ERIC Number: ED265776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering Programs in Emerging Areas, 1983-84. Higher Education Panel Report Number 64.
Holmstrom, Engin Inel; Petrovich, Janice
Baseline data on engineering programs, faculty, and students in selected and rapidly developing engineering specialties are presented, based on a survey of engineering schools. The specialties of interest are: computers, materials, microelectronics, robotics, manufacturing, and biotechnology programs. National estimates are derived from the responses of 96 engineering schools. Attention is directed to the availability of qualified faculty, including the supply of doctoral students, in emerging engineering areas. Information is presented on: the total number of faculty recruitments in progress and completed during the 1983-1984 academic year; sources of qualified applicants and their citizenship; the organization and location of the engineering programs; how programs at public and private colleges compare; programs at the top 50 institutions that granted the largest number of doctoral degrees in engineering in 1981-1982; and programs at the top 50 institutions ranked highest in terms of research expenditures. It was found that in 1983-1984, there were 470 operational programs in emerging engineering areas, averaging nearly four programs per institution. Appendices present the questionnaire, information on survey methodology, and technical notes. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Computers, Demand Occupations, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Demand, Engineering Education, Expenditures, Faculty Recruitment, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Manufacturing, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, Research, Robotics, School Surveys, State Colleges
American Council on Education, Higher Education Panel, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 (free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.