ERIC Number: ED382119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Restructuring Engineering Education: A Focus on Change. Report of an NSF Workshop on Engineering Education.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Undergraduate Education.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Engineering.
This document integrates reports, perspectives, and concerns from four major discussion groups that participated in a June 1994 workshop on restructuring engineering education. Discussion groups focused on four topics--students, faculty, curricula, and experiential learning. Four major recommendations emerged from the meeting: (1) engineering education must encourage multiple thrusts for diversity; (2) engineering education needs a new system of faculty rewards and incentives; (3) assessment and evaluation processes must encourage desired expectations for both faculty and students; and (4) the changes needed for engineering education require comprehensive change across the campus, not just in the engineering college. Background information on change and restructuring is presented to support the recommendations. Appendices include: the workshop agenda, an interpretive summary of six keynote addresses, a list of workshop participants, a summary of key issues, and summaries of background documents. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Students, Educational Change, Engineering Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Undergraduate Education.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Engineering.