ERIC Number: ED198002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Development of an Experiment in Higher Education of Utah for Industrial Ties and Educational Utilization: RESIA--Restructuring of Education in Science for Industrial Alignment.
Monk, R. W.
Summarized is the Restructuring of Education in Science for Industrial Alignment (RESIA) project, a five-year effort in Utah to more closely link higher education with the educational needs of industry. During the first two years, college faculty, industrial supervisors, and training directors developed a total of 76 modules of course material in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. These modules were designed so that industries could select portions of standard science courses for use in their personnel training programs. However, an evaluation group showed that few RESIA modules directly met industry's needs. A new organizational approach was adopted for the following three years; teams developed training materials for specific industries on a contractual basis. Many of the resulting instructional packages became important segments of university courses. This second approach successfully demonstrated that both industry and higher education can benefit from cooperative programs. (WB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Higher Education, Salt Lake City.
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