ERIC Number: ED270329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering Education Problems: A Guide to Legislative Action for NSPE State Societies.
National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.
This document is intended to serve as a resource for state societies of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in the preparation of action plans targeted at legislative changes in support of engineering education. The results of action taken recently by various state legislatures in response to NSPE state society activities are reviewed. Guidelines for development of an action plan include publication of pertinent data (Appendices A and B provide examples), lobbying, Political Action Committee involvement, hints for contacting legislators (Appendix C), hints for contacting media (Appendix D) and useful source documents (Appendix E). A guide to implementation of the action plan poses such questions as: (l) What resources are needed to solve the problem?; (2) What form should the resources take?; and (3) For how long should the resources be provided? Summaries of case studies of successful initiatives from New Mexico, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Michigan are provided. (JM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Science, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Engineering Education, Equipment, Evaluation, Laboratory Equipment, Obsolescence, Politics of Education, Resource Materials, Science Education, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Student Ratio
NSPE, 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 223l4. ($20 non-members, $10 members; publication No. 1016).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.