- Developed and taught a Senior level Special Topics Course
on Process Control in the Textile Industry. This course has since become a part of the
School's course offerings.
- Submitted a proposal to the CIMS Program Committee
outlining a Graduate course "CAPSE - Computer-aided Problem Solving for
- Extensively revised the contents of TEX 3400 and TEX 6400
to reflect recent developments in computer hardware and software.
- Developed a sequence of courses on fiber and yarn
manufacturing to streamline instruction in this area.
- Initiated a thorough restructuring of the undergraduate
curriculum in the School; the new curriculum took effect in Summer 1988. One of the major
highlights of the new curriculum is a sequence of Senior Engineering Design courses.
- Developed the course outlines for two new Senior level
courses to be taught under the new curriculum.
- Co-developed the structure for an Undergraduate Certificate
Program in Textile Engineering for majors in other Schools.
- Developed a set of notes for use in TEX 3400 and made
available through Kinko's. The notes are being adopted for use in at least one other
School in the College of Engineering.
- TEX 3400 has been used as a model course for entering
freshman students in the College of Engineering. Similar courses have since been developed
in other Schools of the College of Engineering and at other universities. The course
material has been used to create a textbook (the first of its kind) for this course; the
book, published by McGraw-Hill in 1990, is used in many such freshman computing courses.
- Developed a set of readings for TEX 7220.
- As School Curriculum Committee Chairman, involved in the
evaluation of the B.S. Textiles Curriculum; developed a series of tracks (with appropriate
courses) to enable students to effectively utilize their technical electives. A panel
comprising industry representatives, the School Curriculum Committee, the School Director
and a Professor from the College of Management was involved in this effort. The program
was subsequently approved by the Institute Senate and put in place.
- As School Computing Committee Chairman, involved in
developing a long-range plan for enhancing the computing facilities in the School.
- Developed a set of readings for TEX 3110.
- As School Curriculum Committee Chairman, involved in the
formulation of three Undergraduate Certificate Programs in Textile Engineering, Textiles
and Textile Chemistry for students in other units of Georgia Tech. The Certificates are
now in place.
- Proposed and developed the structure for a new course in
Yarn Manufacturing to supersede the existing course in the area. The course has since been
- Chaired the ad hoc School Committees charged with
complete evaluation and restructuring of the BS Textile Engineering and BS Textiles
Curricula; the proposed curricula with reduced number of hours and without major losses of
content and quality have been approved by the Institute.
- As Chair of the Institute-wide ad hoc CIMS
Curriculum Review Committee, worked with faculty from other Schools to restructure the
CIMS curriculum to make the program more attractive to students and industry employing the
- As member of the CoE Dean's Committee on Software
Engineering, involved in reviewing the program proposed by the College of Computing and
made recommendations to the Dean; the result was a joint CoE/CoC Committee consisting of
faculty from both CoC and CoE.
- As member of the joint CoC/CoE Committee on Software
Engineering, involved in developing a program for Software Engineering for engineering
majors. The recommendation has been sent to the respective deans of the colleges.
- Responsible for Regents' Assessment Program in the School.
Prepared the initial assessment for the three undergraduate programs in the School; the
assessments were cited for being on target by the Board of Regents in their letter
to Georgia Tech President; revised it in January 1994.
- Developed a course outline for an Introductory Course on TQ
for Freshmen; the original offering was scheduled for Spring 1994. However, in the new
Engineering Orientation program for freshmen, many of the concepts planned for coverage in
the course, were introduced to the incoming students. Currently, no offering of the course
- The TQ course proposal was selected by Georgia Tech for
submission as a proposal to Procter & Gamble for a Curriculum Development Award/Grant.
- As Chair of the School Undergraduate Curriculum Committee,
involved in the development of a new undergraduate degree program (BS in Textile
Engineering Management) to replace the existing BS in Textiles program. The underlying
philosophy behind the proposed program was to effectively integrate technology with
management so that graduates could better function in the highly competitive and
technology-intensive textile industry.
- Involved in a through restructuring of the BTE degree
program to continuously enhance the value of the program to students and industry.
- Pioneered the extensive use of the Internet for instruction
in the School. Course HomePage created and used for TEX 4313, Textile Engineering Design I
and TEX 1040, Computer-Aided Problem Solving for Engineers. For example, the contents of
TEX 1040 are entirely on the Internet: syllabus, weekly assignments, grades, parts of the
textbook, etc. It is highly successful and represents one of the best and most innovative
uses of the Internet for an entire course. It has also eliminated the use of paper (and
photocopying) almost entirely.
- The approval of the Introductory Computing Course for all
students in the new semester curriculum represents the realization of a 12-year effort to
achieve a common computing course for Tech undergraduates. Worked on the team that drafted
its contents during the previous year. It all started with TEX 3400 taught in Spring 1986
that became a model for similar courses in other CoE Schools and now the entire Institute.
- Participated extensively in developing the detailed
structure and contents for the Textile Enterprise Management program and in proposing the
name for the degree. Provided input to the Textile Engineering Committee for Semester
- Actively involved in assisting the School's ABET
Accreditation efforts; facilitated the session to develop the detailed flowcharts for the
various processes in relation to the ABET criteria.
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