Course Design Process to Create a Coordinated, Experiential, Integrated Core Operations Management Course for Business Majors

Scott Hoefle, Willard B. Ott, Christopher M Scherpereel, Susan K. Williams

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Abstract

We describe our process for transforming a traditional, core operations management/supply chain management (OM/SCM) course into an experiential, integrated, and coordinated course. We developed a vison to create a course that all business majors would find engaging and relevant and that faculty would teach consistently and at the same level of rigor. A primary result was three new learning outcomes that focused on concept integration across operations, the supply chain, and the business. We specifically focused on decision trade-offs and the effects of OM/SCM decisions on other parts of operations, the supply chain, and the business. The redesigned course has been implemented for three semesters. Our experiences offer new insights for redesigning and coordinating an OM/SCM core course and a process that can be implemented in other redesign efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-269
Number of pages21
JournalDecision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • Academic Areas
  • Content Areas
  • Course Design
  • Experiential Learning
  • Operations Management
  • Pedagogical Approaches

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)

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