Original Planning Document

 

List of Key Constituencies

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Employers
  • Recent Program Graduates (5 years or less since BS)
  • Recognized Outstanding Program Graduates

 

Representatives of Key Constituencies

  • Undergraduate Students – (1) Exit interviews with graduating seniors conducted by Department Head, or designate; (2) Undergraduate course evaluation forms; (3) Officers of the student chapters of Institute of Industrial Engineers, Alpha Pi Mu honor society and Furniture Club; and (4) Interviews of undergraduate students selected at random during preregistration advising.
  • Faculty – (1) Faculty members actively involved with the undergraduate program; (2) Monthly departmental faculty meetings of entire faculty; and (3) Departmental Undergraduate Curriculum & ABET coordinating committee.
    Employers – (1) Key employers of program graduates; (2) Industrial sponsors of IE 498 Senior Design Project course; and (3) Departmental Industrial Advisory Committee.
  • Recent Program Graduates- (1) IE 498 Senior Design Project sponsors; (2) Recruiters of program graduates who conduct on-campus interviews and/or Career Fairs; and (3) Survey of graduates conducted by NC State.
  • Recognized Outstanding Alumni – (1) Those alumni receiving departmental, college and/or university awards; and (2) Departmental Industrial Advisory Committee, Guest Lecturers and/or Department Guests.

 

Process for Generating Program Educational Objectives

  • ABET efforts in IE are coordinated by Clarence Smith, Assistant Head of the Department. Working with Mike Carter of the Department of English, along with IE faculty members Henry Nuttle, Gary Mirka, Thom Hodgson and Jim Taylor, we developed a first draft (03/09/00) of the Program Educational Objectives that served as a working document.
  • At Spring 2000 monthly faculty meetings, ongoing discussions were held concerning the college-wide ABET activities. The faculty reviewed and commented on the draft document by email and several iterations were completed.
  • Review by our undergraduate students, visiting professionals and undergraduate project sponsors was initiated this spring. Formal review by the other key constituencies will occur in the fall of 2000.

Plan for Maintenance of Program Educational Objectives

  • Annual review by departmental ABET Committee and other faculty as needed.
  • Complete review by entire faculty at least once between ABET formal visit cycle.
  • ABET Committee coordinates feedback mechanisms on an on-going basis from key constituencies.

 
Draft: July 1, 2000