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Sri International

By Coward, H. Roberts

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Title: Sri International  
Author: Coward, H. Roberts
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Coward, H. R. (n.d.). Sri International. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Executive Summary: The need for significant changes in the character of engineering education emerged in a series of studies beginning in the mid-1980s, culminating with the 1989 Belmont Conference on Imperatives in Undergraduate Engineering Education. The National Science Foundation (NSF) responded to this challenge in 1989 with the announcement of the Engineering Education Coalitions, an initiative to support a small number of major Coalitions of U.S. institutions in a multi-year effort at a level of $2-3 million for up to five years to pursue the vision and goals outlined in their proposals within the NSF Program's objectives. Over the course of three annual competitions, NSF funded six Coalitions. Program goals included...

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents........................................................................................................................i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................................................................................iii I. INTRODUCTION AND METHODS ........................................................................................1 A. Background: the Engineering Education Coalitions Program.......................................1 B. Study Methods................................................................................................................4 II. FINDINGS FROM FIELD RESEARCH.................................................................................6 A. Curriculum and Instructional Delivery..........................................................................6 B. Coalition-building efforts...............................................................................................7 1. Communication Across Coalitions...........................................................................7 2. Concrete Operational Plans ......................................................................................7 3. Institutional Commitment ........................................................................................7 4. Reassessment of Goals in Light of Experiences ......................................................8 5. Dimensions and Complexity of Tasks .....................................................................8 C. Assessment Practices......................................................................................................8 D. Impact on Students ......................................................................................................10 E. Faculty and Academic Culture Outcomes....................................................................12 III. FINDINGS FROM CAMPUS-LEVEL PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR INTERVIEWS.........................................................................................15 A. Interactions ..................................................................................................................15 B. Dissemination...............................................................................................................16 C. Challenges ....................................................................................................................17 D. Broad Issues and Special Concerns..............................................................................18 IV. FINDINGS FROM STUDENT FOCUS GROUPS............................................................20 A. Coalition Courses .........................................................................................................20 B. Computer-based Instruction.........................................................................................21 C. Student Recruitment and Retention in Coalition Programs .........................................21 D. Design Projects.............................................................................................................22 E. Teaming Efforts............................................................................................................23 F. Industry Response ........................................................................................................24 G. Students' Overall Coalitions Experience......................................................................24 V. FACULTY SURVEY .............................................................................................................25 A. Coalition Inputs............................................................................................................25 B. Curriculum and Instructional Delivery.........................................................

 

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