ERIC Number: ED042077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
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Continuing Engineering Studies Series; Monograph No. 3.
American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
Interest in continuing engineering studies has been growing within the American Society for Engineering Education as well as among educational institutions, industrial organizations, professional association, and governmental agencies. Feeling a national need for uniformity, in 1968 the National Planning Conference authorized a National Task Force to define a unit of continuing education that can be applied to all organized learning experience and become a permanent individual record. All the midwestern state universities are geared for large-scale programs of continuing education but the sparseness of population presents a challenge. Videotape programs, combined media courses, Electro-Writer systems, and variations of correspondence study are being worked on. Success requires the cooperation of industrial organizations; Kimberly-Clark has a Bank Account policy which encourages professionals to extend their knowledge. There is need for evaluation; Polaroid has used the measures of pay growth, attendance, and turnover. Project GAP at Northeastern University (program for regional economic enhancement involving continuing engineering studies) has created a list of 56 quantitative criteria for evaluation. (PT)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Distance, Educational Benefits, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Engineering, Engineers, Geographic Regions, Industry, Paraprofessional Personnel, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Research, Rural Areas, Universities
American Society for Engineering Education, 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Report of a conference, Milwaukee, November 20-22, 1968