ERIC Number: ED149882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Proceedings of a Workshop for Program Directors in Engineering Education of Minorities (Washington, D.C. June 12-14, 1975).
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
The workshop was attended by some 200 people concerned with increasing the participation of Blacks, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and American Indians in the engineering profession. Its purposes were to update an overview of the programs at engineering schools and the problems still remaining to be solved for minority engineering students, and to further a continuing exchange of ideas and experiences among educators, counselors, researchers, engineers, and businessmen. The workshop was organized around four major themes: the need for guidance, motivation, and preparation of minority students; administrative skills and resources required by minority program directors; the personal and professional development of minority engineering students; and retention. Topics of the keynote speeches were the role of the Assembly of Engineering in the minority engineering effort; the development of administrative skills and resources for minority engineering programs; an increase in the pool of minority students through guidance, motivation, and preparation; a system approach to the personal and professional development of minority engineering students; and an example of student retention for minority engineering programs. This report contains the transcripts of the keynote addresses; edited summaries of the panel presentations and discussions; summaries of the activities of the working groups; and listings of the participants and members of the National Advisory Council on Minorities in Engineering and the Committee on Minorities in Engineering. (NQ)
Descriptors: Administrators, American Indians, Ancillary Services, Career Guidance, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Committees, Engineering, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Professional Associations, Program Attitudes, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Holding Power, Skill Development, Student Financial Aid, Student Motivation, Student Recruitment, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.