Electrical & Computer Engineering

Department Business

ECE Department Policies and Procedures

The following timetable for electing ECE Department Committee Chairs, Coordinators and Committee Members was agreed to at the Department Meeting of February 18, 1998.

1. Nominations for the following Committee Chairs, Coordinators and Committee Members are made during the second week of the Spring Quarter. Department secretaries will check with nominated individuals to see which positions they want to run for.

  • Excom Chair (Tenured or Tenure Track)
  • Personnel Committee Members (4 Tenured Faculty)
  • DRPT Chair (Tenured)
  • Scheduling Chair (Tenured)
  • ABET Coordinator
  • Assessment Coordinator
  • Student Advising Coordinator
  • Dept. Computer and Home Page Coordinator
  • Core Committee Chair
  • Graduate Coordinator
  • Senior Project Coordinator
  • Lab Operation and Revitalization Coordinator
  • Library Coordinator
  • Text Coordinator

2. Elections for Chairs, Coordinators and Committee Members will be held during the third week of the Spring Quarter. Only tenured and tenure track professors may vote for DRPT Chair and Personnel Committee members. As far as the Personnel Committee is concerned

  • Vote for 4
  • The 4 with the most votes will be members of the committee
  • The Department Chair is automatically a member of the Personnel Committee
  • The Personnel Committee will elect its own chair

3. Runoff elections will be held in the fourth week of the Spring Quarter between the two candidates with the most votes for those positions where no one person got a majority of the vote.

PTLs will normally be reviewed annually to assess their teaching performance. PTLs will provide student evaluations for all courses taught which will be placed in their Personnel Action Files (PAFs). Two tenured faculty members, knowledgeable in the course being taught, will be chosen to visit the class of each PTL once each year for a peer evaluation of teaching performance. A standard evaluation form will be used for this purpose. The evaluations will be placed in the PTL PAF. The Department Chair will document any information which he/she has received regarding the teaching performance of any PTL. This documentation will be placed in the PTL PAF. All materials placed in a PTL PAF during the evaluation process will be available for review by the PTL and he/she will be given the opportunity to respond in writing.

A subcommittee of five members elected by the full RTP committee will examine the PAF of each PTL after his/her first quarter of teaching and thereafter at the beginning of every Spring Quarter and make a presentation to the full RTP committee based on their findings. The full RTP committee will then vote to recommend one of the following three actions to the Department Chair:

  • Retain the PTL.
  • Retain the PTL with counseling.
  • Dismiss the PTL.

If counseling of the PTL is required it will be done by the Department Chair. The purpose of the counseling is to advise the PTL of deficiencies and/or problems with his/her teaching, to recommend steps which can be taken to improve it, and to warn of consequences should improvements not be made.

FULL TIME LECTURERS (FTLs)

The evaluation of FTLs will be the same as that of PTLs with the addition that FTLs will be asked to provide a summary of their service to the Department, College and University which will be considered in their evaluation in addition to their teaching performance.

PART TIME LECTURERS (PTLs)

PTLs will normally be reviewed annually to assess their teaching performance. PTLs will provide student evaluations for all courses taught which will be placed in their Personnel Action Files (PAFs). Two tenured faculty members, knowledgeable in the course being taught, will be chosen to visit the class of each PTL once each year for a peer evaluation of teaching performance. A standard evaluation form will be used for this purpose. The evaluations will be placed in the PTL PAF. The Department Chair will document any information which he/she has received regarding the teaching performance of any PTL. This documentation will be placed in the PTL PAF. All materials placed in a PTL PAF during the evaluation process will be available for review by the PTL and he/she will be given the opportunity to respond in writing.

A subcommittee of five members elected by the full RTP committee will examine the PAF of each PTL after his/her first quarter of teaching and thereafter at the beginning of every Spring Quarter and make a presentation to the full RTP committee based on their findings. The full RTP committee will then vote to recommend one of the following three actions to the Department Chair:

  • Retain the PTL.
  • Retain the PTL with counseling.
  • Dismiss the PTL.

If counseling of the PTL is required it will be done by the Department Chair. The purpose of the counseling is to advise the PTL of deficiencies and/or problems with his/her teaching, to recommend steps which can be taken to improve it, and to warn of consequences should improvements not be made.

FULL TIME LECTURERS (FTLs)

The evaluation of FTLs will be the same as that of PTLs with the addition that FTLs will be asked to provide a summary of their service to the Department, College and University which will be considered in their evaluation in addition to their teaching performance.

EXCOM:   
    Hyoung Soo Kim

Subcommittees of Excom:
    Electronics : 
    Digital : Halima El Naga 
    Power : Saeed S. Monemi
    Signal and Systems (Network) : Thomas Ketseoglou

Advancement:    
    Saeed S. Monemi

Assessment:   
    Brita Olson

Dept. Computer & Home Page:   
   

Graduate Studies:  
    Thomas Ketseoglou

Lab Operation & Revitalization:   
    Mohamed El-Hadedy Aly

Personnel Committee: 
    Anas Salah Eddin
    Halima El Naga (Department Chair)
    James Kang
    Thomas Ketseoglou
    Hyoung Soo Kim
    Salomon Oldak
    Brita Olson
    Norali Pernalete
    Jenny Zhen Yu

RTP Chair :     
   

Senior Project:   
    Tamer Omar

Scheduling:    
    James S. Kang

Scholarship: 
    Jenny Zhen Yu

Semester Advising:
    Anas Salah Eddin

Textbook:
    Anas Salah Eddin

Undergraduate Advising: