The AccEL Program: Retreading the B.S. Degree
This paper describes a flexible and inexpensive approach to turning math and science majors into engineers. The AccEL program has very nicely overcome some of the problems of the NSF funded...

Miami Riot—Will a Phoenix Rise from Ashes—
In May, inner-city black residents of Miami, Florida, looted and burned about 300 buildings in their neighborhoods. The cause is detailed—their perception that the judicial system was...

The Personalized System of Instruction: Death Knell for the Lecture—
In most universities, teaching methods have not changed substantially since the invention of the printing press 500 years ago. Yet in recent years, some engineering schools have shown...

European Approaches to P-Delta Method of Design
During the last few years, the writer has exchanged views with Professor Adams on the subject of plastic design of multistory frames. The Canadian research work at Edmonton s influenced...

Civil Engineering Faculty Development
A method of selecting civil engineering faculty members is proposed to enhance their professional advancement. Each small to moderately large civil engineering program has been advised...

Teaching Professionalism and Ethics
Controversies surrounding the meaning of the term professionalism are examined, as well as the influence of these controversies on what should be taught to engineers in courses on professionalism....

Five Years on a Visiting Faculty
The writer has been a practicing engineer concurrently teaching part-time in an engineering school. Based on this experience he identifies the advantages that accrue to the engineer, the...

Engineering Educator-Practitioner Interchange: Challenge
Relatively little is being done in the way of meaningful interchange today. More extensive utilization of teaching seminars is suggested whereby practitioners or teams of practitioners...

Present and Future Directions in Design Education
Following an era of scientific orientation in engineering curricula, a new period of curricula change and reorientation toward the practice of engineering seems to be emerging. With this...

An Employer's Evaluation of Cooperative Education
Cooperative education differs from other forms of engineering education in that a third party has been introduced. In addition to students and faculty, we now have employers. From personal...

Motivation of Students Towards Professional Thinking
Though engineering has substantially improved civilized life, it still has many faults attributable to widespread lack of professionalism in engineering practice. Education in professionalism...

Inequities in Minority Engineer Education
In the light of the purported efforts by educators and university administrators to recruit, admit, finance, and educate American minority engineers, inequities in graduate engineering...

University of Wisconsin: A Success Story in Continuing Engineering Education
Each year, five times as many civil engineering practioners take short courses offered by the University of Wisconsin's Engineering Extension (WEX) as at any other school....

Building a Professionally Qualified Faculty
In a modern university, the Civil Engineering Department can adhere to the dual roles of research and educating a new generation of practitioners. A balanced faculty dedicated to both...

The Making of a Pro—A Faculty Viewpoint
The making of engineering professionals requires a new dimension in educational programs to produce graduates competent and technically literate enough to practice on the highest level,...

An Educator-Practitioner Interaction Program
The teachers in engineering colleges and universities should possess some practical design experience on a continuing basis so that they are cognizant of the real-world, day-to-day engineering...

ASCE and Graduate Students: Faculty Advisor's Opinion
The future generations of ASCE leadership are now enrolled in our graduate schools. It is essential that ASCE establish a viable bond with this group of embryo professionals. This union...

Collective Bargaining on the Campus
Unionizing of university faculties, with consequent adversary bargaining, is a live trend, with NLRB recently assuming jurisdiction. The Manhattan College case is detailed. Engineering...

To Practice Or Perish
Professional practice of engineering must include the responsibilities to serve society as well as technical competence. The education of engineers must lead to practice in its broadest...

Engineering Education and a Professional Ethic
Science and technology offer endless possibilities for solving our unmet human and social needs. But for the engineers to play his part in these accomplishments he will have to change....

 

 

 

 

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