Keep ASU IE & EM Programs on Tempe Campus

Keep ASU IE & EM Programs on Tempe Campus

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Justin Haimovici started this petition to Arizona State University and

This week, (2/28/20) students and staff of Engineering Management & Industrial Engineering programs were informed of a planned transition to the Polytechnic campus in Mesa beginning Fall 2021.  Neither students nor staff were consulted about this transition.  Staff were informed at a meeting and students were informed from program faculty. This petition represents the students' fight to keep both programs on the Tempe Campus.  It is logistically unfair to request students to commute 35 minutes (assuming outside of rush hour traffic) every day to attend classes.  Most student apartments in Tempe fill up January-February so a lot of students have already renewed their lease in Tempe for the 2021-2022 school year. The logistics of an industry related focus area for Engineering Management majors is also an issue.  How will students focusing in Business Analytics attend W.P.C. classes in Tempe if they are based at Polytechnic campus?  What about Mechanical Systems Industry? MAE classes are on Tempe campus.  There has been no time allotted for students to adjust to this change.  With the current size of the EM and IE programs, a move to the Polytechnic campus will kill the programs.  They will loose popularity even though they teach very strong skills that are directly applicable to the industry.  This has been very unprofessional so far and students should have a say in where the near future of these programs lie.  A change in the future may be appropriate, but at least 2 years should be allotted from announcement to move a program to a different campus.  Please listen to both students in faculty and think about the weight of the struggles this sudden change puts on us.  Keep IE and EM on Tempe campus.

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