ENGINEERING EDUCATION: DESIGNING AN ADAPTIVE SYSTEM
The Board on Engineering Education (BEEd) is charged with identifying significant issues in engineering education; facilitating communication about engineering education needs among academic, industrial, and government leaders; developing long-term strategies for engineering education in the context of rapidly changing circumstances, technologies, and demands; formulating timely policy recommendations; and stimulating actions to implement the strategies and policy recommendations. To that end, in 1991 the BEEd embarked on an effort to: identify the critical challenges facing U.S. engineering education today; present a vision of engineering education for the future; develop a plan for meeting the challenges; and stimulate a nationwide effort to implement the plan. Chapter 1 of this report presents the Board's key ideas. Chapter 2 describes the BEEd's vision for the twenty-first century. Chapter 3 discusses engineering education today. Chapter 4 presents ideas on achieving change. Chapter 5 is a call to action, describing actions and their agents which are necessary for achieving stated goals.
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- This study was conducted by the Board on Engineering Education, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.
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- Publication Date: 1995
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 92 p.
- TRT Terms: Education; Engineering; Implementation; Planning; Policy; Strategic planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Engineering education
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Research; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00727060
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 0309052785
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 14 1996 12:00AM