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ERIC Number: ED537870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-31
Pages: 71
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon Pre-Engineering Learning Outcomes Study: Final Report
Conley, David T.; Langan, Holly; Veach, Darya; Farkas, Virginia
Educational Policy Improvement Center (NJ1)
The Oregon Pre-engineering Learning Outcomes Project was conducted by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) with grant funding from the Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC). The study sought to improve student preparation and success in pre-engineering programs through the development of the Oregon Pre-engineering Learning Outcomes, a comprehensive set of standards reflecting student learning, key cognitive strategies, and teaching practices essential to student success in the first two years of postsecondary studies in engineering programs at Oregon community colleges and Oregon University System (OUS) institutions. The learning outcomes are the first research-based standards of their kind developed for the state of Oregon. This study applied the learning outcomes to virtually all 100- and 200- level core-engineering courses to learn what is taught in courses statewide and to highlight alignment and gaps among institutions' programs. These results are intended to assist the OUS in complying with recent legislation that mandates creation of a system of seamless credit transfer based on a common, statewide framework of learning expectations. Appended are: (1) The Oregon Pre-engineering Learning Outcomes; (2) Ratings Results--General Engineering Courses; (3) Ratings Results--Chemistry Courses; (4) Ratings Results--Physics Courses; (5) Ratings Results--Mathematics Courses; (6) Ratings Results--Computer Science Courses; (7) Sources; and (8) Final Budget. (Contains 7 tables.) [This paper was prepared for Engineering Technology and Industry Council (ETIC).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
Identifiers - Location: Oregon