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ERIC Number: ED260899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-3
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering Curriculum as Affected by Corporate Giving.
Pettigrew, Chenits, Jr.; Hiatt, Diana Buell
This study investigated the effects of corporate financial support on the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) curriculum. The study evolved out of growing concerns that many university educators have related to the mushrooming of university efforts to secure corporate financial support without controlling the limits of corporate pressure on university decision-making. Major areas considered were: (1) the concerns that UCLA/SEAS Industrial Associates (IA) have relative to the content and development of the UCLA/SEAS curriculum; (2) SEAS faculty concerns regarding impact of increased IA contributions on the content and development of the SEAS curriculum; and (3) evidence that faculty cite as negative curricular effects of increased corporate giving through the IA program. Among the findings (obtained from analyses of interviews and such documents as contract reports and minutes of various meetings) are those indicating that although both groups expect curricular change, SEAS faculty do not expect to implement change at the pace expected by the IA representatives, that IA organizations must more clearly define the nature and purpose of their relationship with SEAS, and that the IA liaison is appointed more often by role in the IA organization than by school affiliation. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A