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UMN Undergrad Education Task Force. Kick-Off Meeting 2/27/09 4-5 PM. Agenda. Welcome Introductions Overview Brainstorming. Undergraduate Education. Undergraduates are our most visible product Undergraduates are our most important product. Dept Mission Statement.

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Umn undergrad education task force

UMN Undergrad Education Task Force

Kick-Off Meeting

2/27/09 4-5 PM


Agenda

Agenda

  • Welcome

  • Introductions

  • Overview

  • Brainstorming


Undergraduate education

Undergraduate Education

  • Undergraduates are our most visible product

  • Undergraduates are our most important product


Dept mission statement

Dept Mission Statement

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota offers undergraduate and graduate education of the highest quality in mechanical engineering, conducts significant basic and applied research in selected areas, and provides professional service to the appropriate constituencies of Minnesota’s land grant university.


Introductions

Introductions

  • Name

  • Professional Passions

  • What don’t we know about you?


Charge

Charge

  • Identify strategic objectives that will have the greatest impact on our future success in educating undergraduates

  • Develop plans to achieve those objectives


Think big

Think BIG!

  • What skills will be of greatest benefit to the mechanical engineering graduate of 2020?

  • What opportunities will place UMN ahead of the competition?

  • We want YOUR IDEAS!

  • We do not intend to identify the strategic objectives at today’s meeting


Think creative

Think CREATIVE!

Introduced 1953; 60,000,000 Sold


Ug ed swot chart

UG Ed SWOT Chart

Strengths

Opportunities

  • Leading supplier of ME undergrads in MN

  • National energy initiative

Threats

Weaknesses

  • University funding cuts

  • Student/faculty ratio


Swot charts

SWOT Charts

Strengths

Opportunities

Threats

Weaknesses

External

Internal


Utilizing the swot analysis

Utilizing the SWOT Analysis

  • How can we leverage our strengths?(Match with opportunities?)

  • How can we improve on our weaknesses?

  • How can we exploit our opportunities?

  • How can we mitigate the threats?

How should we restructure our UG curriculum?


Deliverables

Deliverables

Document:

  • Strategic issues/grand challenges in ME undergraduate education

  • SWOT analysis results

  • Departmental objectives in UG education

  • Proposed action plan


Timeline

Timeline

  • Feb. 27:Kick-off event

  • March-June:Task force meets

  • April 22:ME day (Focus: UG Ed)

  • July 1:Task force reports due


Next steps

Next Steps

  • How will we communicate?

  • Next meeting?


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