Below you will find the response to the Planning and Review Committee’s recommendations completed by the program director, department chair, and the dean’s office.
Recommendations for the Program Director
- Continue to refine assessment instruments and monitor results of the satisfaction, achievement of program objectives, and technology surveys in order to improve learning in the B.S. in Industrial Management (BSIM) program.
- Address concerns noted in the current Assessment in Major Report.
- Continue to work with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in an attempt to make general education courses available for BSIM students, particularly in the evening. Give consideration to UW-Stout on-line general education courses which may be taken at varying times.
- Continue to work with the Program Advisory Committee in considering replacing BUMGT-116 Fundamentals of Business with a higher level course in business. This course could be BUINB-260 Introduction to International Business or a revision of this course and numbered in the 300 level. Other possibilities could include an international course in marketing or management.
- Continue to work closely with Technology and Information Services as the WONDER network is phased out and replaced with a delivery method that is yet to be determined. The additional cost of the new delivery method will be of concern since the added costs will have to be covered by higher tuition.
Response from the Program Director
- The program director for the B.S. in Industrial Management (BSIM) program will continue to refine assessment in order to improve learning in the program.
- The concerns raised in the current Assessment in Major will be addressed by the program director with input from program stakeholders.
- The program director will continue work with CAS to provide general education courses in a format meeting non-traditional students’ needs. Evening and on-line courses will be given consideration. Additionally the program director will work with other departments to provide timely offerings of professional studies courses.
- Program plan revisions, including consideration of the addition of a higher level business component, will be taken to the Industrial Management Department in spring 2005.
- The program director will work with Learning Technology Services to explore alternate methods of delivery as the WONDER network is phased out.
Recommendations for the Chair of the Industrial Management Department
- Help the program director with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) to offer more evening courses in general education for the benefit of BSIM students.
- Help the program director work with the Program Advisory Committee in getting BUMGT-116 Fundamentals of Business replaced with a higher level course in business.
Recommendations for the Dean
- Support the program director and the department chair as they work with CAS to offer more evening courses in general education for the benefit of BSIM students.
- Support the program director and the department chair as they consider replacing BUMGT-116 Fundamentals of Business with a higher level course in business.
Response from the Department Chair and the Dean
- Based on feedback from students and the BSIM program director, there is evidence of increased demand for evening and distance delivery of general education courses. The Chair of the Operations, Construction and Management (formerly Industrial Management) Department and the Dean of the College of Technology, Engineering and Management (CTEM) will support the program director and meet with the CAS Dean to request increased general education courses for the BSIM students. If CAS is unable to deliver the courses, CTEM will pursue offerings through Stout Solutions/Continuing Education.
- The CTEM Dean and the Chair of the Operations, Construction and Management Department will support the program director and pursue discussion with the Department of Business to consider a higher level course offering to replace BUMGT-116.