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P&R Responses for recommendation 45

Recommendation 45
Department Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Consensus Opinion 9 out of 9 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Recommendation: Engineering Management Graduate Program-Discontinue
a. We disagree with the recommendation partly since it was made due to declining enrollment in this program. The drop in enrollment was temporary and due largely to an elevation in acceptance standards. It is expected that the program will work due to: 1) Improved student quality (requiring a minimum 3.0 GPA undergraduate), 2) continued high application rate, and 3) the planned integration of online courses for the program.
The second reason that discontinuation was recommended was minimal college support. The program is very valuable to engineers in all fields who will encounter managerial duties throughout their careers. We recommend an increase in college support towards the program in the form of release time for a program coordinator since the demand for and usefulness of the program is there.
b. The department as a whole felt that the process requires more time for communication and exploration of collaboration opportunities across the various programs on campus. We feel that the process is being rushed needlessly in a manner that will compromise the ability to obtain successful results from this process. Questions that seriously hinder our ability to recommend include but are not limited to: What is the demand for the different programs in the future? How would the resources for programs change?
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 45
Department Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Consensus Opinion 9 out of 9 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Recommendation: ET General Merging with Manufacturing Engineering
a. The department as a whole felt that the process requires more time for communication and exploration of collaboration opportunities across the various programs on campus. We feel that the process is being rushed needlessly in a manner that will compromise the ability to obtain successful results from this process. Questions that seriously hinder our ability to recommend include but are not limited to: What is the demand for the different programs in the future? How would the resources for programs change?
b. ET program is different specifically with respect to the math requirements. Students already in the ET pipeline would need a new set of math courses (currently non-existing courses) to upgrade math skills and incorporate these students into the Manufacturing Engineering Degree. This, however, would be a very difficult task that we expect only a few students would be able to successfully accomplish. Since these students often gravitate to ET due to the more hands on approach and lower mathematical requirements we believe that merging ET General with Manufacturing Engineering would essentially remove a valid and viable opportunity for these students due to these real differences. Due to the difficulties for this transition and the elimination of valid engineering opportunities for some students we currently disagree with the proposed change. If a workable transition was developed for capable ET students, it would be possible to revisit the issue.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

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