2014 Fall Regular Meeting Agenda

TAMU-CC Academic Advising Committee Agenda

Fall 2014, 9/26/2014, Time 11:00 am, Conrad Blucher Institute Conference Room


  • William Bernsen, Chair
  • Brandi Lowe, Vice Chair
  • Sheila Steffenson (not attending)
  • Noela Garza
  • Ken Gold
  • Keith McNease
  • Davey Edwards
  • Mike Beavers (not attending)
  • Dan Stone
  • Stephen Blaskey
  • Sonia Gover
  • James Carr
  • Miguel Escobar
  • Chip Urban

Early Meeting (±11:00)

  1. Introduction and member specialty (GIS v. Geomatics)
  2. Orientation
    1. committee duties, official and unofficial
  3. Other

Lunch (provided ±12:00)

Call to Order (±12:30) – Welcome and introductions

  1. Welcome James Carr, Miguel Escobar and Chip Urban
  2. Unfinished Business
  3. Approval of the 2013 fall regular meeting minutes
  4. Member reappointments
    1. Keith, Stephen and William agree to continue
    2. Michael Parma has resigned
  5. GISSO report (as available)
    1. Membership status
    2. Meeting attendance
    3. GISSO activities
    4. Student concerns/requests/feedback
  6. Possible recruitment of new GIS member(s)
  7. University updates
    1. follow up on ABET?
    2. follow up on status of online labs?
    3. on GISc credit hour reduction
    4. on enrollment
    5. on faculty
    6. on PhD proposal
    7. on UAV’s and surface table
    8. other
  8. Final thoughts and comments
  9. Next meeting time and content
  10. Adjournment

Make other requests in comment section below, or email the chair

Term Expirations

  • Spring 2015 – Sheila Steffenson, Mike Beavers, Brandi Lowe, Dan Stone, Sonia Gover
  • Spring 2016 – Noela Garza, Ken Gold, Davey Edwards, James Carr
  • Spring 2017 – William Bernsen, Keith McNease, Stephen Blaskey, Miguel Escobar, Chip Urban
William B


I am a Registered Professional Land Surveyor and work for a small land surveying and mapping business called Absolute Land Surveying, Ltd., located in Plum, Texas. I am a 1999 graduate of the Geomatics Program and was the 6th graduate overall of the Program. I am also a member of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors' Item Writing Committee that develops questions for the Board's legal and analytical exams.

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