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1 School of Engineering and Design University of Bridgeport Observations, Concern Areas and Recommendations

2 School of Engineering and Design University of Bridgeport CSE Department 1.Undergraduate, close to maximum sustainable Enrollment Graduate, at or over maximum sustainable Enrollment. Cost effectiveness (conservative), approximate Income $2.24 million ( Graduate Program income) $0.36 million (Undergraduate income, adjusted (Model 3 )) $2.60 million ( Total Income) Expenses approx. = $1.35 million ( Total income) Expenses include routine facilities update. (Income / Expense) Ratio =2

3 2. Expanding number of students imply teaching more classes. Adjuncts are very expensive, in many cases not suitable for some graduate- level courses. For every 35 new students on the average, need to hire 1 instructor, teaching full load + doing some adjunct teaching + 12 new compute platform/software, etc. ( 2 year cycle).  Cost = [$ (9 months salary) * 1.35 (Benefits)] + [$ (2 classes (adjunct)) * 1.35 (Benefits)] + [12 computers * $1200 * 0.5 ( 2year cycle)] + [(software/ hardware approximately 500/student/year)] + professional faculty expenses ( $ 5000/year).  Total cost/ additional 35 students/year approx. = $ 135,000.  Total income/ additional 35 students/year = 35*8 classes *3 credit hours/class * $380/credit = $ 319,200.  Cost per additional student/year approx. = $3850/year.  Income per additional student/ year approx. = $ 9120/year.  (Income/Expense) Ratio =2.37

4 3. PhD program a must ! Grant Visibility/image Excellent Ph.D GA’s. 4. Distance learning M.S. in Computer Science a must ! Working adults. Continuation Education. 5. CSAB/ABET (Assessment-based) continuation salaries issue. UG recruiting issue. Facilities issue. 6. Web updating. 7. Certificate Program Marketing.

5 School of Engineering and Design University of Bridgeport Electrical Engineering Department 1. Very small program approx. 1.5 faculty members. (Income/Expense) Ratio approx. = 1.05 A little under maximum sustainable enrollment capacity (20%) (32 student/ 40 total student ).  Initial goal reach maximum sustainable enrollment  8 more student * 7 courses/year * 3 credits courses * $ 380/credit approx. = $ more.  Income/Expenses Ratio will jump to approx. 1.6

6 School of Engineering and Design University of Bridgeport Electrical Engineering Department ( Contd.) 2.Explore moving in the areas of wireless communications and web to attract more students (specialize in the area) (Prof. Janeff replacement in this areas). We are hiring jointly with CpE department 3. Continue to improve web site and getting quality adjuncts. (website made a difference last 2 years).

7 Mechanical Engineering Department 1.Very small program, efficient but need at least 1 full time (short term), currently only one part time.( Retain the good adjunct faculty). 2.Best improvement % wise in enrollment in SED. 3.Mechanical Engineering trend is up. 4.Website made a significant difference last 2 years. 5. Need to move in the direction of the direction of continuing education/ on-site training and to continue to do joint work with Design (unique program) and with CpE program ( but need Faculty commitment in Mechanical Engineering) ( CAD/ CAM ) 6. New(Income/Expense) Ratio =1.88 ! now versus approx. one last year.

8 School of Engineering and Design University of Bridgeport Technology Management Department 1.Program with BEST Potential,but only good program with less than 1 Income/Expense Ratio =0.83 ! 2. Marketing needed, e-commerce concentration, company visits (working on it) 3. Losing the Israeli program a problem, working on similar ventures.( Israeli embassy) 4. Distance learning a MUST as it is technologically simple to implement ( need incentives/investment ) working on it.

9 School of Engineering and Design University of Bridgeport Design Department 1.Very high quality program, despite mediocre resources and facilities ( due to the pure undergraduate nature of the program, income is low). 2. Using the adjusted undergraduate model for undergraduate income,  Income approx. 200,000 /year  Expenses approx. 300,000/year  Less than 1 Income/Expense Ratio Using major income model,  income = 300,000/year  Expenses = 300,000/year  Approx. 1 Income / Expense Ratio

10 School of Engineering and Design University of Bridgeport 3.Facility relocation and revamping a must. 4.Marketing a must. 5.Joint Ventures with Arts ( Graphical design Illustration ) to reduce overload, combine classes, and attract clientele. 6.Joint Venture with M.E. (graduate level) to generate more income. (and do more exciting projects) Design Department ( Contd.)


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