ERIC Number: ED031620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Cornell University Program of In-Service Education for Construction Engineers: An Evaluation Report.
Bail, Frederick T.; And Others
Effectiveness of the Cornell University two week program for post-graduate, inservice training of engineers in the construction industry is evaluated. An interview form was administered to program originators, participants, faculty, and employers of the participants, following the first of three annual sessions, held in 1967. The program received general acceptance by all involved, but participants felt that the immediate goal of updating practice in the construction industry needed to be clarified. It was felt that the group was too heterogeneous in engineering specialities, intellectual knowledge, and job position, effectively to accomplish program objectives. Little evidence of application of knowledge to on the job situations was found. It was recommended that: learning achievement in the campus session be assessed; faculty members clarify goals of their particular courses; the concept of home study be revised; on campus sessions be held to discuss field problems; use of different instructional techniques be explored; and informal group discussions be used during evening sessions. (Appendixes include the interview forms, and a listing of participating engineers, faculty, and employers.) (pt)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, Construction Industry, Course Objectives, Employer Attitudes, Engineers, Group Discussion, Group Structure, Instructional Improvement, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Coll. of Engineering.