ERIC Number: ED382447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Engineering Education for a Changing World.
American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
This is an era when the explosion of technology makes society increasingly dependent upon the quality of the engineers it produces. In response, engineering education was evaluated during a 2-day workshop to insure its adequacy to meet the demands of the 21st century. This report is intended to act as a guide for engineering colleges and their industrial, academic, and governmental partners to use in reform and as a measure of progress. The project took recommendations from other studies of engineering education, combined them with recommendations from their workshop and developed a short series of policy statements and a few key action items. The following action items are considered: (1) Individual Missions for Engineering; (2) Re-Examining Faculty Rewards; (3) Reshaping the Curriculum; (4) Lifelong Learning; (5) Broader Educational Responsibility; (6) Personnel Exchanges; (7) Across-the-Campus Outreach; and (8) Research/Resource sharing. Contains a list of related organizations and studies and task groups. (ZWH)
Descriptors: College Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Science Education
American Society for Engineering Education, 1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.