Update: School of Technology Transitions
In a previous Tech Today article, Adrienne Minerick, dean of the School of Technology (SoT), noted that a variety of options were being considered for the future of programs currently housed within SoT.
Recently, SoT faculty, the deans and the provost reached agreement on where all SoT programs will reside after July 1, 2019:
- The Computer Network and System Administration (BS), Cybersecurity minor (TCYM) and Medical Informatics (MS) programs will move to the new computing unit.
- Construction Management (BS) will be jointly managed through the School of Business and Economics and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- The Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS) and Manufacturing Systems minor (TMS) programs, as well as the School of Technology Machine Shop, will move to the College of Engineering as a new department; the tentative planned name for this department will be Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology.
- The Electrical Engineering Technology (BS), Data Acquisition and Industrial Control minor (TDAC) and proposed Master of Science in Mechatronics programs will move to the new computing unit.
- The Surveying Engineering (BS), Surveying minor (TSUM) and Integrated Geospatial Technology (MS) programs will move to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
SoT faculty members John Irwin and Sunil Mehendale presented this plan at the University Senate meeting of March 27, 2019. As noted in Dean Minerick’s previous Tech Today article, in order for these transitions to have the minimum impact on students, the School will remain fully functional for advising students and conducting classes through the end of summer semester 2019.
The planned transitions will help SoT faculty and staff to continue to improve the quality of education for all students.