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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

REQUEST TO ADD A SUPPLY LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM TO THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014 AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

Dean Thomas Gilligan of the McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the changes on September 23, 2011. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 12, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with UT System with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by December 12, 2011.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on December 1, 2011.




REQUEST TO ADD A SUPPLY LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM TO THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014 AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

If the administrative unit requesting to recognize the certificate on the University transcript, please see the Minimum Criteria for Certificate Recognition on the Transcript section. The criteria in that section must be incorporated into the catalog language and included in the proposal.

1. Type of Proposal: add a new certificate program

2. Official Certificate Name: Supply Logistics Optimization

3 Proposed Implementation date: Fall 2012

4. Administrative Unit Awarding the Certificate: The Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management Undergraduate Program Office in the McCombs School of Business

5. Statement of Objective (Include pages in undergraduate catalog where changes will be made):

The change will be made on page 51.

The certificate will be added on page 51. The certificate in Supply Logistics Optimization is designed to develop supply chain and logistics business managers who have the technical expertise to interface with industrial and manufacturing engineers. For engineering students, the certificate provides supply chain and logistics management expertise, particularly for those involved in product development, process innovation, and manufacturing systems engineering.
6. Number of students expected to receive the certificate each semester: 5

7. Number of hours required for completion (Please note if there is a minimum or maximum number of hours):

Twenty-one hours minimum for completion.

8. List faculty who are on the certificate program faculty committee. (For inclusion on transcripts, the faculty committee must have a minimum of five members and at least 2/3 of the committee must be tenured or tenure-track.) Note with an asterisk those faculty who are tenured or tenure track. Please also note the program chair, who will be responsible for authorizing the students’ certificates. Specify changes to the committee membership by noting those no longer on the committee and those added to the committee.
Name of Faculty Member College/Department Title at UT Austin Highest Degree and Awarding Institution
Prabhudev Konana* McCombs/Information, Risk, Operations Man.

Program Chair/Professor/ Department Chair IROM

Ph.D., University of Arizona
Mike Hasler McCombs/Information, Risk, Operations Man. Lecturer/Associate Director SCM Center Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Doug Morrice* McCombs/Information, Risk, Operations Man. Professor Ph.D., Cornell University
Ed Anderson* McCombs/Information, Risk, Operations Man. Associate Professor Ph.D., MIT
Paula Murray* McCombs/Business, Government and Society Professor/ Assoc. Dean/Chair Certificate Program J.D., University of Texas at Austin


9. Academic course requirements: Use this table to identify the courses that qualify for this certificate program: Note with an asterisk (*) courses that would be added to current course inventory if the certificate program is approved. Specify changes to the qualifying courses by noting those no longer qualifying and those now qualifying. (Add and delete rows as needed.)
Course Abbreviation and Number
Course Title
SCH
  Required for all:  
OM 335 Operations Management 3
OM 368 Logistics and Inventory Management 3
OM 337.3 Procurement and Supplier Management 3
  Nine hours to be chosen from:  
ME 366L Operations Research Models 3
ME 367S Simulation Modeling 3
ME 373K Basic Industrial Engineering 3
ME 375K Production Engineering Management 3
  Three hours to be chosen from:  
OM 337.1 Total Quality Management

3

OM 337.2 Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization 3
OM 337.4 Supply Chain Design, Planning, and Control 3
OM 337.5 Project Management 3
OM 366P Operations Management Practicum 3


10.

Other certificate requirements:

Upper-division standing; application by April 1 or November 1 for the following semester.

11. Give a detailed rationale for change(s):

The University of Texas at Austin Supply Logistics Optimization Program within the McCombs School of Business will provide both McCombs and non-McCombs undergraduate students with the opportunity to have an officially recognized concentration in the study of supply logistics. While housed within the McCombs School, the certificate will be interdisciplinary in nature by drawing on resources from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the McCombs School. The combination of the rigor of the certificate’s proposed prerequisites with the requirement for certificate students to venture beyond their primary major to see supply logistics from a different perspective will not only improve the learning experience of our current students, but will also allow the University to attract more top talent into engineering and business joint ventures. The certificate in Supply and Logistics Optimization is designed to develop supply chain and logistics business managers who have the technical expertise to interface with industrial and manufacturing engineers. For engineering students, the certificate provides supply chain and logistics management expertise, particularly for those involved in product development, process innovation, and manufacturing systems engineering. Science and engineering technology enterprises have a great demand for managers and engineers who understand business as well as the underlying science, technology, and engineering principles. Employers have indicated their desire to hire students who approach the industry from a more well-rounded, interdisciplinary perspective.


SCOPE OF PROPOSED CHANGE
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes.
It impacts the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Cockrell School of Engineering, as nine of the required hours for the certificate are offered by this group.

If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:

Person communicated with:
John Bard, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department
Harovel Wheat, Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department
Terrie Preusse, Undergraduate Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Department
Tricia Gore, Assistant Dean, Cockrell School Office of Students Affairs
Pam Vrabel, Executive Assistant, Cockrell School Office of Students Affairs

Date of communication:
August 11, 2011

Response:
The proposed changes were collaboratively proposed, reviewed, and accepted by representatives of both the McCombs and the Cockrell Schools.


College/School Approval Process:
Approver: Approver: Beverly Hadaway, Chair, UPC
Date: September 9, 2011
Approver: Faculty of the Red McCombs School of Business
Date: September 9, 2011
Approver: Tom Gilligan, Dean, McCombs School of Business
Date: September 9, 2011

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.