Continuing Education - Whose Responsibility

by Donald R. Buettner,

Serial Information: Journal of the Professional Activities, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 1, Pg. 33-36

Document Type: Journal Paper


The rapid and recent advancements in engineering technology clearly indicate that there is a positive need for many forms of continuing education to serve a wide variety of groups and needs. The problem is magnified, since recent graduates of engineering colleges have been trained in areas which did not exist during the years of formal education for many engineers. With the wide variety of necessary continuing education programs, no one group or individual is responsible for the entire program. The responsibility of providing facilities and encouraging faculty participation rests with the universities. The professional societies should encourage continuing education for their members and help to organize programs. Other groups, such as the press and management, must lend support. Management must be willing to, subsidize conferences and allow time off for employees. Other professions should work with engineers in planning interdisciplinary programs. Finally, the individual must support all programs, recognize his own need for continuing education, be willing to give time to programs, and submit ideas for programs he feels are of interest.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Education | Faculty | Professional societies | Employees

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