- INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY
- Industrial and Manufacturing
- California State
Polytechnic University, Pomona
- Minutes of Meeting
- November 4, 1998
Members: Hauch, Hoover, Lewis, Phelan
Faculty: Girouard, Parisay, Sadat, Rosenkrantz, Taylor,
Dean's Office: Hohmann, James
In the absence of Chairman Schelvan, the meeting was chaired
by Professor Rosenkrantz
Introductions: Members introduced themselves.
- Dean's Remarks: Before
the regular meeting started the Dean made a few remarks. With
regard to the new building, the construction fence is scheduled
to be erected on November 19th! Contracts have been let for demolishing
the old buildings and the RFP is out for bid for the new building
construction. The bureaucracy moves slowly. With regard to the
IME Department, Dean Hohmann noted that this is an outstanding
department, very forward looking in every way-- especially in
its use of the WEB, both administratively and pedagogically.
- Department Report (Rosenkrantz)
- Engineering Building Noted that bids were awarded and out, as the Dean
had said, however, fund raising is still a very active part of
the program and must continue to pursued. Foundry upgrade is
also underway. Working with Citation in that regard. Department
is actively pursuing an SME grant for a plastics program working
with Cerritos College. A new CNC machine has been acquired for
one of the labs in the new building, however, assistance is needed
to acquire tooling. The machine was funded in part by the department
from funds raised through the Taguchi Center and from the IAC
and from a grant from the President.
- Academic Programs
The department is heavily involved in preparation for the scheduled
ABET accreditation visit. The change in the accreditation
procedure-assessment vs. accounting was explained. Only a very
few colleges have undergone accreditation under the new procedure,
and they have had problems with it. The IME department is using
Quality Function Deployment as means of assessment in preparing
for the visit. This will be the first time this has been used
for this purpose. Other than reaccreditation, the use of QFD
in this way may be used for some papers and perhaps some grant
proposals. Don Zook who is an ABET visitor noted that
this procedure-use of QFD-will be unique to ABET.
- Senior Project Course - The Senior Project sequence IME 461,462 has
been modified as a result of input from the IAC and from the
results of a survey of the employers of our students. It was
noted by both sources that students need improvement in presentation
skills. Therefore, all Senior Projects are now formally presented
to an audience of faculty, industry and students who hear the
presentation and question the presenter. The presentation room
and presentation equipment are available for student practice.
This procedure is improving the presentation skills of our students.
- Discussed the Ambassador Recruiting
Program - A handout describing
the program was distributed (copy attached.)
- Engineering Colloquium. This program will continue for its 4th year.
The theme this year is "The Effective Engineer." A
handout describing the program was distributed and full details
are available on the web.
- Western Taguchi Center and Continuing
Education - Fliers are attached
noticing the upcoming Taguchi conference. The department is continuing
to work with Continuing Education in preparing certificate programs
in special topics.
- Long Range Plans
- The IME Department is considering long range plans. As a part
of this process it is asking, "Where should the department
be in five years?" The IAC will be asked to assist in this
- New Faculty Member - A recent addition to the IME faculty, Dr. Victor
Okhuysen, was noted. Dr. Okhuysen has his Ph.D from Penn State
and his undergraduate engineering degree from Cal Poly San Luis
Obispo. He is an Investment casting specialist and fluent in
Spanish as well as English.
Diane James from the Dean's office noted that there will
be a Vendor's Day on campus February 25th. Noted also that a full-time
career center has been opened on campus.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m. followed by an optional tour of
the interim facilities.
Calendar for future meetings:
February 17, 1999
May 15, 1999