A. Faculty Qualifications

Describe the qualifications of the faculty and how they are adequate to cover all the curricular areas of the program and also meet any applicable program criteria. This description should include the composition, size, credentials, and experience of the faculty. Complete Table 6-1. Include faculty resumes in Appendix B.

Table 6-1. Faculty Qualifications
Andersen, PaulPh D, CHE, 1987 ASCTFT02119LML
Brewer, CatherinePh D, CHE, 2012ASTTTFT055HHL
Foudazi, RezaPh D, CHE, 2010ASTTTFT044HHL
Gulino, DanielPh D, CHE, 1983ANTTPT6295LLL
Houston, JessicaPh D, CHE, 2005ASCTFT277HHL
Jena, UmakantaPh D, AgE, 2011ASTTTFT010HHL
Luo, HongmeiPh D, CHE, 2006ASCTFT277HHL
Manz, ThomasPh D, CHE, 2009ASTTTFT255HML
Mata, ElizabethJD, LAW, 1992ANTTPT111Member of MA bar;
registered to practice before USPTO
Miller, JuanitaME, CE, 2006ANTTPT293.52.5PE, NAFI CFEI,
OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer
Mitchell, MarthaPh D, CHE, 1996PTFT02020PEHHL
Nelson, TheodorePh D, CHE, 1971ANTTPT5390.5PEHMH
Pillalamarri, IlaPh D, Health PhysicsANTTPT3893MLL
Rockstraw, DavidPh D, CHE, 1989PTFT292323PEHMH
Salazar, AliciaMS, NE, 2014ANTTPT311MML
Sanatkaran, NedaPh D, CHE, 2015ANTTPT521MML
Schutte, JohnBS, CHE, 1999ANTTPT1244MML
Taylor, StephenPh D, CHEM, 2004ANTTPT064LLL
Zhou, MengPh D, CHE, 2016ASTTTPT022MML
  1. Code: P = Professor, ASC = Associate Professor, AST = Assistant Professor, I = Instructor, A = Adjunct, O = Other
  2. Code: TT = Tenure Track, T = Tenured, NTT = Non Tenure Track
  3. At the institution
  4. The level of activity, high (H), medium (M) or low (L), should reflect an average over the year prior to the visit plus the two previous years.
  5. CHE = Chemical Engineering, AgE = Agricultural Engineering, CHEM = Chemistry

B. Faculty Workload

Complete Table 6-2, Faculty Workload Summary and describe this information in terms of workload expectations or requirements.

Faculty Member(1)Classes Taught Year/Term (2)Teaching %Research %Other % (4)(5)
Andersen, PaulFT17FA: 452(3), 470(3); 18SP: sabbatical252055100
Brewer, CatherineFT17FA: 306(4); 18SP: 301(3), 491(1.5), 495(2)43.851.35100
Foudazi, RezaFT17FA: 361(3); 18SP: 305(3), 506(3)37.557.55100
Gulino, DanielPT17FA: 323L(1), 423L(1); 18SP: 324L(1), 424L(1)33.3
Houston, JessicaFT17FA: 412(3); 18SP sabbatical12.532.555100
Jena, UmakantaFT17FA: 201(3); 18SP: 441(3)25705100
Luo, HongmeiFT17FA: 302(2), 467/567(3)20.874.25100
Manz, ThomasFT17FA: 516(3); 18SP: 307(3), 461/561(3)37.557.55100
Mata, ElizabethPT18SP: 449(3)12.5
Miller, JuanitaPT17FA: 448(3)12.5
Mitchell, MarthaFT17FA: sabbatical; 18SP: 102(2), 392(3), 594(2), 690(1)33.311.755100
Nelson, TheodorePT17FA: 501(3)12.5
Pillalamarri, IlaPT18SP: 471(3)12.5
Rockstraw, DavidFT17FA: 101(2), 391(1)12.517.570100
Salazar, AliciaPT17FA: 491(3)12.5
Sanatkaran, NedaPT18SP: 361(3)12.5
Schutte, JohnPT17FA: 302L(1), 452L(1); 18SP: 352L(1), 455(3), 455L(1)29.2
Taylor, StephenPT17FA: 395V(3); 18SP: 395V(3), 491(1.5), 495(2)43.8
Zhou, MengFT0505100
  1. FT = Full Time Faculty or PT = Part Time Faculty, at the institution
  2. For the academic year for which the Self-Study Report is being prepared.
  3. Program activity distribution should be in percent of effort in the program and should total 100%.
  4. Indicate sabbatical leave, etc., under “Other.”
  5. Out of the total time employed at the institution.

C. Faculty Size

Discuss the adequacy of the size of the faculty and describe the extent and quality of faculty involvement in interactions with students, student advising and counseling, university service activities, professional development, and interactions with industrial and professional practitioners including employers of students.

The number of faculty in CHME is sufficient to cover all curricular areas.  CHME has hired highly-qualified adjuncts to assist with course load, permitting the tenure-track faculty to achieve success in research endeavors, thereby bringing more research opportunities to the undergraduate students.

CHME is working with the dean to pursue a College Professor (Industrial background) position and a part-time lab instructor position to permanently staff the capstone course (CHME 455), the simulation lab sequence (CHME 352L, CHME 452L, and CHME 455L), and the teaching lab sequence (CHME 323L, CHME 324L, CHME 423L, and CHME 424L).  In this manner, the teaching load on the tenured and tenure-track faculty will be at a level to permit the maintenance of quality research programs.

D. Professional Development

Provide detailed descriptions of professional development activities for each faculty member.

see most recent professional development activities found in Appendix B – Faculty Vitae

E. Authority and Responsibility of Faculty

Describe the role played by the faculty with respect to course creation, modification, and evaluation, their role in the definition and revision of program educational objectives and student outcomes, and their role in the attainment of the student outcomes. Describe the roles of others on campus, e.g., dean or provost, with respect to these areas.

The CHME faculty complete autonomy of activities that include “…curriculum review and modification; assessment, including Course Assessment Records and documentation for ABET self-study,” as defined in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering Functions & Criteria Statement. The CHME faculty adjust the curriculum to meet the needs of constituency, as guided by constituency through the process described within this program self-study.  The Dean of the College of Engineering and Provost have approval authority for such curriculum changes.