ERIC Number: ED237323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
A Working Plan for Treating the Engineering Faculty Shortage Problem.
Shoup, Terry E., Ed.
In view of the consequences of the engineering faculty shortage problem on engineering capabilities in the future in the United States, a working plan which will serve as a national agenda for prompt action has been developed. This plan involves the three key groups (federal government, academic community, industry) who have the vision, leadership, and resources to implement a solution to the problem. The plan is organized into initiatives for these three groups. Federal government initiatives discussed include establishing a New Faculty Assistance Program, White House Engineering Fellowships, White House Professors, and a Federal Engineering Faculty Enrichment Fund. Academic community initiatives discussed include developing/implementing accreditation standards which establish goals to alleviate the faculty shortage, endorsing a policy statement encouraging top quality students to consider careers as engineering faculty, encouraging employment of qualified professionals from the private sector in engineering education, and others. Industry initiatives discussed include increasing educational contributions to universities to assist young faculty members, expanding financial support for research at universities, expanding industry/university relationships (through consulting, summer employment, sabbatical opportunities), and others. A summary of these initiatives in a form suitable for reproduction as viewgraphs or slides is included. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Engineering Societies, New York, NY.; American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.