We received approval for the B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Board of Regents and the North West Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU, UW’s regional accreditation body). The sophomore year of the B.S. CE program will start this fall.
We are ready to offer the Data Science Certificate, thanks to the hard work of Juhua Hu, but unfortunately low enrollment resulted in its cancellation. We will probably offer this certificate through the office of Educational Outreach sometime soon.
Construction has begun in the Cragle Parking Lot on the new Milgard Hall which will house ME and CE labs, the Milgard Business School’s Dean’s Suite, and the Global Innovation and Design Center. The ME labs in the academic block are slated to open this fall.
We are currently in a search for an IT support staff and a search for a Civil Engineering lab engineer will start in 2021-22.
The CE faculty will have permanent offices at the Center for Urban Waters and desks/cubicles in TLB on campus. The ME faculty member’s office will be in Carlton Hall with the other ME faculty and the research professor’s office will be in TLB 307C (research commons).
Andrew Fry and Brian Chambers (Director of Development, School of Engineering and Technology) are working on restructuring the Advisory Board with the goal of making it more active in furthering SET’s mission.
Brian Chambers , Leslie Kinkade (UWT Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement) and I had a mini-retreat in the summer on seeking new ways to improve our fundraising methods.
UW’s 10 year review
Planning has begun for the ten year review (which will occur in 2022-23) of all programs in SET. We have to submit 16 reviewer names (8 internal to UW and 8 outside UW) and 5 possible dates of the review by Dec 2021. Two internal and two external reviewers will be selected before Spring 2022. We will have an initial meeting with these reviewers in Spring 2022. The self-study report is due in fall 2022 or at least 6 weeks prior to the reviewer visit.