CHME Faculty Meeting

Date(s) - Thu 01/24/19
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Jett Hall (JH) 274 CHME Conference Room


  1. Minimum GPA condition for admission to grad studies (Manz)
    1. Academic Program Review – CHME-2
      Faculty discussed and agreed to take no action.  Current admission practices seem to be working. No recent cases of an admitted graduate student failing to make progress could be identified from memory. 
  2. 2019-2020 Undergraduate Curriculum discussed changes made to get to current 124 cr hr curriculum 
  3. 2019-2020 Graduate Curriculum discussed with focus on addition of ME degree
  4. CHME 590/690
    1. current catalog description: “Presentations on topics of professional interest in chemical engineering. Includes seminars by faculty, graduate students, and invited speakers from academia, government, and industry. Required each semester for every Ph.D. student. All candidates for graduate degrees required to give seminar. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Restricted to: CHME majors.
      faculty decided to delete all but first sentence of the catalog description, change to S/U
  5. Bob & Gwen Watkins Connected Learning Classroom discussed in context of the numbered items below
    1. SJC Associate of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (reflects the BSCHE at NMSU for years 1 and 2 and includes Adobe Connect offering of CHME 101, 102, 201, 294, 303, and 305)
    2. Master of Engineering
      1. use of Adobe Connect/Panopto
      2. details of curriculum
      3. need to hire JW Schutte
    3. In discussion with NMSU-C and NMSU-A to offer AS in CHME; reached out to NMSU-G, Highlands, ENMU, WNMU, and NMJC.
  6. 2018 Performance Evaluations discussed timeline
    1. Rockstraw to review and deliver each a draft by 02/18/19
    2. one-on-one meetings to occur through 03/01/19 to review and sign
  7. 2019 Allocation of Effort complimented faculty on quality of their submissions
    1. documents reviewed and awaiting final faculty signatures
  8. Identify day/time for future meetings no change to calendar, discuss agenda with Martha prior to each mtg, present opinions to the group during discussions, permit follow-on conversation when objections are voiced
    3 – Mon or Wed 5:30 PM
    3 – Tue or Thu 7:30 AM
    2 – Sat 9:00 AM