Transforming the engineering curriculum: lessons learned from a summer at boeing

Michael E. Gorman, Vicki S. Johnson, David Ben-Arieh, Shankar Bhattacharyya, Scott Eberhart, Jacob Glower, Klaus Hoffmann, Arun Kanda, Anthony Kuh, Tae Wook Lim, Anastasios Lyrintzis, Dimitri Mavris, Edwin Schmeckpeper, Philip Varghese, Yu Wang

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The Boeing Corporation conducts an A.D. Welliver summer fellowship program for engineering educators. This article describes the lessons learned by the 1998 summer Fellows. These include increasing emphasis on cost, communications and continuous learning, modifying faculty promotion guidelines to honor collaboration in teaching and research, and collaborating with industry on exit criteria. Eventually, industry has to become a partner in the educational process. The Fellows unanimously agreed that the Welliver Program was a valuable experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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