Engineering Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is charged with considering all recommendations made for new majors; for the introduction of new courses and the dropping of old ones; to study the majors and offerings of the College as related to the needs of the students and the global engineering community, and to make recommendations on these matters to the Dean of the College of Engineering.


Committees

There are four standing committees of the Faculty Council appointed annually by the Faculty Council and the Dean of the College of Engineering:

Undergraduate Studies

This committee will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending action on all undergraduate course and curriculum proposals submitted by departments in the College. The committee may also consider and recommend action on other matters pertaining to the undergraduate program in the College, whether such matters are referred to the committee or the committee initiates the consideration.

Graduate Studies and Research

This committee will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending action on all graduate course and curriculum proposals submitted by departments in the College. The committee may also consider and recommend action on other matters pertaining to the graduate program and research in the College, whether such matters are referred to the committee or the committee initiates the consideration.

Engineering Technology

This committee will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending action on all engineering technology degree programs and curriculum proposals submitted by the School of Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering. The committee may also consider and recommend action on other matters pertaining to the engineering technology degree programs in the College, whether such matters are referred to the committee or the committee initiates the consideration.

General Planning

This committee will be responsible for faculty input into the long-range planning of the College of Engineering, including: (1) identifying timely and pertinent issues which warrant consideration by the faculty and Faculty Council and, (2) assisting the Faculty Council Chair in the development of a College-wide Faculty Council activities. (3) input to the development of a College-wide strategic plan.


Duties

Engineering Faculty Council Duties:

  • Initiate, prepare, investigate, and coordinate College activities within the responsibility of the faculty, and advise the dean, appropriate staff officers, and faculty of the College of such matters; it shall also act on matters delegated to it by the faculty or the dean.
  • Consider all recommendations made for new majors, for the introduction of new courses and the dropping of old ones, to study the majors and offerings of the College with reference to the needs of the students and of the Commonwealth and nation, and to make recommendations on these matters to the Dean of the College of Engineering.

Officers' Duties

  • Chair shall work with the dean and his/her staff to prepare the agenda and shall serve as Parliamentarian for faculty meetings.
  • Secretary shall prepare, reproduce, and distribute notes, agenda, and minutes of the individual faculty meetings, and shall publish and distribute the current membership of Faculty Council, all standing committees, standing subcommittees, and special committees of the College in the fall of each year. The Secretary shall keep the official roll and prepare and publish minutes of the Faculty Council meetings with assistance from the Dean's Office.
  • Vice-chair shall be responsible for coordinating the activities of the standing committees, encouraging the timely completion of committee tasks, and, in consultation with committee chairs, determining those activities that should be brought before the Faculty Council. The Vice-chair also serves as the Chair of the Nomination Committee.

Standing Committee Duties

  • Undergrad Studies, Engineering Technology and Graduate Studies and Research Committees will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending action on all course and curriculum proposals submitted by departments and programs within the College. The committee may also consider and recommend action on other matters pertaining to the program in the College, whether such matters are referred to the committee or the committee initiates the consideration. Decisions of the committees are only advisory to the Faculty Council. See the attached flowchart.
  • General Planning Committee will be responsible for faculty input into the long-range planning of the College of Engineering, including: (1) identifying timely and pertinent issues which warrant consideration by the faculty and Faculty Council, (2) assisting the Faculty Council Chair in the development of an annual agenda for faculty Council activities, and (3) input to the development of a College-wide strategic plan.
  • Nomination Committee shall be responsible for preparing a slate of nominations for University Faculty Senators, Graduate Council members, and Ombudsman in accordance with the standing rules.

