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Proposal Summary: EN-06-85

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TitleHUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
Submitting DeanGeorge Haritos
Submitting CollegeEngineering -- Gara Alderman x5536
Departments Generating the ProposalBE
Objection DeadlineMarch 02, 2006
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedMarch 10, 2006 by PR Amy Sheldon
Effective DateFall 2006
Brief Summary of ProposalHuman Factors represents the science of man-machine interactions and plays an important role in the design of safe devices and systems so as to prevent accidents, errors and error likely states in the use of the devices and systems. Human factors play an important role in numerous disciplines. Currently, there is no course in human factors engineering at the University of Akron. The porposed course is a 470/570 (graduate/undergraduate) course. Graduate students have to do a project in addition to the UG requirements, and will be graded differently. Graduate students will be graded differently when compared to undergraduate students. Moreover, there will be different exams with more number of questions for graduate students. In addition, all graduate students have to work on a project and submit oral and written reports of their projects. GRADUATE Students (4800:570): Exam-I .............................30 points Final Exam.... ...................35 points Project .............................20 points Home Work.......................10 points Journal Paper presentation ...5 points TOTAL..............................100 points UNDERGRADUA Students (4800:470) Exam-I................................30 points Final Exam..........................35 points Home Work.........................25 points Journal Paper Presentation....10 points TOTAL ..............................100 points No additional resources are needed. Proposal Contact: Dr. Narender Reddy
Type of ProposalCourse changes only
Graduate School Endorsement StatusApproved
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedFebruary 01, 2006 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedNovember 30, 2005 by IR Dolores Bezilla
Library StatusApproved with comment
Library CommentAll of the books in the bibliography are either owned by UA Libraries or will be ordered, including those that are out of print. (ISBN's are incorrect in the 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th titles listed). These books may be placed on reserve in the Science library by the instructor, if desired. Most of the journals listed are available through the UA Libraries or OhioLINK. I could not find a journal title, "Human Factors in Aerospace," however there is a title "Human Factors and Aerospace Safety" available through Ohio State, current issues only.
Library Status UpdatedNovember 16, 2005 by UL Christen Cardina
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status Updated
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedFebruary 16, 2006 by EN dean's ofc Gara Alderman


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