ERIC Number: ED433873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Shaping the Future: Strategies for Revitalizing Undergraduate Education. Proceedings from the National Working Conference (Washington, DC. July 11-13, 1996).
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
This conference, cosponsored by the NSF and the National Research Council (NRC), focused on developing and implementing strategies for improving undergraduate education in science, math, engineering and technology (SMET). Represented at the conference were various types of 2-year and 4-year institutions, private industry, professional societies, federal agencies and other organizations. The major session topics covered were: (1) The Challenge to Undergraduate Education; (2) Perspectives on Revitalizing Undergraduate Education; (3) The NSF Review of Undergraduate Education and the NRC "Year of Dialogue"; and (4) Institution-Wide Reform: Towards a Coherent Plan. Roundtable discussions and forums included the following: a Legislators Roundtable, an Industry Roundtable, a Corporate and Foundation Partners Forum, and an Academic Presidents Forum. Contains 4 appendices: excerpts from the 1996 report to the NSF "Shaping the Future: New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology" (NSF 96-139) and the companion NRC study "From Analysis to Action: Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology"; abstracts of institutional plans from various undergraduate institutions, including 6 community colleges; directory of exhibitors; and conference participants. (RDG)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.