by the Executive Committee.
Reorganization of the College
of Computer Sciences and Engineering
faculty of the College of Computer Sciences and Engineering support
the reorganization of the College to accommodate the expansion of
its engineering and building management degree programs and associated
1. Create a Director of
Engineering Division position that would report to the Dean
2. Eliminate the Chair
of Electrical Engineering position
3. Create coordinator
positions for Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and
Engineering that would report to the Director of Engineering
4. Create departmental
status for the Building Construction Management program
Rationale: See attached memo
of North Florida
of Computing Sciences and Engineering
Steve Shapiro, President, UNF Faculty Association
Steve, I recommend that
we aggressively pursue a reorganization of UNF's College of Computing
Sciences and Engineering to accommodate the expansion of its engineering
and building construction management degree programs and associated
activities. The current organization does not represent reality
and does not allow us to present properly our diversity to the public
and to prospective students.
COCSE faculty has reviewed
this plan. All comments forwarded to me have been supportive. A
couple of faculty raised concerns over implementation details, but
not over the reorganization. Please forward the plan to the appropriate
UNF Faculty Association body for the next review.
Attached are two COCSE
organization charts, Current and Proposed. The two major differences
are summarized below.
- The engineering
programs - Currently, UNF offers only a BS degree in electrical
engineering (EE), with BS programs in civil engineering (CE) and
mechanical engineering (ME) scheduled to commence in the fall
terms of 2000 and 2001, respectively. Our engineering administration,
faculty, curricula, laboratories, some of our student organizations,
and so forth, now reflect only EE. We need to reflect our expanded
programs in a new organization.
Consequently, I propose
we install an Engineering Division to house our individual degree
programs. To accomplish this realignment, we need to:
This alignment will
allow us to appoint engineering faculty to specific programs,
without undue overhead. It can allow for program-specific curricula
committee, laboratory committee, etc.
- Create a Director
of Engineering Division position.
- Eliminate the
Chair of Electrical Engineering position.
- Create (at least
on paper) Coordinator positions for the EE, CE, and ME programs
to accommodate for tailoring of separate degree programs.
These positions will be filled as needed, and one coordinator
can serve more than one program (initially, one coordinator
could serve the CE and ME programs, at least). Later, some
coordinator positions probably should be converted to department
chair positions, but that need is likely several years away.
- BCM program
- This program now functions as a department, so I request it
be granted departmental status. The main reasons are:
- BCM now has three
faculty members, so its faculty size now appropriately reflects
its already large and growing student population.
- BCM is a unique
program in COCSE. It is not, and cannot be, a subset of CIS
or engineering. It has its own accrediting body, its own local
advisory council, its own student chapters, its own publications
and conferences, and so forth.
- BCM's enrollment
is steadily increasing. Fall 1999 data show 86 BCM majors.
This change is cosmetic
in the sense no additional resources are required. BCM already has
a program director, a separate budget, its one secretary position,
and other supporting infrastructure. The conversion can be implemented
by converting the program to a department and the program's director
position to a department chair. The reorganization will, however,
reflect current reality and the maturity of BCM program. It will
be viewed as positive by faculty, students, employers, and the BCM
Thank you for
your assistance. I will be pleased to address any questions you
cc: Dr. David
Orginizational flowchart for COCSE
Proposed Orginizational flowchart for COCSE
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