et
    ep.htm
  • Mainly for EET/TET program
  • Wharton County Junior College http//www.wcjc.edu
    /ed_programs_n/math_sci/default.asp
  • Agreements will allow to transfer students
    directly into ETID without too much red tape
  • First batch of transfer students expected in Fall
    2008/Spring 2009
  • Other community colleges have been targeted
  • Austin Community College (ACC)
    http//www3.austin.cc.tx.us/catalog/degengi.htm
  • Blinn College at Bryan http//www.blinn.edu/brazo
    s/matheng/MathDesc.htm
  • Blinn College at Brenham http//www.blinn.edu/mat
    heng/

2
Recruiting
  • Concerns
  • Transfer student qualifications
  • Math and science requirements/courses
  • Accreditation of community colleges (not too many
    ABET-accredited)
  • Approval by College of Engineering and Admissions
    Office
  • Suggestions
  • Aggieland Saturday Better planning
  • ETID Open House
  • Better outreach mechanisms (tie with Outreach)
  • Establish direct contacts with Community Colleges

3
Faculty Development (Champion Dr. Alvarado)
  • Meeting outcomes
  • Tenure-track faculty would like to see clear
    guidelines from the ETID PT committee
  • Key issue How teaching loads are factored in
    Promotion and Tenure
  • Suggested action items
  • Development of career checklist
  • Creation of a New Faculty Handbook for each
    program
  • Examples of successful tenure- and
    promotion-packages

4
Faculty Development
  • Suggested action items
  • Reward collaboration among faculty
  • Develop a system so tenure-track faculty in
    different ETID programs can be PI or CO-PI in the
    same proposals
  • Share RFPs
  • Form multi-disciplinary research teams
  • Share vital information including
  • NSF workshops
  • Seminars
  • Industry/government contacts
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