Members

Engineering Faculty Council (2015-16)
Department Name Email Term
Chair, EFC Chris Giebink ncg2@psu.edu 2016-2017
Immediate Past Chair Vacant    
Vice Chair Howard Salis hms17@psu.edu 2016-2017
Secretary Nanyin Zheng nxzbio@engr.psu.edu 2015-2018
Engineering Senator Doug Wolfe dew125@psu.edu 2016-2017
Grad Council Rep Matt Parkinson mbp11@psu.edu 2016-2017
Dean, COE Justin Schwartz    
Aersospace Engineering Jose Palacios jlp324@psu.edu 2015-2018
Agricultural and Biological Engineering Howard Salis hms17@psu.edu 2014-2017
Architectural Engineering Aly Said aus59@psu.edu 2015-2018
Biomedical Engineering Nanyin Zheng nxzbio@engr.psu.edu 2015-2018
Chemical Engineering Esther Gomez ewg10@psu.edu 2014-2017
Civil and Environmental Engineering Shelley Stoffels sms26@engr.psu.edu 2016-2019
Computer Science and Engineering Gang G. Tan gxt29@psu.edu 2016-2019
Electrical Engineering Chris Giebink ncg2@psu.edu 2014-2017
Engineering Science and Mechanics Gary Gray glg6@psu.edu 2015-2018
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Guodong (Gordon) Pang gup3@psu.edu 2016-2019
Mechanical Engineering Anil Kulkarni akkme@engr.psu.edu 2016-2017
Nuclear Engineering Marek Flaska mxf5309@psu.edu 2016-2019
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Julio Urbina jvu1@psu.edu 2016-2019
SEDTAPP Esther Obonyo eao4@psu.edu 2016-2019
ETCE Francis Derby fwd3@psu.edu 2016-2019
Jennilyn Vallejera jmv22@psu.edu 2016-2019
Undergraduate Student Rep Sohum Haribhakti sohum95@gmail.com 2016-2017
Graduate Student Rep Sowmya Raghu sur229@psu.edu 2016-2017
Graduate Studies and Research – 7 Voting Members (2015-16)
Status Name Email
Chair (EFC, EFC selected) Esther Gomez ewg10@psu.edu
Member (EFC selected) Howard Salis hms17@psu.edu
Member (EFC selected) Venky Shankar vns3@psu.edu
Member (Dean selected) Ali Borhan axb20@psu.edu
Member (Dean selected) Matt Parkinson mbp11@psu.edu
Associate Dean (ex-officio) Peter Butler pjb28@psu.edu
Graduate Student (EFC selected) Harsha Garimella vsg111@psu.edu
Grad Council Rep Eric Donnell edonnell@engr.psu.edu
Staff Support Lori Long laj5@psu.edu
Graduate Council Committee on Fellowships and Awards (2015-16)
Status Name Email
  Seungjin Kim sxk86@psu.edu
Undergraduate Studies Curriculum – 7 Voting Members (2015-16)
Status Name Email
Chair (EFC, EFC selected) Chris Giebink (E E) ncg2@psu.edu
Member (EFC selected) Zoubeida Ounaies (M E) zxo100@psu.edu
Member (EFC selected) Gary Gray (ESM) glg6@psu.edu
Member (EFC selected) Aly Said (A E) aus59@psu.edu
Member (Dean selected) Megan Marshall (ABE) mnm11@psu.edu
Member (Dean selected) David Salvia (E E) ads102@psu.edu
Associate/Assistant Dean (ex-officio) Peter Butler pjb28@psu.edu
Christine Masters cbm100@psu.edu
Undergraduate Student (EFC selected) Blaine Prichard bmp5263@psu.edu
Aaron Kandel aqk5511@psu.edu
Senate Curricular Committee Rep Maggie Slattery mjs436@psu.edux
Staff Support Brenda Chambers bsc1@psu.edu
General Planning Committee (2015-16)
Status Name Email
Chair (EFC Past Chair) Sven Schmitz (AERSP) sus52@psu.edu
Member (EFC Officer) Igor Jovanovic (NUCE) izj1@psu.edu
Member (EFC Officer) Chris Giebink (E E) ncg2@psu.edu
Member (EFC Officer) Nanyin Zheng (BME) nxzbio@engr.psu.edu
Member (GS&R Chair) Esther Gomez (CHE) ewg10@psu.edu
Member (USC Chair) Chris Giebink (E E) ncg2@psu.edu
Member (Engr Tech Chair) Ronald Land (ETCE) rel9@psu.edu

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

All Engineering Faculty Council meetings will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 202 Hammond (Stavely Conference Room).

  • Tuesday, August 22 (Graduate Council meets September 13)
  • Tuesday, September 26 (Graduate Council meets October 18)
  • Tuesday, October 24 (Graduate Council meets November 15)
  • Tuesday, November 21 (Graduate Council meets December 13)
  • Tuesday, December 12 (Graduate Council meets January 17)
  • Tuesday, January 16 (Graduate Council meets February 14)
  • Tuesday, February 20 (Graduate Council meets March 14)
  • Tuesday, March 20 (Graduate Council meets April 11)
  • Tuesday, April 17 (Graduate Council meets May 2)

Agendas

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014


Minutes

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014