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Last approved: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:51:35 GMT

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Major
ST (Statistics)
435
020228
Dual-Level Course
Yes
535
Cross-listed Course
No
Statistical Methods for Quality and Productivity Improvement
Stat Quality/Prod
College of Sciences
Statistics (17ST)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Herle McGowan
Teaching Associate Professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture5050NoNone.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: (ST 305 or ST 312 or ST 372) and ST 307
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17STBSStatisticsElective
Use of statistics for quality control and productivity improvement. Control chart calculations and graphing, process control and specification; sampling plans; and reliability. Computer use will be stressed for performing calculations and graphing.

Pre-requisites have been updated to reflect changes in the Statistics curriculum. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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No new resources are required for this course. Course will be taught as part of faculty's regular teaching load, with the help of a 20 hour/week Teaching Assistant.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:



  • Apply the techniques of Statistical Process Control to evaluate, optimize, and monitor a process

  • Identify the appropriate type of control chart to use to a variety of data

  • Use statistical software to create a variety of control charts

  • Determine when a control chart shows that a process is (or is not) in control

  • [Additional learning outcome for ST 535 students]: Demonstrate the ability to work with more theoretical aspects of selected topics via derivations, proofs, or other more advanced statistical techniques.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework100Weekly homework assignments will be assigned via the course website.
Midterm100There will be one midterm exam.
Final Exam200The final exam will be cumulative.
Distinction between ST 535 and ST 435:
• Students in ST 535 will complete all work required for ST 435.
• In addition to the four learning outcomes for ST 435, by the end of the semester,
ST 535 students will also: Demonstrate the ability to work with more theoretical aspects of selected topics via derivations, proofs, or other more advanced statistical techniques.
• To assess this learning objective, ST 535 students will be asked to complete additional problems on some of the written assignments.
• ST 535 students will also be asked to write a paper (5-10 pages) based on relevant quality control journal articles (worth 75 points). Students in ST 535 will be required to present their paper to the class during the last week of class (25 points). Preliminary parts of the paper will be due throughout the semester; these dates will be announced in class and/or via the course website.
• ST 535 students will be graded out of a total of 500 points.

mlnosbis 10/20/2016: No overlapping courses.

ghodge 10/20/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Student evaluation. Homework 100 Midterm 100 final exam 200. Would it be better to use % i.e.. 25% 25% 50%?
-No concern or issues as the ST535 students will be given additional assignments/work to obtain additional learning outcomes.
allloyd (Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:57:34 GMT): Passed college grad committee
cohen (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:24:03 GMT): Rollback: We need to add an explanation of the differences between 435 and 535.
allloyd (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:36:52 GMT): Differences between 400 and 500 level offerings of the course: 535 will have an additional learning outcome: "Demonstrate the ability to work with more theoretical aspects of selected topics via derivations, proofs, or other more advanced statistical techniques". 535 students will have additional HW and Exam questions to evaluate this learning outcome.
clbowma2 (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:27:33 GMT): Rollback: We need to add an explanation of the differences between 435 and 535.
aeherget (Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:28:15 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus per email request. 9/26/2016
aeherget (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:03:23 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus per email request and updating effective date. 9/29/2016
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