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Building An Industry Academic Engineering Education Consortia: Some Myths And Realities

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.128.1 - 3.128.6



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Charles S. Elliott

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Albert Winn

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Session 3522


Albert Winn Boeing Company

Charles S. Elliott Arizona State University

Over the past four years, the three state universities in Arizona (Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University) and six of the largest, high tech companies (AlliedSignal, Boeing, Hughes Missile Systems, IBM, Intel and Motorola) have completed a Technology Reinvestment Program (NSF Award # 3518) project known initially as JACMET (Joint Arizona Center for Manufacturing Education and Training). It has now been officially established by the universities and industry sponsors as JACME2T (Joint Arizona Consortium - Manufacturing and Engineering Education for Tomorrow).

What is JACME2T?

The Consortium effort began in 1993 as a TRP planning grant (EEC-9310456) and is now a self- supporting group devoted to advancing university - industry interactions - especially in life long learning areas. Overall direction is provided by a Policy Board of top industry, university and public sector leaders. Day to day direction is provided by the Technical Advisory Board, again comprised of industry and university managers. A central office is maintained at ASU and a branch office for Southern Arizona at Hughes Missile Systems in Tucson. Currently, six curriculum development groups composed primarily of industry representatives with two or three academic members are developing/providing advanced level education at the non-credit, certificate and graduate levels in the following areas:

Manufacturing Processes IPPD Software Environmental Design Quality

A Marketing Group seeks to expand our organization and participation; a Delivery Systems Group is active in expanding awareness of and delivery of programs via a variety of distance education methods - closed circuit TV, videotape, World Wide Web and others. An Organization Chart is shown in Figure 1.

The Technical Advisory Board meets monthly to review progress of JACME2T to our stated goals, and provide direction where needed. Curriculum groups are reviewed and evaluated with

Elliott, C. S., & Winn, A. (1998, June), Building An Industry Academic Engineering Education Consortia: Some Myths And Realities Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--6947

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