ERIC Number: ED351945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Engineering Education for the Twenty-First Century: 1992-1993 Strategic Plan. The Process of Engineering and the Engineering Education Process. Version #4.
Southeastern Univ. and Coll. Coalition for Engineering Education.
This paper outlines the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education's (SUCCEED) vision for designing and implementing a fundamentally new and experimental engineering curriculum with the engineering programs of its member institutions. The new curriculum, which emphasizes the process of engineering as well as the engineering education process, is viewed as important in promoting the nation's competitiveness in the emerging global economy and sustaining a national resource of high-quality engineering talent for the future. Three principles separating this curriculum from others in engineering include: (1) its provisions for continuous improvement; (2) a system for promoting career participation and success; and (3) a system for creating transparent boundaries and methods for integration between courses, departments, schools and colleges, and institutions within the academy. Provided is an explanation of the SUCCEED vision for the new curriculum, a discussion of the SUCCEED mission in developing the undergraduate engineering curriculum for the 21st century encompassing the concept of Total Quality Management, and an examination of SUCCEED program goals and objectives in curriculum development. Finally, the report provides the SUCCEED 1992 annual calendar of events, meeting agendas, and administrative milestones. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Univ. and Coll. Coalition for Engineering Education.