ERIC Number: ED482943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-25
SUCCEED Year 10 Annual Report.
Ohland, Matthew, Ed.; Anderson, Timothy J., Ed.
Since 1992, the Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED) has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve undergraduate engineering education. Faculty from eight southeastern colleges of engineering have developed innovations in key focus areas such as freshmen engineering, design, tools for accreditation, partnerships, student mentoring, faculty development, integrated programs, and teaching with technology. The focus of this report is to chronicle the work of the Coalition since the last report in April, 2001. This report accounts for significant changes in infrastructure, curricula, and institutional priorities. Significant developments outlined in the Major Accomplishments section all address culture change. SUCCEED continues to develop a cadre of faculty who are engineering education innovators. Partly due to the efforts of the program, the engineering education research community has strengthened in the past decade. In this report, special attention has been given to the number of ways that the community of innovators develop within SUCCEED. In addition to the qualitative changes, quantitative measures also point to the growth of this community. SUCCEED institutions contributed articles to engineering education in the past year. Another measure is the ability of SUCCEED faculty to obtain other funding for their educational research--$58 million in grants or endowments for educational research has already been identified from industrial, government, or foundation sources. Another $3,725,600 has been given by industrial concerns as cash or in-kind contributions in situations in which a return is expected. In addition to cash support, students on such projects commonly work with a liaison provided by the company, a significant value that has not been estimated in these figures. While some of this support is difficult to document, the significant amount noted is a clear indication of lasting change. The results of a market survey helped SUCCEED identify both the types of innovation most in demand and the market channels through which schools would be receptive to that innovation. As a result, SUCCEED has reached a significant number of schools with its innovations in the past year through regional conferences and campus visits. (SOE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by Florida University, Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education. Colored photographs will not reproduce well.