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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Assembly Policy: IMSE 015

Why do we have assembly?

The purpose of the IMSE Assembly is to promote professionalism. To accomplish this goal, we seek to involve students in our profession, the department, and departmental student groups in their activities. Most assemblies include presentations that are given by representatives of private companies, many who are our alumni. They are excited to have the opportunity and donate their time and travel to present at assembly. Assemblies are coordinated by our student group leaders who work hard to support the department and promote activities of interest to our diverse student population. Our assemblies are the one time when our entire student body gets together to receive student group and department information. For these reasons, we expect professionalism from students, both in their attendance and in their behavior during assembly. We realize not all topics will be of interest to all students. However, we feel it is important for students to show up and be attentive for one hour per month to learn more about their future profession and colleagues. This is excellent preparation for the expectations of future employers. 

What are the attendance requirements?

Attendance is required at all four of the IMSE Assemblies. Signature of attendance will be taken at each assembly to verify credit. Failure to sign the attendance sheet will result in no credit for that seminar dare. Signing the attendance sheet for others is considered a violation of the K-State Honor System. Make-up credit is available for missed assemblies. Make up credit for the current semester is due the last day of finals. 

What if I have a course conflict?

For course conflicts, contact the engineering college student affairs office. They can help you enroll in both courses. 

What if I don't attend four assemblies?

If you don’t end the semester with four approved assemblies attended, you will receive NO CREDIT (NC), which will result in a “hold” being placed on your ISIS account. The hold will prevent you from enrolling or modifying your course schedule. If you receive NO CREDIT for a semester, you must complete the make-up credit for the missed assemblies in order to have the hold removed. 

Make-up credit

If made up before next assembly, please do one of the following:
  1. View the missed assembly online and write a one page paper, which should include:
    • Title of the presentation
    • Speaker's name(s)
    • Speaker's affiliation
    • Date
    • Brief outline of major points
    • Critique of the speaker's presentation
    • Answers to the following two questions:
      • What did you learn about the topic?
      • How does the topic affect your professional development?
  2. Attend an IMSE Graduate Seminar or a Society of Manufacturing Engineering meeting. Attendance must be documented by the faculty advisor. 
  3. Write a two-page paper about one of the articles in the most recent copy of ISE (formerly Industrial Engineering), Manufacturing Engineering, Economist, or Operations Research/Management Science Today magazines. The paper should be related to engineering. 
If submitted more than one month after the absence, you must:
  • Submit a 10 page (double spaced paper, 1” margin 12 point Arial or Times Roman font) paper on a topic relevant to Industrial Engineering. The topic must be approved in advance by the department head, Dr. Brad Kramer.

For additional questions or to turn in a make-up paper, contact Myra Peoples, 2601 Rathbone Hall, 785-532-5606, myra5@ksu.edu