Systems_Theory_Project-mar10

Systems_Theory_Project-mar10 - C URRENT CONTEXT 1...

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CURRENT CONTEXT 1) Stakeholders (CoE) Expectations Stake Influence Students Ease of application process Response time Quality program/education (Accreditation) Good reputation Assistantships available Course Offerings H L Parents Quality education Reasonably priced Safe environment M L Community Good reputation Quality program/education H L/M Employers Comprehensive education Exposure to practical applications Good reputation Top amongst competitors M L/M State Well respected university and programs H Faculty and Adjuncts Large applicant pool to choose from Top students that have M/H M/H
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potential Opportunity for teaching and research equally Be a part of a competitive program in the Big 10 and the nation Alumni Good reputation Top amongst competitors L/M L/M Advisory Council Make sure the program is quality and adheres to the ABET standards M M Competitor Colleges Comparable programs and students L L Board of Regents Ensure the program exemplifies the University of Iowa Strategic Plan Attract quality students that will help increase the reputation of the program and school M/H H Accreditation Board (ABET) Adhering to accreditation standards M/H M/H
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2) From (Current) To (Future) Paper applications and supporting documents Electronic application and supporting documents Pre-application process to screen applicants Automatic acceptance for those meeting minimum requirements Weak economy Strong economy Weak faculty to student ratio Strong faculty to student ratio Minimum requirements strongly enforced Conditional admission granted for those who don’t meet some of the minimum requirements Delay in processing time Quicker response time for processing application materials Review and approve applications and supporting documents hard copy and multiply systems used Review and approve applications and supporting documents electronically using a central system 3) What are the drivers for change? What are the sources of pressure for change ? At the University level, the drivers for change come from the legislatures and the Board of Regents to the University as a whole and mostly occur based on the budget situation of the state, student enrollment, bills passed into law, and trends in the economy and at other public universities. At the College of Engineering level, the drivers for change come from central administration offices which include: Provost’s Office, Registrar’s Office, Admissions Office, Graduate College, and Accounting Services. At the Department of Biomedical Engineering level, the drivers for change come from the faculty committees and the Department Executive Officer (DEO).
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SYSTEM ANALYSIS Structure/Input Major groups within the University of Iowa system that have input on the graduate applications process are the Provost’s Office, the Graduate College, the Dean of the College
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