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Engineering Technology And Engineering At Iupui: A Harmonious And Profitable Co Existence

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.255.1 - 3.255.8



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H. Öner Yurtseven

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Patricia L. Fox

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ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING AT IUPUI: A Harmonious and Profitable Co-Existence H. Oner Yurtseven, Patricia L. Fox Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Abstract Currently, there are less than twenty engineering and engineering technology schools in the US in which the administrations of engineering and engineering technology programs are merged and a dean or director maintains academic and fiscal responsibility for both programs. The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), has followed this administrative model since 1972. The school houses two engineering departments and five technology departments. The engineering departments offer undergraduate and graduate degrees and the technology departments offer both two-year and four-year degrees.

This paper focuses on how a fair and harmonious balance is maintained to create a cooperative and collaborative community between both fields within the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. The school's overall management systems are also presented. Resource allocation under the Responsibility Center Management (RCM) system, the faculty tenure and promotion processes, faculty loads, sharing resources, and other pertinent topics reveal that the administrative structure is not only effective, but also versatile. Through open channels of communication between faculty governance and department and school administration, the framework of the school has become a successful archetype of collaborative engineering and engineering technology program administration.

In this paper the word “technology” will represent engineering technology and the word “PSET” will mean the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.

Introductory Remarks The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, reserves a unique position within the ever changing technical and engineering environment of the US. As one of a small number of schools in which engineering and technology administrations are integrated and one dean maintains the fiscal responsibility for both programs, IUPUI's School of Engineering and Technology has remained a model of joint administration for over twenty-five years. Since its inception in 1972, PSET has become not only a vital presence within IUPUI, but also an active contributor to the development of the community and the expansion of the engineering and technology education opportunities open to its residents. PSET's success is a result of the administrative structure, the enthusiasm and collegiality

Yurtseven, H. Ö., & Fox, P. L. (1998, June), Engineering Technology And Engineering At Iupui: A Harmonious And Profitable Co Existence Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--7097

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