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Strategic Plan For Industrial And Management Systems Engineering, Paul Savory Aug 2008

Strategic Plan For Industrial And Management Systems Engineering, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Reports

The role of this strategic plan is to map out a range of department goals, offer objectives for achieving each goal, and list potential strategies for meeting an objective. It also lists performance metrics for measuring progress for each goal. Each year, a subset of goals and objectives will be identified by the IMSE department as a priority for the coming year. Detailed metrics for measuring improvement for the department’s priorities areas will then be defined. The department committee to develop the plan consisted of Dr. Paul Savory (committee chair), Dr. Susan Hallbeck, and Dr. Erick Jones.


Integrating Communication And Engineering Skills In An Industrial Engineering Curriculum Based On Outcome Assessment Results, Leslie A. Potter, John K. Jackman, K. Jo Min, Matt Search Jan 2008

Integrating Communication And Engineering Skills In An Industrial Engineering Curriculum Based On Outcome Assessment Results, Leslie A. Potter, John K. Jackman, K. Jo Min, Matt Search

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

To bridge the gap between technical and communication skills of industrial engineering students at Iowa State University, faculty have focused assessment-driven continuous improvement in the curriculum on the integration of communication and engineering skills. Written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills are addressed through the core communication process (Analysis, Formulation, Creation, Delivery, and Assessment): the focus of a new engineering communications course. This paper describes the creation of this course, including the impetus for inception, course content, structure, and outcome-based learning activities. Student growth and survey results are examined. Long term impact expectations and assessment plans are described.