ERIC Number: ED226986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Engineering Education. A Framework for Analysis.
National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.
This report presents findings of the Task Force on Engineering Education which was formed under the auspices of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Section I reviews the genesis of the NAE Task Force and its charge. Section II discusses the Task Force's approach, which included a survey of engineering professionals in academia, industry, and government, as well as an analysis and synthesis of survey results (provided in an appendix). Section III comprises a brief statement on the general state of engineering education in the United States. Section IV is the synthesis of major issues in engineering today. These issues focus on concerns related to the objectives of engineering education; resources required to meet national needs; university/industry/government interaction; and the social context of engineering. Recommendations related to these issues are also provided. Section V defines a framework recommended as the most suitable approach to addressing long-range issues. This includes establishing a standing council to monitor engineering education, advise the profession and government of progress and perceived programs, recommend studies/directions, and identify opportunities/needs. In addition, the establishment of panels to study the four areas of concern previously listed is recommended. Short/long-term recommendations are also summarized in an executive summary. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.