ERIC Number: ED226963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering Education Problems. A Guide to Action for NSPE State Societies.
National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.
Recognizing that a crisis exists in engineering education, several state professional engineering societies have taken the lead in identifying and helping to solve problems related to engineering education on a state level. The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), believing that NSPE state societies are ideally structured to assume a leadership role in this effort, has developed this guide to aid their state societies in efforts to eliminate the engineer education crisis. The nature of the engineering education problem (focusing on faculty shortage, graduate students, laboratory equipment and pre-college deficiencies) is discussed in the first chapter. Methodology, results, and conclusions of an NSPE study to determine what was being done by state societies to stimulate aid from various sources for engineering colleges is reported in the second chapter. Efforts of other groups on behalf of engineering education are discussed in the third chapter. Specific steps, methods, groups, documents, and other aspects of state society efforts to secure aid for their engineering colleges are outlined in the fourth chapter. Three case studies illustrating how the Alabama, Florida, and Texas state societies proceeded with successful projects, are discussed in the fifth chapter. The final chapter provides six major recommendations to help resolve the current crisis. (JN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Engineering Education, Financial Support, Guidelines, Higher Education, Industry, Laboratory Equipment, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, Science Equipment, State Programs, Surveys, Teacher Shortage
National Society of Professional Engineers, 2029 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006 ($10.00 NSPE members, $20.00 non-members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.