Consistent with the university, college, and
departmentís missions, TAPP program goals and objectives reflect a commitment to
quality educational programs, research, and service. The programís broader goals
o To provide a curriculum and related learning activities that promote liberal learning and intellectual development while preparing students for entry level professional positions in the Textile and Apparel fields.
o To offer a quality undergraduate program that meets the general guidelines of our industry advisory board and the profession as defined by the International Textile and Apparel Association.
o To offer courses and programs that support students from other academic majors.
o To support excellence in teaching and the teaching/learning environment.
o To generate knowledge through research.
o To integrate research and scholarship into the educational process.
o To provide professional and public service to the university, community, and professional organizations.
Program specific objectives are:
Curriculum: Administer an integrated major core:
o To provide well-rounded, liberally educated students with the potential to enter into a broad spectrum of career possibilities in the textile and apparel field, including graduate school.
o To focus on textile and apparel product development, one of the most important, interesting, and challenging domestic growth areas for the industry.
prepare students who can demonstrate competency in:
(the four legs of the stool
the science, structure, design and evaluation of textile
materials, including use of
o To challenge students to interact and actively participate in their own academic experience.
o To bring knowledge to students using state-of-the-art instructional technology.
o To aspire to excellence in all teacher/learner interactions.
o To aspire to make a difference in the viewpoints of others with research findings.
To involve students in research, in an effort to
foster interest in graduate school,
To continue to conduct and publish
focused on women in our
To continue to seek funding
maintaining high level of technology
o To fund research programs with grant-based support.
o To publish in discipline-recognized peer-reviewed journals.
To present research and creative endeavors
at peer-juried national professional meetings.