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Strategic Plan, 2007-2012

MISSION

Create, acquire, assimilate, apply, and transfer knowledge for the design, analysis, improvement and implementation of complex systems that include humans, materials, equipment and other resources — the essence of industrial and systems engineering.

VISION

To be a top-five-ranked industrial and systems engineering department recognized for our:

Innovative educational curricula and learning experiences

Strong, balanced research program

Positive and diverse learning environment

Beneficial outreach/technology transfer activities

Leadership in the industrial and systems engineering profession

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Support and reward excellence and innovation.

Create competencies for life-long learning.

Foster environments for teamwork, diversity, and good university citizenship.

Create partnerships with industry, government, and alumni.

Act with professional and ethical responsibility.

Advance the reputation of the industrial and systems engineering profession, the ISyE department, and the university.

OBJECTIVE: EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Strategies/Goals:

  1. Recruit, support, reward, and retain a world-class diverse ISyE faculty dedicated to education, research, technology development, and entrepreneurship.

  2. Recruit, support, and retain the best undergraduate and graduate students, with focused efforts for women and under-represented groups.

  3. Continually improve and innovate the ISyE curriculum, including content and method, to meet customers’ changing needs and ensure that our students are well prepared to meet or exceed the requirements of the professional position of their choice.

OBJECTIVE: RESEARCH LEADERSHIP

Strategies/Goals:

  1. Maintain and enhance our strong, balanced research programs and leadership position as the top ISyE department in federal research funding as measured in the annual GT Benchmark study.

  2. Support and enhance the development of interdisciplinary research, which addresses strategic needs of the ISyE department and industry, government, and society.

  3. Identify and invest in strategic areas of potential R&D growth.

OBJECTIVE: TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURISM LEADERSHIP

Strategies/Goals:

  1. Maintain our centers, consortia, and other approaches for technology transfer to and develop new alliances with industry, business, and government.

  2. Establish mechanisms to create student project opportunities with industry and government.

  3. Form strategic alliances with other UW-Madison colleges/schools to harvest technological opportunities in interdisciplinary areas.

OBJECTIVE: RECOGNITION

Strategies/Goals:

  1. Maintain a high ranking in the top 5 in public universities and the top 10 in all universities.

  2. Enhance current approaches and develop new approaches for external relations.

  3. Promote recognition of faculty accomplishments through internal and external awards.

OBJECTIVE: EFFECTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION, VISION AND OBJECTIVES

Strategies/Goals:

  1. Support educational excellence with effective department level student services, academic services, and administrative services.

  2. Support for student services and alumni services.

  3. Provide adequate space, facilities, and support for ISyE instruction and research programs.

  4. Maintain state-of-the-art labs to support undergraduate and graduate programs.

  5. Develop alternative staffing models for resource programs.

  6. Develop alternative models of staffing for teaching and resource programs.




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Date last modified: 16-Jan-2008
Date created: 25-Jun-1999
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