American Society for Engineering Education
Date: June 17, 2004
To: ASEE IL/IN Section
From: Mark C. Johnson
Secretary, ASEE IL/IN Section
Phone: 765 494-0636
Re: March 27, 2004 IL/IN Section Business Meeting Minutes
The annual IL/IN section business meeting was conducted Saturday March 27, 2004. It
took place during lunch as a part of the annual IL/IN section conference.
ASEE IL/IN officers in attendance were:
Radha Bal (RBa),
Robert Bloompott (RB),
Mark C. Johnson,
Robert Bloompott gave the opening welcome and introduced John S. Erwin, President of
Dr. Erwin extended a welcome to ICC and gave an overview of ICC.
Heidi Diefes-Dux introduced Duane L. Abata, President of ASEE, and Dean of the
Dr. Abata first gave an overview of the current very strong and active state of ASEE.
This is noteworthy in light of the recent struggles of numerous other engineering
The bulk of Dr. Abata’s talk was on the issue of outsourcing. He dealt with many aspects
of the issue, but his conclusion was a call for us to take action in recognition of the
prospect of greatly increased global competition in higher education, particularly from
Dr. Diefes-Dux then led the meeting in taking care of the following section business:
Recognition of the section conference organizers; see the earlier list of officers in
Recognition of campus representatives in attendance.
Announcement: the Friday 1:30 pm workshop was rescheduled for Saturday 1:30
that the next section conference is to be a
Introduction of proposed slate of officers for 2004-5
New Zone II Chair, Sandra Yost (not present)
Michael Kozak, IL/IN Section Chair
Robert Hoffinger, Chair Elect
Mark Johnson, continuing as secretary
Carmine Polito, continuing as treasurer
There were no further nominees from the floor. Acceptance of the slate was
moved, seconded, and accepted unanimously.
Robert Bloompott was introduced as newsletter editor, an appointed position.
No 2006 conference site has been selected.
The meeting was adjourned.
Immediately after the meeting, Gary Steffen of Indiana University/Purdue University
Fort Wayne (IPFW) volunteered to host the 2006 conference.